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SONICblue Rio Forge

alaTest has collected and analyzed 629 reviews of SONICblue Rio Forge. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and durability. The sound and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, sound, durability, portability

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SONICblue Rio Forge is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONICblue Rio Forge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of SONICblue Rio Forge from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and performance are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. The reliability and battery get negative reviews.

sound, usability, portability, performance, size

battery, reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DNNA Rio Forge Sport 512Mb MP3 Player - BlueDNNA Rio Forge Sport 512Mb MP3 Player - BlueDNNA Rio Forge Sport 256Mb MP3 Player - Silver

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SONICblue Rio Forge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 485 user reviews of SONICblue Rio Forge from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and sound are generally positive. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, durability, sound, design

reliability

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Rio Forge 512 MB Sport MP3 PlayerRio Forge 256 MB Sport MP3 PlayerRio Forge 128 MB Sport MP3 Player

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Bill Machrone (pcmag.com)

Rio Forge Sport

 

Player Type: Flash MP3 Player, Radio: Yes, Recording, Voice: No, Recording, Line In: No, Audio Battery Life: 1200 m...

Good sound quality and very comfortable sport earpieces. Light weight. Easily readable display.

Weak FM fringe reception. Some distortion at highest volume settings. Overall output and bass could be stronger.

The Rio Forge Sport is a small, light 256MB flash player with good sound, sport earpieces, so-so FM radio, good battery life, and a big display.

May, 2005

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Rio Forge Sport review: Rio Forge Sport

 

Forge: Rio's sleeker Sport player It seems as though every sporty MP3 player we've come across is covered in useful-but-none-too-stylish rubber. Enter Rio's newest flash player, the Forge Sport. This 256MB device (also available in other configurations...

Excellent battery life; sleek design; user-friendly interface; included software is handy and easy to use; memory expandable via SD/MMC; supports Audible content and protected WMAs.

USB port cover is easy to lose; design isn't completely comfortable for one-handed controlling; slow transfer time for USB 2.0; poor FM reception.

Rio's Forge Sport makes a terrific and stylish workout companion.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Rio Forge Review

 

The Rio Forge Sport is available in 128, 256 and 512MB sizes and was designed with athletes in mind. It comes with sport clip earphones, a sport case with armband, a protective rubber grip and has a stopwatch and lap timer

Expert review by: Archer (xtremecomputing.co.uk)

Rio Forge Sport MP3 Player

 

Rio pioneered portable digital audio in 1998 with the launch of the world's first portable MP3 player, the Rio 300. Since then, Rio has becomeone of the majorbrands in the digital audio player market with a host of award-winning products and dozens of...

I really think this player is great, it's is exactly what it says in the package a Sport Mp3 player, the fact it comes in three different sizes and is upgradeable makes all the different's to me. You can feel that Rio have designed this player really...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Nickname (shopzilla.com)

Do NOT buy this mp3 player!!!

 

Small

MAJOR firmware, software, and hardware issues

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

an ok deal

 

able to hold Secure Digital (SD) Card

Never works the way you want it to

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

ever wonder why there are so many refurbished for sale?

 

none to speak of

too many to list here

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Don't Waste Your Money

 

Easy to use menu

Horriblle tech support people

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: Jody (shopzilla.com)

no volume

 
Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Good stuff. SOLVED THE BATTERY/POWER PROBLEM

 

Everything...small, simple, expandable, great sound

none

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

The Rio Forge series is the latest generation of flash based sport players. The Rio Forge was designed for people that like to play hard and use music to play even harder. The new design integrates the grippy, protective rubber from previous models with a new shiny stainless steel face plate for added durability. Up to 20 hours of battery life allows you hours of non-stop work out time. Comfortable Sport Clip earphones and a newly designed case with armband keep your player and music secure and accessible. Simple menus and intuitive controls make for easy one-handed operation. Stopwatch and Lap Timer make the Rio Forge the ultimate gym or running companion.

Audio Input

Type: None

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):20hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:Audible / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:128MB/256MB/512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:2.2oz
Width:2.7in

Equalizer

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

Flash Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB/512MB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Digital Networks North America
Model:Sport
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Rio Forge

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue

Radio

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

Remote Control

Type: None