irivers answer to the nano

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the new Iriver E10

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http://forum.iriver.se/viewtopic.php?t=9070

http://dapreview.net/comment.php?comment.news.3215
iriver was present at the China Sourcing Fairs in Hong Kong and had all their new and upcoming models on display.

This is also the first time that we see a working model of the iriver E10. The first pictures of this player were released at the end of March and the specs were released very recently in the middle of April. To recap: the player has a 6 GB 1 inch micro HDD, a 1.5 inch 128x128 pixel display, a USB 2.0 Host, 30 fps video playback and support for mp3, wma and ogg. The really new thing about this player is, that it can be used as a universal remote control, seeing that it has an infrared controller built in.
 
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Aye, was reading about it on mystic rivers homepage and commented on how drab the specs were. 30fps on a 128x128 screen is just pointless imo, it's just a tarted up H10 with no radio either. Remote control? Well thats er useful...

I just wasn't at all impressed and this won't even come close to the nano. I was so badly hoping they'd increase the capacity of the U10 instead, as I've been wanting a 4/6gb model for ages now.

PS. I did a mtp/ums conversion on my 6gb H10 a few days ago - not a single glitch that I mentioned on another H10 thread has appeared since. My H10 is rocking now and I'm well chuffed :)
 
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Yeah I read this on MisticRiver too. Looks a bit plasticky and I really think they should be heading in the mass flash direction. I'll see how it turns out, if it's good I might replace my H120. It'd be nice is iRiver went back to their old values of high quality, high spec DAPs though - a remote control doesn't really cut it for me.
 
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well, the only points flash have over micro drives right now are the price and the power drain. but right now the flash players are neither cheaper nor do the last longer, and my 5gb h10 has never skipped once, so skipping isnt an issue either:)

kainz - good job with the H10. THey run much better as pure ums devices dont they?
 
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Microdrive are still mechanical devices right? I'd still rather have a flash player for gym use.

For commuting, I wouldn't mind going HD based with larger capacity.

... and I don't see much point in video playback in this type of devices. I suppose it might become a necessary feature set, but I am not bothered. This also applies if Apple add video playback to future Nano.
 
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james.miller said:
kainz - good job with the H10. THey run much better as pure ums devices dont they?
Put it this way, I wish I'd done this sooner :) Not needing to do the ums trick just to upload tracks is just tops. The whole unit is working so nicely now. Was actually looking at a 30gb video iplod at one point, but it lacked the radio which i needed.

I'm still holding out for a 4/6gb U10 though. I really want one badly.
 
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TBH it doesn't look as good, but the added storage size is a bonus. Good feature set too. I don't see much of a problem with a micro HDD as long as the battery life is decent. It would be slightly easier to break than a nano I guess, but you'd probably have to give it quite a lot of abuse.
 
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james.miller said:
yeah they are. i have no problems runnign with my h10 though:) dont know anybody that has had a problem with any mechanical drive player actually.

My H120 doesn't skip, but it won't cache any new songs if I'm jogging with it in my pocket - I have to stop and wait for it to cache. :(
 
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My H120 doesn't skip, but it won't cache any new songs if I'm jogging with it in my pocket - I have to stop and wait for it to cache. :(


Unfortunately I can understand that, very difficult to beat unless you try with it in your hand - if it caches then , you could always invest in one of those arm holders
 
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looks quite nice, i'd rather have the u10 if I were to be using the video feature tho.

Still twice as big as the nano however :(
 
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