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iRiver L Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The value for money and sound also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability and performance.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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,...

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iRiver LPlayer (4GB, black)

 

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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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"great product, beats apple junk"

 

great product for a great price. more worth while than

good quality video playback. mp3 sound is very good, my fav eq setting is wow sound. excellent recording quality. the compact design is great with clix option not unnecessary buttons. music compatible w/multiple formats.

battery life could be a little longer. & the off/on button doesn't respond right away.

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"Exactly what I was looking for in am mp3."

 

I haven't had the product very long but so far I am enjoying it.

The size is very compact. I originally wanted an iTouch but decided that it was way to big for an mp3. Also, good and clear sound. I like the screen in general.

The only thing that's not great is the buttons aren't responsive sometimes but I'm a patient person so it doesnt bother me. Program it came with won't install to my 64 bit Windows 7, so that sucks. Can't find how to put the songs on shuffle.

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good sound and capacity for the money and size

 

The iriver Lplayer is a very good mp3 player, it produces pretty good sound considering it's small size. Not as good as my zune or my stolen creative zen 4GB but, still good.I don't know that I would call myself an audiophile in the truest sense, but...

cute ; has a screen for such a small device ; nice sound ; 4gb capacity

small ; comes with minature cd;not necessesarily good for slot loading drives ; not so easy to find EQ FUNCTIONS

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Non-responsive buttons overshadow nice sound quality

 

Nice sound, nice screen, but couldn't keep this player with the unresponsive menu controls. UNRESPONSIVE MENU CONTROLS were the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I couldn't justify spending over $80 for an mp3 player that takes 2,3,4 sometimes...

Sound quality seemed well above average (I especially liked the dbb equalizer setting which made the bass quite rich). Screen and colors were nice

Screen was quite small (of course the entire player is quite small so that is a given). UNRESPONSIVE MENU CONTROLS can be quite frustrating cycling through menu screens and or songs when the player often times stopped responding to clicks

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good sound and capacity for the money and size

 

The iriver Lplayer is a very good mp3 player, it produces pretty good sound considering it's small size. Not as good as my zune or my stolen creative zen 4GB but, still good.I don't know that I would call myself an audiophile in the truest sense, but I...

cute ; has a screen for such a small device ; nice sound ; 4gb capacity

small ; comes with minature cd;not necessesarily good for slot loading drives ; not so easy to find EQ FUNCTIONS

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

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/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):12hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:1.7in
Weight:1.4oz
Width:2.4in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB/8GB

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pink/White

Radio

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