With a new firmware upgrade you can play videos aswell the quality is superb and the only problem is that the screen is to small to really do it justice. More details on iRiver H product page and H product page. If you would like to reproduce this article on your own publication or web site, please contact Tim Anderson. The music genres were a mix of hip hop, pop, and trance. Such double functions are apparent in all different modes.

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Although often overlooked, iRiver’s tradition of excellent audio quality has always been tops among industry leaders.

The navi keys on the Iriver feel ever so slighty clunky and this is the only downside. A snag here is that only MP3 files will be indexed, though you can get round this with free third-party software irivsr by iRiver enthusiasts.

iriver H 40GB MP3 Player | Product overview | What Hi-Fi?

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It will play just about any music file type and show Jpegs 3h40 too. The iRiver acts basically as a portable hard drive, that means no need for software like iTunes. Moreover, one of the biggest complaints from the H series is back: For managing irriver music on a PC, you simply use your favourite media player and library, such as the free Windows Media Player. Connect other USB units and use them together without the need of an computer. See our Returns Policy. It’s also a shame that iRiver has not fixed long-standing issues like the inability to index WMA files, and the annoying gaps that appear between tracks that should run together without a pause.

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However, the disadvantage to iRiver is that the controls and user interface have been less intuitive when compared to a lot of the other MP3 players out there.

Find the latest technology news, breaking science discoveries, hottest tech rumors, and best deals in tech and toys. If the player runs out of power on its lithium battery, then you can connect the external battery pack, which attaches itself to the back of the unit and clicks in place securely, and enjoy extended playback.

Irivee course, there are trade-offs, such as Apple’s style and iPod’s size, as well as the slide-show aspect. I reckon iRiver need to invest in a smart contemporary design to have much hope of succeeding against Apple’s iPod. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. On top of that, this media device offers a battery life up to 16 hours so you can seamlessly enjoy your favourite tracks throughout the day.

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Visit our Help Pages. Using the H Aside from a hold switch on the side, all control and navigation is via buttons on the front of the unit, including irkver four-way rocker switch, a central action button, and four additional buttons. That doesn’t mean the H is a complete failure, just that its natural market is a niche of irivrr who know what they want and will put up with a little inconvenience to get it.


The H does not come with much in the way of software.

So what’s wrong with the H? If you would like to reproduce this article on your own publication or web site, please contact Tim Anderson. Aug 102: The H buttons are easier to use than H’s joystick.

It has been pointed out to us that it is possible to flash the US Version of the H with an International firmware update in order to gain video playback.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Creative Commons Summary [ edit ] Photographer: The H Series has the ability to read WinAmp’s playlist files.

Alternatively, plug in a mic, such as Sony’s excellent ECM-MS high quality digital microphone available through Amazon and record live music, conference talks, lectures or whatever takes your fancy. Want to reproduce this article? The level meters irivef up and down during playback, but not when recording, which is silly. See questions and answers.

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