Another day, another fresh batch of flash memory based MP3 players. iRiver’s product streams are officially more a delta these days, but here we go all the same.
We’ll do the first two lines together since they share a lot of similarities. The T20 (above) and T30 (below) follow up May’s T10 and come in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB capacities (we really should have 2GB by now), play MP3, WMA, ASF and (the nerd appreciated) Ogg Vorbis files and can last up to 20 hours on a single AAA battery.
Both support USB2.0 and can be plugged directly into the socket. No pricing or release details have been given, so – at this stage – you pick your styling and make your choice…
Slightly different is the H10 Junior, which you’ll be unsurprised to hear is a dinky version of the H10. Again nothing too stunning to report here, but with capacities of 512MB and 1GB, a colour screen and its big brother’s popular design it should win fans.
Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, we have the U10. Certainly a long way from the safe designs of the H10, T10/20/30, is it operated entirely via a 2.2in, 320 x 240 pixel touch screen. It is not just limited to music, playing Mpeg4 video on top of MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg, but we would’ve liked to see DivX supported.
Other features include an FM radio, voice recorder and the ability to display photos. Those predictable 512MB and 1GB capacities are again on offer and while no release date or UK pricing is available yet, we do know it will cost $283 and $335 respectively in the land of red, white and blue (no, I don’t mean Great Britain or The Union Jack, smart arses!).
The T20 will wil cost £99 (512MB) and £132 (1GB) and debut in July. Nothing more on the others as of yet.