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★★★★★

iRiver Slimx Well well , how many of you guys out...”

Written on: 04/11/2002 by Vinith Balakrishnan Raj. (1 review written)

Good Points
SLIM SIZE, SHOCK PROOF, UPGRADABLE FIRMWARE, ALUMINIUM LID, SUPERB REMOTE

Bad Points
DISC RECOGNITION COULD IMPROVE, AM TUNER COULD HAVE BEEN ADDED TOO,

General Comments
iRiver Slimx
Well well , how many of you guys out there have had a real blast (and real lucky indeed) to start out with "SLIMX" as your first mp3 player.? lucky ! i should say,
The SLiMEx simply delivers what it advertises, Cool Looks, Features, Durability, and what not !!
By the time you'r reading this review, you'd have probably been thru a 1001 other reviews ..so bored? well, don't be , cos when your going to get your own SlimX, I bet you'd write your own review...:)

The SLIMX is a multi codec , cd Player with an upgradable Firmware which simply translates out to the fact that not only does it play the current MP3, WMA , ASF fomats but also could be upgraded to comply with other newer and better formats like mp3 pro , ogg vorbis etc..

The Player itself is thin, about 16.66 mm and the best part of all, it comes with an ultra cool remote with a high resolution LCD and a super cool blue backlight. Spend some time with the manual and there's not going to be any problem mastering the remote....

I've read reviews that have mentioned small transparents stickers included , meant for being stuck on the remote display to prevent it from getting scratched ,,but hey , i didn't get any !!! well anyways ,the normal "CLING ON" microwave food wrap makes an excellent cover for the remote...just cut out a small piece and wrap your remote with it !

Any of you guys ever wondered why the unit is designed with a metal lid ??? well apart from being able to deliver ultra cool looks, and durabilty, the metal lid infacts functions as an ANTENNA For the the FM radio, and enables better radio reception (one design concept, that they thought could be kept a secret :) )

Another important feature about the player is that, unlike the normal Audio Cd player that keeps on spinning the entire time its used for playing, the SLIMX firsts buffers the entire song into its memory and then reads from the memory, this feature enables songs to be played skip free, saves on battery power (esp if you happen to play the same track over and over again) and also prolongs the MTBF (life) of the hardware motors and the laser....


And finally, for the price that i had played (equalent to 160 $) i'd be insane to ask for something more.....:)
The SLIMX IS worth every penny you pay for it.....

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