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“i have wanted a home radio and cd for the car for a...”

Written on: 20/06/2002 by mark palmos. (1 review written)

Good Points
Fantastic audio quality, CD, MP3, WMF, MP3 PRO.
Long list of CAN DO features, tags, 20 winamp playlists on a disk, fm audio, pick up where you left off, very compact, sturdy, firmware upgradeable to MP3 PRO etc...

Bad Points
Costs 179 pounds or 179 dollars (as usual, uk is a bloody rip off...)

General Comments
i have wanted a home radio and cd for the car for a while now... but not to lose my tape deck.

i wanted to tell you about my new toy, the slimX portable MP3 player from iRiver

it can play regular cd's (duh!)

i can load somewhere between 8 and 12 albums worth of MP3 music at 192kbs "cd quality" onto a single cd

i can save winamp playlists (up to 20 for each disk) to the disk with the files, and tell it to play a certain album, or random shuffle between albums, or random shuffle within an album, or...

it shows the MP3 tag info as it plays the track, i can also browse folders i make on the cd with tracks in it.

i can toggle between playing cd's and FM radio and when i switch off the system and start again, it starts exactly where it left off, does a little fade up to start with.

it can also play rewriteable cd's, so i can make compilations for events, and burning a full cd of music takes less than 5 minutes

when new codecs come out, like MP3 PRO (half size, or twice quality for same size) the player is firmware upgradeable, so i download a new firmware, burn it to cd (rewriteable, of course) and upgrade.

i use it to play radio in the morning, and will get an adapter to play it via the cassette deck in the car. It is the smallest MP3 able CD player in the world, and it is MINE!!!

check it out at, its gorgeous...

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