iRiver http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/reviews en-GB iRiver Clix 2 video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/iriver-clix-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our favourite alternative MP3 player has returned with a new slimline design and a refined spec list. But can it hunt down the Nano? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="333" height="273" title="iRiver Clix 2" alt="iRiver Clix 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iRiver-Clix-2.png?1371553216" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-660032016001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="660032016001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/iriver-clix-2#comments Clix 2 iPod and MP3 iRiver Wed, 06 Jun 2007 23:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1424166 at http://www.stuff.tv iriver AK100 plays high-res music anywhere http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-ak100-plays-high-res-music-anywhere/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Astell &amp; Kern AK100 offers high-resolution music on-the-go, as audiophiles bang the drum for lossless digital formats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AK100-lossless-player_0.jpg?1364397995" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_240.jpg?1364397995" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>iriver, confusingly under the branding of Astell &amp; Kern has unveiled a portable music player that will have audiophiles solemnly nodding their heads in delight.</p> <p>The company explains that typical digital music files, like those downloaded from iTunes, are so compressed you may as well be listening through a tin can and string. The portable iriver AK100 is designed to play songs in their full glory, wherever you are. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ces/stuff/iriver-ak100-plays-high-res-music-anywhere </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-ak100-plays-high-res-music-anywhere/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-ak100-plays-high-res-music-anywhere/news#comments iRiver Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:26:21 +0000 Jonathan Holmes 423889 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver Story HD tablet to get Google eBooks http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-story-hd-tablet-get-google-ebooks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new e-reader isn’t that exciting. One with Google’s backing and library of books – that’s exciting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="477" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iRiver_story_Hd_google_ebook_ereader_0.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3177.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The iRiver Story HD tablet has just stepped into the ring with Amazon’s game leading <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/amazon-kindle-2010">Kindle</a>, and it’s been trained to win. In iRiver’s corner stands the mighty Google and its posse of three million eBooks which have been available on Android, iOS and PC since December 2010. Using the new iRiver Story HD – out on the 17th of July in America for US$140 (£82) – users won’t have to download their books to a computer then transfer to an e-reader. Instead, they can get their bookish kicks over Wi-Fi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/iriver-story-hd-tablet-to-get-google-ebooks </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-story-hd-tablet-get-google-ebooks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-story-hd-tablet-get-google-ebooks/news#comments iRiver Story HD Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:11:01 +0000 Luke Edwards 417011 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver Cover Story http://www.stuff.tv/iriver-cover-story/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iRiver’s second e-reader has Sony’s Pocket Edition in its sights. But is it worth buying? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>iRiver’s rep for kooky PMPs has garnered it a small if loyal following in recent years. And its first e-reader, the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/iRiver-Story-review/" target="_blank">iRiver Story</a> was a critical hit when it landed earlier this year. </p> <p>Step forward, then, the touch-sensitive Cover Story, its successor, which arrives at a time when e-readers are getting ever more competitive and classy.</p> <p><strong>Wireless woes</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-757459320001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="757459320001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A neat e-reader, but a bit pricey and let down by lack of Wi-Fi in the cheap version</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-cover-story </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver-cover-story/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver-cover-story/review#comments Cover Story Ebook Readers iRiver Fri, 10 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 15043 at http://www.stuff.tv Unboxed – iriver Cover Story http://www.stuff.tv/cover-story/unboxed-%E2%80%93-iriver-cover-story/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iriver&#039;s touchscreen reader breaks for cover, but not before we snap a few shots of it emerging from its box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/196980a3cmn_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="307" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/196990aa7bli_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="271" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/197000c60bli_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="238" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/197030b67bli_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="334" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/197040cd8bli_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="328" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/197050f99bli_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="330" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/19701039cbli_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_341.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The iriver Cover Story just arrived. As usual we ripped off the packaging to get a proper look...</p> <p>Nice box. Stop tittering.</p> <p>Here it is. The magnetic lid acts as a screen protector, or tucks away on the base while you're reading.</p> <p>Like so. And that's the homescreen. Quite nice, as ereaders go. There's a bookshelf and some app-type icons for voice recording, the dictionary, music and settings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/unboxing/unboxed-iriver-cover-story </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cover-story/unboxed-%E2%80%93-iriver-cover-story/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/cover-story/unboxed-%E2%80%93-iriver-cover-story/news#comments Cover Story iRiver Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14971 at http://www.stuff.tv Video review – iRiver Wi-Fi Story http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/video-review-%E2%80%93-iriver-wi-fi-story/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We liked the original iRiver Story but it was missing a significant feature - Wi-Fi connectivity. Now that it has this functionality, is it worth the money considering Amazon&#039;s Kindle Wi-Fi is half the price? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194230115mn_0.jpg?1364403900" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When iRiver's Story eReader appeared at the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/iRiver-Story-review/">tail end of last year</a> it came lacking a significant feature - Wi-Fi connectivity. But as the name of its successor implies, it now possesses such powers. A partnership with WHSmith's online eBook store also means the iRiver Wi-Fi Story is locked in to one service, so you can't just grab your eBooks from any 'ole service anymore.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/stuff/video-review-iriver-wi-fi-story </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/video-review-%E2%80%93-iriver-wi-fi-story/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/video-review-%E2%80%93-iriver-wi-fi-story/news#comments iRiver Wi-Fi Story Tue, 10 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14899 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver T8 Dongle – MP3 made mini http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-t8-dongle-%E2%80%93-mp3-made-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iRiver has just unveiled the T8 Dongle, its latest MP3 player – and it’s absolutely tiny. Offering Apple-haters an alternative from the iPod shuffle, </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1879008bemn_0.jpg?1364403936" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>iRiver has just unveiled the T8 Dongle, its latest MP3 player – and it’s absolutely tiny. Offering Apple-haters an alternative from the iPod shuffle, the flash drive-esque T8 Dongle measures up at a minuscule 26 x 83.5 x 12.8mm and is presumably so light you won’t even know it’s in your pocket.</p> <p>2GB and 4GB versions are available, as are a wide selection of colour finishes. There’s a claimed 15 hours of battery life, an FM radio tuner (from which you can record), voice recorder and the ability to play a range of files: MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC, OGG and AAC.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/stuff/iriver-t8-dongle-%E2%80%93-mp3-made-mini </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-t8-dongle-%E2%80%93-mp3-made-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-t8-dongle-%E2%80%93-mp3-made-mini/news#comments iRiver T8 dongle Fri, 02 Jul 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14729 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver Story http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-story/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can the Story make up for its lack of 3G and reel in ebook worms with its winsome design and build? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1228" height="1214" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iriver-story.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="742" height="742" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iriverSTORYfront.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With hordes of e-readers <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/CES-2010-Ereaders-aplenty/13860/" target="_blank">filling up the showroom floor</a> at CES 2010, it seems the digital book is ready to execute its plan for world domination.</p> <p>The favourite to break the mainstream is <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Amazon-Kindle-review/" target="_blank">Amazon’s Kindle</a> – whose wireless DX version is <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Amazon-Kindle-DX-now-shipping-to-UK/13922/" target="_blank">now shipping to the UK</a> – but iRiver has just staked its claim with the aptly named Story. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £230.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Easy on the eye and reasonably easy on the pocket, the Story is well worth a look </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-story </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-story/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-story/review#comments Ebook Readers iRiver Story Fri, 22 Jan 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13933 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver P7 http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-p7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The P7 brings a stylish design and fresh ‘magazine-style’ interface to the PMP scene. Will it become a cult alternative to the iPod Touch? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1600" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iriver-p7-3.jpg?1364299554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Multimedia portables are at last making the sort of impact that the first MP3 players made, with truly versatile machines finally finding their way into high-street pockets.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A refreshingly original design and interface, but greater functionality and performance can be found elsewhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-p7 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-p7/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-p7/review#comments iPod and MP3 iRiver P7 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12603 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver Spinn http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-spinn/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iriver’s first touch-screen enabled PMP sports a nifty ‘toggle wheel’ interface. Will it turn our heads or leave us dizzy? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="975" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IRIVERspinn.jpg?1364299830" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the <a title="Review – Apple iPod Touch" href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Apple-iPod-Touch/" target="_blank">iPod Touch</a> showing no sign of losing its spot at the top of <a title="Jargonbuster" href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/jargonbuster/archive/2008/02/10/pmp-portable-media-player.aspx" target="_blank">PMP</a> Hill, the Seoul men (and women) of iriver have tried a new line of attack. The Spinn is its first touch-screen PMP and sports a nifty operational ‘wheel’ that provides a new and slightly eccentric user experience. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fair play to iRiver for taking the fight to Apple, but the Spinn lacks the necessary final touches to fully satisfy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-spinn </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-spinn/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-spinn/review#comments iPod and MP3 iRiver Spinn Wed, 17 Sep 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10755 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver L-Player 8GB http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-l-player-8gb/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good old iRiver’s back with another Nano-baiter. Can the titchy L Player charm our eyes and ears? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="450" height="357" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IRIVERlplayer8gb.jpg?1364299830" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in the dark days of MP3 players with sub-gigabyte storage capacities, iRiver was something of a contender. Its premium MP3 products had unique designs, exceptional sonics and serious price demands.</p> <p>Times have changed but iRiver’s still carving out an interesting little niche for itself. All of its recent players of note have featured operation controlled by the unique D*click interface, and it’s present and correct in the new L-Player.</p> <p><strong>Clicket-D*click</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A novel and talented player at a great price, but not class-leading</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-l-player-8gb </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-l-player-8gb/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-l-player-8gb/review#comments iPod and MP3 iRiver L-Player 8GB Tue, 29 Jul 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10544 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver B20 http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-b20/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The B20’s here to redefine DAB in your pocket. It’s an amazing little device, but can it contend in the PMP arena? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iriver_B20_0.jpg?1364300417" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £170.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A very capable, thoroughly impressive compact PMP/DAB hybrid; shame about that aerial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-b20 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-b20/review#comments B20 iPod and MP3 iRiver Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7353 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver Clix 2 http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-clix-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our favourite alternative MP3 player has returned with a new slimline design and a refined spec list. But can it hunt down the Nano? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="433" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iriver-clix-2_bg_0.jpg?1364300486" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’ve long championed the iRiver Clix as a great alternative to the iPod Nano. Like the Bjork of flash players, it has a quirky charm and is much more versatile than Apple’s classic – alongside music, you get video playback, an FM radio and Java games.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £140.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Clix 2 is a more capable media player than the iPod Nano. But its cheaper feel and quirky navigation system mean it's destined to remain more cult hero than mainstream star </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-clix-2 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-clix-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-clix-2/review#comments Clix 2 iPod and MP3 iRiver Thu, 07 Jun 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6177 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver X20 http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-x20/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A sub-£100 flash player that can play video and has a built-in speaker? That Samsung K5 should be worried </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="478" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iriver-x20_0.jpg?1364300569" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the makers of one of the world’s dinkiest flash players – all bow to the cute as hell U10 – comes something, again, a little different. Available exclusively from Edinburgh-based Advanced MP3 Players, this crazy number has the audacity to take on Samsung’s K5 by including a built-in speaker. </p> <p>Get outer ear</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £80.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bundled buds are poor, but the removable battery, capable widescreen and built-in speaker provide some compensation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-x20 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-x20/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-x20/review#comments iPod and MP3 iRiver X20 Thu, 05 Apr 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 5498 at http://www.stuff.tv iRiver U10 http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-u10/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U10 is a stunner with FM radio, solid build and the trusty endurance of 34-hour battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="1084" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/5ab33655f49e_0.jpg?1364300664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Swiss watches would give their rotating bezels to be as solid and jewel-like as this tiny media player. There’s also something about the way the pivoting screen clicks when you press your way through the menus. And it has a clock. </p> <p>Sensibly minimalist controls, a super-sharp LCD, FM radio and great sound quality all culminate to make this a winner. With a stonkingly generous 34-hour battery life and a substantial 2GB capacity, this is worth every penny. </p> <p>Using such an excellent MP3 player that’s not an iPod will also give you a nice warm glow, to boot.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A gorgeous player with controls that can compete with the Nano’s but at a price tag that can’t. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iriver-u10 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/iriver/iriver-u10/review#comments iPod and MP3 iRiver U10 Tue, 21 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1792 at http://www.stuff.tv