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Olympus m:robe MR-100

Olympus m:robe MR-100
alaScore 82

302 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and sound are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 302 reviews)

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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

 

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

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Olympus M:robe MR-100

 

You guys gave the ipod nano a better rating that this which is wrong. You say the bad things about this player are the software. You can get different ones at www.mrobe.org and it's just as good as itunes. You say the earbuds are uncomfortable so GET...

Can fix everything, BETTER THAN NANO

NOTHING AT ALL

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Olympus M:robe MR-100

 

If i had to choose between any other MP3 or MP4 players including:-

Fantastic Design, The best sound quality & equalisers

No fm radio ,had to change the earphones & slow response

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Olympus M:robe MR-100

 

I recieved the mr-100 for christmas, after about a month of looking around, this one seemed to have the best reviews. It worked fine for a month and a half, and i was really happy with it. At the beginning of February it stopped synchronising, and even...

Nice appearance, easy controls, good sound quality

UNRELIABLE, problems syncing, questionable storage

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A MUST-IPOD LOVERS CHCECK IT OUT

 

FREE IPOD!!!

NONE WHEN ITS FREE

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Amazon review summary for Olympus m:robe MR-100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 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 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, sound, battery

portability

73% 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

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
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