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iRiver Spinn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of iRiver Spinn. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The sound and design also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the storage and memory.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for iRiver Spinn

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of iRiver Spinn from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and memory are overall positive. The design and portability also get good comments. The battery and durability get mixed comments, while many are critical about the usability and reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: iRiver U30 Spinn 8GB MP3/MP4 PlayeriRiver U30 Spinn 8GB MP3/MP4 Player

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for iRiver Spinn

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of iRiver Spinn from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The sound and design also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and performance. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

usability, design, sound, price, portability

performance, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iriver SPINN 8 GB Video MP3 Player (Silver)iriver SPINN 8 GB Video MP3 Player (Silver)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Spinn

 

The beautiful, fashion-conscious iRiver Spinn is the upscale lounge down the street from the Slacker G2's likable-but-slightly-sketchy dive bar. What the Slacker offers in happy-hour specials (free drinks music!), the Spinn more than matches in...

Huge, vibrant, and sharp AMOLED screen Beautiful design and solid construction

Navigation is unintuitive at times Mediocre bundled earbuds

The Spinn is an incredibly attractive device whose saucy looks, amazing display, and high-quality audio and video playback are sure to win many admirers. A few usability and navigation issues knock it down a notch, but some of those may disappear once...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

iriver SPINN review

 

We've had iriver's SPINN laying around the Engadget HQ for a little while, and figure we've finally fiddled with the player enough to write down some impressio...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

iRiver Spinn

 

Albeit a little late to the game, we have a new challenger to the iPod touch. Iriver's Spinn ($249.99 list for 4GB, $289.99 for 8GB) is a slick-looking portable media player with a large, touch-sensitive display. Despite its good looks, the Spinn...

Interesting design and control layout. Robust file support, including lossless audio. Large, crisp screen, which is great for video and photo viewing. FM and voice recording

Overpriced. Touch screen seems superfluous, and it's easy to overshoot your selection with the cylinder controller. User interface isn't all that attractiveand could be more responsive. Storage tops out at 8GB, and there's no expansion slot

The pricey iriver Spinn suffers from a lack of grace and simplicity typically found in the company's standout players like the excellent Clix.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

iriver Spinn

 

This pricey player from iriver suffers from a lack of grace and simplicity typically found in the company's standouts like the excellent Clix.

Interesting design and control layout. Robust file support, including lossless audio. Large, crisp screen, which is great for video and photo viewing. FM and voice recording.

Overpriced. Touch screen seems superfluous, and it's easy to overshoot your selection with the cylinder controller. User interface isn't all that attractive—and could be more responsive. Storage tops out at 8GB, and there's no expansion slot.

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (laptopmag.com)

iriver Spinn

 

Iriver's pricey but innovative Spinn portable media player sports a cool new user interface and offers stereo Bluetooth for rocking out wirelessly.

Built-in Bluetooth ; Large touchscreen with haptic feedback ; Very good sound with SRS WOW HD ; Supports drag-and-drop in Windows and Mac OS

Spinn wheel can be imprecise ; Bundled software is clunky and Windows-only ; Expensive given limited storage ; FLAC files won't play over Bluetooth

We applaud iriver for trying out new interface designs, but we do wish the Spinn’s dual control methods integrated better with each other for easier one-handed operation. The Spinn's large touchscreen and good A/V quality make it a compelling companion...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Iriver Spinn (4GB)

 

Despite its elegant exterior, oversize control knob, and OLED touch screen, the Spinn loses traction with a poor user interface, display limitations, and a price that makes the iPod look like a bargain.

Stunning physical design; excellent sound; generous file support; 3.3-inch OLED touch screen; Bluetooth connectivity

Stark, poorly designed user interface; no expansion slot; screen dithers colors in photos, video; touch screen lacks gesture controls; uses proprietary USB cable; only available in 4GB and 8GB capacities; very expensive

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Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Zealot (mobilitysite.com)

REVIEW – iRiver SPINN 8G

 

I have been playing with iRiver's newest PMP offering, the SPINN for two weeks now, and am finally ready to put some of my meandering thoughts down

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Jenn K. Lee (pocketables.net)

Review: iriver SPINN

 

Out of all the new digital media players shown off by iriver at CES 2008, the SPINN was probably the one that consumers were most excited about. Whether it was the way its first video demo "killed without words" or simply that people were intrigued by...

The SPINN is iriver's best DAP so far this year and a refreshing change from the string of budget players released before it. It's built well, sounds good, and sports a one-of-a-kind design with a beautiful display.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (anythingbutipod.com)

iriver SPINN Review

 

I have always been on the positive side with iriver products, but 2008 has not been a good year from them. The SPINN is iriver's last saving grace for this year, so as I opened the box I crossed my fingers and hoped to find the old-school product.

Earlier I mentioned that I started to lose faith in iriver due to a recent bout of subpar MP3 and PMP players. The SPINN has renewed that faith and placed iriver back in the game. The SPINN offers something very unique to a very crowded market. The UI...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

iRiver Spinn

 

iRiver Spinns you right round.

Large vibrant, and sharp AMOLED screen, beautiful design and solid construction

Navigation can be unintuitive at times, expensive for its storage capacity

If any player could make fashion-conscious iPod users jump ship, it's this one; it may be the one digital music device that has more aesthetic appeal than an iPod.

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Full touch screen interface with haptic (restive vibration) response and added analog spindle for intuitive and natural feel of control over the device 3.3" AMOLED wide screen display Supports Bluetooth wireless headsets FM radio and FM recoding reservation Voice recording Text viewer USB 2.0, ultra fast data transfer Firmware upgradeable

Audio

Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90
WMA bit rates:8 - 320

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / 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):25hour(s)

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Design

Color of product:Silver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:APE (Monkey's Audio) / ASF / FLAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WMA / APE (Monkeys Audio)

Digital Storage

Capacity:8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:2in
Width:3.9in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272

Energy Management

Battery performance:830
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:5
Rechargeable: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:APE, ASF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Magnesium silver

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 40

Other Features

Audio recording formats:WMA
Bit rate:OGG: Q10, FLAC: 0-8
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2K \nWindows XP \nWindows Vista 32bit
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.76 x 2.01 x 0.421

Packaging Content

FM Transmitter: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:830
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:5
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM band:76 - 108
FM band range:76 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Voice recording: Yes

Storage

Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:8

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.01
Height:0.421
Weight:2.47
Width:3.76