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iRiver Spinn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 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. People really like the performance and price. The design and sound also get good feedback. Views are divided on the battery, while some have doubts about the memory and storage.

usability, sound, design, price, performance

reliability, storage, memory

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for iRiver Spinn


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of iRiver Spinn from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the size and memory. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery and durability. Many are critical about the usability and reliability.

sound, portability, design, memory, size

reliability, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: iRiver U30 Spinn 8GB MP3/MP4 PlayeriRiver U30 Spinn 4GB MP3/MP4 Player

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for iRiver Spinn


alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of iRiver Spinn from 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 People are impressed by the price and portability. The sound and design also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the reliability and performance, and there are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, design, sound, portability, price

performance, reliability

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iriver SPINN 8 GB Video MP3 Player (Silver)iriver SPINN 4 GB Video MP3 Player (Silver)iriver SPINN 4 GB Video MP3 Player (Silver)

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (



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: Paul Miller (

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 impressions. If you're looking for the one liner, here it is: we're blown away by the beauty of the...

Beautiful hardware design ; Unique scroll bar ; Great OLED screen

Not as slim as some of the competition ; Lacking software ; High price

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

iRiver Spinn (8GB)


In the ultracompetitive MP3 player marketplace, Korean DAP manufacturer Iriver can always be counted on for two things: innovative design and feature-packed devices. The Iriver Spinn is no exception with its Spinn System Toggle Wheel, touch-screen...

The Iriver Spinn offers a unique, innovative design with a high-quality build. The touch-sensitive display is bright, responsive, and relatively large. The interface is customizable, and the player is packed with desirable features such as built-in...

The Iriver Spinn is expensive, and yet it lacks some of the advanced features expected in the price range, such as integrated Wi-Fi or an SD card expansion slot. It maxes out at 8GB and using it isn't immediately easy. Despite the seemingly decent...

Until Iriver lowers the price on the Spinn, it will remain a luxury portable media player best suited to an early adopter with a penchant for unique gadgets and a library of lossless music.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

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: Mike Kobrin (

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 (

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 (



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 (

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 (

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: Good Gear (

iRiver Spinns you right round.


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.

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

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

Jan, 2009

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 Input


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


Run Time (Up To):25hour(s)

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iRiver


Color:Magnesium silver


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital