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Sonicblue Rio Cali

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1181 reviews of Sonicblue Rio Cali. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and durability. The sound and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the storage and reliability.

usability, portability, sound, durability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sonicblue Rio Cali is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonicblue Rio Cali

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Sonicblue Rio Cali from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the performance and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas reviews are divided on the headphones.

portability, usability, price, design, performance

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Rio Cali 256MB (Sport) MP3 PlayerRio Cali 256MB (Sport) MP3 Player

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonicblue Rio Cali

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 user reviews of Sonicblue Rio Cali from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The durability and sound also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the design and reliability.

usability, sound, durability, portability, price

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Rio Cali 256 MB Sport MP3 PlayerRio Cali 256 MB Sport MP3 Player

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (pcworld.com)

Rio Cali

 

Included FM tuner, stopwatch, belt clip, and arm strap ; Secure Digital expansion slot ; Great user interface

Slightly bulky

May, 2004

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Don Labriola (pcmag.com)

Rio Cali

 

We hate to rub it in, but the Rio Cali is everything that the Nike-Philips psa[128max should have been. In addition to offering about 55 percent greater battery life, the Cali adds athlete-friendly features like an FM tuner, stopwatch functions, and...

Nov, 2003

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Rio Cali review:

 

Compact and lightweight; SD expansion slot; FM radio; stopwatch; robust software; playlist support; strong battery life.

Doesn't feel supersturdy.

Rio once again delivers one of the spiffier sports-style MP3 players.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by: Sandesh M. (bytesector.com)

Rio Cali (256MB)

 

The Rio Cali is a great tool for any athlete, or anyone who wants a portable music player.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

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This little speaker looks daft, but it's rugged, water resistant and sounds great

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: marcello (shopzilla.com)

on the LED is displain a massege UPGRADER

 

I like that have a radio

only 10 days of use is not working

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

It's not worth the money

 

It downloads quickly

Radio rarely works, it's always upgrading instead of playing

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: none (shopzilla.com)

It stinks

 
Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: HCI3 (shopzilla.com)

The MP3 player for runners and kids

 
Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: wpf (shopzilla.com)

Great for sports/walkers

 
Jun, 2005

Product Specifications

Wrapped in grippy, protective rubber, the Cali 256 is built to play hard. Solid-state electronics carry over 60 songs with no skips - ever. Comfortable Sport Clip earphones, case with armband, and integrated stopwatch with lap timer make the Cali a functional sport accessory. 5-Band Adjustable Equalizer gives more control over your sound than most players. Onboard FM tuner means you always have something to listen to. An empty expansion slot allows you to add up to 512MB of additional SD or MMC memory. Simple menus and intuitive controls make for easy one-handed operation.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Clip-on

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):18hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:128MB/256MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.6in
Height:0.8in
Weight:1.8oz
Width:2.5in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Digital Networks North America/SONICblue
Model:128/256/Cali 128/Cali 256
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Rio/Rio Cali

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Olive/Black / Yellow
Refurbished:Refurbished

Radio

Preset Station Qty:8
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty