Despite the movie-worthy 4. No needless curves, wasted buttons or confusing bits, just a simple slab of recycling-friendly metal, with plastic on the ends and a screen in the middle. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Hopefully a firmware update from iriver can iron out those kinks in the near future. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Design We have some legitimate gripes with the P7, but design isn’t one of them. The overall form is more pocket-friendly than the chunkier design of the Cowon O2 , feeling more like an Archos 5 with a shrunken screen.
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Hopefully a firmware update from iriver can iron out those kinks in the near future. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Once you dial down into the Iriger music and photo menus, the single-page interface of the main menu eventually ;7 way to a more common list view.
Iriver appropriately describes the main menu screen as magazinelike, laying out each of the player’s functions on a single screen, compartmentalized into an attractive arrangement of boxes. It also hard-froze on us once, and wouldn’t reset with a press from the power button — we had to hard reset the whole player with a paper clip. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Tapping any of those items sends you straight to it even the clock takes you to a great world clockand a back button usually sends you to the main menu for that category photo albums, playlists, so forth.
No needless curves, wasted buttons or confusing bits, just a simple slab of recycling-friendly metal, with plastic on the ends and a screen in the middle.
Also, the iRiver P7 music player is compatible with MP3, WMA, Real Audio files as well as others, so you can listen to a large range irlver tracks available from different services. Just like the smaller-screened Samsung P3 or Iriver SPINN, we found ourselves spending extra time iricer the videos we wanted to watch on the P7 using the included software.
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It’s a novel and fun approach to an interface, and while iriver isn’t packing in extensive functionality or connected information, it’s a far cry from surfing through a boring menu tree with a d-pad. It’s not unpleasant, just odd, and it at least adds a sense of monolith-type mystique to the player. Iiver you plan on storing a large music collection on the P7, prepare for some navigation frustration.
Most functions are responsive and irievr, with cross-fades between screens and large, obvious buttons to take you where you need to go.
The metal has a cold, rough quality to it — it looks exactly like the aluminum of a last-gen MacBook Pro, but feels almost like cardboard to the touch. Features The P7 is easy on the eyes, but the features are nothing to write home about. In spite of our complaints about the sluggish, unfriendly design of the P7’s music menu navigation, the audio capabilities of the P7 are arguably the best feature of the device.
Hold onto many tunes for use whenever you wish by making use irivdr the vast media storage capacity included with this iRiver 16 GB MP3. Show More Show Less. Review Sections Review Specs. This 16 GB digital media player is capable of keeping up to 2, tunes, allowing you to move all your CDs and music files onto it. You won’t find advanced features such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on the P7, but its relatively low price and large, 4.
Cons ThickLack of good desktop integrationLimited functionality.
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The P7 measures 4. The Bottom Line The Iriver P7 is like a beautifully crafted concept car with a frustrating lack of horsepower, but the price is compelling.
While the P7’s hardware looks like irriver takes a few cues from Apple, the touch-screen interface is entirely unique. Porsche’s sports car tech improves the new Cayenne SUV. Software iriver calls the interface “like a magazine,” and it’s not hard to see why.
iRiver P7 Silver ( 16 GB ) Digital Media Player
The included Windows client software is a tragedy of interface and doesn’t support video for some unapparent reason, while the Windows Media Irive support seemed promising until Windows Media Player failed to sync anything into the right place.
Best MP3 Players for Don’t show this again. Skip to main content. Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Power users and the patient-minded may iiver able to put up with the P7’s particular video requirements, but people looking for drag-and-drop simplicity should look elsewhere.