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iRiver B30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of iRiver B30. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the battery and size. The portability and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability and performance. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, sound, portability, size, battery

price, durability, performance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the iRiver B30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 77 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for iRiver B30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of iRiver B30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the price and performance.

usability, sound, portability, design, size

durability, performance, price

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iRiver B30 8GB DAB MP3 PlayeriRiver B30 8GB DAB MP3 PlayeriRiver B30 16GB DAB MP3 Player

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Imogen Stuart (goodgearguide.com.au)

iRiver B30 portable media player / digital radio

 

The iRiver B30 offers plenty of features that you'd expect in a run-of-the-mill portable media player (PMP). However, it's also one of the first MP3 p...

Great audio quality, built-in digital radio

Poor design

We have mixed feelings about the iRiver B30. The audio quality and integrated digital radio tuner are great, but its design and control scheme are irritating.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Imogen Stuart (pcworld.idg.com.au)

iRiver B30 portable media player / digital radio

 

The iRiver B30 can play MP3s and video files, and also lets you tune in to digital radio

Great audio quality, built-in digital radio

Poor design

May, 2010
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Expert review by: Imogen Stuart, PCWorld.idg.com (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iRiver B30 review

 

The iRiver B30 has 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via a microSD slot, which takes memory cards up to 8GB in capacity. It supports numerous file formats, including MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, FLAC and APE for audio and MP4, AVI and WMV for video....

We have mixed feelings about the iRiver B30. It’s similarly priced to the 8GB iPod touch, which doesn't have an integrated DAB+ digital radio tuner (but offers a bigger screen, Wi-Fi and lots of apps). We’d definitely like the design to be improved;...

May, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

iRiver B30 8GB review

 

iRiver's plain black 8GB B30 looks unassuming, but it's packed full of features.

The B30 is packed full of features, including a DAB radio, but it's expensive for the amount of storage space.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (cnet.com.au)

iRiver B30 MP3 player hands-on

 

With digital radio underway in Australia, the iRiver B30 is the only player on the market that can support DAB+ cover art. Take a look at our hands-on here.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Anthony Dhanendran (talktalk.co.uk)

iRiver B30

 

Smooth and simple music and video player MORE: click here to watch our video review of the iRiver B30 iRiver was an early innovator in portable music players, but it has recently fallen by the ...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

iRiver B30

 

The iRiver B30 is a portable media player with a 2.8-inch screen, a microSD expansion slot, and a battery life of 40 hours for audio and six hours for video. It is available in 8GB and 16GB models. iRiver B30 has no tags.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Dioxim (play.com)

Iriver E30 review

 

I bought it mainly because of design. Design 11/10

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: treeman (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

Despite the cons as i said it is still the only one on the market. If you need one that records and are desperate buy this if not wait until a better one comes out. I think Iriver has updated this one in a new model so it might be better now but don't...

It is a portable digital radio (DAB+)/mp3 player/video player in one. You can also record using this device

Well the recording for the DAB+ is not reliable, I previously had one and had to take it back as it would just screw up everytime. It records in .dap which is not playable on the computer. The DAB+ reception is good. It was also extremely pricy. Having...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: than4 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

I am anti-Apple so I bought an iRiver MP3 player and loved it. One of the best things about it was that it also had the radio, so you could listen to other things than your own music all the time. Its 4GB capacity was large enough and I loved the large...

large screen, large buttons, easy to use

that you have to make your playlists on the computer (but I think you have to do that with everything)

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
DVB-H: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player / LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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