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iRiver iFP-799 - 1GB Flash MP3 Player With Tuner - USB2.0

by iRiver
7 customer reviews

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  • Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Built-In Microphone: No
  • Built-In Radio: Yes
  • Built-in Camera: No
  • Colour Display: No
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
  • MP3 Playback: Yes
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Miniature Card: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • Photo Viewer: No
  • Screen Size in Inches: 0.5
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Storage Capacity in MB: 1024
  • Storage Medium: Built-In Memory
  • USB Stick Design: No
  • W-LAN Connection: No
  • Weight in Grams: unknown
  • xD-Picture Card: No
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
  • Item model number: iFP-799
  • ASIN: B0002DCJRW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Jun. 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 517,248 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Audio Device
  • Earphones
  • Carrying Case
  • Necklace
  • Line-inCable
  • USB Cable
  • Install CD
  • User's Manual
  • S/W Manual
  • Quick Start Guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dominic Pettifer on 1 Feb. 2005
    I purchased this based on user reviews which seemed to suggest this is the ultimate flash based MP3 player, the best you can buy etc. How disappointed I was to discover that it skips with WMA files, I thought I may have a faulty player but turns out that a few other people in forums are having similar problems. Converting to MP3 stops the skipping, so I'm of the assumption that it can't play WMAs very well.
    Also the device isn't detected by Windows as Mass Storage Device, you have to use some program to transfer files, and you can't transfer them back, so no porting files back and forth to your friends house. There is a UMS firmware upgrade you can download for this player. This allows it to be detected as a Mass Storage Device so you can transfer files like it's a hard drive, problem is doing this downgrades it to a USB 1.1 device (check the website FAQ for this) and file transfers are painfully slow (about 4-5 mins for an album), which seems daft to me, other MP3 players function as USB 2.0 and Mass Storage.
    On the plus side it does have plenty of features (voice, FM radio, inline recording etc.), and the sound quality is excellent. However, the skipping and lack of decent Mass Storage support mean this player is useless for me and I have since taken it back.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AudioLad on 8 May 2005
    I bought my 1GB player for a 3 week trekking holiday to Everest basecamp over 6 months ago and, paired up with my Etymotic ER4-Ps, it delivers a surprisingly rich, detailed sound, even with WMAs (which have never skipped on my player). In fact, the sound quality is noticable better than my 3G iPod.
    A firmware update on the iRiver website allows windows to recognise it as an external drive, so you can transfer files with windows explorer.
    It's rugged enough for the wilds and the sound quality and battery life make this an excellent choice.
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    88 of 98 people found the following review helpful By JohnH on 3 Aug. 2004
    The good points...
    + Easy to use
    + Sound quality good (but see comment below about noise)
    + FM radio, clock, microphone and line-in, work well and are a nice bonus
    + 1 Gb solid state storage i.e. should be robust
    + Very small and very light
    + Battery life seems to be excellent
    The could do (in places very much) better...
    + NO UMS!!@?# I am new to MP3 players, but am flabergasted. I have since learn't that iRiver are not the only ones to make this stupid mistake. What were they thinking? I don't want to have to use a poxy explorer type tool that has to be installed on any PC I wish to connect to the player. File drag and drop, to and from anywhere is the only way to go ... the device should connect as a standard USB memory drive. (iRiver claim to be working on a firmware update to provide UMS, I will be trying to sell my iFP-799 if this does not appear soon.) I would never have bought the device if I had known this.
    + Music files cannot be transfered (using the poxy exporer type tool) from the device back onto a PC. I realise that this is copy protection, but it infringes my rights too. For example it stops me backing up the FLASH contents. (UMS (if it arrives) should solve this)
    + No OGG playback, despite what it says on the box and the websites! I would find this funny, if it wasn't me that was suffering... The supplied (poxy explorer type tool) software can create OGG files but not MP3. The player can play MP3 files but not OGG! (iRiver claim to be working on a firmware update to provide OGG support. It's starting sound like the iFP-700/800 series were rushed out before they were finished!)
    + It is difficult to see in the photographs on the websites but the 1 G version is purple(with sparkles)/silver, not black/silver.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. L. J. Maskell on 28 Aug. 2005
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    I've seen a lot of reviews about this mp3 player and all I can say is, if you wanted some of the functionality you say it doesn't have, why buy it! The software provided for uploading mp3's onto the device is simple, drag and drop in an Explorer type program. Who wants something complicated, it's for listening to music for heaven's sake!
    Occasionally, Windows XP Pro does seem to be unable to see the device, but by unplugging in, shutting down the software and starting over, this problem is resolved! On the subject of WMA's I would recommend that you convert them to mp3's as the sound quality is much better!
    One small thing that I did find annoying, is that some internet downloaded mp3's won't play on it. This is down to the encryption on the files and not the player itself!
    I have colleagues with iPods and larger iRiver (40gb) players, but they are all in awe of what this (very) little piece of kit can do!
    The radio is crystal clear, there's a function to record from the radio and the voice recorder is clear and simple to use. There's a graphic equaliser, which has presets and is adjustable too, which is great when changing styles of tracks.
    I highly recommend the iRiver iFP-799!
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