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iRiver L Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and portability. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability and battery.

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of iRiver L Player 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 durability and sound. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and battery get less positive comments.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

iriver Lplayer (4GB)


This budget MP3 player supports a variety of formats, but an uninspired design relegates it to the land of the average digital audio player.

Supports numerous audio/video codecs, Loud volume

Lacks memory card slot, Awkward placement of volume buttons, Ho-hum design

Priced at $99.99, the Lplayer is a solid music player that's compatible with a number of audio/video formats for the hardcore multimedia set. If you're satisfied with its limited amount of memory, and don't mind the odd placement of the volume button,...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

iRiver Lplayer


Iriver first introduced its innovative D-Click interface in 2005 with the release of the U10 , the boxy predecessor to the Clix line. The company shows no signs of abandoning the system, which is used to full effect on its latest U.S. release, the...

The Iriver LPlayer is packed with features, including an FM radio, voice recording, bookmarking, subscription music support, multiple sound-enhancement options, and support for both Mac and Windows. It also offers an ultracompact design with a nice,...

The LPlayer's buttons aren't always responsive, and our test unit came with a bug that caused album names to be displayed in a foreign language. Videos must be transferred through software, and the rated battery life is not great.

The Iriver LPlayer is a pint-size version of the well-received Clix. You get most of the same features in a smaller package offered at a pared-down price point.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

iRiver LPlayer


The Lplayer from iriver will seem familiar to some people. At first glance, it looks like a smaller iriver Clix. The two players use the same D*click technologythe company's term for its innovative, practically button-free design. You navigate the...

Compact design. Good-looking graphics. Easy, push-screen navigation. FM radio and recording. Voice recording

Tiny screen. Some menu options can be difficult to find. Video conversion software can mess up aspect ratios

A worthy follow-up to the venerable Clix, this iPod nano-esque player is a viable alternative for those not tied to iTunes.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Jenn K. Lee (

Review: iriver Lplayer


The latest digital media player to be released by iriver in the US is the super compact Lplayer. Boasting OGG, FLAC, and XviD support, the flash player packs a 2-inch TFT display, D-Click navigational system, FM radio, and other extra features into a...

The iriver Lplayer has a lot to offer in a compact, attractive, and affordably priced package. It sounds great, has more extra features than many of its competitors, and is easy and fun to use. The player is a good choice for consumers looking for an...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (

iriver LPlayer Review


iriver announced quite a few players at CES 2008 and now they are starting to tickle out. First was the E100, now the Lplayer- next the Volcano and SPINN to follow in the next few months. I was a bit concerned that iriver lost its way with the E100...

If you like iriver products you will like the LPlayer, since it's the same great formula iriver has used on the popular clix line of players. But by the same note, there is nothing innovating. The lPlayer is the clix/clix2 minus some features and in a...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Nick Renshaw (

iRiver Lplayer review


Great look, poor battery

Handy software ; Easy to use ; Compact and lightweight ; Nice price

Buttons can be unresponsive ; Rubbish battery life

A cute and well-featured device, let down by its woeful battery life

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

iRiver Lplayer


Petite portable media player with D*click interface

Great quality screen, slim, interesting control scheme, extras such as FM radio and voice recorder, lots of file formats supported

Controls can be unresponsive, track sorting not perfect

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

iRiver Lplayer


Petite portable media player with D*click interface

Great quality screen, slim, interesting control scheme, extras such as FM radio and voice recorder, lots of file formats supported

Controls can be unresponsive, track sorting not perfect

The iRiver Lplayer is an impressive portable media player. It offers a host of features, has a good quality screen and comes at a low price. Just a few niggling interface and control issues detract from what is otherwise a strong iPod nano competitor.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (

iRiver Lplayer 8GB review


iRiver's Lplayer is the cheapest 8GB player here, costing £10 less than the same company's E100 and Philips' GoGear. Despite this, its distinctive controls make it look more expensive.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Matt Egan (

iRiver Lplayer review


iRiver's Lplayer is an 8GB portable media player so small and cute you'll want to take it home and adopt it. And at 41g, it's no heavyweight, either.

A petit and stylish player with extensive format support and good audio quality, it's not without its faults, but we do like the Lplayer. And while it's unlikely to have Apple quaking in its boots, the iRiver Lplayer is a well priced media player that...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: The upgraded LCD display enhances viewing pleasure Feel the lifelike sounds of a live performance Express yourself anytime anywhere through its compactness Feel the control with the touch of D-Click Four colors, but with thousands of imagination Plays music, video, photos and more 2 inch color display Built-in digital FM tuner Integrated voice recorder Video Play (30fps) Fast USB 2.0 transfers

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/Digital player / 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):12hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / FLAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB/8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iRiver




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