updated 09:00 am EDT, Tue May 4, 2004
iRiver flash MP3 players
series flash-memory music players. The new flash-based music players combine a sleek, sport-ready design with advanced features such as USB 2.0, an integrated voice recorder, programmable FM recorder, up to 1GB of internal memory, and the ability to record MP3s on-the-fly from any source.The new line also comes with accessories for an "active lifestyle," including a sport armband, neck strap, carrying case and line-in encoding cable. In addition to playing MP3, OGG, ASF, WMA and WMA-DRM music files the iFP-700 and iFP-800 series are compatible with online music services that use Windows Media DRM technology. Pricing starts at $130 for the 128MB version.
The flash-memory music players offer realtime MP3 encoding from a variety of sources, including home audio systems and handheld CD players. Users can store or transfer files of any type. The ultra-small device (1.4 ounces) offers a lighted 4-line text display. The iFP-700 and iFP-800 series are available in four different capacities (128MB, 256MB, 512MB and 1GB) and can play up to 40 hours of music on a single AA battery, according to the company.