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IRiver E100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 362 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The usability and value for money also get good opinions. Many are negative about the connectivity, and reviews are divided on the performance.

sound, value for money, usability, design, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the IRiver E100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for IRiver E100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of IRiver E100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, sound, size, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Iriver E100 2GB MP3/MP4 Player - BlackIriver E100 8GB MP3/MP4 Player - BlackIriver E100 2GB MP3/MP4 Player - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for IRiver E100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of IRiver E100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, value for money, headphones, usability, battery

performance, design, connectivity, reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iriver E100 8 GB Multimedia Player (Black)iriver E100 8 GB Multimedia Player (White)iriver E100 8 GB Multimedia Player (Sky Blue)

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iRiver E100 Digital Media Player

 

iRiver's new E100 digital media player offers a several terrific features, including a MicroSD memory slot, FLAC and OGG support, and the ability to record audio (there's a built-in mic and a line-level input). Unfortunately, all that goodness is...

Mic and line-level input, MicroSD memory slot, OGG and FLAC support

Crappy display, problematic software, sloppy buttons

With so many very strong digital media players on the market, there’s just not much of a reason to give the iRiver E100 a second thought.

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iRiver E100 MP3 Player Review - Intro

 

The iRiver E100 is an entry-level media player that looks a bit like a slider-style cell phone. The E100 doesn't have many frills and it does have quite a few issues. The software looks downright dated, especially for a device sharing its market with...

Small and portable ; Big screen for its size, external memory card slot ; Basic layout ; Media libraries have simple, intuitive layouts ; Above average frequency response, good noise control, very little crosstalk. ; Good; Don't need to use sync software

Tends to get dingy-looking easily ; Really bad controls ; Unintuitive menu system.; Navigating the library is annoying.; Has a huge problem with distortion, packaged-in headphones are garbage.; Bad; The sync software is strictly worse than free options

The iRiver E100 is expensive for the functionality it provides. In the current media player market, which is utterly dominated by iPods, very few media players choose to challenge Apple at its main price points. Archos, for example, makes high-end...

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iriver E100

 

Compatibility with a wide range of formats and memory expansion can't save the E100 from being just another iPod nano also-ran.

Compatible with several audio and video formats, microSD Card slot

Finicky controls, Tight viewing angles, Plain design

You can operate the E100 in two modes: The default MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode lets you use Windows Media Player 11 or the iriverplus3 software (both are included on a bundled disc) to manage and sync files. If you're more keen on dragging and...

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iRiver E100 ( 8GB, brown)

 

For a long time, the Iriver Clix stood alone as the highest-scoring MP3 player on CNET (it is now tied with the iPod Touch ). This is both good and bad for Iriver: good, because it helped to sell more units, but bad because now the company has a...

The Iriver E100 is packed with pretty much every feature in the book--photo and video playback, an FM radio, all recording capabilities, compatibility with both Windows and Mac, extensive audio file format support, bookmarking, microSD card expansion,...

The Iriver E100 has a cheap, plastic feel, and the interface is very basic. The clickpad is not totally responsive, and some navigation is sluggish. D-Click navigation isn't optimal for the control pad setup. No integrated podcast support.

The Iriver E100 is a decent choice for people who want a ton of features in an easy-to-use package, but if you're after speedy navigation or top-notch sound quality, look elsewhere.

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iriver E100

 

This slickly styled player is easy on the eyes, but it's simply frustrating to use.

Slick design. microSD slot. Strong file support. FM radio and recording. Voice recording and line-in recording.

Photos and video don't look so great on the not-so-sharp screen. Uninspired user interface. Difficult navigation. Many settings and options are difficult to find.

iriver knows how to make good portable media players, like the venerable Clix and the Clix gen 2, so the E100 is a bit of a disappointment. It worksjust not gracefully or intuitively.

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iRiver iRiver E100

 

With its cream-colored plastic casing and minimalist controls (the entire area beneath the 2.4-inch display is a four-way mechanical rocker with a small center button), iRiver's E100 resembles a slightly overweight Apple Nano--or maybe a small...

Versatile media player ; Competitive price

Mediocre audio ; Unintuitive interface

The E100 handles lots of media types, but falls short in playback quality and usability.

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iRiver E100 4GB

 

The iRiver E100 is an entry-level media player, available in 4GB, and 8GB sizes for about $60 and $80 respectively. As you might have guessed from the price, the E100 is a basic device. It doesn't have the frills and level of extensability that many...

The E100 had good battery life for music playback: you can squeeze out about 17 and a half hours from a full charge. On video playback, however, expect your batteries to die after about 3 and a half hours

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iRiver E100 MP3 Player Review

 

iRiver has built a respectable name for itself in a market dominated by Apple's iPod. Does its latest low-cost MP3 player live up to that name? Come along as we review the iRiver E100 and issue our verdict.

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MP3 player iriver E100 review

 

iriver E100 became just a revelation for me, it seems like engineers and marketing specialists of this company read attentively the reviews of journalists who described  their production.

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iriver E100 Review

 

The E100 will be iriver's first player to be released in the US since the clix2, which I was very fond of. This player comes in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities in several different modern colors. Audio codec is supreme supporting all the major licensed...

I understand that iriver was targeting a lower end market with the E100, but I can't help but feel let down by this player. Maybe I was just too excited to get my hands on a premium brand MP3 player as iriver has always been. This is a text book...

Product Specifications

The product provides rich sound closer to the original sound, by supporting the codec for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files, as well as a variety of codec for music files in the form of MP3, WMA, ASF, and OGG. SRS WOW HD sound field technology incorporated into the latest Iriver products help you enjoy richer and live sound. The product supports various codec for video files such as MPEG4 SP, WMV9, and XVID SP and helps users encode video files in an easy and convenient way with iriverplus3, providing 30fps video quality. Stylish design of Iriver and compact size fit to your palm helps users enjoy video contents anywhere and anytime in an easy and convenient. With this product, uses can save JPEG, BMP, PNG, and GIF image files with Iriverplus3 to a device, and intuitive D click interface helps you easily find the photo you want, on top of manipulating pleasure. In addition, image slide show helps you enjoy your own photo album with cool background music. The product enables users to save and manage test files having TXT extension at a device with iriverplus3 in an easy and convenient way, and users also can save and manage files to Text folder, by connecting USB cable directly to E100, which makes it possible to view documents anytime and anywhere free from constraints of time and space in an easy and convenient way. You can listen to FM radio without any additional device, and TIMER RECORDING function helps education contents users listen to radio anytime and anywhere, without the need to listen to radio at a fixed time for their development. Iriver's unique TIMER RECORDING will help you improve your language proficiency to a higher level.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Photo playback / Radio / Video playback / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:SRS WOW HD
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / FLAC / MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / Ogg Vorbis / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.7in
Weight:2.1oz
Width:1.9in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:iRiver
Model:E100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iRiver

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Chocolate/Pink/Sky blue/White

Radio

Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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