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iRiver Spinn

iRiver Spinn
alaScore 90

167 reviews

Sep, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of iRiver Spinn. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the price and performance are generally positive. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably. The headphones and battery get mixed comments, and there are some negative opinions about the memory and storage.

usability, design, sound, performance, price

storage, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the iRiver Spinn is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for iRiver Spinn

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of iRiver Spinn from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and memory. The design and portability are also appreciated. The battery and durability get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

sound, portability, design, memory, size

reliability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2022

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for iRiver Spinn

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of iRiver Spinn 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

usability, design, sound, price, portability

performance, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2022

Expert review by (engadget.com)

iriver SPINN review

 

We've had iriver's SPINN laying around the Engadget HQ for a little while, and figure we've finally fiddled with the player enough to write down some impressio...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Spinn

 

The beautiful, fashion-conscious iRiver Spinn is the upscale lounge down the street from the Slacker G2's likable-but-slightly-sketchy dive bar. What the Slacker offers in happy-hour specials (free drinks music!), the Spinn more than matches in...

Huge, vibrant, and sharp AMOLED screen Beautiful design and solid construction

Navigation is unintuitive at times Mediocre bundled earbuds

The Spinn is an incredibly attractive device whose saucy looks, amazing display, and high-quality audio and video playback are sure to win many admirers. A few usability and navigation issues knock it down a notch, but some of those may disappear once...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com)

iRiver Spinn review: iRiver Spinn

 

iRiver Spinn

The Iriver Spinn offers a unique, innovative design with a high-quality build. The touch-sensitive display is bright, responsive, and relatively large. The interface is customizable, and the player is packed with desirable features such as built-in...

The Iriver Spinn is expensive, and yet it lacks some of the advanced features expected in the price range, such as integrated Wi-Fi or an SD card expansion slot. It maxes out at 8GB and using it isn't immediately easy. Despite the seemingly decent...

Until Iriver lowers the price on the Spinn, it will remain a luxury portable media player best suited to an early adopter with a penchant for unique gadgets and a library of lossless music.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

iRiver Spinn

 

Albeit a little late to the game, we have a new challenger to the iPod touch. Iriver's Spinn ($249.99 list for 4GB, $289.99 for 8GB) is a slick-looking portable media player with a large, touch-sensitive display. Despite its good looks, the Spinn...

Interesting design and control layout. Robust file support, including lossless audio. Large, crisp screen, which is great for video and photo viewing. FM and voice recording

Overpriced. Touch screen seems superfluous, and it's easy to overshoot your selection with the cylinder controller. User interface isn't all that attractiveand could be more responsive. Storage tops out at 8GB, and there's no expansion slot

The pricey iriver Spinn suffers from a lack of grace and simplicity typically found in the company's standout players like the excellent Clix.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

iriver Spinn

 

This pricey player from iriver suffers from a lack of grace and simplicity typically found in the company's standouts like the excellent Clix.

Interesting design and control layout. Robust file support, including lossless audio. Large, crisp screen, which is great for video and photo viewing. FM and voice recording.

Overpriced. Touch screen seems superfluous, and it's easy to overshoot your selection with the cylinder controller. User interface isn't all that attractive—and could be more responsive. Storage tops out at 8GB, and there's no expansion slot.

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Zealot (mobilitysite.com)

REVIEW – iRiver SPINN 8G

 

I have been playing with iRiver's newest PMP offering, the SPINN for two weeks now, and am finally ready to put some of my meandering thoughts down

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jenn K. Lee (pocketables.net)

Review: iriver SPINN

 

Out of all the new digital media players shown off by iriver at CES 2008, the SPINN was probably the one that consumers were most excited about. Whether it was the way its first video demo "killed without words" or simply that people were intrigued by...

The SPINN is iriver's best DAP so far this year and a refreshing change from the string of budget players released before it. It's built well, sounds good, and sports a one-of-a-kind design with a beautiful display.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Grahm Skee (anythingbutipod.com)

iriver SPINN Review

 

I have always been on the positive side with iriver products, but 2008 has not been a good year from them. The SPINN is iriver's last saving grace for this year, so as I opened the box I crossed my fingers and hoped to find the old-school product.

Earlier I mentioned that I started to lose faith in iriver due to a recent bout of subpar MP3 and PMP players. The SPINN has renewed that faith and placed iriver back in the game. The SPINN offers something very unique to a very crowded market. The UI...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

iRiver Spinn

 

iRiver Spinns you right round.

Large vibrant, and sharp AMOLED screen, beautiful design and solid construction

Navigation can be unintuitive at times, expensive for its storage capacity

If any player could make fashion-conscious iPod users jump ship, it's this one; it may be the one digital music device that has more aesthetic appeal than an iPod.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

iRiver Spinn 4GB

 

Can the iRiver Spinn prove that Apple isn't the only innovator on the block?

Admittedly, while the wheel proves a responsive and intuitive control the touchscreen is less so; the panel could do with being just a bit more sensitive, and iRiver could still be a little more imaginative with ways of using touch to flick through...

Feb, 2011

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