iRiver

  • Are these the cutest photo frames ever?

    Are these the cutest photo frames ever?

    iRiver Japan today unveiled a new photo frame, which comes in two designs ("Minnie Style" and "Micky Style") and is officially licensed by Disney. Read More

  • iriver produces the swanky 7-inch Framee-L digital picture frame

    iriver produces the swanky 7-inch Framee-L digital picture frame

    Digital picture frames aren’t exactly the hottest gadget item anymore, but maybe iriver can somewhat breath new life in the totally overproduced niche item. The 7-inch Framee-L has a bit of understated art deco look, while at the same time sport’n the standard fare of digiframe features. It has a 720 x 480 resolution display, 1GB of internal memory, a full array of memory card… Read More

  • iRiver to crash the cell phone party early next year

    iRiver to crash the cell phone party early next year

    Well would you look at this? Seems iRiver’s getting into the cell phone game – in Korea, at least. The maker of pretty-slick MP3 players does plenty of business over here, though, so it wouldn’t be a total shock to see one or more of the phones picked up by domestic carriers. The first handset is set to hit the Korean market in March and will be available on the KTF network. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: iRiver PMPs on the cheap through the end of the year

    CrunchDeals: iRiver PMPs on the cheap through the end of the year

    There’s a small sale on iRiver doodads that might interest you, especially with the holiday shopping season coming. From November 1 to December 31, the iRiver Spinn, Lplayer and E100 are all getting their prices slashed anywhere from $30-$60. For example, you can grab the 8GB model of the E100 for $99. If you’re looking for something a little more flexible, the 8GB Spinn is now $229. Read More

  • iRiver SPINN up for pre-order, shipping on October 3

    iRiver SPINN up for pre-order, shipping on October 3

    We’ve been waiting for the sexy iRiver SPINN for months and finally the gorgeous PMP is shipping Friday. The 8GB flavor carries a $289.99 price while the smaller, but still attractive, 4GB option is going for $249. If you wanna one of the first units, head over to iRiver’s website and place a pre-order.  [Thanks for the tip, Ron] Read More

  • IFA preview: iriver P20 media player

    IFA preview: iriver P20 media player

    IFA is quickly coming up and in standard trade show fashion, some gadgets leak out early. The iriver P20 first made headlines during CES ’08 and that was only a prototype. We’re hoping for some real hands-on action once the PMP launches in Germany. Thankfully, iriver has kept the 4.1-inch touchscreen and is still capable of doing the whole music, DMB TV, Flash games, and video thing… Read More

  • iRiver Spinn caught on video, looks hot

    We saw this thing last week and it looked sweet, but it’s so hard to tell about an interface without seeing it in action. Looks to me like the touchscreen works well, and although the interface doesn’t look as clean as other players, iRiver gadgets have historically done more stuff out of the box. I really can’t wait to get a hands-on with one of these things — hint hint… Read More

  • iRiver's Spinn launching, looking gorgeous

    iRiver's Spinn launching, looking gorgeous

    I’ve always liked iRiver’s stuff, and even though the iPod Touch gets all the love these days, iRiver is still mighty popular on the other side of the Pacific and I wish I had more chances to check out there gear here in the states. This Spinn has been lurking for some time (since CES) and just really dropped today; like most iRiver stuff it supports every format under the sun, though… Read More

  • iRiver's all inclusive Lplayer

    iRiver's all inclusive Lplayer

    iRiver has finally launched its “impressively small and sleek” Lplayer in the U.S., following the “multifunctional” digital player’s debut in Korea. The Lplayer features a 2-inch TFT LCD screen, and iRiver’s ‘D-Click’ navigation, which means you control the device by pressing on the outer edges of the screen, as well as 4 hours of video playback and… Read More

  • iRiver L Player: FLAC tested, Muse approved

    iRiver L Player: FLAC tested, Muse approved

    Indie cool iRiver is now showing off (in Korea) the L Player, using message board cool Muse’s likeness to promote it. The portable media player has 2-inch LCD, and works with all the dumb file formats you’re likely to find on The Pirate Bay or whatever, including MPEG-4, XVID and FLAC. There’s even OGG support—that must be great news for, like, nine of you. SRS Wow HD, too. Read More

 
  • iRiver D5 e-dictionary looks nice, wish it had Wi-Fi

    iRiver D5 e-dictionary looks nice, wish it had Wi-Fi

    The thing about electronic dictionaries is that they’ve gotta have useable keyboards. The thing about portable internet devices is that, oftentimes, they don’t have useable keyboards. Alas, I wish these electronic dictionary manufacturers would all just start adding Wi-Fi and web browsers to these devices. Take the iRiver D5 “Diciple”, for instance. It’s got a 3-inch… Read More

  • iRiver E100 reviewed: Like a square iPod

    Love me some iRiver, I can tell you that much. They’re the one company, aside from Creative, who knows that consumers want sexy devices for not much money. Case in point: the iRiver E100. The player can hold up to 8GB of music, has a MiniSD card slot, and costs about $215 in stores. Pocketable’s review is pretty damn long but it makes a compelling argument to pick one of these up if… Read More

  • iRiver Siren DP350 players launch in Japan

    iRiver Siren DP350 players launch in Japan

    The currently-Japan-only iRiver DP350 replaces last year’s DP300 and will come in 2GB and 4GB flavors for $120 and $150, respectively. File support includes MPEG-4 and WMV for videos and MP3, WAV, and OGG for audio files. Popular image file formats are supported as well. There’s also a built-in FM tuner that can record broadcasts to WAV along with USB host support, 18 hours of battery… Read More

  • iRiver Siren Digital Photo Frame

    iRiver Siren Digital Photo Frame

    I was at Josh’s house the other day and noticed, quietly, that he has one of those digital photo frames. I mean, he’s cool to begin with, but now I know he’s, like, Fonzie cool. So now I look at iRiver’s new Siren digital photo frame with “Be Like Mike Josh” on my mind. Its 5.6-inch QVGA display, encased in old person-friendly mahogany, should do the trick for… Read More

  • iRiver Clix 2 Gets Bumped to 8GB

    iRiver Clix 2 Gets Bumped to 8GB

    Fans of the iRiver Clix series of flash-based digital audio players will be pleased to hear that they’re planning on shipping an 8GB model due this August. The beefed-up version will be identical to the second generation Clix, save for red trim around the player and double the storage capacity. The Clix 2 features a 2.2-inch AMOLED display, battery life good for 24 hours of audio or 5 hours… Read More

  • Exclusive: iRiver Clix Rhapsody Review

    Exclusive: iRiver Clix Rhapsody Review

    The second-generation iriver Clix is an impressive little device, but iriver followed in SanDisk’s footsteps and used its partnership with Rhapsody to create a pretty slick little end-to-end solution called the Clix Rhapsody. That means the Clix now comes with Rhapsody DNA firmware and works with the Windows-only Rhapsody software, which lets you transfer Rhapsody Channels and subscription… Read More

  • iRiver Mplayer: The Mickey Mouse DAP

    iRiver Mplayer: The Mickey Mouse DAP

    Ta-da! The iRiver Mplayer, the DAP in the shape of America’s most beloved Disney mouse. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as specs go—1GB of storage, MP3, WMA, etc.—but seeing as though it’s in the shape Mickey Mouse, I have reason to believe it’ll sell well. In Korea, that is. Read More

  • iRiver NV Portable GPS Navigator: Pretty on the Outside, Smart on the Inside

    iRiver NV Portable GPS Navigator: Pretty on the Outside, Smart on the Inside

    The iRiver M10 that we spotted last week has bee made official and is now known as the iRiver NV. It’s a GPS receiver with a very LG Prada look about it (and a very LG enV name about it…). The 7-inch widescreen display trumps other GPS devices on the market. Built-in DMB support and out-of-the-box compatibility with popular video formats like Divx, Xvid and H.264 further help… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Keep It Simple, Stupid

    The AudioFile: Keep It Simple, Stupid

    Einstein said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Few companies in the MP3 player business grasp this important principle, and it continues to bite them in the assets. iRiver and SanDisk are feverishly trying to keep up the pace of feature bloat, while Archos and Creative are increasingly focusing on video players. Meanwhile, Sony is getting ready to… Read More

  • iRiver M10 GPS Receiver and D5 Electronic Dictionary: Guess Which One Wouldn't Sell Here?

    iRiver M10 GPS Receiver and D5 Electronic Dictionary: Guess Which One Wouldn't Sell Here?

    iRiver has recently been branching out from the DAP and PMP business and into other, far stranger territory. Two new devices, the M10 GPS navigator and the D5 electronic dictionary, are scheduled to make their debut at a Korean trade show later this month. We can tell from the leaked pictures that the M10 will have built-in DMB (and what gadget doesn’t in Korea?) and multimedia… Read More