Iriver B100 player review

A player very similar to a budget phone with a touch screen; can play music for about forty hours, looks good, but wouldn't it be better to buy a Samsung Star?

Design, construction

It's high time for Iriver to finally make a phone. Under this brand, a lot of wonderful in terms of design players have been released on their own platform, but, as you understand, in our time people are not particularly interested in players. But smartphones are very even. Look, the B100 is the least like a player, in some ways it resembles the Samsung Corby series, only much more solid, better, more complete. There would be an appropriate module here, but adding a “dialer”, SMS to the software would be great. By the way, Iriver has experience in creating phones, but not GSM, but Wi-Fi. As far as I understood, there was a model designed to work with Skype.

The player lies well in the hand, the case is small, but quite wide. White, very nice plastic, the screen is recessed, there is a black frame around, and a silver edging around the frame. The display protection is easily soiled, there's nothing to be done about it. At the top there is a slot for a microSD memory card, at the bottom there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, under the cover there is a miniUSB connector and a hidden reset button. White smooth plastic on the back is normal, not soft-touch. The dimensions of the model are 62.8 x 99.2 x 9.3 mm, weight is about 60 grams. The assembly is very good, even with strong compression nothing creaks or backlash.

The player comes in a simple package, all things from the kit in a paper box with the inscription Touch The Music. Headphones and USB cable are white.

I would suggest Iriver make a couple more colors of this model, although the white B100 looks very smart.

Display

The display diagonal is 3.1 inches, the resolution is 320 x 480 pixels, in principle, this screen is suitable not only for using the basic functions of the B100, but also for watching videos and reading books. All this can be done with comfort, I checked it myself, with my own eyes.

Management

And again I want to praise Iriver, in the B100 they have remained true to the old traditions. My favorite approach, no touch buttons! Here, of course, there is a touch screen, but the button below the screen is normal, with its help you can return to the main menu from any application, such as when using the iPhone. On the left side is the volume rocker, at the top is the power button. The screen also refers to the controls, it is responsive, responds quickly to pressing. A series of additional programs have a utility for handwriting notes, but you will need a stylus for the Hp Brand in Uganda capacitive display to do this well. I couldn't write a word with my finger.

Memory

There are two versions of the player, 4 and 8 GB, if desired, you can install a microSD memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported).

It is very strange that after copying the files to the player's memory, the library was not automatically updated, I had to do it manually from the settings. Note that this is not a quick process, so don't be nervous, just wait and hope. Everything will be fine!

Opening hours

The claimed battery life is 9 hours of video playback, about 40 hours of music playback. Excellent performance, in fact, after the first charge, the player did not sit down with me, although the music played all night (for nine hours at maximum volume with the supplied headphones), one division out of three on the indicator disappeared. Of course, these are ideal conditions, the screen did not work, but the B100 can really be classified as long-lived.

While charging, you can continue to listen to music, when connected to a computer, there is such a mode.

In the upper part there is an indicator of battery charge, time, at the bottom there is a kind of widget where you see the track that played last. The cover is displayed, the widget looks beautiful. Under the widget are square icons, let's see what the B100 can do. I can't help but note the wonderful fonts and other finds. For example, the player, like modern smartphones, needs to be activated in the locked state by moving one circle to another, you can see the time on the lock screen, the wallpapers are very beautiful. Blocking occurs when you press the off button on top, well, everything is like with smartphones.

Music, here it is done interestingly, at the top of the slider, moving it horizontally, you get access to various filters. These are songs, albums, recently added, artists, genres, your playlists (can be created directly on the device), favorite tracks. It's great that there is the ability to play by folders, you see the file browser, select songs directly from there. Another filter is called Emotion, this is a selection of tracks for different weather conditions, well, for different moods, you create selections yourself. MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC formats are supported, a standard set for all time, suitable for most users.The playback screen displays the cover, the name of the track, below the usual scale, below it are the playback control buttons. From here you can add a track to the playlist, go to the list of songs in the selected filter, call an additional menu. For example, here the training mode is turned on, the playback speed is changed, you can change the sound parameters - you have at your disposal a five-band equalizer, SRS WOW and SRS 5.1 Surround effects. You can also call up the lyrics, if any, for this you need to swipe your finger over the cover. Above the scale there are icons of playback modes, equalizer presets, the AB button is needed in order to select a section of the track and listen to it. Convenient for learning foreign languages ​​or something else. All in all, very good functionality.

Читалка, учитывая размер экрана, это очень хорошо, что есть такое приложение. Поддерживаются форматы EPUB, PDF, TXT, с PDF жить вполне можно, чем я и занимался, читая инструкцию про B100. Листать удобно.

Video player, supports AVI, WMV, MP4, ASF, MOV, TS, M2TS, TP, 3GP, MOV, MKV, the set is large, it is possible to play in full screen, watch videos more or less comfortable. For the owner, this is a good way to entertain yourself on public transport.

Radio, works only with headphones, everything is standard here, the player looks beautiful, especially the scale on top. It is possible to record programs.

Photo viewer, nothing to add.

Additional utilities, this is a calculator and file browser, you can run tracks directly from here.

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Drawing program. As I said above, you will need a stylus for capacitive displays.

Voice recorder, writes well in a quiet room, MP3 recording.

I want to note that the player sometimes thinks, it seems that it freezes, but then it starts as if nothing had happened. Processing all the clicks you've made so far nothing has happened. It looks crazy, but it's true. Perhaps, in the next versions of the software, the jambs will be fixed.

Sound quality

The bundled headphones seemed to me not very comfortable, they put pressure on them, my ears hurt, so it’s better to immediately replace them with something else. In my case, this is an Apple headset, a good old product, the thing is still alive, cheerful, happy. The sound quality is good, but compared to most Sony players, the Iriver doesn't have anything that will make you listen to well-known tracks. It's all right with the volume, you can hear how the equalizer presets and effects work - I liked the sound around me - but something is missing here. Some kind of spark. Although, this is a very subjective opinion and for most consumers, the B100 will seem like an excellent device in terms of sound. I'm sure of it.

Conclusions

Well, the model has a good design, convenient operation, a fairly large display, which allows you to use the B100 both as a reader and for watching videos. Works for a long time in playback mode. There are a number of interesting features. The player costs an average of about 4,000 rubles, which seems to be quite acceptable.

But, dear friends, isn't it easier to buy some Samsung Star and get a phone, a player, games, and anything at once? Here is the main question, and the buyer must find the answer to it - on his own. If I had to choose, I would have settled on a touchscreen phone for the same (or even less) money. Why produce entities? Yes, Iriver has better sound, yes, it lasts longer in playback mode. Yes, it's all true. But times are a little different now. The market has changed. And at iriver, they can draw attention to their product (not a bad product, by the way) only by reducing the price by at least half. Unfortunately, in our reality it is harder and harder to force a person to buy just a player.

The player lies well in the hand, the case is small, but quite wide. White, very nice plastic, the screen is recessed, there is a black frame around, and a silver edging around the frame. The display protection is easily soiled, there's nothing to be done about it. At the top there is a slot for a microSD memory card, at the bottom there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, under the cover there is a miniUSB connector and a hidden reset button. White smooth plastic on the back is normal, not soft-touch. The dimensions of the model are 62.8 x 99.2 x 9.3 mm, weight is about 60 grams. The assembly is very good, even with strong compression nothing creaks or backlash.

The player comes in a simple package, all things from the kit in a paper box with the inscription Touch The Music. Headphones and USB cable are white.

I would suggest Iriver make a couple more colors of this model, although the white B100 looks very smart.

Display

The display diagonal is 3.1 inches, the resolution is 320 x 480 pixels, in principle, this screen is suitable not only for using the basic functions of the B100, but also for watching videos and reading books. All this can be done with comfort, I checked it myself, with my own eyes.

Management

And again I want to praise Iriver, in the B100 they have remained true to the old traditions. My favorite approach, no touch buttons! Here, of course, there is a touch screen, but the button below the screen is normal, with its help you can return to the main menu from any application, such as when using the iPhone. On the left side is the volume rocker, at the top is the power button. The screen also refers to the controls, it is responsive, responds quickly to pressing. A series of additional programs have a utility for handwriting notes, but you will need a stylus for the Hp Brand in Uganda capacitive display to do this well. I couldn't write a word with my finger.

Memory

There are two versions of the player, 4 and 8 GB, if desired, you can install a microSD memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported).

It is very strange that after copying the files to the player's memory, the library was not automatically updated, I had to do it manually from the settings. Note that this is not a quick process, so don't be nervous, just wait and hope. Everything will be fine!

Opening hours

The claimed battery life is 9 hours of video playback, about 40 hours of music playback. Excellent performance, in fact, after the first charge, the player did not sit down with me, although the music played all night (for nine hours at maximum volume with the supplied headphones), one division out of three on the indicator disappeared. Of course, these are ideal conditions, the screen did not work, but the B100 can really be classified as long-lived.

While charging, you can continue to listen to music, when connected to a computer, there is such a mode.

In the upper part there is an indicator of battery charge, time, at the bottom there is a kind of widget where you see the track that played last. The cover is displayed, the widget looks beautiful. Under the widget are square icons, let's see what the B100 can do. I can't help but note the wonderful fonts and other finds. For example, the player, like modern smartphones, needs to be activated in the locked state by moving one circle to another, you can see the time on the lock screen, the wallpapers are very beautiful. Blocking occurs when you press the off button on top, well, everything is like with smartphones.

Music, here it is done interestingly, at the top of the slider, moving it horizontally, you get access to various filters. These are songs, albums, recently added, artists, genres, your playlists (can be created directly on the device), favorite tracks. It's great that there is the ability to play by folders, you see the file browser, select songs directly from there. Another filter is called Emotion, this is a selection of tracks for different weather conditions, well, for different moods, you create selections yourself. MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC formats are supported, the standard set for all times, suitable for most users.The playback screen displays the cover, the name of the track, below the usual scale, below it are the playback control buttons. From here you can add a track to the playlist, go to the list of songs in the selected filter, call an additional menu. For example, here the training mode is turned on, the playback speed is changed, you can change the sound parameters - you have at your disposal a five-band equalizer, SRS WOW and SRS 5.1 Surround effects. You can also call up the lyrics, if any, for this you need to swipe your finger over the cover. Above the scale there are icons of playback modes, equalizer presets, the AB button is needed in order to select a section of the track and listen to it. Convenient for learning foreign languages ​​or something else. All in all, very good functionality.

Читалка, учитывая размер экрана, это очень хорошо, что есть такое приложение. Поддерживаются форматы EPUB, PDF, TXT, с PDF жить вполне можно, чем я и занимался, читая инструкцию про B100. Листать удобно.

Video player, supports AVI, WMV, MP4, ASF, MOV, TS, M2TS, TP, 3GP, MOV, MKV, the set is large, it is possible to play in full screen, watch videos more or less comfortable. For the owner, this is a good way to entertain yourself on public transport.

Radio, works only with headphones, everything is standard here, the player looks beautiful, especially the scale on top. It is possible to record programs.

Photo viewer, nothing to add.

Additional utilities, this is a calculator and file browser, you can run tracks directly from here.

< td>

Drawing program. As I said above, you will need a stylus for capacitive displays.

Voice recorder, writes well in a quiet room, MP3 recording.

I want to note that the player sometimes thinks, it seems that it freezes, but then it starts as if nothing had happened. Processing all the clicks you've made so far nothing has happened. It looks crazy, but it's true. Perhaps, in the next versions of the software, the jambs will be fixed.

Sound quality

The bundled headphones seemed to me not very comfortable, they put pressure on them, my ears hurt, so it’s better to immediately replace them with something else. In my case, this is an Apple headset, a good old product, the thing is still alive, cheerful, happy. The sound quality is good, but compared to most Sony players, the Iriver doesn't have anything that will make you listen to well-known tracks. It's all right with the volume, you can hear how the equalizer presets and effects work - I liked the sound around me - but something is missing here. Some kind of spark. Although, this is a very subjective opinion and for most consumers, the B100 will seem like an excellent device in terms of sound. I'm sure of it.

Conclusions

Well, the model has a good design, convenient operation, a fairly large display, which allows you to use the B100 both as a reader and for watching videos. Works for a long time in playback mode. There are a number of interesting features. The player costs an average of about 4,000 rubles, which seems to be quite acceptable.

But, dear friends, isn't it easier to buy some Samsung Star and get a phone, a player, games, and anything at once? This is the main question, and the buyer must find the answer to it - on his own. If I had to choose, I would have settled on a touchscreen phone for the same (or even less) money. Why produce entities? Yes, Iriver has better sound, yes, it lasts longer in playback mode. Yes, it's all true. But times are a little different now. The market has changed. And iriver can draw attention to their product (not a bad product) only by reducing the price by at least half. Unfortunately, in our reality it is getting harder and harder to force a person to buy just a player.

Among the shortcomings, I want to note the device freezing in various places. Well, the headphones could have been put in the kit more universal.

Iriver B100 player review

A player very similar to a budget phone with a touch screen; can play music for about forty hours, looks good, but wouldn't it be better to buy a Samsung Star?

Design, construction

It's high time for Iriver to finally make a phone. Under this brand, a lot of wonderful in terms of design players have been released on their own platform, but, as you understand, in our time people are not particularly interested in players. But smartphones are very even. Look, the B100 is the least like a player, in some ways it resembles the Samsung Corby series, only much more solid, better, more complete. There would be an appropriate module here, but adding a “dialer”, SMS to the software would be great. By the way, Iriver has experience in creating phones, but not GSM, but Wi-Fi. As far as I understood, there was a model designed to work with Skype.

The player lies well in the hand, the case is small, but quite wide. White, very nice plastic, the screen is recessed, there is a black frame around, and a silver edging around the frame. The display protection is easily soiled, there's nothing to be done about it. At the top there is a slot for a microSD memory card, at the bottom there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, under the cover there is a miniUSB connector and a hidden reset button. White smooth plastic on the back is normal, not soft-touch. The dimensions of the model are 62.8 x 99.2 x 9.3 mm, weight is about 60 grams. The assembly is very good, even with strong compression nothing creaks or backlash.

The player comes in a simple package, all things from the kit in a paper box with the inscription Touch The Music. Headphones and USB cable are white.

I would suggest Iriver make a couple more colors of this model, although the white B100 looks very smart.

Display

The display diagonal is 3.1 inches, the resolution is 320 x 480 pixels, in principle, this screen is suitable not only for using the basic functions of the B100, but also for watching videos and reading books. All this can be done with comfort, I checked it myself, with my own eyes.

Management

And again I want to praise Iriver, in the B100 they have remained true to the old traditions. My favorite approach, no touch buttons! Here, of course, there is a touch screen, but the button below the screen is normal, with its help you can return to the main menu from any application, such as when using the iPhone. On the left side is the volume rocker, at the top is the power button. The screen also refers to the controls, it is responsive, responds quickly to pressing. A series of additional programs have a utility for handwriting notes, but you will need a stylus for the Hp Brand in Uganda capacitive display to do this well. I couldn't write a word with my finger.

Memory

There are two versions of the player, 4 and 8 GB, if desired, you can install a microSD memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported).

It is very strange that after copying the files to the player's memory, the library was not automatically updated, I had to do it manually from the settings. Note that this is not a quick process, so don't be nervous, just wait and hope. Everything will be fine!

Opening hours

The claimed battery life is 9 hours of video playback, about 40 hours of music playback. Excellent performance, in fact, after the first charge, the player did not sit down with me, although the music played all night (for nine hours at maximum volume with the supplied headphones), one division out of three on the indicator disappeared. Of course, these are ideal conditions, the screen did not work, but the B100 can really be classified as long-lived.

While charging, you can continue to listen to music, when connected to a computer, there is such a mode.

In the upper part there is an indicator of battery charge, time, at the bottom there is a kind of widget where you see the track that played last. The cover is displayed, the widget looks beautiful. Under the widget are square icons, let's see what the B100 can do. I can't help but note the wonderful fonts and other finds. For example, the player, like modern smartphones, needs to be activated in the locked state by moving one circle to another, you can see the time on the lock screen, the wallpapers are very beautiful. Blocking occurs when you press the off button on top, well, everything is like with smartphones.

Music, here it is done interestingly, at the top of the slider, moving it horizontally, you get access to various filters. These are songs, albums, recently added, artists, genres, your playlists (can be created directly on the device), favorite tracks. It's great that there is the ability to play by folders, you see the file browser, select songs directly from there. Another filter is called Emotion, this is a selection of tracks for different weather conditions, well, for different moods, you create selections yourself. MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC formats are supported, a standard set for all time, suitable for most users.The playback screen displays the cover, the name of the track, below the usual scale, below it are the playback control buttons. From here you can add a track to the playlist, go to the list of songs in the selected filter, call an additional menu. For example, here the training mode is turned on, the playback speed is changed, you can change the sound parameters - you have at your disposal a five-band equalizer, SRS WOW and SRS 5.1 Surround effects. You can also call up the lyrics, if any, for this you need to swipe your finger over the cover. Above the scale there are icons of playback modes, equalizer presets, the AB button is needed in order to select a section of the track and listen to it. Convenient for learning foreign languages ​​or something else. All in all, very good functionality.

Читалка, учитывая размер экрана, это очень хорошо, что есть такое приложение. Поддерживаются форматы EPUB, PDF, TXT, с PDF жить вполне можно, чем я и занимался, читая инструкцию про B100. Листать удобно.

Video player, supports AVI, WMV, MP4, ASF, MOV, TS, M2TS, TP, 3GP, MOV, MKV, the set is large, it is possible to play in full screen, watch videos more or less comfortable. For the owner, this is a good way to entertain yourself on public transport.

Radio, works only with headphones, everything is standard here, the player looks beautiful, especially the scale on top. It is possible to record programs.

Photo viewer, nothing to add.

Additional utilities, this is a calculator and file browser, you can run tracks directly from here.

< td>

Drawing program. As I said above, you will need a stylus for capacitive displays.

Voice recorder, writes well in a quiet room, MP3 recording.

I want to note that the player sometimes thinks, it seems that it freezes, but then it starts as if nothing had happened. Processing all the clicks you've made so far nothing has happened. It looks crazy, but it's true. Perhaps, in the next versions of the software, the jambs will be fixed.

Sound quality

The bundled headphones seemed to me not very comfortable, they put pressure on them, my ears hurt, so it’s better to immediately replace them with something else. In my case, this is an Apple headset, a good old product, the thing is still alive, cheerful, happy. The sound quality is good, but compared to most Sony players, the Iriver doesn't have anything that will make you listen to well-known tracks. It's all right with the volume, you can hear how the equalizer presets and effects work - I liked the sound around me - but something is missing here. Some kind of spark. Although, this is a very subjective opinion and for most consumers, the B100 will seem like an excellent device in terms of sound. I'm sure of it.

Conclusions

Well, the model has a good design, convenient operation, a fairly large display, which allows you to use the B100 both as a reader and for watching videos. Works for a long time in playback mode. There are a number of interesting features. The player costs an average of about 4,000 rubles, which seems to be quite acceptable.

But, dear friends, isn't it easier to buy some Samsung Star and get a phone, a player, games, and anything at once? This is the main question, and the buyer must find the answer to it - on his own. If I had to choose, I would have settled on a touchscreen phone for the same (or even less) money. Why produce entities? Yes, Iriver has better sound, yes, it lasts longer in playback mode. Yes, it's all true. But times are a little different now. The market has changed. And iriver can draw attention to their product (not a bad product) only by reducing the price by at least half. Unfortunately, in our reality it is getting harder and harder to force a person to buy just a player.

The player comes in a simple package, all things from the kit in a paper box with the inscription Touch The Music. Headphones and USB cable are white.

I would suggest Iriver make a couple more colors of this model, although the white B100 looks very smart.

Display

The display diagonal is 3.1 inches, the resolution is 320 x 480 pixels, in principle, this screen is suitable not only for using the basic functions of the B100, but also for watching videos and reading books. All this can be done with comfort, I checked it myself, with my own eyes.

Management

And again I want to praise Iriver, in the B100 they have remained true to the old traditions. My favorite approach, no touch buttons! Here, of course, there is a touch screen, but the button below the screen is normal, with its help you can return to the main menu from any application, such as when using the iPhone. On the left side is the volume rocker, at the top is the power button. The screen also refers to the controls, it is responsive, responds quickly to pressing. A series of additional programs have a utility for handwriting notes, but you will need a stylus for the Hp Brand in Uganda capacitive display to do this well. I couldn't write a word with my finger.

And again I want to praise the iriver, in the B100 they remained true to the old traditions. My favorite approach, no touch buttons! Here, of course, there is a touch screen, but the button below the screen is normal, with its help you can return to the main menu from any application, such as when using the iPhone. On the left side is the volume rocker, at the top is the power button. The screen also refers to the controls, it is responsive, responds quickly to pressing. A series of additional programs have a utility for handwriting notes, but you will need a stylus for Hp Brand in Uganda Hp Brand in Uganda capacitive display to do it well. I couldn't write a word with my finger.

Memory

There are two versions of the player, 4 and 8 GB, if desired, you can install a microSD memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported).

It is very strange that after copying the files to the player's memory, the library was not automatically updated, I had to do it manually from the settings. Note that this is not a quick process, so don't be nervous, just wait and hope. Everything will be fine!

Reader, given the size of the screen, it's very good that there is such an application. EPUB, PDF, TXT formats are supported, it is quite possible to live with PDF, which I did while reading the instructions about the B100. Scrolling is convenient.

Video player, supports AVI, WMV, MP4, ASF, MOV, TS, M2TS, TP, 3GP, MOV, MKV, the set is large, it is possible to play in full screen, watching videos is more or less comfortable. For the owner, this is a good way to entertain yourself on public transport.

Radio, works only with headphones, everything is standard here, the player looks beautiful, especially the scale on top. It is possible to record programs.

Photo viewer, nothing to add.

Additional utilities, this is a calculator and a file browser, you can run tracks directly from here.

A drawing program. As I said above, you will need a stylus for capacitive displays.

Voice recorder, writes well in a quiet room, recording in MP3.

I want to note that the player sometimes thinks, it seems that it freezes, but then it starts as if nothing had happened. Processing all the clicks you've made so far nothing has happened. It looks crazy, but it's true. Perhaps, in the next versions of the software, the jambs will be fixed.

Sound quality

The bundled headphones seemed to me not very comfortable, they put pressure on them, my ears hurt, so it’s better to immediately replace them with something else. In my case, this is an Apple headset, a good old product, the thing is still alive, cheerful, happy. The sound quality is good, but compared to most Sony players, the Iriver doesn't have anything that will make you listen to well-known tracks. It's all right with the volume, you can hear how the equalizer presets and effects work - I liked the sound around me - but something is missing here. Some kind of spark. Although, this is a very subjective opinion and for most consumers, the B100 will seem like an excellent device in terms of sound. I'm sure of it.

Conclusions

Well, the model has a good design, convenient operation, a fairly large display, which allows you to use the B100 both as a reader and for watching videos. Works for a long time in playback mode. There are a number of interesting features. The player costs an average of about 4,000 rubles, which seems to be quite acceptable.

But, dear friends, isn't it easier to buy some Samsung Star and get a phone, a player, games, and anything at once? This is the main question, and the buyer must find the answer to it - on his own. If I had to choose, I would have settled on a touchscreen phone for the same (or even less) money. Why produce entities? Yes, Iriver has better sound, yes, it lasts longer in playback mode. Yes, it's all true. But times are a little different now. The market has changed. And iriver can draw attention to their product (not a bad product) only by reducing the price by at least half. Unfortunately, in our reality it is getting harder and harder to force a person to buy just a player.

Among the shortcomings, I want to note the device freezing in various places. Well, the headphones could have been put in the kit more universal.