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Gadget of the Week
iRiver PMP140 Portable Media Player
This brand new product from iRiver was announced on 13th October 2004. It gives you the ability to watch movies, listen to and record music, listen the radio, act as a digital voice recorder or view your latest snapshots on the move.
3.5 Colour screen, 260,000 colours
Supports a wide range of audio formats MP3, ASF, WMA and WAV
Supports a wide range of video formats AVI in MPEG4, DivX and XviD
Can view e-books
40GB of storage capacity (20GB version also available)
Built-in FM radio tuner
Can output to TV
Can record music (via line-in) directly onto the hard drive with no need for a computer to encode the audio first
Built-in microphone for digital voice recording
Real-time clock includes a music/radio alarm function
Has a USB 2.0 port for ultra fast data transfer
Has a USB 1.1 port (host) to connect external equipment such as digital cameras (USB on-the-go)
I needed to read the manual; use of the device is not as intuitive as it should be.
Device is not as stylish as some
Case is rather sickly in colour and not ergonomically brilliant
Price (RRP): £449 inc. VAT for the PMP140 (40GB), or £399 inc. VAT for the PMP120 (20GB).
Star Rating: 8 Stars Advanced functionality but user interface should be more intuitive.
Dimensions: 139mm x 84mm x 32 mm (L x W x D)