iRiver Debuts iFP-700 and iFP-800 Players

As the latest addition to iRiver’s successful line of award-winning portable audio devices, the new flash-based music players combine a sleek, sport-ready design with many advanced features such asUSB 2.0*, integrated voice recorder, programmable FM recorder, up to 1GB of internal memory and the ability to record MP3s on the fly from any source.

The iFP-700 and iFP-800 series are available in four different capacities – 128MB**, 256MB, 512MB and 1GB – and play up to 40 hours of music on a single AA. The new line also comes with accessoriesfor an active lifestyle including a sport armband, neck strap, carrying case and line-in encoding cable. In addition to playing MP3, OGG, ASF, WMA and WMA-DRM music files the iFP-700 and iFP-800series are compatible with online music services that use Windows Media DRM technology.

The flash-memory music players offer customers real-time MP3 encoding from a variety of sources, including home audio systems and handheld CD players. The fully Windows and Macintosh compatibleiFP-700 and iFP-800 series allow customers to store or transfer files of any type and adding or deleting files is fast and intuitive. Connect the player to the PC using its USB cable, click on themusic player icon and drag files into or out of the folder.

“The new iFP-700 and iFP-800 series flash-memory music players provide superior flexibility for on-the-go users’ listening experience,” said Jonathan Sasse, president of iRiver America. “The newflash music players extend the imagination and set the bar for excellence in the flash-memory player category. In addition to an outstanding battery life, we added USB 2.0 and a programmable FMrecorder, which allows users to schedule MP3 recordings of their favorite radio program or sports broadcast.”

iFP-700 and iFP-800 Series Feature:

  • USB 2.0 provides up to 3x faster transfer speeds over USB 1.1
  • Up to 1GB internal storage
  • Supports MP3, OGG, ASF, WMA and WMA-DRM music files
  • An integrated digital FM tuner with presets
  • Programmable FM recorder
  • Up to 40 hours of battery life
  • Integrated voice recorder
  • Upgradeable to future formats and features
  • Store or transfer files of any type
  • Lighted 4-line text display
  • Weighs only 40 grams (1.4 ounces)
  • Ultra-small design

Pricing and Availability
The iFP-700 and iFP-800 series are available now at iRiver’s eStore at www.iriveramerica.com/estore and will be at selected stores in May 2004. Suggested retail price for both models start at USD $129.99 for 128MB of internal storage.

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