IRiver Spinn Is I4U Top 100 Gift Tip #45

Posted: Oct 3 2008, 5:54am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 10:49am CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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iRiver is offering a very cool and stylish alternative to the dominating iPod music players in the United States as of this week. The iRiver Spinn puts a twist on the user interface of a portable media player.
By turning (spinning) a wheel you can navigate through the nicely animated user interface.

Feature highlights of the iRiver SPINN include 3.3 inch color OLED display with 480 x 372px, Bluetooth 2.0, 25h music playback on single charge, and FM Tuner. The iRiver SPINN supports all kinds of video and music formats including WMA, MP3, OGG, and AVI. The iRiver SPINN measures 99.5x51x10.7mm and the weight is 70g. iRiver sells the SPINN in 4GB and 8GB storage configurations.

For Whom:
The Spinn is for design freaks that do not want to swim with the mainstream iPod crowd.

The Good:
Unique Design
Great OLED Screen
Cool User Interface
Bluetooth
Great Battery Life
Compact design

The Bad:
No iTunes support
No Wi-fi

Where to Buy:
The iRiver SPINN 4GB sells for $249.99 and the 8GB SPINN has a price of $289.99.
The iRiver Spinn is currently available on the iRiver store, but is already listed on Amazon.com, where it should start to sell as well soon. Find other retailers.

See all our top 10 gift tips in the Portable Devices Category. Explore all our Top 100 Holiday Gift Tips 2008.

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The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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