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iriver shows off the new S10

While everyone was focused on the launch of Apple's new iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle, iriver slipped a new portable audio player under the radar screen. iriver's tiny new S10 measures just 1.65" x 1.18" x 0.43" and weighs in at a feathery 0.62 ounces. For comparison, the newly announced second generation iPod Shuffle measures 1.07" x 1.62" x 0.41" and weighs 0.55 ounces.

The iriver S10 is available in capacities of 1GB and 2GB and is rated at 8 hours of playback (compared to 12 hours for the iPod Shuffle). Where the S10 trumps the Shuffle, however, is with its 1.5" color OLED screen, SRS WOW technology and support for MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG. And for good measure, iRiver has also tossed in an FM tuner.

Pricing and availability hasn’t been announced yet, but we’d take a gander that pricing will be competitive with Apple’s 1GB iPod Shuffle which retails for $79.

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player is ok...
By noxipoo on 9/13/2006 10:31:28 AM , Rating: 4
full body shot of the model please.

RE: player is ok...
By maevinj on 9/13/2006 10:46:28 AM , Rating: 5
Yep full body shot is needed. I can't tell exactly how small it is without some other reference points.

RE: player is ok...
By ahodge on 9/13/2006 12:00:10 PM , Rating: 5
The other reference points look small as well...

RE: player is ok...
By bunnyfubbles on 9/13/2006 12:47:06 PM , Rating: 1
damn, then this player must be tiny

RE: player is ok...
By lemonadesoda on 9/13/2006 1:28:03 PM , Rating: 2
Does this thing have an alarm function? Vibration alert?

RE: player is ok...
By OCedHrt on 9/13/2006 3:05:42 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry just had to ask..does this come with the model? :P

Very Nice
By 05SilverGT on 9/13/2006 10:29:25 AM , Rating: 2
The only thing we need to see now is the price. If the 1GB version is under $100 then consider it sold.

RE: Very Nice
By PAPutzback on 9/13/2006 11:53:13 AM , Rating: 2
I disagree. I need reference points. I am sure price wise it will compete.

By epsilonparadox on 9/13/2006 10:35:24 AM , Rating: 2
is that supposed to be OGG instead of OFF?

RE: Um
By Samus on 9/14/2006 1:47:52 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe I can get the iPod Shuffle with the model? or is it the other way around?

By othercents on 9/13/2006 10:51:06 AM , Rating: 4
This is a very good looking mp3 player (or maybe it's the model). However I like the clip functionality of the shuffle better. I personally wouldn't wear any mp3 player around my neck, but I wouldn't mind clipping the shuffle to my shirt. Plus I like the clip better than an arm band when doing workouts in the gym.

The FM tuner is a plus especially when your trying to watch TV in the gym.


lol, pricing
By Ralph The Magician on 9/13/2006 2:26:03 PM , Rating: 2
If by "competitive" they mean close to twice the price then I agree. I'd expect at least $150 for the 1GB and $200 for the 2GB given iRiver's current models. Look at their current lineup and their current prices. There is no way in hell that a player like this, even in 1GB size is going to be less than $100.

RE: lol, pricing
By freon on 9/13/2006 2:59:53 PM , Rating: 2
The 2GB Clix is less than $200. I would imagine the price of the S10, with its smaller screen, lesser battery life, and slightly reduced features should cost less than the Clix.

The new Shuffle 1GB is supposed to be released at $80 when it comes out. No 2GB model is listed yet (will it ever?). I dont know about any of you, but I have always disliked the Shuffle. Especially when it was originally released for $150 (1GB). It's a USB memory stick with MP3 capabilities. Oh boy..
So maybe Iriver wont bring the price down to exact Shuffle levels, but I would much rather spend a couple extra $ for a small MP3 player with a DISPLAY than a Shuffle.

By Souka on 9/13/2006 10:51:46 AM , Rating: 2
Hopefully the controls are better than the ipud shuffle... main reason I tell people to get a nano instead....

Very nice
By UNCjigga on 9/13/2006 1:21:32 PM , Rating: 2
I'd buy that for $99. Any less and its a steal.

it's all relative
By JNo on 9/14/2006 8:23:44 AM , Rating: 2
it doesn't look *that* small, but then again, stick it on an american...

ok ok chill my american cousins - just a cheap joke :)
(many say us brits are now more obese - how embarrassing's that?!)

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