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Olympus m:robe MR-100

Olympus m:robe MR-100
alaScore 81

295 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and sound. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the performance.

design, usability, value for money, sound, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Olympus m:robe MR-100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus m:robe MR-100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of Olympus m:robe MR-100 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.

design, sound, value for money, usability, reliability

performance, build quality, portability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus m:robe MR100 5GB Digital Audio PlayerOlympus m:robe MR100 5GB Digital Audio Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Olympus m:robe MR-100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Olympus m:robe MR-100 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.

usability, value for money, design, performance, sound

portability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus m:robe MR-100 Digital Music PlayerOlympus m:robe MR-100 Digital Music Player

Expert review by:

The Darth Vader of DAP

 

Overview Olympus recently introduced two new mp3 players to compete with the iPod and other high-capacity DAPs, the m:robe MR-500 (20gb) and MR-100 (5gb). For Olympus, a company that's primarily focused on digicams, this is the first jump into digital aud

Olympus recently introduced two new mp3 players to compete with the iPod and other high-capacity DAPs, the m:robe MR-500 (20gb) and MR-100 (5gb). For Olympus, a company that's primarily focused on digicams, this is the first jump into digital audio...

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Olympus m:robe MR-100 Reviewed

 

The Olympus m:robe MR-100 is a nice 5GB digital audio player. It delivers good quality sound, has plenty of features, and is incredibly stylish. The player itself is great but the m:trip software does not match the quality of the device.

Sleek & Stylish ; 5GB hard drive ; Plays WMA (32 to 192 kpbs) and MP3 (16 to 320 kpbs) files ; Good sound ; Intuitive player interface

Must use m:trip software ; Does not charge while syncing ; m:trip software is buggy ; LCD hard to see in bright sunlight ; Not compatible with iTunes or Napster To Go

The Olympus m:robe MR-100 is a very stylish digital audio player. It plays WMA and MP3 tracks and sounds great. The volume is a bit on the quiet side though. The touch screen takes a little getting used to, but is very intuitive. It can even double as...

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Olympus m:robe MR-100 - MP3 Player

 

Olympus might not be the first company that springs to mind when you think about MP3 players, but the m:robe MR-100 has some interesting features.

The quoted battery life is up to 12 hours and I reckon I managed up to ten between charges, which is reasonable. But the battery indicator seems to goes from full to out very quickly, which can be rather annoying.

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Olympus M:robe MR-100

 

This hot little number certainly is eye-catching, but it has room for improvement in other areas.

Eye-catching design with hot red backlighting and accents ; Speedy transfers ; Fairly intuitive interface ; Impressive sound

Must use included software to transfer songs ; Syncing function on software is unintuitive and time consuming ; Sparse on features ; Uncomfortable earbuds

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Olympus m:robe MR-100

 

From a purely visual perspective, the MR-100 is an absolute delight. While it may lack the colour screen of the current generation of iPod's, the lit up touch panel control in particular beats the iPod's wheel hands down.

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Olympus - m:robe MR-100

 

Portable MP3 players are everywhere. If you don't have something that fits in your pocket and plays digital audio already you must surely be in the minority. So what can a new product offer if you ...

We're not sure how scratch-free the front of the m:robe MR-100 will remain, and the wide area the user interface covers means that your thumb, which inevitably ends up doing a lot of work, can get a bit stretched. But the sound quality is great and the...

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M:Robe MR100

 

The M:Robe may have a snazzy name and snazzy darkened glass blood red display but it takes more than that to make a good MP3 player

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Olympus M:robe MR-100

 

While most complain about the m-trip software, I would say it's great, easy to learn. I know most would prefer the freedom of syncing songs onto their mp3 but you already get more than what you pay for in this mp3 package. You get a cradle, AC adapter,...

Small size, attractive display, awesome firmware updates, light weight, great sounds

battery display, vulnerable plastic touch screen, characters from different languages not supported

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Olympus M:robe MR-100

 

lyrics, easy to use, 5GB

it crashed and was never able to be used again

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A good player for the tech-literate; tucks in pockets easily

 

right size, right price, good enough sound; adequate headset

Needs optional remote, best only if ripping one's own music

Product Specifications

Here's the mix of sound and style you've waited for. With 5GB of internal storage, you can rock to over 1, 200 of your favorite tracks. Sing along using the Lyrics feature. Move to your favorite track. Create custom playlists by artist, genre, album or release year. Now with Anti-Shock G-force Protection, you'll never have to worry about your music skipping. The Illuminated Touch Pad Control makes it easy to use. The hip design makes it cool to carry.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Digital voice recorder

Battery

Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / WMA/MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:5GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:5GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:2in/3.5in
Weight:0.2lbs
Width:2in/3.5in

Equalizer

Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:MR-100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus m:robe

Remote Control

Type:Player remote control