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PRODUCT 3014
OVERALL SCORE 0.48659017190749926
NUMBER OF REVIEWS 298
FEATURE: general SCORE: 0.4032480956942799
...go around the outside of your ear and terminate in earbuds. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70 after rebate Summary: Good value play... go to
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...arbuds. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 70 after rebate [Summary:
1.0 Good] value player Pros: low cost and durable Cons: plain black c... go to
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... Otherwise it's not a bad product if you own alot of MP3's. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: Not A Bad Deal, Not A Go... go to
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...layers with more memory, more features, and cheaper prices.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 89.99 Summary: If You Can Pick It
Up Che... go to review
...mine would last, but only 1 AA battery will do that to you. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99.99 Summary: 10 songs just isn't enoug... go to
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...or something better. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 150 [Summary:
1.0 Good] for few Pros: good quality sound, easy to use, decent softw... go to
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... Best part is that it don't skip at all. I skateboard and I [have a great time]
1.0
listening to music and skating at the same time. That's jus... go to review
...at's as big as a deck of cards this is the best one to get. [Recommended: Yes]
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Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: The best portable music.... go to review
... the battery which should complete the circuit just fine... [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: Rio and CD-RW for $199!! Pr... go
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... store your favorite songs, this is your player right here! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: It's cool at first, but you ... go to
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...s it really good for anyone who takes care of there things. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: RIO good or not so good Pro... go to
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...e Rio 500 has many more features and is expandable to 96mb.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 88 Summary: A decent buy Pros:
Small, re... go to review
... the playing time, but right now it's more than sufficient. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 (minus $50 rebate) Summary: My New F... go
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...o want a well-rounded, but nonspecific portable MP3 player!


1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 129 Summary: Perfect for
Anybody Pros: C... go to review
...ortable MP3 player! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 129
1.0 [Summary: Perfect] for Anybody Pros: Cheap and Easy to use Cons: Not a lot
of ... go to review
...a shot. Mine came with a $50 rebate so it lessens the pain. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: Rio Mostly a Novelty to ... go to
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...at http://www.rioport.com/ and downloading the latest copy.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70(used) Summary: Little Player,
Big Val... go to review
... give you a true representation on how decent the sound is. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 149.00 Summary: an oldie but a goodie Pr... go to
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...il 9/30/2000. But check first in the RIO site (www.s3.com). [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 46 (after $50 rebate) Summary: Digital p... go to
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...o that you can fit even more songs into less and less space [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 133 Summary: Free Music in the Palm of Y... go to
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...ality" music, i cant tell the difference. I dont u can too. [Recommended: Yes]
1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 100(after rebate) Summary: My buddy! Mr.... go to
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...ity sound and music at a price that beats all in its class. [Recommended: Yes]
1.0
Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: It serves the purpose and..... go to review
...an't live without your mp3's everyday then it's a good buy! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): None! (Got it for Christmas) Summary: Gr... go to
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...mended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): None! (Got it for Christmas) [Summary:
1.0 Great] Digital Jams Anywhere Pros: Small, Great Sound, Easy to Use... go to
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... high to make this an economical replacement for a walkman.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 49.00 after rebates Summary: If
you can ... go to review
...a great way to start your portable MP3 listening enjoyment! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Awesome! Pros: Affordible, U... go to
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...listening enjoyment! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 [Summary:
1.0 Awesome] ! Pros: Affordible, Upgradeable, Sleek Cons: Software Hassle... go
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...bate before it is gone -- and feel good about it! - John... [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: $50 Rebate about to Expire! Pros: Cheap player, gr... go to
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...mazing product. If you have $200 to spend buy this product.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Rio 300 1-10 = 7.5

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...ding songs into Rio 6) The headphones doesn't come as shown
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 169.99 Summary: Walk with you
MP3s -- re... go to review
...rial of the new technology and a nice gift for my daughter! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99.00 Summary: I'll give it to my daught... go to
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...s and lets you see the filenames, instead of track numbers. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Welcome to Music-Lover Heave... go
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...D quality. AND, believe it or not but i really don't have a [big problem] with
1.0
64 kb/s. As long as you aren't a haughty audiophile, y... go to review
...hile, you should enjoy the low price and buy a RIO PMP 300.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Good price, ample
space Pros... go to review
...d buy a RIO PMP 300. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 99
1.0 [Summary: Good] price, ample space Pros: Price, Design, Coupons
everywhere ... go to review
... the player, to record from your CDs into mp3 format files. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): gift Summary: Great, on the run or not P... go to
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... mp3 format files. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): gift [Summary:
1.0 Great] , on the run or not Pros: Mobility;great sound;light weight;... go to
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... They were $94 with a $50 mail in rebate. For a while I was [very happy
1.0
with] mine. It didn't eat batteries like portable CD players do a... go to review
...wait for a while until new advances in technology come out.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Sweet Stuff Pros:
Size Cons... go to review
...pecially college students with the T1 internet connections. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: THE GREATEST~ Pros: Qual...
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...with more memory. you should just wait too, it'll worth it. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: A Milestone, But Keep Waiti... go to
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...lt clip makes it even more portable and it is REALLY light. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Diamond Rio Pros: lasts lon... go to
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...nds behind all its RIOs with a great customer service team. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Excellent but flimsy Pros: E... go to
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...duct if you are looking for a compact, durable, mp3 player. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 80.00 Summary: Nice MP3 Player Pros: Siz... go to
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...able, mp3 player. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 80.00 [Summary:
1.0 Nice] MP3 Player Pros: Size, weight, great sound, does not skip, ... go to

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...nd Rio PMP300. And now without napster, what shall we do!?!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): got mine free Summary: I won, I
won! Pro... go to review
...w design flaws but still gives you your bang for your buck. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 110.00 Summary: The Rio rocks but lacks ... go to
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...o I can enjoy about an hour's worth of music wherever I go! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 75 Summary: Great for the money Pros: pr... go to
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...music wherever I go! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 75
1.0 [Summary: Great] for the money Pros: price, reliability, battery life, playb... go
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... say get it, it's cool just to have. Anymore, wait a month. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Rio Schimo, 50$, OK. Pros: P... go to
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...yed anytime, and is better than anything else you can find! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 129.99 Summary: Diamond Rio - the best a... go to
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...features, coupled with the low prices, makes this product a [great purchase] .
1.0 Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 79.99 Summary: Diamond... go to
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...d with the low prices, makes this product a great purchase. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 79.99 Summary: Diamond PMP300-great devi... go
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...normal, rock, jazz, classic. Overall the Rio is a very good [product] that will
1.0
make you the envy of your friends (except for the... go to review
...ss then most good Discmans. At this price its worth buying. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70 (after $50 rebate) Summary: RIO PMP30... go to
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...nd that I think has value beyond the initial "oooh" factor. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 w/ $100 rebate Summary: Perfect Exer... go to
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...tor. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 200 w/ $100 rebate [Summary:
1.0 Perfect] Exercise Partner Pros: Perfect for working out- completely ... go to
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...ic they want without buying complete cds or even blank cds.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 93 Summary: Music to your ears
Pros: lig... go to review
... MP3 collection on their computer they want to take around.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 75 (sale cause shop had fire)
Summary: G... go to review
...ended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 75 (sale cause shop had fire) [Summary:
1.0 Great] starters MP3 player Pros: Small price tag, expandability, m... go to
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...you dont mind having them be lower quality. go buy one now!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 160 w/ $50 rebate Summary: it
kicks @$$ ... go to review
...Rio is its capacity, soon to be solved in the $269 Rio 500. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 69 Summary: The Quickly Aging Rio Needs ... go to
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...r those people who complain about problems with the memory.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Summary: Sparkling diamond Pros: It's just great Cons:
No c... go to review
...,park,bike,school etc... these things are awesome! GET ONE!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 250 Summary: mp3 players Pros:
awesome C... go to review
...nd is tired of buying battery after battery for CD players. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 49.95 After Rebate Summary: Rocking Rio ... go to
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...ond Rio Player at Best Buy, I bought it right away. I would [recommend this
1.0 product] to anyone who is planning to buy a portable player. For eve... go to
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...he best thing is, all the music you can listen to for free. [Recommended: Yes]
1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Most affordable Pros: Low p... go to
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.... Hopefully future models will build on this great concept. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 175 Summary: Loud and Proud Pros: Great ... go to
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... capacity, more rugged battery cover and better headphones.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: diamond rio: a
pretty good ... go to review
...: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: diamond rio: a pretty [good choice]
1.0
Pros: easy to use Cons: expensive for extra memory Bottom L... go to review
...rts. * $50 rebate until 2000 * you will not be disappointed [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 69.99 Summary: KJD -PMP300 Pros: lightwe... go
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..., since it's the first mp3 player, it's relly not that bad. [Recommended: Yes]
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Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Man, it's out too soon! Pro... go to review
...ket upside down. The sound qoulity is not vary good either. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 42.99 Summary: the Skipie mp3 player Pro... go to
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...d this music player to everyone. It even has a cool design. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: EXCELLENT PIECE OF MACHINE. Pros: Small design
Con... go to review
...er to everyone. It even has a cool design. Recommended: Yes [Summary:
1.0 EXCELLENT] PIECE OF MACHINE. Pros: Small design Cons: Small hard
drive... go to review
...ut with the Hold switch on, the button will not be pressed. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70 (With Rebate) Summary: Simplest Porta... go to
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...2 feet. See ya! PS-- 9 months later the Rio is still great! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 179 Summary: Yay for Diamond! :) Pros: G... go to
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...every last dollar you spend on this thing is well worth it. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): Free Summary: Don't be the last to have ... go to
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...off. So I have to put a piece of metal in with the battery. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: cool little invention Pros:... go to
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...n with the battery. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 [Summary:
1.0
cool] little invention Pros: Very easy to use and small Cons: ver... go to review
...d like to listen to them while jogging or just on the road. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 89 Summary: Diamond PMP300 Review Pros: ... go
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... I could just make my own cds, but that also has downsides. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 170 Summary: Diamond PMP300, Side A and ... go
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...g high prices for CDs then you need to get the Diamond Rio.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: Awesome Portable
MP3 Player... go to review
...et the Diamond Rio. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 120
1.0 [Summary: Awesome] Portable MP3 Player Pros: Enables you to play MP3
songs wit... go to review
...till on the Rio runs out of batteries. Purchase Price:??150 [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: Diamand Rio is a good first product Pros: Simple t... go to
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...d this music player to everyone. It even has a cool design. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: excellent inovation in music. Pros: Fun to play Co... go to
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...er to everyone. It even has a cool design. Recommended: Yes [Summary:
1.0 excellent] inovation in music. Pros: Fun to play Cons: Small hard driv... go to
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...kward. This is an awesome device for music lovers all over. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Matchbox size cd player Pros... go to
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... Other than that just settle for cd's it's not all too bad. [Recommended: Yes]
1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Cool Music On The GO Pros: ... go to
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...'s not all too bad. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 200 [Summary:
1.0
Cool] Music On The GO Pros: It's digital, doesn't skip, can't be ... go to review
...use i purchased a diamond rio instead of another cd player. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Is this your best bet? Pros:... go to
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...you go, with great sound quality. This is the thing to buy! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 270 Summary: A Wonderful Product Pros: A... go to
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...e I've changed my 6th batteries. But I'll keep you updated. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Better than MD Pros: great ... go to
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...on't go to target and get a cassette player with a radio.=) [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 90.00 Summary: To be or not to be, the r... go to
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...tem for yourself or for a friend, an mp3 player is the one. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: New Wave of Music Pros: smal... go
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...able and < $80), or Entymolic's $300 ear buds (AUDIOPHILE).
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Some little known
facts abo... go to review
... have some potential, but until then...I'm saving my money. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50$ (100 w/50$ mail in rebate) Summary: ... go to
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...ting for is a MP3 player that actually supports Windows NT.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Being a Consumer
Pioneer Pr... go to review
...t a mp3 cd player, which is my preferred choice these days. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50.00 Summary: Good budget mp3 player Pr... go to
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...hoice these days. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50.00 [Summary:
1.0 Good] budget mp3 player Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to use Cons: Chea... go to
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...price tag is a total and complete RIP OFF. Rio all the way! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 199.99 Summary: Rio RuLeS!! Pros: Durabl... go to
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...es on one AA battery!!!! The battery lasts for a while too. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): around 50$ Summary: Great portable mp-3 ... go to
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...a while too. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): around 50$ [Summary:
1.0 Great] portable mp-3 Pros: Great sound quality and small size Cons... go to
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...re driven down by competition, and storage space increases.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Fun toy, expensive
toy. Pro... go to review
...is not too bad. All in all, I give this player a thumbs up! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: A good 'My First MP3' playe... go to
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...rget about it. The software installs only in Windows 95/98. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 40 Summary: Not hifi but perfectly accep... go to
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...n extremely attractive alternative to a portable CD player. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Pretty darn good. Pros: Siz... go to
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...and forth I was immediately addicted! This is a really cool [product] . This
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MP3 player has a few expected features (repeat, rando... go to review
...hop around online. shop.theglobe.com is where I got mine... [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 65 Summary: And they... Score! Pros: Gre... go to
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... I definitly reccomend this player to anyone who digs MP3's
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Dimond Rio Pros:
Works good... go to review
...they send me the headset I paid for. Of course. they didn't [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 160 Summary: 300 PMP,,,How To Lose Stars... go
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...nd attaches on the computor where the printer would attach.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Summary: Should U buy IT?? Pros: Sound Quality is
Exellent ... go to review
...back after a friend recommended it to me. To put it simply, [I love it] . The
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sound is as crisp as a CD player, it will fit in almos... go to review
...s, this is as good as it gets. Go out and pick one today!!! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100.00 Summary: PERFECT ALTURNATIVE TO
A... go to review
...ick one today!!! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100.00 [Summary:
1.0 PERFECT] ALTURNATIVE TO A DISC MAN Pros: nice &amp; small Cons:
flas... go to review
...and never used it, but this sounds like it could be useful. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Currently good price for fea... go to
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...are out. It's a good way to get into the MP3 Player market. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Portable Music without the M... go to
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...ight now, we are very satisfied with the Diamond Rio PMP300
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 119 Summary: Depends on what
you're look... go to review
...weary to buy something again that can be wrecked so easily.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: An alright experience
Pros: ... go to review
... This should improve the quality of encoding in the future. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Best for working out Pros: s... go to
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... able to hear people screaming at you to watch out!), not a [big problem] for
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most listening levels though. There is a bug in the ROM... go to review
...able and < $80), or Entymolic's $300 ear buds (AUDIOPHILE).
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 or lower, check auction sites.
Summar... go to review
... to get another one. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 130 [Summary:
1.0 Good] While It Lasts Pros: Don't have to pay for cd's. Cons: Bad ... go to
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...layer is highly recommended and will perform outstandingly.


1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: The 300 - a
revolutionary p... go to review
...mend for someone who wants the bang for the buck. Good buy!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Summary: The Pioneer / Keepin it real! Pros: Small,
effecti... go to review
...with a Minidisc player. I recommend a SONY minidisc player.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 60 Summary: MP3 Player VS. MD
Player Pro... go to review
...oney for the average person to shell out for a lousy 32 mb. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 170.00 Summary: A cool little mp3 player... go to
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...ld and has a computer is a perfect fit for the Diamond RIO. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 169.95 Summary: Music to Go Pros: Portab... go to
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...eased with RioPMP300, but I am appauled at it's high price.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 169$ Summary: Rio PMP300 Pros:
Small, No... go to review
...itter your hard drive, go for a CD player with "anti-skip". [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 170 Summary: Diamond Rio somewhat a flop... go
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...looking in to, otherwise I may buy a Nomad and sell my Rio.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Her Name Is Rio. . .
Pros: ... go to review
...d memory cards on there, its still too expensive to expand. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: RIO is good but not worth t... go to
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...ng Everyone Should have this every one needs one SO get it!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 170 Summary: Great Product the
RIO PMP3... go to review
...eeds one SO get it! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 170 [Summary:
1.0 Great] Product the RIO PMP300 Pros: free Music Cons: Limited Stor... go to
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...he best electronics purchases I've ever made, and it's well [worth every
1.0 penny] . First off, I suppose that many would classify the original... go to
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...one interested in the convenience and affordability of mp3. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 60 (after multiple rebates) Summary: Dea... go to
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...Rio is overall great and never skips like a CD or Minidisc. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 90 Summary: For $90 its awesome! Pros: l... go to
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...or the price AND functionality, you can't beat the Rio 300. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Easy and cheap MP3 audio. Pr... go to
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...er. Downloading is fast, user friendly interface. Basically [i love it] ! The
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new one is translucent and that makes a great look! st... go to review
...e models they'll have at least one very satisfied customer! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: sweet Pros: large capacity,... go to
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...ng.com or visit the diamond rio website. www.diamondmm.com.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 160 Summary: Diamond Rio
PMP300, The Pro... go to review
...he price has dropped considerably you can get one for $100.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 105 Summary: This Little Thing is
Awsome... go to review
...r (1121738) Content: Personally I am really happy with this [product] . It
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works great and has a nice feature set. I am not saying... go to review
...is item out. Be sure to check out my other reviews. Thanks! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 119 Summary: You will fall in love... Pr... go to
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...y, and it is much more practical than a portable CD player! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 110 Summary: All your favorite music in ... go to
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...ts abilities are much more vast. Get the Diamond Rio today!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Diamond Rio: See
ya later D... go to review
...If you don't have enough money to do that the Rio is great! [I love it] despite
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its flaws. Look in the future for something with a ... go to review
...for something with a little more memory at a cheaper price. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: The Good...and the Bad =( P... go to
review
...ion to my music listening experience, and just good to own. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: sound Pros: Unskipping great music Cons: annoying ... go to
review
...o you may find another player that suits your needs better. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): ? Summary: Great way to travel with your... go to
review
...ts your needs better. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): ? [Summary:
1.0 Great] way to travel with your MP3's Pros: great sound; does not s... go to
review
... on new ones whenever you want. It's definately a good buy.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Buy this MP3
Player!!! Pros... go to review
...er that supports both SDMI and "open-text" (unsecured) MP3.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Good, but better to
come Pr... go to review
...et damaged, because this product is the cheapest out there. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: On second thought Pros: che... go to
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... be able to have your own mix to listen to wherever you go. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: I never want to be without ... go to
review
...h there were a few bugs, but nothing you can't work around.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: The Palm Pilot of
the Music... go to review
... you can probably find one a little cheaper (about $75-80). [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70 Summary: Definite great buy!!!!!! Pro... go to
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...e ever seen. It only takes 1 AA battery too. THIS IS A MUST
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 107.99 Summary: BUY THIS
PRODUCT Pros: c... go to review
.... The sound quaulity is pretty good if you down load right. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100(with rebait) Summary: its ok but not... go to
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...ly need an MP3 player, spend the extra money on the PMP500.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Doesnt Meet the
Standard Pr... go to review
...tions. This product was a great idea, but it has its flaws. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: The PMP300 was a great idea... go to
review
... harder to press especially when inside that carrying case. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Rio PMP300 Pros: Compact si... go
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...ust hope that they come out some more and better ones soon.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: RIO = Real CLose
Pros: Nice... go to review
...gs to the player as fast and as often as you can find them. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 180 Summary: A lot of power in a small p... go to
review
...50! That is a DEAL. Well good luck and enjoy your music. :)
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 49 Summary: This little player is
Great!... go to review
...on, buy the Rio. It will help you out more in the long run. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: good, but is it good enough... go to
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... of ure cds no more clutter and no need to ever buy no cds. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 59.90 Summary: this product is gret and ... go to
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.... Other than that the rio is really cool and worth getting. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: A GOOD DEAL Pros: Small size... go
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... it's definitely worth $75. Wish memory cards were cheaper.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 75 Summary: nice idea - short of
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... cards were cheaper. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 75 [Summary:
1.0 nice] idea - short of memory Pros: no moving parts Cons: limited ... go to
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...ot of songs that I downloaded from the internet. Overall, I [recommend this
1.0 product] to anyone who doesn't want the skipping of a CD player whil... go to
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...product with an OK design and should suit most people well.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 90 Summary: Music on the go!
Pros: Never... go to review
...) Content: I got the mp3 player for Christmas past year and [I love it] . I
1.0
have saved money from just getting mp3s and not buying a... go to review
...ed to decrease. This is an excellent portable audio device. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Screw Cd's Pros: small, goo... go to
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... trying to impress friends with your newly acquired gadget. [Recommended:
1.0
Yes] Summary: No. 1 MP3 Player Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...the horrible mp3.com fodder songs they give you as samples.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 250 Summary: Cool but somehow
disappoint... go to review
...o without your PC. The battery life is painfully short too. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 (after $50 rebate) Summary: Diamonds... go to
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...out there, get this gadget!!! It's worth it and it's great! [Recommended: Yes]
1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: NO MORE CD'S!!! Pros: . Con... go to
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...ours worth. Audiohighway.com allows free downloads. Anyway.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 90 Summary: audio book perfect
Pros: boo... go to review
...d you can take it anywhere. Rio Mp300 Revolutionizing Music
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 75 Summary: Little Toy, Big Sound
Pros: ... go to review
...felt that Diamond?s customer support is at the least, fair. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Rio is Great for Athletes P... go to
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...obably snag one for less than $50, which would be worth it. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): gift Summary: Been around the block and ... go to
review
... call to the helpdesk I received a new cable within 2 days. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: Entry level MP3 player Pros: Easy to use, compact,... go to
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...These are better MP3 players, but are a lot more expensive. [Recommended:
1.0
Yes] Summary: a good start Pros: small, light-weight, easy to us... go to review
...o worth it, just as good or if not better then a cd player. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150$ Summary: diamond pmp300, easy to us... go to
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...have the expandability necessary to completely replace one.


1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Great for portable
music Pr... go to review
...letely replace one. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 [Summary:
1.0 Great] for portable music Pros: small, light, no skipping Cons: la... go to
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...pening it from the package.Also 1 AA battery lasts 15 hours [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99.99 Summary: Small, yet it sounds good... go to
review
... most flash memory currently available for any Mp3 players.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Good and Evil of
the RIO Pr... go to review
...or any Mp3 players. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150
1.0 [Summary: Good] and Evil of the RIO Pros: Durable and good looking. Cheap
s... go to review
...of peoples attention when I first brought it along with me. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Nice Starter Pros: Small, L... go to
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...t it along with me. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 [Summary:
1.0 Nice] Starter Pros: Small, Light, Low Battery Usage Cons: No Usb ... go to
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...nt to your teenager, young employees etc. Get a unit today! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 145.00 Summary: Take One Of These To The... go to
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...attery runs out it only irritates you, and not your wallet. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): gift Summary: Great product, if you can ... go to
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...d not your wallet. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): gift [Summary:
1.0 Great] product, if you can hack... Pros: long play time on one bat... go to
review
...e with the product as it is now and am quite happy with it. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: I can't go anywhere without... go to
review
... $20 at you local grocery store. Might be worth it to wait. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: The Promise Of The Technolo... go to
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... find out before I purchase any MP3 player that now exists. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 240 Summary: O My God!! Pros: Small, Sle... go to
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...ntiquated. It is definitely a fun piece of hardware though. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 250 Summary: Sportman and Teenagers drea... go to
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...product, still a little pricey but this is changed rapidly. [Recommended: Yes]
1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Diamonds are for Listening ... go to
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... is trying to find the upgradable memory and a cheap price. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Very Cool! Pros: Affordable,... go to
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...y and a cheap price. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 [Summary:
1.0 Very Cool] ! Pros: Affordable, Lightweight, and Easy to Use Cons: Hard ... go
to review
...interface -Download, refresh, delete and initialize options [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100-$150 Summary: The Best In Portable A... go to
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...ve a small little thing that would fit into your own pocket [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: OK MP3 Player Pros: it does... go to
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... to pay for perfect quality music in the palm of your hand! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 72.00 Summary: Small, Efficient, Recomme... go to
review
...AMAGED. I ALSO BELIEVE THE DIAMOND IS WORTH ITS HIGH
1.0 PRICE. [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): On sale(Varied Prices)
Summary: Paper We... go to review
...io is a great way to bring digital music where ever you go. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 w/ rebate Summary: Great Low-Cost So... go to
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...r you go. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 w/ rebate [Summary:
1.0 Great] Low-Cost Solution Pros: low-cost, high-quality music, light... go to
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...ime, there may be more competition, driving the price down.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: Portable Media
Pros: Compac... go to review
...tter if it did skip. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 150 [Summary:
1.0 Cool] Idea, Piece of Junk Pros: Cool idea Cons: Shuts off too eas... go to
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... of us, I think it's worth it to spend a little more money. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: MP3 is good, but not best P... go to
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...WNLOAD from Rio to Computer!)-- but the space is a problem.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: The Objective Truth
Pros: i... go to review
...This stuff changes almost weekly it seems, so check around.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): you'll pay less than $200 Summary:
Top o... go to review
...there, but they are a bit pricey. Go out and buy one today. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 147 -$50 Summary: Music on the go that d... go to
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... already have a Rio. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 249 [Summary:
1.0 Good] news - and bad Pros: Good capacity, cute, easy to use Cons:... go to
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...I am looking forward to having it around for quite a while. [Recommended:


1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 75 after rebate Summary: Don't You Just ... go to
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...descent (but not great) mp3 player, get yourself a RIO 300. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 125 Summary: My review of the Rio 300 Pr... go to
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...look for the RIO Portable Music Player 300, it is worth it. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 125 Summary: Rio Is..... Pros: Fast, eas... go to
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... have the money to purchase the better model - more memory.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 110 Summary: A jogger's best
friend Pros... go to review
...ap and I would recommend strongly considering the purchase.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Rio PMP300/Great
for Runnin... go to review
...hink if you are a music junkie, it was a pretty fair price. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 125.00 Summary: Rio Mp3 Player Pros: ski... go to
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...th a 32 gigabyte Rio the same size and then I'll be amazed. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: 32 megabytes, ouch Pros: 1 ... go to
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... Overall, however, it's a good product if it doesn't break. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 80 Summary: convenient/cheap mp3 player ... go to
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... $300 to your MP3 player and get a 5 Gigabyte one. ---Corey
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Rio 300 - Really
Worth It?... go to review
.... I recommend waiting until better mp3 players get cheaper. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 119 Summary: The Best Mp3 Player for you... go to
review
...finitely go out and buy this! I think it's only 120.00 now! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 120.00 Summary: THIS THING'S GREAT!!! Pr... go
to review
...a person who just wants a very small portable audio player. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: Great for a Music Lover Pros: small, last hours on... go to
review
... wants a very small portable audio player. Recommended: Yes [Summary:
1.0 Great] for a Music Lover Pros: small, last hours on end with 2 AA'... go to
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...versatility of an MP3 player, the Rio PMP300 is a great buy
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 (after $50 mail in rebate)
Summary: ... go to review
...ou can transfer it to your rio, and presto, back to jamming [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 129 Summary: Rio aint all that Pros: Abi... go to
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...the price drops, which should be within 6 months to a year. [Recommended:


1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 30 Summary: Better then the Rest....but ... go to
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...e. People should buy this if u have a lot of mp3s to start. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 110 Summary: O MY GOD!!!!!!!!! Pros: Sma... go
to review
...ommend this. A great item for any music or computer junkie.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Music gets even
more portab... go to review
... your own cd's. It may not as small but it is a lot better. [Recommended: Yes]
1.0
Amount Paid (US$): 160.00 Summary: This is ok Pros: easy to... go to review
...r and like easy, portable songs, then buy this product now! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 125 Summary: Diamond Rio BABY!!! Pros: S... go
to review
...hnologies ceo@crucialsolutions.com www.crucialsolutions.com
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 199.95 Summary: Just add an I and
it's P... go to review
...ke any action? Again, we'll see what happens in the future. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 82.00 (After eventual rebate) Summary: A... go to
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...is isn't too far away, as I've already seen portable forms. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 250 Summary: First of its kind, but I st... go to
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...for it Check out www.mobshop.com who sells it really cheap!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100.00 -$49.00 After Rebate
Summary: Fas... go to review
... the least expensive portable mp3 players available so far. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: I've put down my personal CD... go to
review
...iamond Rio and experiencing this master piece for yourself. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 160 Summary: Diamond Delight! Pros: memo... go
to review
... your needs are similar to mine, the Rio is nearly perfect. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Very portable and versatile ... go to
review
...here is really nothing I really hate about this Rio PMP300. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 250.00 Summary: New toy on the market. P... go to
review
...finitely get this one. Otherwise, settle for a 64MB player. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 130-$170 +$50 mail-in rebate Summary: Ri... go to
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...into buying a whole CD, for one or two songs that you like. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 140 ($90 after $50 rebate) Summary: The ... go to
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... glad you did. I bought mine at bestbuys so check them out. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 102 Summary: Why buy Music when you can ... go

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...r (1121738) Content: I just recently bought this thing, and [I love it] . It
1.0
smaller than you'd expect (similar to a credit card's s... go to review
... on cash, why don't you own it. Get it NOW. NOW I TELL YOU!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 120 (after rebate) Summary:
SOLID PRODUC... go to review
...e longer until the features are up and the prices are down. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 159 - $50 mail in rebate Summary: Worth ... go to
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...als. I think this is a great product and you should buy it! [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 170 Summary: tired of cds Pros: smaller ... go to
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...eal one shown above (Rio PMP300 Special Edition w/64MB RAM)
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): Retail $199.00, Usually available
for $1... go to review
...call when they pack in more memory and make the unit better
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 after rebate Summary:
Promises...Does... go to review
... pay 100 dollars. I feel that is well worth the investment. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Love the RIO! Pros: size, n... go to
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...r a cd player. I give this two thumbs down. WASTE OF MONEY.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Summary: what a waste!!! Pros: can play mp3's Cons:
waste o... go to review
... was two weeks later than what you promised. Hope it helps.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 169 Summary: I still like it after 1
yea... go to review
...ate the handiness of this little gadget. I mean, I LIKE IT. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 110 Summary: A HANDY LITTLE GADGET
Pros:... go to review
...'s too costly. I would wait until it got a storage upgrade. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 145 Summary: Cute, and yet... Pros: Pret... go to
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... a storage upgrade. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 145 [Summary:
1.0 Cute] , and yet... Pros: Pretty, easy controls. Cons: Not enough s... go to
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...d and doesnt even give them a chance agianst anything else!
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: SLAM....... Pros:
price siz... go to review
...laint is the flimsy battery cover, which breaks off easily. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 299 Summary: Free Music on the Go! Pros:... go to
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... will definitely buy it given how well made the Rio 300 is. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 60 Summary: The future of music Pros: Li... go to
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... to look at other player?s that will better fit your needs. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: Diamond Rio PMP300 w/32m...
go to review
...ser friendliness with the software, the Rio can be perfect. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Free music and no skips - A... go to
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.... Overall, awesome product, just doesn't tell you id3 tags. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70 Recommended for: Athletes - Lightweig... go to
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...For active people like myself this is a perfect MP3 player. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: The good with the bad Pros:... go to
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...t I'd go for an MiniDisk player if you've got a lot of CDs. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 after rebate Summary: Player is good... go to
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...picking one up.so take my word and get a diamond rio pmp300
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 w/ $50.00 rebate Summary:
Rio kic... go to review
...an get it for a lot less than the $199 I paid back in 1998. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Summary: Aging, but still worthy of consideration Pros: Sma... go to
review
... I recommend it to all who want to listen while on the run. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70 after rebates Summary: Diamond Rio Ru... go to
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...er you better take a second look at the Diamond Rio-PMP300.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100$ Summary: Where does the
mini-disk g... go to review
...of garbage unless you only like about 10 songs AT THE MOST.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Summary: Diamond Rio - A Shame To Modern
Technology Pros: G... go to review
...y and provides up to 12 hours of continuous music playback.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 170 Summary: Ok MP3 Player
Pros: cheap C... go to review
...d get it. AS a matter of fact im listening to it right now. [Recommended: Yes]
1.0
Amount Paid (US$): 55.00 Summary: Portable Music at its bes... go to review
...all the time. This is going to be the wave of the future. I [highly recommend
1.0
this] to any mp3 lover, who want their music on the go. I also re... go to review
...afford them or their parents can't afford them but they are [worth every
1.0 penny] . Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Best Gift...
go to review
...r parents can't afford them but they are worth every penny. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Best Gift Ever Pros: Your m... go to
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...on it. Everyone should buy this product becuz its the best. [Recommended:
1.0 Yes] Amount Paid (US$): 5.00 Summary: Awesome Mp3 portable Pros:... go
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...ecuz its the best. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 5.00 [Summary:
1.0 Awesome] Mp3 portable Pros: Awesome sounds Cons: not much memory
Bot... go to review
...hora of CDs should get one of these high class MP3 players.
1.0 [Recommended: Yes] Amount Paid (US$): About $110 with rebate Summary:
Diamond ... go to review
...any great features, coupled with the low prices, makes this [product] a great
0.9
purchase. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 79.99... go to review
... the downloaded MP3. The software that is supplied with the [product] is
0.9
very user friendly and comes with a MP3 player. Diamond ... go to review
...ger trips In the car And other things of that nature..GREAT [Product] GReat
0.9
Savings in CD's i love this Product. and thing Everyo... go to review
...mmary: You will fall in love... Pros: great features, great [products] , great
0.9
price... Cons: Only 32MB... Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: This
0.9
[product] is pretty light, it's design is ugly...the sound quality is... go to review
...s revolution and want to start out. The lightweight of this [product] makes it
0.9
great for running or working out in the gym. But i... go to review
..., and it comes with a $50 rebate from diamond. It is a good [product]
0.8
considering its weight, size, and the fact that it doesn't ... go to review
...'s which are only written to once. Otherwise it's not a bad [product] if you
0.8
own alot of MP3's. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$... go to review
...3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio is an excellent [product] .
0.8
You can easily listin without any problems,holds only the ... go to review
...ugh for a long run or workout at the gym. Summary: Love the [Product]
0.8
Pros: light/compact form Cons: software a bit confusing Bot... go to review
...or nine songs. All in all the diamond rio 300 is an amazing [product] . If you
0.8
have $200 to spend buy this product. Recommended: Y... go to review
...ugh so it's not that big a problem. Overall this is a great [product] . I do
0.8
realize that there are better products out there but ... go to review
... off of just one battery for a LONG time. Definitly a great [product] because
0.8
I have dropped it a lot of times and it is stilling... go to review
...ike 64 mb), and to improve it's bass boost. This is a great [product] if you are
0.8
looking for a compact, durable, mp3 player. Reco... go to review
...Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond RIO PMP300 is a great [product]
0.8
with a few minor setbacks. First i'll just go over the prob... go to review
...aid (US$): 70 (after $50 rebate) Summary: RIO PMP300 A good [Product]
0.8
Pros: cheap, can't skip, small, 12+ hour battery life Cons:... go to review
...rolled up shirt sleeve or under a bra strap. This is a good [product] for
0.8
anyone on the go who likes music, wants quality sound a... go to review
...ing and playing with the Rio and I have to say it's a great [product] and
0.8
works as advertised. Some may think this is just anothe... go to review
... doubt the simplest portable MP3 solution. Its just a great [product] ! The
0.8
convenient and simple mp3 files are easily uploaded to... go to review

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... The good looks and simple interface also make this a great [product] . The
0.8
display show the Track #, the track time, volume and t... go to review
...s to get you started. It's just an all around user-friendly [product] . However,
0.8
the one thing I don't like about it is that it on... go to review
...ecommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 270 Summary: A Wonderful
0.8 [Product] Pros: A wonderful machine, small and easy to use. Lots of m... go to
review
...ey can show off their new electronic device. Conclusion The [product] is a
0.8
decent product, and i must commend diamond for having ... go to review
...r new electronic device. Conclusion The product is a decent [product] , and i
0.8
must commend diamond for having excellent customer s... go to review
....00 Summary: To be or not to be, the rio pmp300 is a decent [product] . Pros:
0.8
cheap, light, small, easy user interface Cons: delic... go to review
...titor, they need to make this cheaper. OVERALL ------- Good [Product] for
0.8
the Gadget-inclined. This is also a good buy now, now t... go to review
...load your songs as often as you like. So in summary, a good [product] .
0.8
However, we'll have to wait until the price comes down bef... go to review
...P3 Player (1121738) Content: The Rio, in itself, is a great [product] . No
0.8
moving parts, simple use, small and lightweight. But in... go to review
... a whole nother story But hey..Who carees.. This Is a great [product] and
0.8
deserves a FIVE star rating another added bonus is that... go to review
...hat nature..GREAT Product GReat Savings in CD's i love this [Product] .
0.8
and thing Everyone Should have this every one needs one SO... go to review
... it! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 170 Summary: Great [Product]
0.8
the RIO PMP300 Pros: free Music Cons: Limited Storage capa... go to review
...f only minutes, it is so easy to do. This is a high quality [product] , it only
0.8
takes one AA battery, and it is much more practica... go to review
...32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: This is really a great [product] .
0.8
This thing has many great advantages over a CD player with... go to review
...300 around when it first came out, and was pleased with the [product] . I
0.8
think that MP3 music users need to know the basics about... go to review
...they included them. Other than that it is a relatively good [product] from
0.8
diamond. I just hope that they come out some more and ... go to review
... anyone who uses a computer at work or at home. It's a good [product] with
0.8
an OK design and should suit most people well. Recomme... go to review
...d the replacement. All in all I was very satisfied with the [product] and felt
0.8
that Diamond?s customer support is at the least, f... go to review
...et. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): gift Summary: Great [product] ,
0.8
if you can hack... Pros: long play time on one battery, Li... go to review
...best MP3 player. I bought the Rio and I think it is a great [product] . The
0.8
main thing I love about it is that it does not skip wh... go to review
...s mishap won't happen to you. Overall, however, it's a good [product] if it
0.8
doesn't break. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 80... go to review
...MP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: This is a great [product]
0.8
for a music lover. It is relativity cheap. It?s an alternat... go to review

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... I have looked at, I have found that Diamond makes the best [product] out
0.8
there. However, the portable MP3 market as a whole stil... go to review
... be extremely light, very easy to use, and an overall great [product] in
0.8
comparison to the rest of the market. There are many pro... go to review
...s and some spare cash, I definately recommend this. A great [item] for any
0.8
music or computer junkie. Recommended: Yes Amount P... go to review
...music and there are no commercials. I think this is a great [product] and you
0.8
should buy it! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): ... go to review
... If you don't mind the limited capacity, it is an excellent [product] . ... go to
0.8
review
...litude. It works nicely, and does the job. Overall, awesome [product] , just
0.8
doesn't tell you id3 tags. Recommended: Yes Amount Pa... go to review
...nient, my pocket loves it. All in all, a highly recommended [product] and
0.8
before you go out and buy that mini-disk player you bet... go to review
...le than i can get any songs i want off the net. I love this [product] so much!!!
0.8
I can put so many songs on it, i can pick any so... go to review
...our running, lifting, or whatever activity you enjoy. In my [experience] , the
0.7200000000000001
Rio is perfect for this. And at $100-150, it won't bre... go to review
...'s worth of music (minimum 64mb). And finally, at $150, the [product] is too
-0.5
pricey. I think Rio knows that, hence the neat trick... go to review
...id (US$): 150 Summary: NOT SO FANCY Pros: small Cons: melon- [item]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... 100 (after rebate) Summary: Kudos to innovation to bad the [product] is
-0.8
held together by chewing gum and paper clips. Pros: Inno... go to review
...arge collection of MP3's the Diamond Rio would not be a bad [product] to
-0.8
get. This produect has been on the market for a while th... go to review
... I did find did not resolve the problem. In my opinion this [product] was
-0.8
poorly designed, researched, and rushed out the door. F... go to review
...ushed out the door. Finally: The overall construction of my [unit] is of a
-0.8
inferior, flimsy plastic, with a cheap noisy headph... go to review
...and allows me a variety of music. The real problem with the [unit] is that the
-0.8
memory is too small. Out of the box, the 32 meg... go to review
...om Sony, which solved this particular problem. Secondly, my [unit] was
-0.9
defective to start off. The pause button would activate... go to review
...ecently bought the Archos Jukebox 6000 and am very pleased. [Stay away]
-1.0
from the Rio 300 and go for something better. Recommended: ... go to review
...ed. Stay away from the Rio 300 and go for something better.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Good for few Pros:
good qua... go to review
...er (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio MP3 player truly is a [piece of
-1.0 junk] . Alhtough I dont own one myslef I do have two friends who o... go to
review
...t works). The only advice I can leave you with is that this [is not worth the
-1.0 money] so I hope you have read this before you bought one of your ... go to
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...u have read this before you bought one of your own. ~Thanks
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): N/A Summary: Wanna play some
MP3's? The... go to review
...stay though it was very easy to use and had quality output. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 100 (after rebate) Summary: Kudos to inn... go to
review
... 60 bucks! I hope you take my advice and avoid this player!
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 200$ Summary: Not enough space!!
Pros: N... go to review
...and one from a company that cared more about its customers.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Summary: No Tech Support Pros: small size, Cons:
terrible t... go to review
...er paid $80 or gotten around 100 Megs for the price I paid. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 269.89 Summary: Big Price - Little Memor... go to
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...oducts because they come with 64MB while Rio has only 32MB.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: The Granddaddy of
All Pros:... go to review
...s a quality music player and is recommended strongly by me.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: PMP-300 review
Pros: Very p... go to review
...t going for the Rio just because it is the most well known. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 30.00 Summary: A very rushed product Pro... go to
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...e additional money that has to be paid for it a good value. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 94 (with $50 rebate) Summary: Facts abou... go to
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...e software. The music match jukebox they give you is also a [piece of junk]
-1.0
that takes a good hour or two to master. The thing that mak... go to review
... while waiting for the songs to download from the internet. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 300 Summary: I bought a Crappy Rio Pros:... go to
review
...he slow printer port on the back. Get the 500 or something. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 59 Summary: I know these first hand Pros... go to
review
...erter at www.musicmatch.com they're awesome, plus they work
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): About 200 Summary: Diamond Rio:
Needs mo... go to review
... second generation now and can be found for less than $100.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 105 Summary: Good for 1999, but
not anym... go to review
...ut your products limited playback makes for limited appeal. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 100.00 Summary: Don't Believe The Hype P... go to
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...:) go for the mini disk player, its better in the long run. [Recommended: No]
-1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 259.99 Summary: Kinda Expensive Pros: Sm... go to

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...ave to pay an extra $50-$100, but it will be well worth it. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 0.00 Summary: Save your money... Pros: E... go to
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...if they do so, I'll be more than happy to amend my opinion. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 139 Summary: A Big Disappointment Pros: ... go to
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... Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: DON' [T
-1.0 BUY THE] RIO. As you may know it only comes with 32 Meg of memory (t...
go to review
...ime and also to trade music with friends. This is where the [big problem]
-1.0
with the RIO comes in, it does not use the SM (SmartMedia) ... go to review
...dard on the next generation players as well as more memory.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Summary: 30 minutes? Forget it Bottom Line: null ... go
to review
...e and price but it is still a match for most on the market. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Diamond. Not anyones friend... go to
review
...pen within the next 6 months. Otherwise, IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: NO WAY! Pros:
Small and Lig... go to review
...l be indispensable. The headphones and controls were also a [big problem] .
-1.0
Both of which just sucked. But hey, when you're a consumer... go to review
...ly recommend a Rio and hope you get your hands on one soon.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 70 Summary: Lets go to Rio Pros:
Quick,E... go to review
...ry to find that 32Meg flash card for as little as possible. [Recommended: No]
-1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 83 Summary: Is the Rio 300 for you? Mayb... go to
review
... music. I'd prefer the Rio Volt cd mp3 player for that. The [biggest problem]
-1.0
with the player is the software. If you're using Windows 20... go to review
...he poor battery door design I do not recommend this player.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 0.00 Summary: It's A Diamond,
(except fo... go to review
...stricting and not worth the hefty price of $200-$300!!! The [biggest
-1.0 problem] I have had with teh Rio is the memory size. Memory is expen... go to
review
... 2 feet off the ground, so if you're in any way klutzy, I'd [stay away] from
-1.0
this player! As far as the other things, with your 32 ... go to review
...ur toys, this is the MP3 player for you. If you're a klutz, [stay away] ! ... go
-1.0
to review
... comes down before it becomes truly a mainstream necessity.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Summary: On the bright side, it was free. Pros: Just like
a... go to review

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...ss. trust me, mp3 isn't quite ready for the mainstream yet. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Not worth it!!!! Pros: smal... go to
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...g much better, and even better priced is bound to come out. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 125 Summary: Why You Should Wait for the... go to
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...o and refuse to waste my time and money to get another one.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 130 Summary: Good While It Lasts
Pros: D... go to review
...tunately, there are more downsides than ups to this device. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Got it cheap, performs like ... go to
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...e, it is cheap, MUCH more reliable, and sounds much better!
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 80 Summary: Cough, cough. Pros:
Convenie... go to review
...software is great, but it will not work under NT. This is a [big problem] ,
-1.0
since that is what we have at work -- where I would be abl... go to review
...hat come with this is cheap but for $25 what can I ask for? [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 25 Summary: Cheap cheap Pros: cheap Cons... go to
review
...other. Perhaps soon enough I'll say the same about the Rio. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: I'll keep my Walkman tha... go to
review
...ct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I [will
-1.0 never buy] CDs or cassettes again!! I have used the Rio 300 for about ... go to
review
...s what you want, turn away from the Diamond Rio Mp3 Player.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 125 Summary: Portable and
convient, but ... go to review
...oing with one of those to maximize your listening pleasure. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): Gift Summary: ...Discman meets Walkman..... go to
review
...e up halfway to drown out all the other noise. Probably the [biggest
-1.0 problem] I have with this mp3 player is that it eats batteries easil... go to
review
...c player, so you would get much more for your money!!!!!!!!
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 175.00 Summary: DIAMOND RIO
OR MINIDISC ... go to review
...he money because they will be the future of portable music. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 350 Summary: Mp3 Players Pros: Portable ... go to
review
...en to music playing at 64kbits? The storage is definitely a [bigger problem]
-1.0
now since everybody (Napster, etc) seems to be encoding at ... go to review
...iend would be don't buy. So don't let it's looks foll you . [Recommended: No]
-1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: NOT SO FANCY Pros: small Co... go to
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...ongs...thats not that much...only around 45-55 min worth... [Recommended:


-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: 12 hours of battery life my... go to
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...g out. They're expensive still, but they're getting better. [Recommended: No]
-1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Does NOT live up to expecta... go to
review
...y for only $100, though i'm not sure how much they are new.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: entirely defective,
horribl... go to review
...to buy However, in spite of this glowing review thus far, I [would NOT
-1.0 recommend] this product to a friend. The reason for this lies not in t... go to
review
...300 less than $100, buy.com Diamond Corp. www.diamondmm.com
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: What is that? Pros:
Light, ... go to review
...ough once you save up enough money from a minimum wage job.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 300 Summary: Diamond,
Overpriced another... go to review
...arted to play again...to stop only a couple of hours later. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 75.00 Summary: Not that great... Pros: i... go to
review
...R NICE. Loudness Oh around 10 Hearing loss, around forever.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Summary: Do I really need this? Pros: There nice Cons:
Ther... go to review
...ne thought into my limited "campacity" brain; Why would you [not buy this]
-1.0
product? You are free of the 15.00 dollar CDs and can have ... go to review
...turn it back on. I think it would be better if it did skip. [Recommended: No]
-1.0
Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Cool Idea, Piece of Junk Pr... go to review
... Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Cool Idea, [Piece of
-1.0 Junk] Pros: Cool idea Cons: Shuts off too easy Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
...plastic. Don't drop it too hard, it will most likely break. [Recommended: No]
-1.0
Amount Paid (US$): 300 Summary: Piece Of Pricey Junk Pros: ... go to review
...ys MP3s Cons: Everything Not Listed Under PROS Bottom Line: [Don't
-1.0
Waste Your Money] On This! ... go to review
.... And if you can't - well, you probably already have a Rio. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 249 Summary: Good news - and bad Pros: G... go to
review
...er you could probably get good use out of it for the money. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 169.99 Summary: Rio PMP300 NOT WORTH IT ...
go to review
...to layout. Approx. 1200 songs is tempting though, isn't it? [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 175 Summary: Mixed Reactions Pros: light... go to
review
...ct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I [will
-1.0 never buy] another mp3 player after this one. I thought that mp3's wer... go to

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...artist or the record company and i hate the music industry. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Waste of money. Pros: none ... go to
review
...erter at www.musicmatch.com they're awesome, plus they work
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 160 Summary: bleh blah bloh
!@(*^! Pros:... go to review
... stand listening to the same 7 or 8 MP3s This has to be the [biggest problem]
-1.0
with the Rio. I think it is better to put an extra $300 to ... go to review
...it until they can hold AT LEAST 74 min of CD-quality audio!
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 180 Summary: Get the newer
PMP500 instea... go to review
...yer's out there. This one just had better promotion. BTW, i [did not buy] the
-1.0
PMP 300 it was given to me as a present. I was perfectl... go to review
...iven to me as a present. I was perfectly happy with my IJAM
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): None, [GIFT] Summary: PMP is not
for me!... go to review
...ieve the price has dropped now to $169? I'm not quite sure. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 169 Summary: READ BEFORE YOU BUY Pros: s...
go to review
...ere near CD Quality, and slightly below Minidisc quality. I [would not
-1.0 recommend] this product. There are not enough features for the price a... go to
review
...tures for the price and the Cons outweigh the Pros greatly. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): Too Much Summary: Thumbs Down Pros: Smal... go
to review
...ery, until the technology is perfected. You won't be sorry. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 109.95 Summary: A Glimpse Of The Future:... go to
review
...that will invite curiosity then the RIO PMP 300 is for you. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 100 after $50 rebate Summary: RIO 300PMP... go to
review
...es and accessories were just fine, but earphones I threw in [the garbage] -
-1.0
literally - since I don't think that the 20 - 44 KHz soun... go to review
..., because I am going to buy a new one once they are better. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Small and Flimsy Pros: Smal... go to
review
...me. I wish you successful shopping in this area. Good Luck!
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 250 Summary: Do Not Invest Your
Money In... go to review
...ing for my check, and yes, I intend to follow up. R. Mantha [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: An appetizer, not a main co... go to
review
...P3s, I would never have given any MP3 player consideration.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: no,no,no, don't buy
it! Pro... go to review

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...commend if you're looking for a cheap and small mp3 player.


-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: Could have been a
good valu... go to review
...by the quality of the sound produced by the Rio. However, I [would not
-1.0 recommend] getting the Rio. There are a couple of reasons for this. Fi... go to
review
...able media (like Iomega click! discs or Sony flash sticks). [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 100$ Summary: a basic portable mp3 playe... go to
review
...w i am stuck with it because it only has a 90 day warrenty. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 159.74 Summary: Dreams don't allways com... go to
review
...n delete it. It fits in your pocket and doesnt skip at all. [Recommended: No]
-1.0
Amount Paid (US$): 140 Summary: CD's are still the best Pro... go to review
... bitrate of your mp3 is! Oh yeah, the head phones suck too. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 159.99 Summary: Fun, but as for the dura... go to
review
... of the Aiwa F-70)or just keep the MP3s on your hard drive.
-1.0 [Recommended: No] Amount Paid (US$): 165.00 Summary: Wish it was worth
it Pro... go to review
...is quite expensive considering the limited capacity it has. [Recommended:
-1.0 No] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: If you have a short music a... go to
review
... not using it or you'll drain the battery to nil all night. [Recommended: No]
-1.0 Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Not Enough Memory! Pros: Ni... go to
review
... fast, I bet you can't. I guess what I am trying to say is, [dont buy this] piece
-1.0
of garbage unless you only like about 10 songs AT THE... go to review
...ou can't. I guess what I am trying to say is, dont buy this [piece of garbage]
-1.0 unless you only like about 10 songs AT THE MOST. Recommende... go to
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FEATURE: usability SCORE: 0.4026267471149909
...ng the subway or out in the streets, crisp and clear sound. [easy to use]
1.0
buttons on front so you can just reach into your pocket and... go to review
... (US$): 150 Summary: Good for few Pros: good quality sound, [easy to use] ,
1.0
decent software, lightweight Cons: very little memory, lon... go to review
...ed more room for music! Pros: Skip-Free, Long Battery Life, [Easy to Use] ,
1.0
Comes with everything you need to get started Cons: Not a ... go to review
...like to see the software of the rio stay though it was very [easy to use] and
1.0
had quality output. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): ... go to review
...aid (US$): 129 Summary: Perfect for Anybody Pros: Cheap and [Easy to
1.0 use] Cons: Not a lot of memory, no other features besides playin... go to
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...s first generation device. Yes it is small, lightweight and [easy to use] . It is
1.0
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...portable and your love will never wane. The control is very [intuitive] and
1.0
the LCD is quite nice as well. I added 32MB Smartmedia ... go to review
...d. However, Real Jukebox has a support for RIO 300 which is [easy to use]
1.0
and very robust. You can compress songs in various sizes to... go to review
...ith double the memory, 64MB. The RIO 300 is lightweight and [easy to use]
1.0
. Portable. Sound quality is also very good, after you throw... go to review
...mary: Great Digital Jams Anywhere Pros: Small, Great Sound, [Easy to Use]
1.0
Cons: Pricey, Hardware is Sensitive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ecently bought a PMP-300 portable mp3 player. They are very [easy to use]
1.0
and are very small and versatile. They are great if you are... go to review
...software for getting the music ONTO the player. It is quite [user friendly]
1.0
and automated. Other options are a bit more difficult to ac... go to review
... software that comes with it is fairly straight forward and [easy to use] with
1.0
some nice links to MP3 web sites (of course I have no ... go to review
...tery and still operates for several hours. It is incredibly [easy to use] . Using
1.0
the Rio software, you can upload files to the Rio in... go to review
...s Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Excellent but flimsy Pros: [Easy to use]
1.0
, great sound quality, EASY to change music Cons: Flimsy, no... go to review
...e manual that has you listening to tracks in no time. It is [easy to use] and
1.0
works on 1 AA battery, making it convenient to purchase... go to review
...got mine free Summary: I won, I won! Pros: convenient size, [easy to use] ,
1.0
easy to install Cons: MP3s are hard to come by, not practi... go to review
... Summary: I won, I won! Pros: convenient size, easy to use, [easy to install]
1.0
Cons: MP3s are hard to come by, not practical for most peop... go to review
...5 Summary: Good for 1999, but not anymore... Pros: Compact, [Easy to use]
1.0
, Inexpensive, Decent sound, 1 Battery Operation Cons: Sub-A... go to review
...the downloading of songs using their software is simple and [easy to use] .
1.0
Plus, it only uses one battery! The only drawback is that ... go to review
...ly nice software to rip cd's into mp3's and it is extremely [easy to use] .
1.0
Having no movable parts, you can shake this thing as much ... go to review
...turned it on. The music quality was great, the Rio was very [easy to use] , no
1.0
problems. The only downside I think of the Rio is its c... go to review
...emory editor. All three software components had a clean and [easy to use]
1.0
interface. The software player performed basic MP3 playing ... go to review
...more than necessary because the Rio player itself is fairly [intuitive] . Many
1.0
of the same buttons found on the typical portable cas... go to review
...(US$): 120 Summary: diamond rio: a pretty good choice Pros: [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: expensive for extra memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... definitely recommend purchasing the rio remote as it super [easy to use]
1.0
and extends the headphone's cord length by a good 2 feet. S... go to review
...t Paid (US$): 150 Summary: cool little invention Pros: Very [easy to use] and
1.0
small Cons: very few sound adjustments available Botto... go to review
...n, but it also has disadvantages. The Diamond Rio is really [easy to use] so it
1.0
would be a great choice for people less inclined to t... go to review

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...pler cd of mp3s to get you started. It's just an all around [user-friendly]
1.0
product. However, the one thing I don't like about it is th... go to review
... In conclusion, the Diamond Rio is great. It affordable and [easy to use] .
1.0
Looking back though, I wish I would have bought a cd drive... go to review
...S$): 170 Summary: Diamond PMP300, Side A and B Pros: Cheap, [easy to
1.0
use] Cons: not flexible Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...n't had any problems or misfunctions with it and it is very [easy to use] . It
1.0
has great sound quality and if you want to spend anothe... go to review
...) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The rio is the a simple and [easy to use]
1.0
digital player. It does not have any extra features (ie rad... go to review
...sy to setup. The software install takes seconds and is very [user friendly] . I
1.0
wish it was easier to reorder songs in the software but ... go to review
...ware but i can't ask for everything. The rio itself is very [easy to use] also.
1.0
There are the basic forward/backwards buttons and als... go to review
...ond generation, RIO500, with a standard memory of 64 MB and [easier-
1.0 to-use] software. MP3 is the music format of the Internet that is s... go to
review
...pgrade is rather pricey (around $150). It is also extremely [easy to use] . The
1.0
software that comes with it is very intuitive and putt... go to review
...remely easy to use. The software that comes with it is very [intuitive] and
1.0
putting songs on is a breeze. The player itself is easy... go to review
...tive and putting songs on is a breeze. The player itself is [easy to use] too.
1.0
The buttons are few and clearly marked, so there is no... go to review
...y: A Wonderful Product Pros: A wonderful machine, small and [easy to use]
1.0 . Lots of memory Cons: Very expensive ($270) the newer PMP50... go to
review
...ckage, large potential Pros: Small, light, no moving parts, [easy to use] Cons:
1.0
no ID3 support, only 32 mins of music Bottom Line: nu... go to review
...): 50.00 Summary: Good budget mp3 player Pros: Inexpensive. [Easy to use]
1.0
Cons: Cheap plastic parts. Lack features Bottom Line: A dec... go to review
...y portable , Great Sound , can easily hold up to 30 songs , [Easy to Use] .
1.0
Cons: Nothing The RIO is amazing Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... standard-sized album) on the device. The controls are very [easy to use] ,
1.0
especially useful is the "hold" slider, which stops any ot... go to review
...mmary: A good 'My First MP3' player Pros: portable,skipless, [easy to use]
1.0
,toll free number Cons: not enough memory,shoddy parts Botto... go to review
...layer, or else stick with at least 64mb. It is however very [user friendly] and
1.0
comes with all the software u need. Its small and convi... go to review
...tive. Intro Diamond Rio PMP300...it is lightweight and very [easy to
1.0 operate] . No, it doesn't have a ton of memory, but depending on what... go to
review
... on what you're looking for... Pros: Lightweight, extremely [easy to operate]
1.0
Cons: Not a lot of memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...er product, the Rio is very well designed. The controls are [intuitive] to
1.0
anyone who has used a CD player. The device itself has a... go to review

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...of course). Included software The included software is very [easy to use] .
1.0
The Rio Manager is based on a modified version of Winamp, ... go to review
...or the Next Player Pros: Great idea. Good sound. Relatively [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: Technology ain't perfect yet. Memory is tiny. Better ... go to review
...new toy. While the Rio does have some great features and is [easy to use] ,
1.0
it's not very durable or reliable. The Rio only holds abou... go to review
...hat it is easy transfer MP3s to the device. The software is [easy to use] and
1.0
the transfer to the player is easy and simple. A downsi... go to review
...mary: The Pioneer / Keepin it real! Pros: Small, effective, [easy to use] !
1.0
Cons: Not the largest file storage Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...than maybe your flash memory floppies, more on that...) and [easy to use] . I
1.0
am an mp3 junkie (see one of my fave url's!). The Rio 30... go to review
...MP3. The software that is supplied with the product is very [user friendly]
1.0
and comes with a MP3 player. Diamond has created another sa... go to review
...n hours worth of music on there and the RIO program is very [easy to use] .
1.0
Playback and use is great! I can easily put the RIO in my ... go to review
...y: RIO is good but not worth the $$$ Pros: Portable, small, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: too expensive to expand memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: sweet Pros: large capacity, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: not very ergonomical Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...e and the style. I think it looks great. I think it is very [user friendly] and
1.0
Diamond is going out of their way to support it. You ge... go to review
...ummary: All your favorite music in one place Pros: fast and [easy to use]
1.0
and you can use it anywhere! Cons: comes with only 32mb of ... go to review
...Rio: See ya later Discman! Pros: Ability to get free music, [easy to use] ,
1.0
doesn't skip, and more! Cons: Quality of music not as good... go to review
...unt of experience with the software, I was told it was very [easy to use] .
1.0
Basically choose the file you want to upload to the Rio, a... go to review
...d (US$): 100 Summary: Buy this MP3 Player!!! Pros: Compact, [easy to use]
1.0
, well made, free songs! Cons: A little expensive if your no... go to review
... songs the way I want. Once you get used to it, it's rather [intuitive] to use.
1.0
Another complaint I had with this machine is that t... go to review
...50 Summary: I never want to be without my MP3 player! Pros: [easy to use]
1.0
, can quickly upload new songs, small and easy to carry arou... go to review
...te great buy!!!!!! Pros: lightweight , small, doesn't skip, [easy to use] Cons:
1.0
quick battery usage, expensive expansion cards Bottom... go to review
...me. I currently own 3 other mp3 players. Everything is very [easy to use]
1.0
and the player is very light and durable. The battery life ... go to review
...3 Player (1121738) Content: this is a great device. it easy [easy to use] fast
1.0
and convient. Thisgreat device is easyto use will last... go to review
...ween 30min-4hrs!!!!!! The buttons and on screen displaya re [easy to use]
1.0
and to read. it holds all of ure favorities, you can get al... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 59.90 Summary: this product is gret and [easy to use]
1.0
Pros: holds up to 4 hrs of music depending on how many kb p... go to review

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...e it's convenient. No skipping, no CD burning required. An [easy to use]


1.0
interface makes it ideal for the average computer user. ... go to review
...nt to change it and the mp3 players lets you do so. With an [easy-to-use]
1.0
interface, it lets you arange the songs, delete or add new ... go to review
...it doesn't skip + Works on just 1 AA battery for 12 hours + [Easy to use] -
1.0
Only stores about 8-10 songs - Can't switch music on the ... go to review
...y, Big Sound Pros: compact, long batter life, light weight, [easy to use] Cons:
1.0
low memory, can't switch music on the go Bottom Line:... go to review
...p the miles go by on my long training runs. The software is [easy to use] and
1.0
transferring songs onto it causes no problems. The head... go to review
...ays. Recommended: Yes Summary: Entry level MP3 player Pros: [Easy to
1.0 use] , compact, fairly cheap, works well Cons: Lack of memory, ou... go to
review
..., its not that expensive), it is compact, non-skipable, and [easy to use] . The
1.0
PMP300 is perfect for exercising or traveling. If you ... go to review
...64 megs internal memory. The software included is extremely [user-friendly]
1.0
. It took me minutes to learn how to operate it. And if you ... go to review
...th the money. The sound quality is good, its small, and its [easy to use] . If
1.0
you are looking for something with more memory, you sho... go to review
...ended: Yes Summary: a good start Pros: small, light-weight, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: a few bugs, not much bass Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: diamond is [easy to
1.0 use] and great for mp3s. I swear that even my oen grandmother co... go to
review
...ended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150$ Summary: diamond pmp300, [easy to
1.0 use] Pros: small, cheap, easy to use Cons: none! Bottom Line: nu... go to
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...0$ Summary: diamond pmp300, easy to use Pros: small, cheap, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: none! Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...SKIP. There is no moving parts to skip. The Rio software is [easy to use] ,
1.0
you may have to glance throuh the manual on parts that are... go to review
...f use with this player is incredible. The button layout are [easy to use] , the
1.0
software is easy to navigate through, and the online h... go to review
...redible. The button layout are easy to use, the software is [easy to navigate]
1.0
through, and the online help is useful. This player is a ve... go to review
...each, Ski Resort, &amp; Athletic Meet! Pros: Convenient and [easy to use] ;
1.0
beats some competitors Cons: Some of the buttons may be ac... go to review
...ttery every two weeks or so. It is small, light, and fairly [intuitive] to use.
1.0
Two complaints: 1. The battery case has opened a fe... go to review
...cks The Hardware Can't Cash. Pros: Lightweight, convenient, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: Need to improve the hardware and storage capacity, an... go to review
... you just delete and get another one. This Mp3 player is so [easy to use] and
1.0
is so much easier to walk or jog with than a walkman or... go to review
...: 50 Summary: Very Cool! Pros: Affordable, Lightweight, and [Easy to Use]
1.0
Cons: Hard to find the ungradable memory. Bottom Line: null... go to review

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...rsonal CD collection for customizable music mixes. -Uses an [easy drag]


1.0
-and-drop interface. -Powerful Digital Sound Effects and Fea... go to review
... or audio stored on your PC or directly from the Internet. - [Easy-to-Use]
1.0
interface -Download, refresh, delete and initialize options... go to review
... of compressed audio and resembles a walkman. The Rio is so [easy to use] .
1.0
The only competition to this device is probably MD players... go to review
...id (US$): 199 Summary: Portable Media Pros: Compact, sleek, [Easy to use]
1.0
Cons: 60 minute limitation, price Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ess than $200 Summary: Top of the line for under $200 Pros: [Easy to use] ,
1.0
great sound, 64MB memory is essential, interacts well with... go to review
...249 Summary: Good news - and bad Pros: Good capacity, cute, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: Bad power system, average sound, pricey Bottom Line: ... go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 125 Summary: Rio Is..... Pros: Fast, [easy to use] ,
1.0
small Cons: Annoying headphones, EQ is unchangeable Bottom... go to review
...rol headset. Being a big time music junkie. I found it very [easy to use] as
1.0
well as fast and accurate. I have not used the software ... go to review
...as definitely replaced my CD player! The Rio Player is very [easy to use] .
1.0
The buttons are clearly marked, and it comes with instruct... go to review
...s to the Rio300 I have found it to be extremely light, very [easy to use] , and
1.0
an overall great product in comparison to the rest of ... go to review
...nd function. I like it for it's sleek pager like design and [user friendly] control
1.0
pad. With only 32 MB on on board RAM it is a little... go to review
...r eventual rebate) Summary: All 'I' Need Pros: Lightweight; [easy to use] ,
1.0
configure and upload to. Cons: Bundled software not the ea... go to review
...t into my pocket while working at my job. It's so small and [easy to use] .
1.0
Besides it only takes one battery. I remember going to the... go to review
...oes not skip at all. Plus, the controls on the Rio are very [easy to use] . Since
1.0
I can hold the device in my palm, I have easy access... go to review
..."east" is play/stop and "north/south" is volume, it's quite [easy to use] . MP3
1.0
in general is also a great benefit to the Rio, and to ... go to review
...h we all are quite accustomed; software support is alright, [easy to use] and
1.0
operate. Cables and accessories were just fine, but ear... go to review
...S$): 250.00 Summary: New toy on the market. Pros: Portable, [easy to use] ,
1.0
convinient, lightweght, small, loud. Cons: Doesn't seem to... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Small and Flimsy Pros: Small, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: Easily breakable Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 145 Summary: Cute, and yet... Pros: Pretty, [easy controls] .
1.0
Cons: Not enough space. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...approves, but you get your music, so it's all good). Light, [easy to use] , and
1.0
SKIP-PROOF (no moving parts), the Rio is perfect as a ... go to review
...Paid (US$): 299 Summary: Free Music on the Go! Pros: Light, [Easy to use]
1.0
, and Skip-Proof Cons: Flimsy battery cover Bottom Line: nul... go to review
...at price - it's a good deal. Functionality is great - it is [easy to use] and the
1.0
buttons are easy to reach. There are four graphic e... go to review

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...cause of its small size and sleek design, and was also very [easy to use] with
1.0
the software that comes with it. I also liked the opti... go to review
...Rio PMP300 w/32mb Pros: Convenient;&#13;&#10;Good Software; [Easy
1.0 to Use] Cons: Parallel Port Slow;&#13;&#10;Not Very Sturdy Bottom L... go
to review
...et and delivers with its nice music quality and convenient, [easy to use]
1.0
high-tech device for the average user. ... go to review
...ever had any problems with it, and the bundled software was [easy to use] .
1.0
The only problem with the software is that the MusicMatch ... go to review
...of your sound is a major issue. Luckily the player is quite [easy to use] . All
1.0
the buttons are easily pressed, and the functions are ... go to review
...ni-disk go? Pros: Portable, light weight, CD music quality, [easy to use]
1.0
Cons: Poor software Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... software that allows you to drag and drop songs. It's very [user-friendly]
1.0
and just about anyone could use it. Overall, it is a fair p... go to review
... player, the Rio program for downloading songs is extremely [user friendly] .
1.0
The size of the player makes it much more convenient than ... go to review
... continuous digital-quality music playback. Convenience and [usability] :
0.9
great gift for these groups If you are still thinking abou... go to review
... purchase this item if you don't already have a minidisc or [portable] mp3
0.8
player. Those who jog or exercise frequently or just wa... go to review
...be used in the car by using an adapter like you would for a [portable] cd
0.8
player. Best part is that it don't skip at all. I skateb... go to review
...$150.00 most all of them come with a rebate. So if you like [portable] music
0.8
in the palm of your hand that's as big as a deck of c... go to review
...ecommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: The best
0.8 [portable] music. Pros: No skipping Cons: The head phones they come wi... go
to review
... shaking won't cause a single skip. Music does not get more [portable] or
0.8
convenient than this. the design is sleek and functional... go to review
...ll become easier and quicker. Overall, the Rio is a perfect [portable] audio
0.8
player for those just getting into MP3's and who want... go to review
...ing into MP3's and who want a well-rounded, but nonspecific [portable]
0.8 MP3 player! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 129 Summary... go to
review
...expensive at around 60 dollars each. If you decide to buy a [portable] MP3
0.8
player, I suggest the Diamond PMP500, it carries a 64-m... go to review
..., possibly exception of Sony Music Clip. It is so light and [portable] and your
0.8
love will never wane. The control is very intuitiv... go to review
...) Content: When the PMP300 first came out, it was the first [portable] mp3
0.8
player mass marketed to the masses. The RIAA sued, lost... go to review
...er (1121738) Content: Welcome to the future: digital music, [portable] and
0.8
cheap. Well, we are not there yet, but the rebate Diamo... go to review
...e memory, 64MB. The RIO 300 is lightweight and easy to use. [Portable] .
0.8
Sound quality is also very good, after you throw away the ... go to review

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...s Amount Paid (US$): 46 (after $50 rebate) Summary: Digital [portable]
0.8
music less than $50! Pros: Cost, skip free technology Cons:... go to review
...truly fantastic. Diamond struck quickly with this very nice [portable] digital
0.8
music player. I personally have the Diamond Rio 300... go to review
...er (1121738) Content: I have just recently bought a PMP-300 [portable]
0.8
mp3 player. They are very easy to use and are very small an... go to review
...o Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: PMP-300 review Pros: Very [portable]
0.8
and small. Great Quality. Cons: might not hold enough memo... go to review
...mend this player to anyone! It is a great way to start your [portable] MP3
0.8
listening enjoyment! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$)... go to review
...k! From a review standpoint, I have personally used several [portable] MP3
0.8
players including Rio's PMP300, Sensory Science's raveM... go to review
...l give it to my daughter... Pros: Very small, light weight, [portable] Cons: No
0.8
backlit display, low memory capabilities Bottom Li... go to review
...le I was very happy with mine. It didn't eat batteries like [portable] CD
0.8
players do and I could pick virtually any song I wanted ... go to review
...ic, i eagerly bought the Diamond Rio PMP300 Special Edition [portable]
0.8
MP3 Player for $300 at Best Buy about a year ago. Unfortune... go to review
...(1121738) Content: Convienient, small, awesome quality, and [portable] ,
0.8
this is probably the greatest MP3 player made ever. Twelve... go to review
... should definately go down in history as one of the coolest [portable] audio
0.8
players and also as the product that transformed the ... go to review
...ey, the rio 500. there are mp3 cd players (mp3 discman-type [portables] ) on
0.8
the way which, if you have a cd burner, will hold 650 m... go to review
...rn to live with them. Also the belt clip makes it even more [portable] and it is
0.8
REALLY light. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$):... go to review
...h of time, and if the original 32MB is not enough, add in a [portable] flash
0.8
card. The drawbacks, i have found, lie in its flimsin... go to review
...s, we were impressed that it did not skip like the infamous [portable] CD
0.8
player. Now, mind you I have no real use for this piece ... go to review
...the neighborhood teens. The Diamond Rio PMP300 is small and [convenient
0.8
for] travel with a simple manual that has you listening to track... go to review
... purchase batteries for. As most of us know, its cousin the [portable] CD
0.8
player eats batteries like most people change their sock... go to review
...it is great that they have made the most popular audio type [portable] . The
0.8
Diamond Rio Mp3 player is a hit but it lacks the power... go to review
...power to make it a icon of this decade. Though it is light, [portable] and is
0.8
not a battery guzzler, it's lack of memory is a disa... go to review
...8) Content: I'm not about to go out and pay $100 plus for a [portable] mp3
0.8
player that doesn't have removable media (i don't consi... go to review
...he Rio 300 is a quality device. It is lightweight and ultra [portable] . The
0.8
sound quality is whatever the mp3s are ripped at. CD q... go to review
...s Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Rio Schimo, 50$, OK. Pros: [Portable]
0.8
mp3's Cons: not much space Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...ure about my purchase. there were so many other options for [portable]
0.8
audio devices out there. However, i was able to purchase th... go to review
...Boy am I glad that I did it. The Diamond Rio is the perfect [portable] music
0.8
device for running. It is light, skip free, and compl... go to review
... skipping like a CD player. I also use it now instead of my [portable] CD
0.8
player when I'm going on trips. It is small enough to fi... go to review
...battery-wise since it only takes a single AA. It also has a [handy] "hold"
0.8
feature, so that the music doesn't get accidentally ... go to review
...nt on your Rio and transport them from your computer to the [portable] mp3
0.8
player. With the small ear headphones, you listen to mu... go to review
...mp300 is cool. I can now get all that internet music onto a [portable] device
0.8
much more easily than plugging a stereo into the com... go to review
...make me happier than to be able to make this whole paradigm [portable] .
0.8
Enter the Rio PMP 300 - the most affordable portable MP3 p... go to review
...adigm portable. Enter the Rio PMP 300 - the most affordable [portable]
0.8
MP3 player currently on the market. I purchased mine at Bes... go to review
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content:
0.8 [Portable] MP3 players was the best thing in music invite (beside the ... go to
review
...nt to go. But don't mistake the Rio for a minidisc or a new [portable] CD.
0.8
The combination of several features make the Rio unique... go to review
...ly intuitive. Many of the same buttons found on the typical [portable]
0.8
cassette or CD player are present: volume, rewind, fast for... go to review
... Player (1121738) Content: This is by no doubt the simplest [portable] MP3
0.8
solution. Its just a great product! The convenient and ... go to review
...: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 70 (With Rebate) Summary: Simplest [Portable]
0.8
MP3 Solution Pros: So many, I can't list them all! Cons: Co... go to review
... went out and jumped head first into the revolution that is [portable] digital
0.8
music. Diamond were one of the first market names t... go to review
... a relatively small space. It also makes it electronically " [portable] "
0.8
between technology such as Computers, MP3 players, etc. Th... go to review
...id (US$): Free Summary: Don't be the last to have one Pros: [Portable]
0.8
mp3's, portable hard drive Cons: a little small (i almost l... go to review
...(32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: With the ever-popular [portable]
0.8
MP3 player, tagged the Diamond Rio, you can easily create a... go to review
...0 bucks. I definately recommend that anyone interested in a [portable] mp3
0.8
wait for the 64 MB one to drop below 150, which will ha... go to review
... listen to mp3s anywhere?" That's why I began to look for a [portable] mp3
0.8
player, and I'll tell you why I chose the Diamond Rio a... go to review
...) Content: The Diamond Rio in my opinion is one of the best [portable] MP3
0.8
players out, if not the best. I would recommend it to a... go to review
...o. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: Awesome
0.8 [Portable] MP3 Player Pros: Enables you to play MP3 songs without comp...
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...nology is getting better and better every year. I like this [portable] MP3
0.8
player because you can record it and it's all digital a... go to review
...y sound. The Diamond was the first to hit the market with a [portable] MP3
0.8
player; RIO300. That unit could hold up to 16 hours of ... go to review
...Well, I'll explain a little of it then we'll move on to the [portable] mp3 player.
0.8
Mp3 is a file that can be played as a song file... go to review
...There is one thing that the Rio and some of the earlier MP3 [portables] can
0.8
do that the newer ones CAN'T: Bi direction transfer of ... go to review
...e RIO. This effectively turns your Rio into a 32MB or 64 MB [portable] disk
0.8
drive for transferring files. This capability was buil... go to review
... Try this with the newer SDMI (SMDI, whatever...) compliant [portable]
0.8
.mp3 players. In my opinion, the bi-direction transfer capa... go to review
...u find this interesting. P.P.S. If you want REALLY kick ass [portable]
0.8
sound, check out headphones from Koss (the Porta Pro's and ... go to review
... Pro's and Porta Sport models, best bass response ever from [portable]
0.8
compact headphones, comfortable and < $80), or Entymolic's ... go to review
...ordable. The concept is great, however the usefulness of an [Portable] MP3
0.8
Player just isn't up to par yet. When the 128 meg+ vers... go to review
...o skipping. This is the future of course. Anyone who buys a [portable] CD or
0.8
tape player doesn't know what they're missing. As far... go to review
...bout MP3 audio and how you can now "take it with you" using [portable]
0.8
MP3 players. You've heard about Diamond's Rio PMP300's or s... go to review
...t that it's quite easy to fumble around and also very, very [portable] . Even if
0.8
you do add a flash memory card to expand the capac... go to review
...ary: Is the Rio 300 for you? Maybe... Pros: A decent highly [portable] audio
0.8
solution Cons: Limited storage and a few small proble... go to review
... of MP3's on my computer and the rio was the most appealing [portable]
0.8
MP3 player to me. It is a small portable and stylish device... go to review
...the most appealing portable MP3 player to me. It is a small [portable] and
0.8
stylish device that I would recomend to anyone who has ... go to review
...RuLeS!! Pros: Durable , Light weight , Looks awesome , Very [portable] ,
0.8
Great Sound , can easily hold up to 30 songs , Easy to Us... go to review
...MP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I got a pmp-300 [portable]
0.8
mp3 for xmas and I think it is very cool. I can pick and ch... go to review
...commended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): around 50$ Summary: Great
0.8 [portable] mp-3 Pros: Great sound quality and small size Cons: low mem... go
to review
...mple MP3s on the CD-ROM. If you are looking to get into the [portable]
0.8
MP3 scene, and have the cash to burn, go for it. Otherwise,... go to review
... music, this gave me enough reason to go out and purchase a [portable] MP3
0.8
player. After being a longtime portable CD player user,... go to review
... and purchase a portable MP3 player. After being a longtime [portable] CD
0.8
player user, I initially had my doubts about purchasing ... go to review
...Paid (US$): 150 Summary: A good 'My First MP3' player Pros: [portable]
0.8
,skipless,easy to use,toll free number Cons: not enough memo... go to review

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...the answer to every jogger's prayer. Finally, a lightweight [portable] audio


0.8
player that will not skip. But this isn't a product s... go to review
...on. The audio quality suffers some, but is acceptable for a [portable] audio
0.8
player. The only other drawback is that the computer ... go to review
... not skip, this is an extremely attractive alternative to a [portable] CD
0.8
player. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary:... go to review
...er. I finally got my Rio... WOW! It's just what I needed... [Portable] ,
0.8
GREAT sound, easy interface, no complications installing t... go to review
...) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Well i baught a d link 16mb [portable]
0.8
mp3 player. All i have to say is dont buy it. In a 16 mb pl... go to review
...yer market. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary:
0.8 [Portable] Music without the Media Pros: Stable, Lightweight, Inexpens... go
to review
...tter solution for general music listening would either be a [portable] CD or
0.8
cassette player or a radio. Of course, if you don't m... go to review
...pinions written already about Diamond's ground breaking RIO [Portable]
0.8
MP3 player. Yeah, the Rio and Rio SE only have a parallel p... go to review
...There is one thing that the Rio and some of the earlier MP3 [portables] can
0.8
do that the newer ones CAN'T: Bi direction transfer of ... go to review
...The maximum volume is not quite loud enough, I suppose in a [portable]
0.8
device, this is safer (ie. being better able to hear people... go to review
...e RIO. This effectively turns your Rio into a 32MB or 64 MB [portable] disk
0.8
drive for transferring files. This capability was buil... go to review
... Try this with the newer SDMI (SMDI, whatever...) compliant [portable]
0.8
.mp3 players. In my opinion, the bi-direction transfer capa... go to review
...u find this interesting. P.P.S. If you want REALLY kick ass [portable]
0.8
sound, check out headphones from Koss (the Porta Pro's and ... go to review
... Pro's and Porta Sport models, best bass response ever from [portable]
0.8
compact headphones, comfortable and < $80), or Entymolic's ... go to review
...$): 200 Summary: Not worth it!!!! Pros: small, lightweight, [portable] Cons:
0.8
too small, too little memory, too long to transfer mu... go to review
...32 megs is definitely not enough. Though it's great to have [portable] , digital
0.8
audio, you don't get very much. Also, I find the b... go to review
... (1121738) Content: About six months ago I decided to get a [portable] mp3
0.8
player. I went to my local electronic story and at the ... go to review
... breaking new ground with their Rio PMP300 player, which is [portable] ,
0.8
palm-sized, and plays MP3s instead of tapes or CDs. For th... go to review
...han your desktop, until Diamond Multimedia came up with the [portable]
0.8
MP3 player called the Rio PMP300. Though very much similar ... go to review
...Rio PMP300. Though very much similar to a normal walkman or [portable]
0.8
CD player, the Rio does not play music through an audio cas... go to review
... can say without hesitation that this 2.4-ounce lightweight [portable] MP3
0.8
player is truly going to revolutionize portable audio p... go to review
...tweight portable MP3 player is truly going to revolutionize [portable] audio
0.8
player technology. This player is highly recommended ... go to review

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...d: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 169.95 Summary: Music to Go Pros: [Portable] ,
0.8
compact, sound quality Cons: Packaged software Bottom Line... go to review
...(US$): 150 Summary: RIO is good but not worth the $$$ Pros: [Portable] ,
0.8
small, easy to use Cons: too expensive to expand memory Bo... go to review
.... Sure I noticed that it's not built sturdy, like the other [portable] audio
0.8
widgets we've used for years, and sure I did a bit of... go to review
... advantage over CD players of not skipping! It comes really [handy] in the
0.8
car, you can use the cassette adapter and listen to ... go to review
... Diamond Rio PMP300, The Pros and Cons! Pros: Light weight, [Portable] ,
0.8
and Great Quality Cons: Not Enough Memory Bottom Line: nul... go to review
...0 mp3 songs that I loved on my hard drive, I rarely used my [portable]
0.8
CD-player, so why on earth would I need this portable MP3 P... go to review
...ed my portable CD-player, so why on earth would I need this [portable]
0.8
MP3 Player? However, due to all the hype surrounding this n... go to review
... takes one AA battery, and it is much more practical than a [portable] CD
0.8
player! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 110 Summary:... go to review
...ay likely never pay cent for music again. The miniscule and [portable] MP3
0.8
player named the Diamond Rio is a great music player. A... go to review
...y $100 for something like this, why not pay $200-$250 for a [portable]
0.8
MiniDisc player? Besides recording off of the Internet and ... go to review
...e rio is about the size of a pack of cards, so it is highly [portable] . It is
0.8
constructed well, so it will last. You slip it into ... go to review
...S$): 200 Summary: Good, but better to come Pros: low-power, [portable] ,
0.8
light-weight Cons: MP3 only, yet another parallel port cab... go to review
...38) Content: This product is in essence a credit card sized [portable] MP3
0.8
player. The bottom line about the PMP 300 is that it is... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Doesnt Meet the Standard Pros: [Portable] ,
0.8
battery efficent Cons: low capacity, bad quality Bottom Li... go to review
...ly one AA battery which is good for 10-12 hours(your common [portable] cd
0.8
player about 4 hours on 2-4AA's). The only drawbacks are... go to review
... My review on the Rio Diamond MP3 is that is a good quality [portable]
0.8
sound system and pretty small. A major disliking of mine of... go to review
...ayer had more functions it would definetly be on top of the [portable] audio
0.8
electronics market. I would definetly consider purcha... go to review
...electronics market. I would definetly consider purchasing a [Portable]
0.8
MInidisc Player over the Rio Diamond Mp3 player. I am not t... go to review
...ou to spend your money more wisely. If I had to recommend a [portable]
0.8
electronic to someone I would recommend a Portable Minidisc... go to review
...ommend a portable electronic to someone I would recommend a [Portable]
0.8
Minidisc player, so you would get much more for your money!... go to review
...121738) Content: Well, I own a mini disc player and several [portable] mp3
0.8
players. Without a dount, the Diamond Rio is my pick of... go to review
... superb quality (nearly never skips), and best of all, it's [portable] ! But
0.8
there's also the thought of mini disc players. Frankly... go to review

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...layer is worth the money because they will be the future of [portable] music.
0.8
Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 350 Summary: Mp3 ... go to review
...ended: No Amount Paid (US$): 350 Summary: Mp3 Players Pros: [Portable]
0.8
music - can delete and add new songs to it, can buy much bi... go to review
...erformance has not seemed to decrease. This is an excellent [portable] audio
0.8
device. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summa... go to review
...Player (1121738) Content: I've been waiting to get myself a [portable] mp3
0.8
player for quite a while now, so when I got the Rio 300... go to review
...ill consumes battery power heaps more slowly than any other [portable]
0.8
music system. Recommended, but not a good introduction to m... go to review
...g that could possible make this better would be...something [portable] ! Well
0.8
now there is something that lets you take cd quality ... go to review
... to store lots of music. Here are the pros and cons: + Free [portable] music +
0.8
light weight + no moving parts, so it doesn't skip ... go to review
... it works solidly. The PMP300 was probably one of the first [portable] MP3
0.8
players developed. While MP3s haven't changed much, the... go to review
... for such a great deal. It also is very small so it is very [portable] , you can
0.8
slip it into your pocket with ease and it makes a ... go to review
... Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Great for [portable]
0.8
music Pros: small, light, no skipping Cons: lack of memory ... go to review
...MP3, Yepp. With under $200, you can afford to have your own [portable]
0.8
MP3 to enjoy the music files that you have downloaded the d... go to review
... your music tastes is very powerful. Great Playback on this [portable] device
0.8
Smaller than a radio cassette, this Rio allows you t... go to review
...rding Industry Association of America. As long as there are [portable]
0.8
devices such as Diamond PMP300, there will be a need to get... go to review
...ave practically said goodbye to my walkman, and who needs a [portable]
0.8
CD player? (The next generation mp3 players will have radio... go to review
...US$): 150 Summary: I can't go anywhere without my Rio Pros: [Portable]
0.8
mp3 music; mix 'n' match your own melodies Cons: First gene... go to review
...rebate), and that was just around the price of a decent new [portable] cd
0.8
player. i got it home and was all excited about trying i... go to review
...): 100 Summary: entirely defective, horrible purchase Pros: [convenient for]
0.8
recently downloaded mp3s Cons: only holds 30minutes at CD q... go to review
...ore all of the mp3's on my computer for 250. But there is a [portable] cd
0.8
player that is coming out that can read mp3's off of a c... go to review
...er (1121738) Content: Diamond Rio MP3 Player: It is a great [portable]
0.8
audio device. It never skips and the sound is crystal clear... go to review
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content:
0.8 [Portable] and Lightweight -- Download MP3 music and audio files very ... go
to review
...ended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100-$150 Summary: The Best In [Portable]
0.8
Audio! Pros: Portable, Lightweight, Non-Skipping, &amp; mor... go to review
... (US$): 100-$150 Summary: The Best In Portable Audio! Pros: [Portable] ,
0.8
Lightweight, Non-Skipping, &amp; more Cons: Can't Hold A L... go to review

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...huge music fan, I demand nothing but the best quality in my [portable] audio
0.8
player. Several years back I advanced from the walkma... go to review
... is a great low-cost alternative to the much more expensive [portable] MP3
0.8
players. Not only does the Rio provide a great way to l... go to review
...CD-R and can burn the MP3s onto CD, and listen to them on a [portable]
0.8
CD player, there is no easier way of listening the MP3s at ... go to review
...rice down. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summary:
0.8 [Portable] Media Pros: Compact, sleek, Easy to use Cons: 60 minute lim... go
to review
...hat comes to around $9.50 per megabyte of music. Sure, it's [portable] , sure
0.8
it plays MP3 files without the use of a computer, tha... go to review
... question. Now that I DO have a CD burner, as well as other [portable]
0.8
music options, I feel that this Mp3 player falls short of t... go to review
...also a lot better with memory, because the discs are small, [portable] , and
0.8
rewritable. If you are just looking for a barebones MP... go to review
... (US$): 100 Summary: MP3 is good, but not best Pros: Small, [portable] .
0.8
Cons: Fragile, not much memory. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... cheap one, but alas, there must be some Moores Law for mp3 [portable]
0.8
storage: New players will make it obselete soon. In a nutsh... go to review
..., etc.). Otherwise, you need one of the relative handful of [portable] mp3
0.8
players to listen to your ripped (from your CDs) or enc... go to review
...fuses to go down in dust. This player is very light-weight, [portable] , small,
0.8
and it has great sound quality. Oh and did I mentio... go to review
...y: Music on the go that doesn't skip!!! Pros: light-weight, [portable] ,
0.8
skip-free Cons: could use a little bit more memory Bottom ... go to review
...Rio, I doubt I'll be moving up to the next version. My next [portable] MP3
0.8
player will most likely be the SECOND generation of the... go to review
...must-have for an avid jogger. Throw away those walkman's or [Portable] CD
0.8
players. This MP3 player is based on solid-state technol... go to review
...ased. I am glad that I bought this over any other format of [portable] audio.
0.8
It beats anything out there! CD's, mini-disc, tape c... go to review
...) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Rio 300 MP3 player is a [portable]
0.8
MP3 player that stores 32mb of music. The newness of this t... go to review
.... If you're already an MP3 enthusiast, however, this is the [portable] unit to
0.8
beat right now. The Rio PMP300 kit packs 32MB of me... go to review
...) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: This is definatly the worst [portable] mp3
0.8
player i have ever owned. I have only owned two and i b... go to review
...ve only owned two and i bought my other one first. The ijam [portable] mp3
0.8
player. This player is very stupid because you end up p... go to review
...should get the credit that it does because there are better [portable] mp3
0.8
player's out there. This one just had better promotion.... go to review
... to buying a CDR drive, since you can get your mp3?s into a [portable] audio
0.8
form without burning a CD. This was perfect when I we... go to review
...with computers, or for a person who just wants a very small [portable] audio
0.8
player. Recommended: Yes Summary: Great for a Music L... go to review

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...PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Out of all the [portable]
0.8
MP3 players I have looked at, I have found that Diamond mak... go to review
...that Diamond makes the best product out there. However, the [portable]
0.8
MP3 market as a whole still has some problems. In regards t... go to review
...d: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Music gets even more [portable]
0.8
Pros: Small, good sound quality Cons: Slow downloads, 32MB ... go to review
... playtime. If your an extreme music listener and like easy, [portable] songs,
0.8
then buy this product now! Recommended: Yes Amount P... go to review
... the PMP300 4 stars out of 5. It was the first to start the [portable] MP3
0.8
revolution, yet it does lack in space and expandibility... go to review
...'m all for the PMP300. It has everything that 'I' need in a [portable] MP3
0.8
player. Sure, there are are few with a lot more feature... go to review
...ioDiag 1.00b which I found on dailymp3.com. The latter is a [handy] utility
0.8
which allows you to check the memory blocks on both... go to review
...in its class to do what I wanted to do. Play MP3 files on a [portable] device.
0.8
It also runs for quite a while on a single AA batte... go to review
...issue with it though is storage. What is really needed is a [portable] unit that
0.8
reads CD-R/RW discs with MP3s on them, in both ca... go to review
...that reads CD-R/RW discs with MP3s on them, in both car and [portable]
0.8
forms. Hopefully this isn't too far away, as I've already s... go to review
...ms. Hopefully this isn't too far away, as I've already seen [portable] forms.
0.8
Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 250 Summary: Fir... go to review
...ure. If your looking for a company who was a pioneer in the [Portable] MP3
0.8
frontier and think the stands for something, go for it ... go to review
... radio station broadcasting all kinds of songs. Having this [portable] mp3
0.8
player gives me the option to listen to any music I wan... go to review
...ever happened to music lovers. Besides, the least expensive [portable] mp3
0.8
players available so far. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid ... go to review
... is software to convert CD music into MP3's, and there is a [handy] player to
0.8
use while listening to the MP3's on your computer... go to review
...rfect. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Very [portable]
0.8
and versatile MP3 music! Pros: Small size, ease of use, ov... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 250.00 Summary: New toy on the market. Pros: [Portable] ,
0.8
easy to use, convinient, lightweght, small, loud. Cons: Do... go to review
...o not recommend the Diamond Rio, and suggest you wait until [portable]
0.8
MP3 players become less fragile. Hopefully this time will c... go to review
...udiofind.com are just a few to give you some examples. This [portable] mp3
0.8
player from Diamond Rio is awsome. You simply plug the ... go to review
...e down in price within the next few months. Now back to the [Portable]
0.8
Audio Mp3 player Its small size is great you can simply hid... go to review
...ou hoped it to be! Take your time in making a decision on a [portable] Mp3
0.8
player. There will be plenty new ones coming out all th... go to review
... your favorite songs. Plus the MP3 player is very small and [portable] . It is
0.8
great for long car rides. if you like electronics an... go to review

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...cult and slow to encode MP3s, but this is applicable to ALL [portable] MP3
0.8
players in the category, small 32MB of ram, bass just O... go to review
...y: Promises...Does Not Deliver Pros: Good idea to make mp3s [portable] .
0.8
Cons: Too expensive, not enough power Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...LIKE IT. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 110 Summary: A
0.8 [HANDY] LITTLE GADGET Pros: Ease of use, size, convenience, run by ...
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...e battery very quickly. Considering that this was the first [portable] mp3
0.8
player released in the US, I would say that it's not a ... go to review
..., I would say that it's not a bad player. However, many new [portable] mp3
0.8
players are being released and so I would recommend wai... go to review
...ed and so I would recommend waiting until second generation [portable]
0.8
mp3 players are available. Something that has these extra f... go to review
...). Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 100$ Summary: a basic [portable]
0.8
mp3 player Pros: small, cheap Cons: not enough features Bot... go to review
... Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The first [portable]
0.8
Mp3 player, Diamond Multimedia's Rio PMP 300. the perfect f... go to review
... battery, no skipping. But as of right now nothing tops the [Portable] CD
0.8
Player. The idea of portable mp3 is amazing. MP3 hasnt b... go to review
... MP3s for a couple years, I noticed a new product emerging: [Portable] Mp3
0.8
Players. Well, of course I had to have one. After beggi... go to review
... Paid (US$): 70 Recommended for: Athletes - Lightweight and [Portable] ,
0.8
Perfect for the Gym Summary: Not the best, but still aweso... go to review
...art ends press the a-b button again.this mp3 player is very [portable] and
0.8
light.i highly reccommend you picking one up.so take my... go to review
...onderful Napster MP3 Service. I didn't know very much about [portable]
0.8
MP3 players and thought I was getting my moneys worth when ... go to review
...nsive. And the software isn't that easy to use. If you want [portable] mp3
0.8
use, buy an mptrip cd player and get yourself a cd reco... go to review
...er (1121738) Content: Diamond's Rio PMP-300 is the original [portable]
0.8
MP3 player, and while it's clearly a first generation produ... go to review
... it still deserves consideration from someone looking for a [portable] . Active
0.8
types are most likely to benefit from a Rio - it's ... go to review
... personally love my rio. I think it is the cheapest (price) [portable] mp3
0.8
player out there today. I do wish that it had more memo... go to review
...thats not too bad. The diamond rio PMP300 is a good, cheap, [portable]
0.8
MP3 player that almost anyone can afford and I recommend it... go to review
...aid (US$): 100$ Summary: Where does the mini-disk go? Pros: [Portable] ,
0.8
light weight, CD music quality, easy to use Cons: Poor sof... go to review
... Player (1121738) Content: I purchased a Diamond Rio PMP300 [portable]
0.8
Mp3 music player and I was astounded by the quality of musi... go to review
...fact, if you even thought about buying a Diamond Rio PMP300 [portable]
0.8
Mp3 music player you deserve a smack in the face, and not o... go to review
...hard to say. I mean really, try to say ::Diamond Rio PMP300 [portable] Mp3
0.8
music player:: 5 times fast, I bet you can't. I guess w... go to review

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...ost users want. Although, Diamond's Rio PMP300 is the first [portable] MP3
0.8
music player for under $200 that stores up to 60 minute... go to review
...he Rio pmp300. This mp3 player was the one that started the [portable] mp3
0.8
revolution even though it wasn't the first. The Rio is ... go to review
...t the first. The Rio is made by dimond multimedia and its a [portable] mp3
0.8
player with 32mb of flash memory. I got this mp3 player... go to review
...ry there first. This thing is great it stores mp3 files for [portable] use and it
0.8
has no moving parts so it doesnt skip will joggi... go to review
...er players out for a higher cost but if you are a newbie to [portable] mp3
0.8
players or don't have a lot of money to spend (like me ... go to review
...ght now. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 55.00 Summary:
0.8 [Portable] Music at its best Pros: Small,Lightweight,no skipping,with ... go to
review
...ny cd's just to listen to my favorite music. If i buy a mp3 [portable] than i
0.8
can get any songs i want off the net. I love this pr... go to review
...commended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 5.00 Summary: Awesome Mp3
0.8 [portable] Pros: Awesome sounds Cons: not much memory Bottom Line: nul...
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...dropped it several times and nothing has happened to it. My [portable] CD
0.8
player has broken on me several times and I just gave up... go to review
...The size of the player makes it much more convenient than a [portable] CD
0.8
player. Finally, the SINGLE AA battery that it runs on m... go to review
...es it much more cost effective to listen to music on than a [portable] CD
0.8
player. The only downpoints are the limited amount of me... go to review
... level 5 of 20 and it's fine for most songs unless I'm in a [REALLY noisy]
-0.6
environment...lastly I listen to all of my songs at 128kbps... go to review
...u buy it Pros: cheap, light, good music quality Cons: quite [hard to use] ; too
-1.0
fragile Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...for it. I have found a couple of programs, but they are not [user-friendly]
-1.0
and tend to make the Rio player a little flaky. The 32MB th... go to review
... and i can't see the little display screen that well. It is [hard to operate] the
-1.0
functions. If it had a light up option to see it in the... go to review
...se, configure and upload to. Cons: Bundled software not the [easiest to use] ,
-1.0
Rebate program seems shady. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... The extra memory is expensive. And the software isn't that [easy to use] . If
-1.0
you want portable mp3 use, buy an mptrip cd player and ... go to review
FEATURE: price SCORE: 0.11729472578084303
... rio would probably last a very long time. The Rio 300 is a [good buy] .
1.0
However, if you plan to expand it to 64mb with a flash mem... go to review
... to 96mb. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 88 Summary: A [decent
1.0 buy] Pros: Small, reliable, useful Cons: Not enough memory, chea... go to
review
...ular equipment.All in all I would say for beginners it is a [good buy] for
1.0
someone looking to use other formats or various storage... go to review

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...htweight, easy to upload tracks, doesn't skip, (relatively) [inexpensive] Cons:


1.0
limited memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...layer (1121738) Content: The Rio is a great MP3 player at a [low price] .
1.0
The Rio provides 32MB of digital MP3 music wherever you go... go to review
...AD and RIO 500 are better equipped. Get it if you can get a [good deal] .
1.0
(below $100) but not, then get newer products because they... go to review
...el it on my belt, the quality of sound is good, and for the [low price] it holds
1.0
a lot of music. What I like best is that it's tiny... go to review
...er rebate) Summary: My buddy! Mr. Rio 300 Pros: best price, [good deal]
1.0
Cons: no 'off' button, SDMI Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...e realistic... When buying the PMP300 you are looking for a [good deal] as
1.0
well as quality for your money. The Diamond Rio PMP300 i... go to review
...to learn to operate. Good durability too. Overall this is a [great buy]
1.0
(personally I could use a bit more memory at a lower price ... go to review
...t if you can't live without your mp3's everyday then it's a [good buy] !
1.0
Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): None! (Got it for Chri... go to review
...nloaded at. If you have the extra flash memory then it is a [great buy] and
1.0
simple to use. Although the Rio PMP-500 has the song ti... go to review
...e form postmarked by October 31st, 2000! So, there are some [great deals]
1.0
out there on this older Diamond player right now -- just be... go to review
...ightest music device I have ever purchased. It is also very [affordable] .
1.0
When I first bought it, it cost around $168. but I've hear... go to review
...ng as you aren't a haughty audiophile, you should enjoy the [low price] and
1.0
buy a RIO PMP 300. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): ... go to review
...ed them from an on-line auction service and we got a pretty [good deal] .
1.0
They were $94 with a $50 mail in rebate. For a while I was... go to review
...on't find the additional money that has to be paid for it a [good value] .
1.0 Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 94 (with $50 rebate) Su... go to
review
... I purchased this almost right after it came out, and got a [good deal] for
1.0
$150 (at that time). The color, design, and LCD display... go to review
...Summary: Diamond Rio: Needs more time to develop Pros: Very
1.0
[inexpensive] Cons: Defects Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...od for 1999, but not anymore... Pros: Compact, Easy to use, [Inexpensive] ,
1.0
Decent sound, 1 Battery Operation Cons: Sub-Average Headph... go to review
...usic onto the PMP300. Many great features, coupled with the [low prices] ,
1.0
makes this product a great purchase. Recommended: Yes Amou... go to review
... could get the player and an extra memory card, which was a [good deal] .
1.0
Boy am I glad that I did it. The Diamond Rio is the perfec... go to review
...ut for online deals. For my purposes, the Diamond Rio was a [great buy] . I
1.0
use it everyday for running, and for plane trips home as... go to review
...s whole paradigm portable. Enter the Rio PMP 300 - the most [affordable]
1.0
portable MP3 player currently on the market. I purchased mi... go to review

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...32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: mp3 players are a neat
1.0 [inexpensive] way to get music. unlike cd players mp3 players dont skip a... go
to review
...bate so I ended up paying only $49.95 for it. It is a great [bargain] , and once
1.0
my son learned how to download the music online, ... go to review
...e out there. Out of all other players, this may be the most [affordable] .
1.0
When I shop around on the net, I always see MP3 players ov... go to review
...free. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Most
1.0 [affordable] Pros: Low price Cons: Have less memory so I have to reduce ...
go to review
...: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Most affordable Pros: [Low price]
1.0
Cons: Have less memory so I have to reduce the quality of m... go to review
...d a short User Guide booklet. All of this is available at a [reasonable price]
1.0
of $200 (memory upgrade is $50). I spent a couple days test... go to review
...lthough I've mentioned some minor problems, I think it is a [great value] at
1.0
the sub $250 dollar price range. The Rio is a definite w... go to review
...I am sold on the music quality and ease of use. This a very [good buy] for a
1.0
music lover. I believe this is a very good price for ... go to review
...y good buy for a music lover. I believe this is a very good [price] for this
1.0
wonderful piece of mechanics. One of the wonderful... go to review
...am without having to mess with multitasking, is definitly a [good buy] for
1.0
beginners and advanced, alike. I would reccoment the Ri... go to review
...ht be a good choice for most people. For starters, it has a [reasonable price] .
1.0
I bought it for around $170 and got a $50 rebate. So, it c... go to review
...Nomad, which costs approximately $100 more, it seems like a [bargain] .
1.0
Well, in some ways it is a bargain, but it also has disadv... go to review
...our mp3 player. In conclusion, the Diamond Rio is great. It [affordable] and
1.0
easy to use. Looking back though, I wish I would have b... go to review
...I am sold on the music quality and ease of use. This a very [good buy] for a
1.0
music lover. I believe this is a very good price for ... go to review
...y good buy for a music lover. I believe this is a very good [price] for this
1.0
wonderful piece of mechanics. One of the wonderful... go to review
... RAM, but it has a sticker price of about 200$, not exactly [affordable] . The
1.0
concept is great, however the usefulness of an Portabl... go to review
...the time Sony tried there MPMan on the market. I got a very [good deal] on
1.0
my Rio and loved it to death. When my original Black Rio... go to review
...nd's Rio PMP300's or seen them in stores at a pretty decent [price] so you're
1.0
thinking about buying one? Well, here's my take o... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 50.00 Summary: Good budget mp3 player Pros:
1.0 [Inexpensive] . Easy to use Cons: Cheap plastic parts. Lack features Botto...
go to review
...ddition there was a 50$ rebate offer from RIO. So, It was a [great deal] for a
1.0
great player. The down side is that this player is pr... go to review
...------ Good Product for the Gadget-inclined. This is also a [good buy] now,
1.0
now that the newer versions are out. It's a good way t... go to review

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...Portable Music without the Media Pros: Stable, Lightweight, [Inexpensive]


1.0
Cons: Pricey upgrades Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... Player (1121738) Content: After hunting high and low for a [good deal] on
1.0
an MP3 player, I finally settled on the Rio 300. It seem... go to review
... player, I finally settled on the Rio 300. It seemed like a [good buy] for it's
1.0
money, with many features and 32 MB of storage. Un... go to review
...ed the Rio 300, it really seemed to be a great player and a [good buy] for the
1.0
money (Compared to the rio 600), yet I am weary to ... go to review
... (US$): 150 Summary: The 300 - a revolutionary player Pros: [affordable] ,
1.0
lightweight, quality Cons: none Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...leek. Recomend for someone who wants the bang for the buck. [Good buy] !
1.0
Recommended: Yes Summary: The Pioneer / Keepin it real! Pr... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Her Name Is Rio. . . Pros: New [Low Price]
1.0
Cons: Low Storage Space Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...suppose that many would classify the original Rio PMP300 as [inexpensive]
1.0
, given the current crop of $250+ players on the market. I, ... go to review
...em and put on new ones whenever you want. It's definately a [good buy] .
1.0 Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Buy this ... go to
review
...). Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 70 Summary: Definite [great
1.0
buy] !!!!!! Pros: lightweight , small, doesn't skip, easy to use ... go to review
... Rio is my pick of the liter out of the mp3 bunch. It comes [at a decent price]
1.0
, offers superb quality (nearly never skips), and best of al... go to review
...2 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond PMP300 is a [great
1.0 deal] with its many features and price. The Diamond PMP300 is ver... go to
review
... getting. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: A [GOOD
1.0 DEAL] Pros: Small size Cons: not a lot of memory Bottom Line: nul... go to
review
...able enough compared to Walkmen or Discmen - and puts out a [great deal]
1.0
of sound for its small frame. No moving parts = long batter... go to review
...l. As it is right now, the Rio 300's main attraction is its [low price] . The Rio
1.0
500 and Nomad, which both offer more onboard memor... go to review
... brother for his birthday. I bought it for $150 and it is a [great deal] ! It
1.0
works great and it holds 32 megabytes which is not too ... go to review
... for a casual jog. For as much as I use it, I think I got a [good deal] after
1.0
Diamond?s $50 rebate. But as with most rebates, it wa... go to review
...ier models out there now. That said, you can probably get a [great deal] on
1.0
this unit and it works solidly. The PMP300 was probably ... go to review
...n. All in all a solid unit that still works for me and is a [great deal] if you can
1.0
find one. Other units may be nicer looking, but ... go to review
... plus. I cant believe you can get an mp3 p[layer for such a [great deal] . It
1.0
also is very small so it is very portable, you can slip... go to review
...the Iomega system, but from what i've read it seems like an [awesome buy]
1.0
and i'd recommend that anyone looks into that before buying... go to review

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...and forget about it. This particular model is also the most [affordable] . We
1.0
paid a total of $50 for it. We got it at Mercata with $... go to review
...mended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Very Cool! Pros:
1.0 [Affordable] , Lightweight, and Easy to Use Cons: Hard to find the ungrad...
go to review
...yer was great as a workout buddy. It is small, lightweight, [inexpensive] ,
1.0
and held about 45 min. worth of music on a battery that co... go to review
...o Amount Paid (US$): 75.00 Summary: Not that great... Pros: [inexpensive]
1.0
when you find a deal Cons: unreliable Bottom Line: null ... go to review
......Add that to my Christmas List!) Overall, I think I got a [great deal] on my
1.0
RIO mp3 player, and I am looking forward to having it... go to review
... 169.99 Summary: Rio PMP300 NOT WORTH IT Pros: Lightweight,
1.0 [inexpensive] , decent for the money. Cons: Bad sound quality, slow upload...
go to review
...US$): 110 Summary: A jogger's best friend Pros: Lighweight, [affordable] ,
1.0
does not skip ever Cons: Flimsy belt clip, limited intern... go to review
...n its prime. It was really convenient, as it was reasonably [inexpensive] , and
1.0
I was able to store around 10-12 songs on it at a time... go to review
... like the versatility of an MP3 player, the Rio PMP300 is a [great buy]
1.0
Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 (after $50 mail in ... go to review
...he operation(includes turning off, Vol., plug, next etc..). [The price is pretty
1.0 decent] , I got mine for $110 with a $50 rebate. But I HATE!!! the p... go to
review
...ff. They looked like something that came out of the 99 cent [bargain] bin at
1.0
Woolworth. I replaced them immediately with Sony hea... go to review
...a $50 dollar rebate the RIO for $100 is still not much of a [bargain] . The
1.0
unit itself is compact, light and looks nice. It has a... go to review
...$50 mail-in rebate Summary: Rio PMP300 is pretty good Pros: [Low price] ,
1.0
good quality sound Cons: Only 32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... ear buds, but after that they were great. It seemed like a [great buy] at the
1.0
time, and I still don't really regret making the pur... go to review
... the Rio on the market for awhile and after missing all the [good deals] , I
1.0
finally broke down and bought one. I was so disappointed... go to review
...adays, the Rio One with an extra 128Mb of memory would be a [good
1.0
value] ... if it was reliable. The flaws of the initial model rema... go to review
...ended: No Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: Could have been a [good
1.0 value] Pros: Rio One w/ 128Mb extension a good value Cons: Build q... go to
review
...d have been a good value Pros: Rio One w/ 128Mb extension a [good value]
1.0
Cons: Build quality is near crap Bottom Line: Cheap ... and... go to review
...ouple $50 rebates a year or two ago. At that price - it's a [good deal] .
1.0
Functionality is great - it is easy to use and the buttons... go to review
... this may have just been a Christmas special, it is still a [good deal]
1.0
especially for a college student. I cannot say too many goo... go to review

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...$): About $110 with rebate Summary: Diamond Rio PMP300 is a [Good
1.0
Buy] for College Kids Pros: Physical size of case, durability, v... go to review
...100(after rebate) Summary: My buddy! Mr. Rio 300 Pros: best [price] , good
0.9
deal Cons: no 'off' button, SDMI Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...rcuit city ($150 -$50 rebate), and that was just around the [price] of a decent
0.9
new portable cd player. i got it home and was a... go to review
...): 100 w/ rebate Summary: Great Low-Cost Solution Pros: low- [cost] ,
0.9
high-quality music, light-weight Cons: no filename display... go to review
...ther by chewing gum and paper clips. Pros: Innovative. Good [price] for the
0.8
storage it gives. Cons: Flimsy and doesn't take abu... go to review
...hat the PMP300 is my favorite of the bunch -- providing the [best playback
0.8 for the money] -- with great control placement. The raveMP really has some...
go to review
...2 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Rio 300 is the best [price] you
0.8
are going to get for an MP3 Player right now. I bought ... go to review
...P 300. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Good [price] ,
0.8
ample space Pros: Price, Design, Coupons everywhere Cons: ... go to review
...commended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 75 Summary: Great for the [money]
0.8
Pros: price, reliability, battery life, playback quality Co... go to review
... way. anyone who has $160 to spare and wants to make a good [investment]
0.8
should get this. it i cost efficient and anyone could affor... go to review
...to get a song from your computer to your rio. It is a great [investment] and
0.8
one of the best MP3 players out there. In a recent pole... go to review
...ommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Currently good [price]
0.8
for features! Pros: Light, No Skip, Battery Usage is Low Co... go to review
...fall in love... Pros: great features, great products, great [price] ... Cons: Only
0.8
32MB... Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ich is in effect until march of 2000. So i really liked the [price] . After i got it
0.8
i tested it and found almost everything abo... go to review
...ants a really good mp3 player that's cheap but good for the [price] i
0.8
reccomend this product highly. The interface of the rio i... go to review
...s much information as other competitors it does have a nice [price] . There
0.8
are some things however that i found wrong with it o... go to review
...738) Content: I bought a PMP300 mainly because of its great [price] ($100
0.8
after rebate), small size (comparable to a deck of ca... go to review
...because of it's 75$ rebate which offered a quite impressive [price] of
0.8
199$CAN (I'm still waiting for my mail in rebate!!) and ... go to review
...dphones for the unit. In all the RIO PMP 300 is only a good [investment] if
0.8
you have a lot of mp3's and only like listening to a few... go to review
...(US$): 70 after rebate Summary: Good value player Pros: low [cost] and
0.6400000000000001
durable Cons: plain black case and unreliable parallel ... go to review
... (US$): 89.99 Summary: If You Can Pick It Up Cheap... Pros: [Price] ,
0.6400000000000001
Portability, Doesn't Skip Cons: Battery Compartment, Memor... go to review
...ebate) Summary: Digital portable music less than $50! Pros: [Cost] , skip
0.6400000000000001
free technology Cons: Parallel port to transfer files... go to review

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...Paid (US$): 150 Summary: It serves the purpose and... Pros: [Price] , music
0.6400000000000001
quality, portability, durable, ease of use Cons: Mem... go to review
...mount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Good price, ample space Pros: [Price] ,
0.6400000000000001 Design, Coupons everywhere Cons: Memory, Quality Bottom Li... go to
review
...es Amount Paid (US$): 75 Summary: Great for the money Pros: [price] ,
0.6400000000000001
reliability, battery life, playback quality Cons: battery ... go to review
...op had fire) Summary: Great starters MP3 player Pros: Small [price] tag,
0.6400000000000001
expandability, modern look. Cons: doesn't display titl... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Easy and cheap MP3 audio. Pros: [price] ,
0.6400000000000001
functionality Cons: No USB support, Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: RIO = Real CLose Pros: Nice [price]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Not enough options Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ut is it good enough to beat a md? Pros: efficiency, decent [price] , never
0.6400000000000001
skips, cd quality Cons: don't buy it if you're poor ... go to review
...NOT WORTH IT Pros: Lightweight, inexpensive, decent for the [money] .
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Bad sound quality, slow uploading, not enough memory... go to review
...nded: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: SLAM....... Pros: [price] size
0.6400000000000001
and quality Cons: memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...t Paid (US$): 100 Summary: The good with the bad Pros: Size/ [Cost]
0.6400000000000001
/Quality Cons: Size of Memory 32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... make the Diamond Rio pmp300 what it is today. Good ->It is [reasonably
0.6 priced] compared to other brands mp3 players, such as D-link, Sony ... go to
review
...mory and fixed some of the EQ problems of the original RIO. [Reasonably
0.6 priced] . Cons: Yeah, slower parallel port transfers (but screw that... go to
review
...wn facts about the Rio Pros: BI-DIRECTIONAL data transfer. [Reasonably
0.6 priced] now that newer units are out. Cons: Yeah, slower parallel p... go to
review
...out the only Mp3 player available back then. The Rio seemed [reasonably
0.6 priced] and it fit almost anywhere. The Rio also boasts 32 MB of fl... go to
review
...I bought it it came with a couple of rebates so it's not as [expensive] as you
0.5
think. My advice is DON'T drop this product. It may ... go to review
...t (except for the lack of bass boost, but hey, its not that [expensive] ), it is
0.5
compact, non-skipable, and easy to use. The PMP300 ... go to review
...d (That's over an hour of high quality music). Though it is [expensive] , it is
-0.5
useful if you have a lot of mp3s on your hard drive ... go to review
...tire CD on one of the miniscule flash-cards, which are very [expensive] at
-0.5
around 60 dollars each. If you decide to buy a portable ... go to review
... waiting for the technology to blossom, or check out a more [expensive]
-0.5
brand. Haven't checked those out myself so I can't vouch fo... go to review
...s with included software, Cons: Extra Memory Cards are very [expensive] ,
-0.5
memory is very unstable Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...g at the competition since they ended up being so much more [expensive] .
-0.5
For 30 dollars, the player isn't bad, but if I paid anywhe... go to review
...Pros: Convenient way to make your own music selection Cons: [Expensive]
-0.5
, limited play time Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...pgrades for extra. Unfortunately, these upgrades are rather [expensive] so I
-0.5
have not ordered any. Diamond advertises that the Rio ... go to review
...re is, however, a solution to this. Third, it is incredbily [expensive] . The load
-0.5
of cash that you spent on the unit itself is some... go to review
...ing 8megs, 16 megs, or 32megs. BUT they are also incredibly [expensive] . I
-0.5
bought a 32mb flash card for $100, and it didnt even wor... go to review
...u cant change your songs like a cd, unless you have several [EXPENSIVE]
-0.5
flash cards, and they must work. The last bad thing about i... go to review
... Rio Pros: light, compact, stealth, long battery life Cons: [expensive] , is not
-0.5
skip proof, expensive, not much room for lots ofmu... go to review
...alth, long battery life Cons: expensive, is not skip proof, [expensive] , not
-0.5
much room for lots ofmusic Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... come out which hold days on end of music but they are very [expensive] at
-0.5
the moment (about $800). i bought the original rio and i... go to review
...uality Cons: battery cover is a bit weak, memory upgrade is [expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s. Unfortunately that drop has never come, making it far to [expensive] to
-0.5
justify multiple cards. The process of having to dump so... go to review
...y Audio Cons: Limited playback in stock model, memory cards [expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...d, the most memory, the nicest looking :) but also the most [expensive] . Its
-0.5
about 260 dollars at Best Buy or something. I don't ow... go to review
...n. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 259.99 Summary: Kinda
-0.5
[Expensive] Pros: Small Cons: Expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...id (US$): 259.99 Summary: Kinda Expensive Pros: Small Cons: [Expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...y be somewhat limited on trips without a laptop. It is also [expensive] if you
-0.5
don't get rebates when you purchase it, so look out ... go to review
...: diamond rio: a pretty good choice Pros: easy to use Cons: [expensive] for
-0.5
extra memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ity music. * size of pager. * upgrades in memory avail. but [expensive] . *
-0.5
buy your own headphones * batteries last 10 hrs (one AA)... go to review
...ed with the same songs on a long journey. It is also a very [expensive]
-0.5
device. I dont think the price has come down by much (still... go to review
...00 Summary: Diamond. Not anyones friend Pros: Compact Cons:
-0.5 [Expensive] Bottom Line: Not my first choice on today's market ... go to
review
... MP3 songs without computer. Cons: External flash cards are [expensive] .
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... tech toy but like most high tech toys this unit is kind of [expensive] .
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...l machine, small and easy to use. Lots of memory Cons: Very [expensive]
-0.5
($270) the newer PMP500 can be had for the same price. Bott... go to review
... -> The extra memory card you could buy for your rio was as [expensive] as
-0.5
the actual player. That came as a shock, I might as well... go to review
...ace Cons: delicate, hold button doesnt work after sometime, [expensive] ,
-0.5
low storage space Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ort transfers (but screw that SDMI nonsense!), still pretty [expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... too much damage. If you have the money, I'd say get a more [expensive]
-0.5
one with more capacity. Or better yet, get a mp3 cd player,... go to review
...ayer (1121738) Content: The Rio is a fun toy. It is also an [expensive] toy. If
-0.5
you have some cash to blow, and you enjoy listening... go to review
...a new one. Upgrade cards are available, but they are rather [expensive] and
-0.5
hard to find. It also comes with two CD-ROMs--One with ... go to review
.... Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Fun toy,
-0.5 [expensive] toy. Pros: Tiny size, excellent sound quality, excellent in... go to
review
... quality, excellent interface Cons: Small storage capacity, [expensive] .
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...tes of music on there, but this can be limiting and lead to [expensive]
-0.5
memory purchases. The quality of the product is great, so i... go to review
...oblem I have had with teh Rio is the memory size. Memory is [expensive] .
-0.5
Luckily I jog 30 minutes at a time so for this purpose the... go to review
...ricey Upgrades --Memory Upgrades for the Rio are very, very [expensive] ,
-0.5
almost as much as the player itself. For them to be a real... go to review
...One thing is the tiddly memory thing. Flash cards are quite [expensive] so
-0.5
boosting memory takes money. 32 megs is definitely not e... go to review
...ich were especially cheap and the memory upgrades are quite [expensive]
-0.5
(more than I paid for the whole player). It's a fun toy, bu... go to review
...80 - $90 for an extra 32 mb. Damn, these little gadgets get [expensive] if you
-0.5
want to have a good collection of mp3's to listen to... go to review
...ummary: Rio PMP300 Pros: Small, No Skipping Cons: Not loud,
-0.5
[EXPENSIVE] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...omewhat a flop Pros: doesn't skip, good sound quality Cons: [expensive] ,
-0.5
small song capacity Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... However, if I recall correctly, the flash card are kind of [expensive] ... In
-0.5
conclusion, I would say if you have the money to spar... go to review
... MP3's Pros: great sound; does not skip; light; small Cons: [expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...anything happens, the replacement wire is likely to be very [expensive] .
-0.5
Additionally, you can only switch between tracks, and can'... go to review
... anything else Cons: very limited space, space upgrade very [expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...small, doesn't skip, easy to use Cons: quick battery usage, [expensive]
-0.5
expansion cards Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...are both over a hundred to a hundred and fifty dollars more [expensive] .
-0.5
Given that one flash card will equal either of those syste... go to review
...s - Can't switch music on the trip unless you buy extremely [expensive] flash
-0.5
cards - Standard model should have more memory All in... go to review
...l edition. These are better MP3 players, but are a lot more [expensive] .
-0.5
Recommended: Yes Summary: a good start Pros: small, light-... go to review
... you get a small amount of memory, and extra memory is very [expensive] .
-0.5
I would suggest you just stick with the included memory an... go to review
...ayer Cons: Tiny amount of flash memory. Flash memory rather [expensive] .
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ce, but only with another 32 MB of RAM. There's a new, more [expensive]
-0.5
generation of MP3 players coming out. They're expensive sti... go to review
...ayers like the Rio 300 will soon find themselves holding an [expensive]
-0.5
paperweight, when the new formats come into the mainstream.... go to review
...ought an additional flashcard of memory but it is EXTREMELY [expensive]
-0.5 . Also for the money you may as buy a MP3 CD player. With 65... go to
review
...ing parts, can make mixes easily, no skipping, sturdy Cons: [Expensive] ,
-0.5
Antiquated Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...he Rio 300 is a great low-cost alternative to the much more [expensive]
-0.5
portable MP3 players. Not only does the Rio provide a great... go to review
...ory with a 32MB or 64MB memory card, however they are quite
-0.5 [expensive] . I never tried them, so I can't say how well they work. Sin... go to
review
...Minidiscs are a good alternative, even though they are more [expensive] ,
-0.5
they are also a lot better with memory, because the discs ... go to review
...s over 4 years. Well, that's not happening. Flash memory is [EXPENSIVE] .
-0.5
So the dilemma is basically do you use the Rio with expens... go to review
...ENSIVE. So the dilemma is basically do you use the Rio with [expensive]
-0.5
flash Ram or do you wait for more players? Relatively speak... go to review
... PMP500 is out. It comes with 64MB installed, but it's more [expensive] .
-0.5
Your best bet right now seems to be getting the PMP300 at ... go to review
...y to up the quality of the MP3 songs downloaded. Add in an ( [expensive]
-0.5 --circa 100 bucks) 32MB SmartMedia memory card and you have ... go to
review
...ight, low power use, functionality Cons: physically flimsy, [expensive]
-0.5
memory upgrades Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...skip ever Cons: Flimsy belt clip, limited internal memory, [expensive]
-0.5
external memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
.... I have to admit I wanted it alot sooner, but it was kinda [expensive] . I
-0.5
finally got it on sale for 125.00. Even before I opened ... go to review
...I have always been a real fan of music, but buying CD's got [expensive] and
-0.5
I couldn't go the CD store every day. On my birthday, I... go to review
...ream Pros: Small, Relatively Cheap, Ease of Use Cons: Still [Expensive]
-0.5
compared to CD's Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...ill allow you to store 64 minutes on your Rio. That is very [expensive] also
-0.5
considering that the whole Rio costs between $100-150.... go to review
...some problems Pros: Lightweight, durable, ease of use Cons: [Expensive] ,
-0.5
lack of storage Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...nit can take up to a 32MB Smart Media card, which are quite [expensive] .
-0.5
Compared to the alternatives though, they seem to be the o... go to review
...os: First of its kind. Low battery usage. Very small. Cons: [Expensive]
-0.5
media. Poorly designed case and headphone jack. Low storag... go to review
...mall, Great color scheme, Gets lots of attention Cons: Very [Expensive] ,
-0.5
Not much memory/not many songs, Little upgrade potential a... go to review
...ot many songs, Little upgrade potential and flash memory is [expensive] ,
-0.5
Unit seems fragile, volume limited low Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ayer, no skipping Cons: only holds certain number of songs, [expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ts of fun Pros: ok Memory, very light Cons: memory upgrades [expensive]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
..., don't buy it! Pros: skip-proof, small, fast uploads Cons: [expensive] ,
-0.5
limited memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...urs on the internet downloading mp3's. The diamond rio is a [expensive]
-0.5
product that doesn't offer anything new to the market. It i... go to review
... dollar item that will attract muggers as quickly as a more [expensive] brand
-0.5
6) I am seriously contemplating buying one for my 77 ... go to review
...t an additional 80$US or so. This would make the Rio a very [expensive]
-0.5
audio player. My third complaint isn't quite as major. I wo... go to review
...n to 80 and 64 kbps, so I bought a $100 32MB upgrade. A bit [expensive]
-0.5
for 1/2 hour of CD quality music. I noticed that the availa... go to review
...r 60 minutes after compressing the mp3. The extra memory is [expensive] .
-0.5
And the software isn't that easy to use. If you want porta... go to review
... have a battery recharger that's not a problem. It is quite [expensive]
-0.5
considering the limited capacity it has. Recommended: No Am... go to review
...s: Great Stereo Quality. Cons: Limitation of Songs and High [Price] for
-0.6400000000000001
Blank Media. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ND RIO OR MINIDISC PLAYER??? Pros: Good Quality Sound Cons:
-0.6400000000000001
[Price] , Lack Of Functions Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...add new songs to it, can buy much bigger memory cards Cons: [Price] is a
-0.6400000000000001
bit high Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ond, Overpriced another product Pros: SPACE AND SPEED Cons: [PRICE]
-0.6400000000000001
PRICE PRICE PRICE Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...verpriced another product Pros: SPACE AND SPEED Cons: PRICE
-0.6400000000000001
[PRICE] PRICE PRICE Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ced another product Pros: SPACE AND SPEED Cons: PRICE PRICE
-0.6400000000000001
[PRICE] PRICE Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...other product Pros: SPACE AND SPEED Cons: PRICE PRICE PRICE
-0.6400000000000001
[PRICE] Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...ummary: OK MP3 Player Pros: it does not skip Cons: it might [cost] a lot to
-0.6400000000000001
some people Bottom Line: null ... go to review
..., Recommended Pros: Small, Sleek, Any Songs You Want! Cons: [Price]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...os: Compact, sleek, Easy to use Cons: 60 minute limitation, [price] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...bytes, ouch Pros: 1 AA Battery, 4+ hours Cons: Memory size, [Price]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...est Mp3 Player for your money Pros: Small, Free Music Cons: [Cost] of
-0.6400000000000001
player (not much) Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mall, last hours on end with 2 AA's, CD quality sound Cons: [cost] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...(US$): 160.00 Summary: This is ok Pros: easy to carry Cons: [cost] a lot
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...d Delight! Pros: memory space, sound quality Cons: modestly [priced]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...en you can download it? Pros: Small, Size, Free Music Cons: [cost] bout
-0.6400000000000001
$100 Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: Do Not Invest Your Money Into This! Pros: A few Cons: The [cost] for the
-0.6400000000000001
performance Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ummary: what a waste!!! Pros: can play mp3's Cons: waste of [money]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... Wish it was worth it Pros: Small Cons: A waste of time and [money] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...y on getting one with more memory. If you don't have enough [money] to do
-0.7200000000000001
that the Rio is great! I love it despite its flaws. L... go to review
...d Cons: Not a lot of space for your music, Add-on memory is [too
-1.0
expensive] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ummary: Big Price - Little Memory Pros: Tough and Fun Cons: [Too
-1.0
Expensive] - Not Enough Memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... in something better. Currently I think MP3 players are way [overpriced] .
-1.0
The entry level Rio is selling pretty cheap in web deals a... go to review
...mary: NO WAY! Pros: Small and Light Cons: Too Little Space, [TOO
-1.0
EXPENSIVE] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...it was free. Pros: Just like a programmable CD player Cons: [Too expensive]
-1.0
, too little memory onboard. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...). Expansion flash memory cards are available, but they are [too expensive]
-1.0
to be practical. A better solution for general music listen... go to review
...more out of a fee of 169 dollars. The RioPMP300 is horribly [overpriced] .
-1.0
Overall it is not worth spending over a hundred dollars on... go to review
...h. Even though you can add memory cards on there, its still [too expensive]
-1.0 to expand. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary:... go to
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... not worth the $$$ Pros: Portable, small, easy to use Cons: [too expensive]
-1.0
to expand memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...point, I came to the realization that 32 megabytes is not a [great deal] of


-1.0
space, especially since I like to have all my mp3's enco... go to review
...t about a year ago, so can't really complain about it being [too expensive] . I
-1.0
don't see too many people buying this since there are ne... go to review
...gh a memory upgrade (which is definitely required) is still [too expensive] . I
-1.0
will wait for one of the newer models, with many more fe... go to review
...h memory; the problem with flash memory is that it costs an [arm and a leg]
-1.0
. A 32 Mb flash card sells for a good $100, for that much it... go to review
...b. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 300 Summary: Diamond,
-1.0 [Overpriced] another product Pros: SPACE AND SPEED Cons: PRICE
PRICE PRI... go to review
...3 Player (1121738) Content: After years of frustration with [overpriced]
-1.0
CDs by artists that really only have an EP of music I want ... go to review
.... (I'm not ready to buy the first.) The PJB-100 is just way [too expensive] ;
-1.0
even though it holds 100 CDs worth of music via a "hardene... go to review
...cial Edition: First of all this is a Mp3 player that is way [overpriced] for its
-1.0
performance. This player had been recomended numero... go to review
...es Not Deliver Pros: Good idea to make mp3s portable. Cons: [Too
-1.0
expensive] , not enough power Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ly not enough. With a list price of $200, the Rio does seem [overpriced] for
-1.0
the amount of storage it actually has. It's smaller tha... go to review
FEATURE: reliability SCORE: -0.028798862807179082
... after rebate Summary: Good value player Pros: low cost and [durable]
1.0
Cons: plain black case and unreliable parallel connector Bo... go to review
...ip if shook around a little. I'll give it this much, it was [durable] . It did break
1.0
eventually and this is where my next complain... go to review
...these devices to have physical problems. The technology end [works
1.0 flawlessly] and might have been better even if they had not been forced... go
to review
...n I download MP3 songs from MP3.com or any other site I don' [t have this
1.0 problem] . I guess this is a clue to me to start liking MP3 bands bet... go to
review
...ternal memory to work with. In my years of using the Rio, I [had no
1.0 problem] with bitrates from 32kbps to 256 kbps (320 kbps may not wor... go
to review
... in my backpack and have forgotten about it for a time with [no issues] of
1.0
breakage. Because the player doesn't have the frills of ... go to review
...ook the battery out and put it back in the Rio, and then it [worked fine] . But
1.0
it was a very aggravating experience. A few days later... go to review
...the purpose and... Pros: Price, music quality, portability, [durable] , ease of
1.0
use Cons: Memory, headphones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ed the adapter on the extra parallel port on the Zip and it [worked fine] . The
1.0
writing process does not take too long. If you are bur... go to review
...nd at the different encoding levels. The unit is remarkably [durable] . I've
1.0
dropped this thing I don't know how many times and ot... go to review

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...because I have dropped it a lot of times and it is stilling [working perfectly] .


1.0
And best of all it has 64 MEGs of ram. It is a little ugly... go to review
...ured out a single way to get it to skip.Third of all, it is [very durable] . I have
1.0
repeatedly dropped it and it has had no problems, e... go to review
...it is very durable. I have repeatedly dropped it and it has [had no problems] ,
1.0
either on the surface or internally. The only improvements... go to review
... MP3 Player Pros: Size, weight, great sound, does not skip, [durable] Cons:
1.0
Memory, bass Bottom Line: Buy it. Great durability, s... go to review
...: lightweight (2.5 ounces), palm size, clear, high quality, [durable] Cons:
1.0
compatible only with windows 95 Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...it would be better to pay the extra $50-$100 and get a more [durable] one
1.0
with more memory. ... go to review
...Content: I bought this player about 5 months ago and I have [had no
1.0 problems] with it. The battery cover stays on headphone jack is fine ... go to
review
... a relatively simple product and experienced MP3 users will [have no
1.0 problem] getting started. However, beginners may have to spend extra... go to
review
...he transfer process. I turned my printer off and everything [worked
1.0 perfectly] . I didn't have time to ask why-I didn't care, I was ready t... go to
review
...of 1999. I have had nothing but fun with the Rio. I haven't [had any
1.0 problems] or misfunctions with it and it is very easy to use. It has ... go to
review
...nths or so (what ever happened to Moore's Law?). The Rio SE [works fine]
1.0
with my 32 Mb card, and it is reputed to work OK with the 6... go to review
...ncy like .exe or other binary files may be corrupted. Not a [problem with]
1.0
some .zip files that can be repaired. Perfectly acceptable ... go to review
...d: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 199.99 Summary: Rio RuLeS!! Pros: [Durable] ,
1.0
Light weight , Looks awesome , Very portable , Great Soun... go to review
...ncy like .exe or other binary files may be corrupted. Not a [problem with]
1.0
some .zip files that can be repaired. Perfectly acceptable ... go to review
...ok, and my desktop, and I used the Rio for a good month. It [worked fine]
1.0
for the most part, played all my MP3 files (except ones wit... go to review
...d another. Joy! A player that would work! Well.....sort of. [It worked great] ,
1.0
for about another month, battery clip weakening again, and... go to review
...8) Content: Personally I am really happy with this product. [It works great]
1.0
and has a nice feature set. I am not saying that you can't ... go to review
...view: I like the Rio because it has some great software and [it works great] .
1.0
You can add and delete songs to the Rio in a flash and you... go to review
... my complaints with this machine, I must say that I haven't [had any
1.0 problems] with it. It plays what I want, and I can always change what... go to
review
...mplaints of frustration with cheap, breakable parts, I have [had no problems]
1.0
to date. If you buy a Rio, buy the 64MB special edition -- ... go to review

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...h it, it was easy to put songs on and take them off, it was [durable] , the
1.0
buttons were very easy to access and use even when cli... go to review
...ything is very easy to use and the player is very light and [durable] . The
1.0
battery life is excelent. A whopping 12 hours which su... go to review
...ll here. The Rio is extremely small and compact - and seems [durable]
1.0
enough compared to Walkmen or Discmen - and puts out a grea... go to review
...picked it up, put the phones on, pressed play, and it still [worked perfectly] .
1.0
I get lightning fast downloads even on my relatively slow ... go to review
... his birthday. I bought it for $150 and it is a great deal! [It works great] and
1.0
it holds 32 megabytes which is not too less. It can hol... go to review
...ery attractive looking piece of technology and it is rather [durable] . Mine
1.0
has survived a drop of my car's hood and a tiny spot ... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Good and Evil of the RIO Pros: [Durable]
1.0
and good looking. Cheap starter Mp3 player Cons: Tiny amoun... go to review
...(US$): 100 Summary: Diamonds are for Listening Pros: Small, [durable] ,
1.0
never skips Cons: Pricey, Not much memory Bottom Line: nul... go to review
...hough it did lag the computer down. When in use, the player [works fine] .
1.0
However, it is more fragile that one might expect. Be very... go to review
...aid (US$): 199 Summary: The Objective Truth Pros: it works, [durable] , 3rd
1.0
party support, good quality, and upgradable Cons: to u... go to review
... it doesn't skip and it's small and lightweight. The Rio is [very durable] and
1.0
runs a long time on only one battery. The great thing a... go to review
...'t record them right from the CD (choppy). Yes, my computer [works fine]
1.0
and is up to date. Also, after 4(?) days, an error came up ... go to review
...Quite a bummer for paying as much as a 40 second electronic [shock
1.0 protection] CD-player or a Minidisk player. So get the PMP500 instead o... go
to review
...r then the Rest....but has some problems Pros: Lightweight, [durable] , ease
1.0
of use Cons: Expensive, lack of storage Bottom Line: ... go to review
...ng a checksum error or memory unstable error. Ironically it [worked fine]
1.0
with my desktop machine which is much older. Note: this is ... go to review
...I have noted is that the encoding software does not seem to [work perfectly]
1.0
. I am not sure if the software is to blame or if my hardwar... go to review
...ght, small, loud. Cons: Doesn't seem to be splashproof; non- [durable] .
1.0
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...peak for others, but in my experience, the little bugger is [durable] . I've
1.0
dropped it NUMEROUS times (more than I'd care to admi... go to review
...Summary: The future of music Pros: Lightweight, convenient, [durable] ,
1.0
long lasting power supply. Cons: Limited Memory Bottom Lin... go to review
...) I finally got one for Christmas. It was great. The player [worked perfectly]
1.0
and was very convenient, small, lightweight, and aesthetica... go to review
...h for me. I took it to school with me all the time. I never [had any problems]
1.0
with it, and the bundled software was easy to use. The only... go to review

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...es Amount Paid (US$): 88 Summary: A decent buy Pros: Small, [reliable] ,
0.8 useful Cons: Not enough memory, cheap headphones Bottom Li... go to
review
...fter I got them. This is a breeze to learn to operate. Good [durability] too.
0.8
Overall this is a great buy (personally I could use a ... go to review
...r, Diamond sent me a new Rio within that week. Diamond is a [reliable]
0.8
company and the rio is a great tool that can save you at le... go to review
...skip, durable Cons: Memory, bass Bottom Line: Buy it. Great [durability] ,
0.8
strength, sound, and portability. ... go to review
...mbining sound quality, simple installation, ease of use and [reliable]
0.8
performance. A few adjustments could have easily put this p... go to review
...great features and is easy to use, it's not very durable or [reliable] . The Rio
0.8
only holds about 40-50 minutes of songs on average... go to review
... anymore - instead buy an LG MPFree, it is cheap, MUCH more [reliable] ,
0.8 and sounds much better! Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$):... go to
review
...f cards), and its cool looks. I was most impressed with the [durability] of the
0.8
unit--while skiing two weeks ago it unclipped from m... go to review
...re Forever Pros: Good sound quality, cool looks, impressive [durability]
0.8
Cons: Short battery life Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...n extra 128Mb of memory would be a good value ... if it was [reliable] . The
0.8
flaws of the initial model remain, the outstanding one... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: THE GREATEST~ Pros: Quality,
0.6400000000000001
[durability] . Cons: Little memory. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 75 Summary: Great for the money Pros: price, [reliability] ,
0.6400000000000001
battery life, playback quality Cons: battery cover is a bi... go to review
...is a Good Buy for College Kids Pros: Physical size of case, [durability] ,
0.6400000000000001
variety of downloadable songs Cons: Limited Memory Bottom ... go to review
... (US$): None! (Got it for Christmas) Summary: Great Digital [Jams]
-0.6
Anywhere Pros: Small, Great Sound, Easy to Use Cons: Pricey... go to review
...oke less than 24 hours after I bought it. I was working and [jamming] away
-0.6
to some songs at work, and when I bent over to pick so... go to review
...s! I figured, what the heck, I'll use it for a while before [sending it back] ,
-0.6
this is useable, and I havn't even been able to try it yet... go to review
..., but it's kind of pricey. The battery compartment cover is [cheaply made] .
-0.6
Put the Rio in your backpack, and start searching for wher... go to review
...stening to track #3... you know, that song you just love to [jam] to, the cd
-0.6
will wear out and sooner or later, its gonna be ... go to review
...ur pc, you can transfer it to your rio, and presto, back to [jamming]
-0.6 Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 129 Summary: Rio aint a... go to
review
...ut there. However, the portable MP3 market as a whole still [has some
-0.6 problems] . In regards to the Rio300 I have found it to be extremely l... go to
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... Amount Paid (US$): 30 Summary: Better then the Rest....but [has some
-0.6 problems] Pros: Lightweight, durable, ease of use Cons: Expensive, la... go to
review
...t a gentle bump, it works again. Again, this may not be the [fault] of the
-1.0
player. I added a 32meg Viking flash memory card but... go to review
...layer Pros: low cost and durable Cons: plain black case and [unreliable]
-1.0
parallel connector Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ou want to look into this I bought it at Best Buy. *Note- I [had a problem]
-1.0
using rechargeable batteries with the Rio once, but when I ... go to review
...em when you're not sitting at home. Unfortunately, it isn't [very durable] .
-1.0
The headphones that came with it were of second-rate quali... go to review
...were of second-rate quality and lasted 5 months before they [stopped
-1.0 working] . The outer shell of my rio is heavily dented and cracked, a... go to
review
..., and tried all their updates and and diagnostic tools, and [nothing works] .
-1.0
This seems to me to be a simple thing that should have bee... go to review
...bitrate files fine soundwise, however the time display does [not function
-1.0 properly] with VBR's. I would strongly suggest downloading MusicMatch... go
to review
...ngs me to my last quarrel... I have noticed many people had [problems with]
-1.0
the battery latch, and I am yet another victim of poor cons... go to review
...e roomate was not as fortunate. His parallel port connecter [was broken]
-1.0
before he even took it out of the box. In order to get a re... go to review
...usic, you have to deal with the songs on it being extremely [terrible quality] ,
-1.0
such as not being able to hear the words clearly and under... go to review
...u can expect to have about 12 hours of music until you will [need to replace]
-1.0
the battery. The software that comes with it isn't all that... go to review
...od product, but being the first model they produced has its [faults] . It can't
-1.0
keep a solid connection to the battery. The batte... go to review
... battery. The battery case falls off. The clips break. They [stop working] for
-1.0
no reason. They lock up and fade the volume. The player... go to review
...y lock up and fade the volume. The player itself is one big [fault] . We have
-1.0
to do replacements on these all the time, and thos... go to review
...MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: the rio should definately [go down] in
-1.0
history as one of the coolest portable audio players and... go to review
...a tendancy to fall off sometimes which is the only physical [problem with]
-1.0
the player itself. it would also be greatif the player used... go to review
...slates into about twenty hours of music on a single cd. the [problem with]
-1.0
these is that they are bigger, more power hungry, and like ... go to review
...or not even that. Also, the cord that connects it to the PC [doesn't work]
-1.0
(only once). The programs that came with it didn't work. So... go to review
...mb and it comes with 32 out of the box. The only structural [problem with]
-1.0
the 300 is the battery compartment lid, which with long ter... go to review
...ies or devices installation is quite simple. The only other [problem with] the
-1.0
RIO is that there is no way to alter the bass or treble... go to review

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...end it in to get fixed (For those people who complain about [problems with]
-1.0 the memory. Recommended: Yes Summary: Sparkling diamond Pro... go to
review
...expansion port, which allows the memory to be doubled. Only [problem
-1.0 with] this is that the new memory costs almost as much as a new p... go to
review
... your pocket Bads -> Once i accidentally dropped it, and it [was broken]
-1.0
ever since. Whenever i would turn the player on it would tu... go to review
...st commend diamond for having excellent customer support. I [had a
-1.0 problem] with my rio and they shipped another one but not free of ch... go to
review
...ection or redundancy like .exe or other binary files may be [corrupted] . Not
-1.0
a problem with some .zip files that can be repaired. P... go to review
...s might be the player for you. You never know, prices might [go down]
-1.0
drastically once the next generation players hit the stores... go to review
... new technology", I clicked the darn thing on and it wouldn' [t turn on] ! "All
-1.0
right! That was it!", I thought. So I called up the t... go to review
...loading the sofeware. Lost star 2 Diamonds LPT port adapter [crashed] my
-1.0
scanner. Their reply was I should go BUY another LPT por... go to review
...s, the quality of MP3 players will go up and the price will [go down] . But
-1.0
for right now, we are very satisfied with the Diamond ... go to review
...ey, with many features and 32 MB of storage. Unfortunately, [it broke] less
-1.0
than 24 hours after I bought it. I was working and jam... go to review
...ection or redundancy like .exe or other binary files may be [corrupted] . Not
-1.0
a problem with some .zip files that can be repaired. P... go to review
...ted use but I wish it could last longer. I also had initial [problems with]
-1.0
setting it up. I had to call tech support and change CMOS s... go to review
...roke, it was something in the battery container, so it didn' [t even turn on] . I
-1.0
called the Diamond Customer Service phone number and the... go to review
...January. A few days ago when I got on the bus it once again [failed to work]
-1.0
. I am fed up with Diamond Rio and refuse to waste my time a... go to review
... does have some great features and is easy to use, it's not [very durable] or
-1.0
reliable. The Rio only holds about 40-50 minutes of song... go to review
...ets really old and boring. Another problem is that it isn't [very durable] . A
-1.0
slight jostle won't cause it to skip because it is all d... go to review
...nsfer MP3s to and very compact. Cons: Software lacking, not [very durable]
-1.0
. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...e comming out now its fetures are very limited. There was a [problem with]
-1.0
the first one I've got. the memory was corrupt and would no... go to review
...e was a problem with the first one I've got. the memory was [corrupt] and
-1.0
would not upload correctly. But the second one worked w... go to review
...t very, well, supportive. According to tech. support, Rio's [have a problem]
-1.0
with Compaq laptops, and this Presario 1210 was no exceptio... go to review
...d that Diamond has posted an update to address a formatting [problem with]
-1.0
their software (though in beta form, the readme file is dat... go to review

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...aying time out of it you would have to get a whole bunch of [low quality]
-1.0
songs which are hard to find. It took me awhile to finally ... go to review
...ugh I have heard some complaints of frustration with cheap, [breakable]
-1.0
parts, I have had no problems to date. If you buy a Rio, bu... go to review
...uy this mp3 player so hopefully the prices of others should [go down] . This
-1.0
is an a + + + + + for me. I currently own 3 other mp3... go to review
...ary: its ok but not that ok Pros: small and light Cons: not [durable] Bottom
-1.0
Line: null ... go to review
...andard Pros: Portable, battery efficent Cons: low capacity, [bad quality]
-1.0
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... is virtually NO customer service whatsoever, as their site [malfunctions] ,
-1.0
and messages never get any replies. Don't expect Diamond/S... go to review
...usicmatch Jukebox, which, while being a decent mp3 creator, [is dead] lousy
-1.0
for maintaining mp3 playlists (WinAmp is far superior... go to review
...k. After about 5 months of heavy use my Rio?s memory became [corrupted]
-1.0
. After a surprisingly short phone call, the technical suppo... go to review
...: small size/lightweight Cons: short playtime/memory became [corrupted]
-1.0
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...le amount of songs on this 32 MB version you to opt for its [horrible quality]
-1.0
also I started having problems (it shuts off by itself). my... go to review
...er. The Rio does have a slot for external flash memory; the [problem with]
-1.0
flash memory is that it costs an arm and a leg. A 32 Mb fla... go to review
...to my Rio four of five days a week, to and from work, and I [have to
-1.0 replace] the AA battery every two weeks or so. It is small, light, a... go to
review
...able audio, but this device isn't it. The included software [doesn't work] with
-1.0
Windows NT or Windows 2000, the two operating systems ... go to review
...y downloaded mp3s Cons: only holds 30minutes at CD quality, [doesn't
-1.0
work] well, etc etc etc Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... become tedious--quickly. The player, however, proved to be [unreliable] .
-1.0
The hold button/function seemed to be active all the time ... go to review
... that great... Pros: inexpensive when you find a deal Cons: [unreliable]
-1.0
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...onize the entire music industry. This MP3 player refuses to [go down] in
-1.0
dust. This player is very light-weight, portable, small,... go to review
... the song you're listening to. (Another friend had the same [problem with] his
-1.0
PMP300). Sound quality can best be described as slightl... go to review
...hing is how light and cheap it really is. The plastic isn't [durable] at all: if you
-1.0
look at it the wrong way, something will bre... go to review
...me of the Sony players need. However, the Rio does have its [faults] . One
-1.0
major flaw is the button controls. If you just as much... go to review
...uct in comparison to the rest of the market. There are many [problems with]
-1.0
the market. There is a very large problem with the amount o... go to review
...re are many problems with the market. There is a very large [problem with]
-1.0
the amount of storage space that these can provide. The Rio... go to review

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...(1121738) Content: This thing is just plain cool. It's only [fault] is that 32MB
-1.0
really doesn't give you much room. The extra $... go to review
...s is a good portable MP3 player, but it breaks very easily. [It broke] within
-1.0
two months, and I normally do not break any electron... go to review
...y electronics that I buy. All of a sudden, one day, it just [stopped working] .
-1.0
It is nice because it is small, holds a lot of music, is e... go to review
... upgraded, and only needs one AA battery, but the fact that [it broke] so
-1.0
easily turned me off. I do not recommend the Diamond Rio... go to review
...ary: Small and Flimsy Pros: Small, easy to use Cons: Easily [breakable]
-1.0
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... headpiece. The first time I ran with my Rio, the earpieces [fell off] within
-1.0
the first ten yards, and kept falling off until I fi... go to review
...program works without a hitch, I have never experienced any [problems
-1.0 with] it. The main drawback is the storage capacity for me. With ... go to
review
...n my PMP300, replaced by adhesive tape). Worse, the Rio One [stopped
-1.0 working] after 3 months of usage, does not complete power-up, displa... go to
review
...like a CD player and allows me a variety of music. The real [problem with]
-1.0
the unit is that the memory is too small. Out of the box, t... go to review
...and buy one? Read on. However good the Rio is, it does have [faults] . For
-1.0
example, the memory onboard the Rio has is too little.... go to review
...umerous mails to Diamond asking them if they'd heard of the [problem with]
-1.0
my printer before. Their tech support is very bad, to say t... go to review
...ive a response, it would be about 2 weeks later. There is a [problem with]
-1.0
the Rio resetting. If you hit it on any surface, including ... go to review
FEATURE: sound_quality SCORE: 0.16458557216100142
...e 32Mb) which I haven't bought yet but intend to very soon. [The sound
1.0 quality is great] . Since it has no moving parts, it never skips a song, even ... go
to review
...O is the fact that it can never skip no matter what and the [sound quality] is
1.0
top notch. Despite popular belief Minidisc players CAN s... go to review
...lems or misfunctions with it and it is very easy to use. It [has great sound
1.0 quality and] if you want to spend another three dollars you can buy an a... go
to review
...rds too (haven't found anyone who has tried it yet though). [The sound
1.0 quality is good] , according to an extensive review of several models by
www.... go to review
... RIO. Only about 40 mins with 40 megs, but hey its not bad. [The sound
1.0 quality is EXCELLENT] , just like a CD player, however in a package about a
third ... go to review
...tery life was long enough for some good long distance runs. [The sound
1.0 quality was excellent] and the ability to listen to all of the songs off my hard
d... go to review

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...50% ever 4-6 months. (Quite a bit slower than Moore's Law!) [The sound
1.0 quality is good] , according to an extensive review of several models by
www.... go to review
... I was worried that it wouldn't be my moneys worth. It was. [The sound
1.0 quality is great] . I carry it around with me all the time and it take just on... go
to review
...lay, fast forward, rewind, stop, pause, repeat, and random. [The sound
1.0 quality is excellent] . When I listen to it on the metro during rush hour, I only
... go to review
...AA battery too. And that lasted for about 12 hours of play. [The sound
1.0 quality is great] although, CD does sound a little bit better. I was hardly a... go
to review
...to 48 megs (what I did) or 64 megs with flash memory cards. [The sound
1.0 quality is decent] (except for the lack of bass boost, but hey, its not that e... go
to review
...er. Overall, this MP3 player is definitely worth the money. [The sound
1.0 quality is good] , its small, and its easy to use. If you are looking for som... go
to review
...B) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The PMP300 is pretty good. [The sound
1.0 quality is good] . It's even better than my computer. But, it holds only 32MB...
go to review
... Rio is clean, especially on my Sennheiser headphones. Also [the sound
1.0 quality is very good] . The weight does not bother me at all; I barely notice it
h... go to review
...an rip MP3s in a lower format to fit more songs on the RIO. [The sound
1.0 quality is wonderful] . Although the base ear phones are painful to wear, it's
eas... go to review
...re able to discover was a lot of tape and a heavy hand. The [sound quality] is
0.9
just as good as any other MP3 player though and it has t... go to review
...mary: Wanna play some MP3's? Then dont bye this Pros: Good [sound
0.9 quality] and nice features Cons: tends NOT to work... Bottom Line: n... go to
review
...ting Again" encoded at 32 kbps in mono easily fits 32MB and [sounds] good.
0.9
Don't try to encode the latest U2 single at this bitr... go to review
...llection of my favorite songs encoded at 64 kbps which even [sound] good
0.9
when played out of my laptop speakers. The device uses... go to review
...o you?re ready to go as soon as you open the box. The Rio?s [sound quality]
0.9
is excellent. This is inherent in the MP3 compression it us... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 179 Summary: Yay for Diamond! :) Pros: Great [Sound
0.9 Quality] , Cool Colour! Cons: Pricey Expansion Cards Bottom Line: nu... go
to review
...s, which is widely considered as "near CD quality", the Rio [sounds] great.
0.9
256kbps is really the encoding rate to have true "ne... go to review
...se better newer Rio's out there like the 500 wow i bet that [sounds] nice. I
0.9
highly recommend a Rio and hope you get your hands ... go to review

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...e cash to blow, and you enjoy listening to MP3s, go for it. [Sound quality] is
0.9
excellent, depending on the "bitrate" you encode your so... go to review
...Summary: Fun toy, expensive toy. Pros: Tiny size, excellent [sound quality] ,
0.9
excellent interface Cons: Small storage capacity, expensiv... go to review
...s, which is widely considered as "near CD quality", the Rio [sounds] great.
0.9
256kbys is actually the level that gives you really ... go to review
...$): 170.00 Summary: A cool little mp3 player Pros: Compact, [sounds] great,
0.9
digital files = no skipping! Cons: not enough memory... go to review
...ything you would want to with the music you store on it. It [sounds] great
0.9
and plays great. You can run and jog and it will work... go to review
...o great sound and ease of switching between tracks. If that [sounds]
0.9
attractive to you, then this Rio is starting to sound real ... go to review
...(after $50 rebate) Summary: Diamonds are Forever Pros: Good [sound
0.9 quality] , cool looks, impressive durability Cons: Short battery life... go to
review
...mended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 99.99 Summary: Small, yet it [sounds]
0.9
good Pros: Good sound, small, good battery life Cons: 32 MB... go to review
...I haven't even gotten around to trying the EQ settings, the [sound] is fine
0.9
"flat". The "intro" and sample features are also su... go to review
...ound quality is. I've heard some of the new Rio's, and they [sound] fantastic
0.9
compared to the 300. It's obvious that the music ... go to review
...r at this bitrate, raise the treble adjustments and it will [sound] perfect. I
0.9
work out alot and roller blade, so I do very muc... go to review
...h this format, music can be compressed 11 times smaller and [sound] as good
0.9
as a normal CD. Because of the small size of its fi... go to review
.... Going Out For A Jog No skips, no bumps, no jostles, great [sound] . The
0.8
songs were over rather quickly due to the 32MB memory,... go to review
...uality mp3 and use good ear phone, you can have exceptional [sound] . The
0.8
size is very strong. Even new players can't beat the s... go to review
... Rio don't give you a true representation on how decent the [sound] is.
0.8
Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 149.00 Summary: an ... go to review
...die but a goodie Pros: Accepts a variety of bitrates. Good [sound] . Cons:
0.8
Limited expandability. Proprietary memory format. ... go to review
...64MB. The RIO 300 is lightweight and easy to use. Portable. [Sound quality]
0.8
is also very good, after you throw away the headphones that... go to review
...has been a dream come true, it is small, duriable, and good [sound] quility.
0.8
Once i got one, within a paycheck's time, 4 of my ... go to review
...as) Summary: Great Digital Jams Anywhere Pros: Small, Great [Sound] ,
0.8
Easy to Use Cons: Pricey, Hardware is Sensitive Bottom Lin... go to review
...gift Summary: Great, on the run or not Pros: Mobility;great [sound] ;light
0.8
weight; no skipping Cons: Little memory; cost Bottom ... go to review
...r. My husband and I were both impressed with the quality of [sound] , and
0.8
after shaking it up and down several times, we were im... go to review
... anymore... Pros: Compact, Easy to use, Inexpensive, Decent [sound] , 1
0.8
Battery Operation Cons: Sub-Average Headphones, Few EQ O... go to review

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...f an MP3 player though. It is really tiny, never skips, and [sounds] pretty
0.8
nice. But if you want an MP3 player, I would recomme... go to review
...d at MOST 10 songs with 128 bitrate (128 bitrate being good [sound] .
0.8
Lower equals worse quality). If you get songs with 90 bitr... go to review
...that will call attention to you wherever you go, with great [sound quality] .
0.8
This is the thing to buy! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US... go to review
...hers, but it's not that bad at all. It still plays the best [sound] and it's
0.8
shockable, just put some batteries in it, then you... go to review
...changes the bitrate for sections of the MP3 to get the best [sound] . I do
0.8
suggest getting another CD audio extraction program t... go to review
...able , Light weight , Looks awesome , Very portable , Great [Sound] , can
0.8
easily hold up to 30 songs , Easy to Use. Cons: Nothi... go to review
...t my Rio... WOW! It's just what I needed... Portable, GREAT [sound] , easy
0.8
interface, no complications installing the software, ... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 65 Summary: And they... Score! Pros: Great [sound] , super
0.8
easy interface Cons: Not enough base memory Bottom L... go to review
... You Should Wait for the Next Player Pros: Great idea. Good [sound] .
0.8
Relatively easy to use Cons: Technology ain't perfect yet.... go to review
... the convenience of digital music. That translates to great [sound] and ease
0.8
of switching between tracks. If that sounds attrac... go to review
...believable. My favorite aspect of the Rio is the impressive [sound quality] .
0.8
It looks cool and is about a quarter of the size of the Di... go to review
...in equalizer settings, but don't expect too much out of it. [Sound quality] is
0.8
still fine though, even without the thump of a real syst... go to review
... still enjoying it. The benefits include lightweight, great [sound quality]
0.8
(depending on the original mp3 quality), and easy transfer ... go to review
...nt: This product is pretty light, it's design is ugly...the [sound quality] is not
0.8
that bad, the battery life is said to be 12 hours lo... go to review
...It is a great portable audio device. It never skips and the [sound] is crystal
0.8
clear 100% of the time. Will hold up to 60 minut... go to review
...ppy with my Purchase. The first 2-3 weeks it produced great [sound quality]
0.8
, assuming that it should, and wonderful capabilities. Not a... go to review
...ast atleast a year before failing to produce great(or good) [sound] and
0.8
buttons should not come loose. I could go on rambling a... go to review
...yer is very light-weight, portable, small, and it has great [sound quality] . Oh
0.8
and did I mention that it is skip-free. MP3 players wil... go to review
... able to store around 10-12 songs on it at a time with good [sound quality] .
0.8
It transferred from the computer really quickly, only taki... go to review
...32MB storage space, or roughly half an hour of high quality [sound] . For it
0.8
to be useful, you really need to get the RIO PMP300... go to review
...: 99 Summary: Excellent but flimsy Pros: Easy to use, great [sound quality] ,
0.75
EASY to change music Cons: Flimsy, not water-resistant or ... go to review
...best MP3 player on the market these days. It is superior in [sound quality]
0.7200000000000001
along with the size it is amazing what you can do with it. ... go to review

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...f was an instrumental piece that has a huge brass line. The [sound] that this
0.7200000000000001
device output was amazing. The sound was realisti... go to review
...f plastic as some imagine. Now, what really matters, is the [sound] , which i
0.7200000000000001
think is fantastic. It is deeper and richer than C... go to review
...iend recommended it to me. To put it simply, I love it. The [sound] is as crisp
0.7
as a CD player, it will fit in almost any size ... go to review
...ice. You can probably find one on ebay for $50 or less. The [sound quality]
0.65
is okay. You might want to get your own headphones, as the ... go to review
...): 80.00 Summary: Nice MP3 Player Pros: Size, weight, great [sound] , does
0.6400000000000001
not skip, durable Cons: Memory, bass Bottom Line: Buy... go to review
...: Diamond PMP300-great device for a cheap price Pros: great [sound
0.6400000000000001 quality] , no skipping, ease of use, long battery life (1 AA), over h... go to
review
...t Paid (US$): 49.95 After Rebate Summary: Rocking Rio Pros: [Sound] and
0.6400000000000001
Size Cons: Small enough to get lost in a cluttered teen... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 175 Summary: Loud and Proud Pros: Great [sound
0.6400000000000001
quality] , portability Cons: Small memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...d (US$): 69.99 Summary: KJD -PMP300 Pros: lightweight, good [sound] ,
0.6400000000000001
battery incld., Cons: still pricey, only 1 hr of music, he... go to review
...$): 89 Summary: Diamond PMP300 Review Pros: Small, compact, [sound
0.6400000000000001
quality] .. Cons: Memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Better than MD Pros: great [sound] ,
0.6400000000000001
small, and works like cd player! Cons: they can give out a... go to review
...id (US$): 70 Summary: Lets go to Rio Pros: Quick,Easy,Great [sound] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
No id tag recognition Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... (US$): around 50$ Summary: Great portable mp-3 Pros: Great [sound
0.6400000000000001
quality] and small size Cons: low memory. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...d attach. Recommended: Yes Summary: Should U buy IT?? Pros: [Sound
0.6400000000000001
Quality] is Exellent Cons: little space Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...(US$): 169.95 Summary: Music to Go Pros: Portable, compact, [sound
0.6400000000000001
quality] Cons: Packaged software Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mmary: Diamond Rio somewhat a flop Pros: doesn't skip, good [sound
0.6400000000000001 quality] Cons: expensive, small song capacity Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
...50.00 Summary: I'll keep my Walkman thank you... Pros: Good [sound] ,
0.6400000000000001
light small size. Cons: Poor software &amp; support, incom... go to review
... ? Summary: Great way to travel with your MP3's Pros: great [sound] ; does
0.6400000000000001
not skip; light; small Cons: expensive Bottom Line: n... go to review
...mount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Screw Cd's Pros: small, good [sound] , and
0.6400000000000001
large source of music Cons: a little pricey Bottom Lin... go to review
...64 Kbs, which is slightly - and only slightly - superior in [sound quality] to
0.6400000000000001
an FM radio or analog cassette). If you download songs i... go to review
... (US$): 99.99 Summary: Small, yet it sounds good Pros: Good [sound] ,
0.6400000000000001
small, good battery life Cons: 32 MB, fairly low capacity ... go to review

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...): 150 Summary: 12 hours of battery life my a... Pros: good [sound] and
0.6400000000000001
cheap Cons: battery life...dont lie about it Bottom Lin... go to review
...ry: Top of the line for under $200 Pros: Easy to use, great [sound] , 64MB
0.6400000000000001
memory is essential, interacts well with Musicmatch J... go to review
...50 Summary: Music gets even more portable Pros: Small, good [sound
0.6400000000000001 quality] Cons: Slow downloads, 32MB is kinda slim Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
...id (US$): 160 Summary: Diamond Delight! Pros: memory space, [sound
0.6400000000000001
quality] Cons: modestly priced Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... or momz dont see it. Proffessional Sound makes this great, [sounds] just like
0.6400000000000001
your listening to a cd. The Battery lasted around... go to review
...r rebate Summary: Player is good, but tech sucks Pros: Good [sound] ,
0.6400000000000001
unshockable, easy software Cons: Tech support is terrible,... go to review
...mary: Diamond Rio - A Shame To Modern Technology Pros: Good [Sound
0.6400000000000001
Quality] Cons: VERY little memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...aid (US$): 5.00 Summary: Awesome Mp3 portable Pros: Awesome [sounds]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: not much memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... invention Pros: Very easy to use and small Cons: very few [sound]
-0.6400000000000001
adjustments available Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...vient, but not that good. Pros: Plays Mp3 Cons: Too Costly, [sound quality]
-0.6400000000000001
is low. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...is Great! Pros: Compact, Cool looking, Cons: Small storage, [Sound quality]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...capacity, cute, easy to use Cons: Bad power system, average [sound] ,
-0.6400000000000001
pricey Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: Lightweight, inexpensive, decent for the money. Cons: Bad [sound quality]
-0.6400000000000001
, slow uploading, not enough memory, cheaply built. Bottom L... go to review
...te bulky cd players, poor reception on a radio, or horrible [sound] from a
-0.8
cassette, the rio is th answer. i was able to downlo... go to review
...e again.... When it worked, even with decent earphones, the [sound] sucked,
-0.8
totally bassless, although loud enough, the battery... go to review
...lity. Even through the cheap headphones, this sampling rate [sounded]
-0.8
terrible. Higher sampling rates reduce the music it can sto... go to review
...right. The next thing you'll notice about it is how bad the [sound quality] is.
-0.8
I've heard some of the new Rio's, and they sound fantas... go to review
.... I replaced them immediately with Sony headphones, but the [sound quality]
-0.8
was still awful. All of the effort of installing the softwa... go to review
...ummary: A Glimpse Of The Future: Pros: It is tiny. Cons: It [sounds] awful!
-0.8
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ly built. Bottom Line: The PMP300 is cheaply built, doesn't [sound] great,
-0.9
and isn't worth the money. My advise is to look at ... go to review
...ting a lot of songs on it, and also does not have very good [sound quality] . If
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...w features constantly, this just cant keep up. First of all [the sound quality is
-1.0 awful] , with hardly any bass even with the best of headphones. Sec... go to
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FEATURE: memory SCORE: -0.045792649094261825
...size. Well I'll tell ya, it can do what no FM radio can do. [The memory is
1.0 decent] , though I wish it had more BUT as a starters MP3 player it ... go to
review
..., and the functions are fairly simple. However, because the [memory] is so
0.8
tiny and the sound is not consistent, I could only re... go to review
...Paid (US$): 0.00 Summary: Save your money... Pros: External [memory]
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slot, tiny, easy to figure out. Cons: Only 32mb internal me... go to review
...he SE version of the Rio 300. Summary: Lots of fun Pros: ok [Memory] ,
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very light Cons: memory upgrades expensive Bottom Line: nu... go to review
...get started Cons: Not a lot of space for your music, Add-on [memory] is too
-0.5
expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... decided to fling it against the nearest wall. Thirdly, the [memory] is too
-0.5
little, so you can only get 30 minutes of music on i... go to review
...ariety of music. The real problem with the unit is that the [memory] is too
-0.5
small. Out of the box, the 32 meg unit will only hol... go to review
...Price, Portability, Doesn't Skip Cons: Battery Compartment, [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s: no skipping, pocket sized, nice headphones Cons: minimal [memory] ,
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limited on memory upgrade Bottom Line: memory cards are ch... go to review
...ket sized, nice headphones Cons: minimal memory, limited on [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
upgrade Bottom Line: memory cards are cheap enough to buy t... go to review
...A decent buy Pros: Small, reliable, useful Cons: Not enough [memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
cheap headphones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...racks, doesn't skip, (relatively) inexpensive Cons: limited [memory] Bottom
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Line: null ... go to review
... for Anybody Pros: Cheap and Easy to use Cons: Not a lot of [memory] , no
-0.6400000000000001
other features besides playing MP3's Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Memory Pros: Tough and Fun Cons: Too Expensive - Not Enough [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ice, music quality, portability, durable, ease of use Cons: [Memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
headphones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...able and small. Great Quality. Cons: might not hold enough [memory] for
-0.6400000000000001
some people. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... very rushed product Pros: Size, some of the software Cons: [Memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
Build Quality, Ear phones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...small, light weight, portable Cons: No backlit display, low [memory]
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capabilities Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...on, and different preset equalizer settings. Cons: Not much [memory] , slight
-0.6400000000000001
design flaw where the battery disconnects, therefor... go to review
..., ample space Pros: Price, Design, Coupons everywhere Cons: [Memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
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...'t skip, good battery life, card expansion Cons: needs more [memory] ,
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should have usb connection, no radio Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...os: Size, weight, great sound, does not skip, durable Cons: [Memory] , bass
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Bottom Line: Buy it. Great durability, strength, soun... go to review
...ght, small, last hours on a single battery Cons: not enough [memory] Bottom
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Line: null ... go to review
...ry life (1 AA), over half an hour of music Cons: not enough [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...fect for working out- completely customizable Cons: Limited [memory] -
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have to load songs on through your computer Bottom Line: n... go to review
...nd Proud Pros: Great sound quality, portability Cons: Small [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
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...d PMP300 Review Pros: Small, compact, sound quality.. Cons: [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ary: Matchbox size cd player Pros: Small Size Cons: Lack of [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...sumer Pioneer Pros: The first MP3 player on the block Cons: [memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
headphones, controls, lack of NT support Bottom Line: null... go to review
...ble mp-3 Pros: Great sound quality and small size Cons: low [memory] .
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...able,skipless,easy to use,toll free number Cons: not enough [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
,shoddy parts Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...os: Great sound, super easy interface Cons: Not enough base [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: Lightweight, extremely easy to operate Cons: Not a lot of [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...sounds great, digital files = no skipping! Cons: not enough [memory] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
... $90 its awesome! Pros: lightweight, cheap Cons: not enough [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... Light weight, Portable, and Great Quality Cons: Not Enough [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...he Bad =( Pros: Cheap, easy to mix, simple Cons: not enough [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...S$): 107.99 Summary: BUY THIS PRODUCT Pros: cheap Cons: low
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[memory] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...50 Summary: A GOOD DEAL Pros: Small size Cons: not a lot of [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...attery life, upgradable Cons: flimsy battery slot, not much [memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
buttons pushed accidentally, not loud enough at times Bott... go to review
...: Compact, works well, cheaper than other systems Cons: Low [memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
computer interface really sucks Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...aid (US$): 90 Summary: audio book perfect Pros: books Cons: [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
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...pact, long batter life, light weight, easy to use Cons: low [memory] , can't
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switch music on the go Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...asy to use, compact, fairly cheap, works well Cons: Lack of [memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
outdated look, poor headphones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ortable music Pros: small, light, no skipping Cons: lack of [memory] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...ng Pros: Small, durable, never skips Cons: Pricey, Not much [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...htweight, and Easy to Use Cons: Hard to find the ungradable [memory] .
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...but not best Pros: Small, portable. Cons: Fragile, not much [memory] .
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...power use, functionality Cons: physically flimsy, expensive [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
upgrades Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... sound, long battery life, small Cons: could have more base [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ary: bleh blah bloh !@(*^! Pros: cheap Cons: small amout on [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
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... started fad, great look, great function Cons: not too much [memory] , not
-0.6400000000000001
much expandibility Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...heme, Gets lots of attention Cons: Very Expensive, Not much [memory] /not
-0.6400000000000001
many songs, Little upgrade potential and flash memory i... go to review
...er rebate) Summary: SOLID PRODUCT Pros: Quality, Size Cons: [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...300. Summary: Lots of fun Pros: ok Memory, very light Cons: [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
upgrades expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... (US$): 150 Summary: Love the RIO! Pros: size, no cds Cons: [memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
fairly fragile Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s: skip-proof, small, fast uploads Cons: expensive, limited [memory] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...100 Summary: SLAM....... Pros: price size and quality Cons: [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... allways come true. Pros: skip free music Cons: low bult in [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...nvenient, durable, long lasting power supply. Cons: Limited [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: If you don't mind the limited capacity, it is ... go to review
...kip-free, cool looking Cons: Buggy software, little onboard [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...The good with the bad Pros: Size/Cost/Quality Cons: Size of [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...y: Awesome Mp3 portable Pros: Awesome sounds Cons: not much [memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...se, durability, variety of downloadable songs Cons: Limited [Memory]
-0.6400000000000001
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... When I went to go and initialize my memory and I got a bad [memory]
-0.8
block error. Well, I rebooted the computer, and took the ba... go to review
.... I think this product has no flaws execept for the lack of [memory] . If it had
-0.8
more memory like 96MB instead of a 32MB flash ca... go to review
...ixed (For those people who complain about problems with the [memory] .
-0.8
Recommended: Yes Summary: Sparkling diamond Pros: It's jus... go to review
...hich is the biggest knock against it other than the lack of [memory] . Battery
-0.8
usage is pretty good. I've gone a week of heavy pl... go to review
...everal error messages, and what was later revealed as a bad [memory] block.
-0.8
Anything I tried to do from then on with the laptop,... go to review
...out 4 hours on 2-4AA's). The only drawbacks are the lack of [memory] on
-0.8
the product (Upgrade's can be purchased but at a very lo... go to review
...r saw the check. After about 5 months of heavy use my Rio?s [memory]
-1.0
became corrupted. After a surprisingly short phone call, th... go to review
... Athletes Pros: small size/lightweight Cons: short playtime/ [memory]
-1.0
became corrupted Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: rio SCORE: 0.2373812493837803
...the price i reccomend this product highly. The interface of [the rio is very
1.0
good] , i think they had it right, but ruined it when they went to... go to review
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: [The Rio
1.0 is great] for listening to music on the go. Unlike a cd player it nev... go to
review
...ducts. I run, bike, and exercise allot, this is exactly why [the Rio is good] for
1.0
me. When I am humming along at about 6 miles a minute t... go to review
... take on the road. I heard from many of my friends that the [Rio] was the
1.0
best MP3 player. I bought the Rio and I think it is... go to review
... lifting, or whatever activity you enjoy. In my experience, [the Rio is
1.0 perfect] for this. And at $100-150, it won't break the bank. Another... go to
review
...ts anything out there! CD's, mini-disc, tape can't compare. [The Rio is great]
1.0
for running or any other physical activity because it doesn... go to review
.... is powered by a pair of The Rio uses a single AA battery. [The Rio is great]
1.0
if you can stand listening to the same 7 or 8 MP3s This has... go to review
...nice portable music player. Other than it's compact nature, [the Rio is nice]
1.0
because it does not skip and the sound quality of 128kbps o... go to review
...ood). Light, easy to use, and SKIP-PROOF (no moving parts), [the Rio is
1.0 perfect] as a portable music player. My only complaint is the flimsy... go to
review
...re things. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: [RIO]
0.9
good or not so good Pros: Holds the music you want it to an... go to review
...onal external memory to work with. In my years of using the [Rio] , I had no
0.9
problem with bitrates from 32kbps to 256 kbps (32... go to review
...t and cd quality music which takes up much more memory. the [rio] has a
0.9
good sturdy design that is very light and small. i dr... go to review

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...earbuds) and turned it on. The music quality was great, the [Rio] was very
0.9
easy to use, no problems. The only downside I thin... go to review
...rd length by a good 2 feet. See ya! PS-- 9 months later the [Rio] is still great!
0.9
Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 179 Sum... go to review
...uter I can very easily plug those speakers directly into my [Rio] , and the
0.9
high quality ear phones that came with it let me l... go to review
...ff the Internet and be able to take it around is great. The [Rio] really does a
0.9
good job of making the whole process simple. ... go to review
...quality of sound is unbelievable. My favorite aspect of the [Rio] is the
0.9
impressive sound quality. It looks cool and is about... go to review
...ast, fair. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: [Rio] is
0.9
Great for Athletes Pros: small size/lightweight Cons: sh... go to review
...rk well. For the money I paid I am more than happy with the [Rio] player
0.9
although a memory upgrade (which is definitely requi... go to review
...much more expensive portable MP3 players. Not only does the [Rio]
0.9
provide a great way to listen to your mp3s. It lets you hav... go to review
...ad head, it does not skip at all. Plus, the controls on the [Rio] are very easy
0.9
to use. Since I can hold the device in my pal... go to review
...mp3 fan, but now it's a bit outdated, I would recommend the [rio] 500,
0.9
which holds more and actually shows the title of the s... go to review
... is very good. The earphones that Diamond includes with the [Rio] are of
0.9
good quality (not perfect, but good for the Rio). Ov... go to review
...tly expliots this amazing wonder to its fullest extent. The [rio] has great
0.9
music quality for the compact design and price. T... go to review
...s the bit rate when recording, or ?ripping?, the song). The [Rio] was very
0.9
convenient when traveling because of its small siz... go to review
... The Rio does have some good qualities. The output from the [Rio] is clean,
0.9
especially on my Sennheiser headphones. Also the ... go to review
... MP3 songs to the player... That amounted to ten songs. The [Rio] is a great
0.8
device, it's skip free and has plenty of battery... go to review
... Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The [Rio] is
0.8
a great MP3 player at a low price. The Rio provides 32MB... go to review
...nloading music will become easier and quicker. Overall, the [Rio] is a
0.8
perfect portable audio player for those just getting i... go to review
...your looking for a way to carry your MP3 mixes with you the [Rio] is a great
0.8
starter. At first my Personal Rio was a tad slow... go to review
...o PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought the [Rio] as a
0.8
no-problem way to listen to music while running. It is... go to review
...Rio within that week. Diamond is a reliable company and the [rio] is a great
0.8
tool that can save you at least 15 minutes a day... go to review
... the four presets: normal, rock, jazz, classic. Overall the [Rio] is a very good
0.8
product that will make you the envy of your ... go to review
...rotection and it skiped like crazy. Putting 14 songs on the [rio] with near cd
0.8
quality sound is fine by me. I suggest this pr... go to review

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...w memory costs almost as much as a new player. Overall, the [Rio] is a good
0.8
piece of equipment with some flaws to work out. H... go to review
...vels so that can affect quality. Conclusion In summary, the [Rio] is a great
0.8
MP3 player with some room for improvement. I enj... go to review
...ies. Purchase Price:??150 Recommended: Yes Summary: Diamand [Rio] is a
0.8
good first product Pros: Simple to use Cons: Very litt... go to review
... kbps, which is widely considered as "near CD quality", the [Rio] sounds
0.8
great. 256kbps is really the encoding rate to have t... go to review
...ke the 500 wow i bet that sounds nice. I highly recommend a [Rio] and hope
0.8
you get your hands on one soon. Recommended: No Am... go to review
... kbps, which is widely considered as "near CD quality", the [Rio] sounds
0.8
great. 256kbys is actually the level that gives you ... go to review
... Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The [RIO] is
0.8
a GREAT mp3 player There is no Skipping And Its all free... go to review
...tell you how full the battery is. ALL IN ALL All in all the [Rio] is a great
0.8
MP3 player. It has good sound, great software, a... go to review
...gram for Rio should give me the money he got, I enjoyed the [Rio] for many
0.8
months, and I am still enjoying it. The benefits i... go to review
... This is not really a major setback though. All in all, the [Rio] is a great way
0.8
to bring digital music where ever you go. Re... go to review
...60 minutes of compressed audio and resembles a walkman. The [Rio] is so
0.8
easy to use. The only competition to this device is p... go to review
... with prices today being $99 to $140 you can get this great [rio] for next to
0.8
nothin!! Yes it only has 32MB inside....so? you... go to review
... as you may be disappointed with the output! Otherwise, the [Rio] is a great
0.8
little device that I highly recommend. Diamond d... go to review
.... Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Love the [RIO] !
0.8
Pros: size, no cds Cons: memory, fairly fragile Bottom Lin... go to review
...ent: Let me start off by pointing out what is good with the [Rio] PMP300:
0.8
1.The size of the Rio PMP300 is smaller than any CD... go to review
... the Rio are of good quality (not perfect, but good for the [Rio] ). Overall, I
0.8
was not disappointed by the quality of the sou... go to review
...it on a small credit card sized walk man is amazing and the [rio] player
0.8
defintly expliots this amazing wonder to its fullest... go to review
...not run to the store and buy one? Read on. However good the [Rio] is, it
0.8
does have faults. For example, the memory onboard th... go to review
...ttery life is great, plenty of listening time. Overall, the [Rio] is a good device
0.8
that shows what may come in the future. Ev... go to review
...onnected. Having neither, I was unable to test how well the [Rio] plays with
0.8
others on the parallel port. There's 32MB of on ... go to review
...s for some annoyances when listening. I absolutely love the [Rio] software
0.8
that allows you to drag and drop songs. It's very ... go to review
...etter player.) One nice thing about the MM interface to the [Rio] is the
0.7
ability to "downgrade" on the fly while downloading.... go to review

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0.6400000000000001
there is nothing really to hate about it. It might ... go to review
...Paid (US$): 120 Summary: Could have been a good value Pros: [Rio] One
0.6400000000000001
w/ 128Mb extension a good value Cons: Build quality is ... go to review
...The supplied software is good, but downloading MP3's to the [Rio] is slow,
-0.5
at about 6 Megs per minute. I wouldn't recommend t... go to review
... 7.5 Pros: small and light weight Cons: not enough space on [rio] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...onable amount of time as well, however, when I purchased my [Rio] , it
-0.7200000000000001
came with a carrying case that is useless...it fits so ... go to review
...r some negatives--the headphones that are included with the [Rio] (ear insert
-0.7200000000000001
bud phones), are painful after a few minutes an... go to review
... to fit in the palm of your hand. The only problem with the [Rio] is that it
-0.8
lacks the space to store much music. It's cool f... go to review
...stallation is quite simple. The only other problem with the [RIO] is that there
-0.8
is no way to alter the bass or treble. You ca... go to review
... music with friends. This is where the big problem with the [RIO] comes in,
-0.8
it does not use the SM (SmartMedia) standard. The... go to review
...ame 7 or 8 MP3s This has to be the biggest problem with the [Rio] . I think it
-0.8
is better to put an extra $300 to your MP3 play... go to review
...t would be about 2 weeks later. There is a problem with the [Rio] resetting.
-0.8
If you hit it on any surface, including even car... go to review
...can easily hold up to 30 songs , Easy to Use. Cons: Nothing [The RIO is
-1.0
amazing] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: music_quality SCORE: 0.17564462032598208
...32mb of memory, i can usually fit over an hour of mp3s at a [music quality]
1.0
that is perfectly fine to my ear. some people might not be ... go to review
...hey have to send you some crappy earbuds) and turned it on. [The music
1.0 quality was great] , the Rio was very easy to use, no problems. The only
downsi... go to review
...size of my old walkman. Transferring data was very fast and [the music
1.0 quality was perfect] too. I recommend the Diamond Rio to anybody who is
willing ... go to review
...$): 69 Summary: The Quickly Aging Rio Needs Help Pros: Good [Music
0.9 Quality] , Good Support Cons: Low Storage Space Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
...Granted, the ability to create custom mixes of downloadable [music] is
0.9
fantastic, and the ease of use and time saved are wonder... go to review
...verage user on an average budget and delivers with its nice [music quality]
0.9
and convenient, easy to use high-tech device for the averag... go to review
...mb internal memory was barely 20-30 minutes of high quality [music] . Even
0.8
the higher quality songs sounded a bit scratchy in th... go to review
...$100 flash memory card (That's over an hour of high quality [music] ).
0.8
Though it is expensive, it is useful if you have a lot of... go to review

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...21738) Content: I realized one day that most of my favorite [music] was in
0.8
MP3 format on my computer's hard drive. Sure, I had ... go to review
...get about 17 songs on, for more than an hour of my favorite [music] . I
0.8
recently took my Rio on a weeklong spring break training... go to review
... discs! This new format that allows us to trade any sort of [music] to anyone
0.8
from anywhere is truly fantastic. Diamond struck ... go to review
...sic player with you anywhere and listen to the high quality [music] that you
0.8
choose. Unlike cds, you can choose what songs you ... go to review
...le mp3 player. With the small ear headphones, you listen to [music] that is
0.8
crystal clear and don't have to worry about hitting... go to review
...and you can listen to your MP3s on your stereo. If you love [music] and hate
0.8
paying high prices for CDs then you need to get th... go to review
...ip forward and skip backward. This is an awesome device for [music] lovers
0.8
all over. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 99 Sum... go to review
... bad. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Cool [Music]
0.8
On The GO Pros: It's digital, doesn't skip, can't be scratc... go to review
...duct for its portability and the ability to get my favorite [music] quickly and
0.8
easily. A snap to set up, very good quality sou... go to review
...Diamond Rio has not made a step in improving the quality of [music] , it has
0.8
made a major step in everything else involved in li... go to review
...iamond Rio: See ya later Discman! Pros: Ability to get free [music] , easy to
0.8
use, doesn't skip, and more! Cons: Quality of musi... go to review
... for about $100 to $200, which is worth it if you're a love [music] . It's an
0.8
amazing piece of technology. I can take all of my ... go to review
...ion -- 32 MB just isn't enough memory to store high quality [music] (think of
0.8
it as about a minute for every MB). The PC interf... go to review
...hen be loaded into your MP3 Player. To the people who loves [music] out
0.8
there, get this gadget!!! It's worth it and it's great!... go to review
...the time. Will hold up to 60 minutes of pretty high quality [music] .
0.8
Definitaly good enough for just about any earphones. The o... go to review
...hink of Cons: Can store only a few song with higher quality [music] Bottom
0.8
Line: null ... go to review
...ortable audio player. Recommended: Yes Summary: Great for a [Music]
0.8
Lover Pros: small, last hours on end with 2 AA's, CD qualit... go to review
...per than memory does for an MP3 player. However if you love [music]
0.8
enough and you like the versatility of an MP3 player, the R... go to review
...ave to be a rocket scientist to operate it 2) The volume of [music] free on the
0.8
net is pretty amazing, as well as the variety 3... go to review
...his amazing wonder to its fullest extent. The rio has great [music quality] for
0.8
the compact design and price. To many other electronic ... go to review
...orking out and biking, I do not need the highest quality of [music] . What I
0.8
mean by this is that I can rip MP3s in a lower form... go to review
...se I'd love to have a library of flash cards of my favorite [music] . The
0.8
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...ere does the mini-disk go? Pros: Portable, light weight, CD [music quality] ,
0.8
easy to use Cons: Poor software Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ng why should i buy many cd's just to listen to my favorite [music] . If i buy
0.8
a mp3 portable than i can get any songs i want of... go to review
...(US$): 200 Summary: RIO good or not so good Pros: Holds the [music] you
0.6400000000000001
want it to and get songs for free. Cons: battery dies t... go to review
...ary: Free Music in the Palm of Your Hand Pros: Can get free [music] to put
0.6400000000000001
on it from all over the net, can make mp3s off your ... go to review
...S$): 150 Summary: It serves the purpose and... Pros: Price, [music quality] ,
0.6400000000000001
portability, durable, ease of use Cons: Memory, headphones... go to review
...P3s -- read this before you buy it Pros: cheap, light, good [music quality]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: quite hard to use; too fragile Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...really easy installation program, and I like the version of [Music] Match
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Juke Box they included. In addition, you get an entir... go to review
...t Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Is this your best bet? Pros: Free [music] for a
0.6400000000000001
great system Cons: None Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...US$): 170 Summary: Great Product the RIO PMP300 Pros: free [Music]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Limited Storage capacity Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...own. Recommended: Yes Summary: sound Pros: Unskipping great [music]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: annoying software Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... product is gret and easy to use Pros: holds up to 4 hrs of [music] depending
0.6400000000000001
on how many kb p/s Cons: it only holds up to 4 hr... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 350 Summary: Mp3 Players Pros: Portable [music] -
0.6400000000000001
can delete and add new songs to it, can buy much bigger m... go to review
...mary: I can't go anywhere without my Rio Pros: Portable mp3 [music] ; mix
0.6400000000000001
'n' match your own melodies Cons: First generation dev... go to review
...mmary: Great Low-Cost Solution Pros: low-cost, high-quality [music] , light-
0.6400000000000001
weight Cons: no filename display Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mmary: The Best Mp3 Player for your money Pros: Small, Free [Music]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Cost of player (not much) Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...buy Music when you can download it? Pros: Small, Size, Free [Music] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
cost bout $100 Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...74 Summary: Dreams don't allways come true. Pros: skip free [music] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
low bult in memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Best Gift Ever Pros: Your [music] on
0.6400000000000001
the go! Cons: bit pricey for most people Bottom Line: nu... go to review
...Pros: Small, lightweight, cheap Cons: Doesn't hold a lot of [music] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
... lots of music. Here are the pros and cons: + Free portable [music] + light
-0.6400000000000001
weight + no moving parts, so it doesn't skip + Work... go to review
...ripping software it came with was adequate, but not superb ( [Music]
-0.8
match). Also it only allowed about 30 songs at 128kbps befo... go to review
...small, light, easy to take with you Cons: doesn't hold much [music] ,
-0.8
annoying to load music into Bottom Line: Great if you only... go to review

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...usic, easy to use, doesn't skip, and more! Cons: Quality of [music] not as
-0.9
good as CD's. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: other_features SCORE: 0.07437499624424915
...ory, and the battery compartment kept coming open, however. [The Sound
1.0 The sound is pretty good] . The 4 equalizer settings make it better, though
sometimes ... go to review
...g one of those recharging battery plug in things. The thing [that I thinck is
1.0 really cool] how it has no moving parts so it dont skip and will not bug... go to
review
.... It's so lightweight that I can hardly feel it on my belt, [the quality of sound
1.0 is good] , and for the low price it holds a lot of music. What I like... go to
review
...when trying to reduce the size of files to play on the Rio. [The sound itself is
1.0 good] . There is no "bass boost" but the equalizer settings (Rock,... go to
review
...layer, that are really bad. I'm using Sony MDR-44 headphones [, that are
1.0 really good] . Although the parallel port interface is not great compared... go to
review
...till have the mp3's stored when you swap out the batteries. [The storage of
1.0 the player is nice] . 32 Megs of ROM will generally hold a standard CD's
worth o... go to review
...downloaded the new Software from Diamond I was in business. [The basic
1.0 32mb of ram is perfect] , at lower quality MP3's (64kbps) it can hold a full
CD! I w... go to review
...rket these days. It is superior in sound quality along with [the size it is
1.0 amazing] what you can do with it. With the 1 AA battery life you can... go to
review
...ion that we use to play CDs on. Besides my lack of need for [this item, it is
1.0 very nice] . I am thinking of giving to a 13 year old girl who, with th... go to
review
...300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I have got to say [that it is
1.0 great] that they have made the most popular audio type portable. T... go to
review
...7. You can record mp3s on it just as good as the mp3 player [and the quality
1.0 is pretty good] too. Also you can transfer from cd players , and it never s... go
to review
...ugging a stereo into the computer and recording it to tape. [The rio's size is
1.0 good] . Small enough to fit in your pocket. And its true. You don'... go to
review
...s can be taken anywhere.. bus,train,park,bike,school etc... [these things are
1.0 awesome] ! GET ONE! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 250
Summary: ... go to review
...er (1121738) Content: I got a pmp-300 portable mp3 for xmas [and I think it
1.0 is very cool] . I can pick and chose the music I want to listen to. The bu... go
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...his can be limiting and lead to expensive memory purchases. [The quality of
1.0 the product is great] , so if you can get it for $50 or less (which you can
easily... go to review
...ory is expensive. Luckily I jog 30 minutes at a time so for [this purpose the
1.0 product is great] . I switch my music once a day and find it convinient, light...
go to review
...all of the features are nice. Don't let the price fool you! [This thing is
1.0 perfect] for times when you need a good amount of music in something... go to
review
...so I went at it. Too bad I didn't read into it first. While [the sound quality on
1.0 it is excellent] , and it doesn't skip like CD players, I found it hard to be... go to
review
...t a little bit more memory in the player itself. Other than [that, it is great] .
1.0
Overall, it is pretty much worth the $160 dollars. If you ... go to review
...is. ALL IN ALL All in all the Rio is a great MP3 player. It [has good sound,
1.0 great software,] and is cheap on the batteries. Also now that the price has ...
go to review
... for $100. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 105 Summary: [This
1.0 Little Thing is Awsome] Pros: Small, the size of a deck of cards, Will Not Skip,
O... go to review
...d it to me, I had some initial observations. First I though [the see through teal
1.0 case was cool] . I then noticed that the unit was very small and very light... go
to review
...an instrumental piece that has a huge brass line. The sound [that this device
1.0 output was amazing] . The sound was realistic, full, and had great tones. It
sou... go to review
...o be obsolete or at least archaic. That being said, I think [that the Rio is
1.0 great] to get some attention and it works, but there are some defi... go to
review
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: [This
1.0 little thing is great] . I bought one about a couple of weeks ago and I am very
ple... go to review
...r music. :) Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 49 Summary: [This little
1.0 player is Great] ! Pros: Compact, Cool looking, Cons: Small storage, Sound
qu... go to review
...ility then that shouldnt be to much of an issue. Other than [that the rio is
1.0 really cool] and worth getting. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 S...
go to review
... fast downloads even on my relatively slow (D233) Dell, and [the quality of
1.0 sound is unbelievable] . My favorite aspect of the Rio is the impressive sound
qual... go to review
...es one AA battery that lasts for about 2 hours. The Software [: Overall it is
1.0 very good] software for what it is made to do. It is a little hard to ... go to
review
... For Instance, I bought mine at my local Best Buy store and [the first few
1.0 weeks were fantastic] . With the mind provoking Diamond Image and it's

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... to toting around MP3s to send in the unit for an exchange. [The unit itself is
1.0 attractive] in its iMac teal; lightweight enough to wear on your belt a... go to
review
... much room. The extra $100 for 64MB is worth it. Other than [that, sound
1.0 quality is great] , and since there are no moving parts it doesn't skip. The s... go
to review
...ly like listening to a few at a time on the go, you like to [have cool looking
1.0 technology,] or you have money to burn and nothing else better to buy. O... go
to review
... your listening to a cd. The Battery lasted around 3 hours. [This little mp3
1.0 player is great] I recommend you buy it and you will be so glad you did. I b...
go to review
...took me a little bit to get used to the ear buds, but after [that they were
1.0
great] . It seemed like a great buy at the time, and I still don't ... go to review
...or some people but i need to bring aboug 13-14 cds. I think [the idea of the
1.0 rio is awesome] , compact, one battery, no skipping. But as of right now not...
go to review
...g. But as of right now nothing tops the Portable CD Player. [The idea of
1.0 portable mp3 is amazing] . MP3 hasnt been that big for that long, and it is
already i... go to review
...placed and laid out, and they look good too. The quality of [the sound on the
1.0 Rio is nice] , especially when you have Mp3s with 128kbps and higher bit ...
go to review
...e today. I do wish that it had more memory though. The fact [that it does not
1.0 skip is great] too. I love being able to just throw it in my pocket and en... go to
review
...bay and personally if you want one I would try there first. [This thing is
1.0
great] it stores mp3 files for portable use and it has no moving p... go to review
...ry good, after you throw away the headphones that come with [the player,
-1.0 that are really bad] . I'm using Sony MDR-44 headphones, that are really good.
Al... go to review
... would have thought it would be! I was so excited to use it [that i was
-1.0 disappointed] that i couldn't right away i first needed to install some s... go to
review
... will also want to get another set of headphones...the ones [that come with
-1.0 the RIO are BAD] . I can't complain...I purchased the RIO AND 32 MB
Smartmedi... go to review
... one with more memory. If you don't have enough money to do [that the Rio
-1.0 is great] ! I love it despite its flaws. Look in the future for someth... go to
review
...m. It works, it just looks like it was written by a novice. [The "so-called"
-1.0 battery life is horrible] . Even the new enhanced batteries, by major battery
companie... go to review
...lues (rock, jazz, classical, and normal) that do not affect [the sound much
-1.0 and are pretty useless] . The RIO's other features include: Repeat: allows you

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FEATURE: songs SCORE: 0.12242876426010792
...not skip and the sound quality of 128kbps or higher bitrate [songs] is very
1.0
good. The earphones that Diamond includes with the ... go to review
...D quality. This version of the Rio holds for me about eight [songs] , high
0.9
quality. I could get 15 average quality if I ripped t... go to review
...ter several hours every day, and I already had over 100 mp3 [songs] that I
0.9
loved on my hard drive, I rarely used my portable CD... go to review
...ead Pros: Nothing I can think of Cons: Can store only a few [song] with
0.9
higher quality music Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...0-30 minutes of high quality music. Even the higher quality [songs] sounded
0.8
a bit scratchy in the background. My biggest proble... go to review
...I can not say how happy I was! I put about 7 of my favorite [songs] on it,
0.8
which was about all i could fit. All were recorded a... go to review
...ash memory. Without it it can hold very little high quality [songs] . With the
0.8
extra memory, it holds 64 megabytes which will ho... go to review
...ld be really nice. I've created a collection of my favorite [songs] encoded at
0.8
64 kbps which even sound good when played out of... go to review
...nd potential of MP3 music files. I can take all my favorite [songs] from my
0.8
CD's and assemble playlists of my own design, and l... go to review
...me , Very portable , Great Sound , can easily hold up to 30 [songs] , Easy to
0.8
Use. Cons: Nothing The RIO is amazing Bottom Line... go to review
...2 megabytes of memory, and that stores only 12 good quality [songs] . The
0.8
Rio is lightweight even with an AA battery. I use a re... go to review
... I got everything hooked up, I selected some of my favorite [songs] and
0.8
downloaded them very easily onto the Rio, without ever ... go to review
...ND ANYWHERE! It is wonderful to be able to take my favorite [songs]
0.8
with me everywhere I go! Best of all, I can add and change ... go to review
...ongs off your CDs. I personally just upload all my favorite [songs] from my
0.8
CD collection onto the computer, then I download an... go to review
... amazing piece of technology. I can take all of my favorite [songs] with me
0.8
wherever I go, and plus, I got them for free. If yo... go to review
...acity is horrible, you can only hold about 5 decent quality [songs] on it at
0.8
one time. To top it all off the price is still a s... go to review
...ction. To be fair, it does the job - I download my favorite [songs] on to it,
0.8
and I can get between 7 and 8 songs on, which fal... go to review
...so much easier to have instant access to all of my favorite [songs] on my
0.8
desktop. The problem comes when I want to take these ... go to review
...l memory is not big enough to take more than 6 good quality [songs] . Sure,
0.8
you can compress them and cram more on, but it sound... go to review
...uple songs, but first noticed that the player had some cool [songs]
0.8
pre-loaded! How nice of them to think of us! I use it often... go to review
...s i like about this product is that i can pick my favorites [songs] and bring it
0.8
anywhere to listen to it. The thing i hate abo... go to review

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...ven if it drop it, or hit it. It also allows you to put the [song] you want on
0.7200000000000001
them, which is awesome. But if you don't have a... go to review
...: Awesome Portable MP3 Player Pros: Enables you to play MP3 [songs]
0.6400000000000001
without computer. Cons: External flash cards are expensive.... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 240 Summary: O My God!! Pros: Small, Sleek, [Song] cap.
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Not to much capacity Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mary: Small, Efficient, Recommended Pros: Small, Sleek, Any [Songs] You
0.6400000000000001
Want! Cons: Price Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mary: Rio PMP300/Great for Running Pros: Zero skipping, any [song] you
0.6400000000000001
want, long battery life. Cons: No back lit display and ... go to review
... w/ $50.00 rebate Summary: Rio kicks butt Pros: can put any [song] you
0.6400000000000001
want on it Cons: not enough space on it Bottom Line: nu... go to review
...s: Light weight, no CDs needed Cons: Possible problems, few [songs] can be
-0.6400000000000001
saved at one time Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... completely customizable Cons: Limited memory- have to load [songs] on
-0.6400000000000001
through your computer Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... expandability, modern look. Cons: doesn't display title of [song] , just track
-0.6400000000000001
no. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
.... MD Player Pros: Great Stereo Quality. Cons: Limitation of [Songs] and
-0.6400000000000001
High Price for Blank Media. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: Small, 32MB Ram, The Origional MP3 Player Cons: May skip, [Song]
-0.6400000000000001
Titles not Listed, Only accepts SmartMedia cards formatted ... go to review
...r me since I have alot of MP3's, I hate buying cd's for one [song] and I like
-0.6400000000000001
being able to download new songs onto the unit a... go to review
...n cd player, no skipping Cons: only holds certain number of [songs] ,
-0.6400000000000001
expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ut of it you would have to get a whole bunch of low quality [songs] which
-0.8
are hard to find. It took me awhile to finally figure... go to review
...that you have 2 Megs left over, but you don't have any good [songs] of that
-0.8
size. You really have to do a good job of mixing th... go to review
FEATURE: lightweight SCORE: 0.06287844172991669
...ed: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 69.99 Summary: KJD -PMP300 Pros:
0.9 [lightweight] , good sound, battery incld., Cons: still pricey, only 1 hr ... go to
review
...ny months, and I am still enjoying it. The benefits include [lightweight] ,
0.9
great sound quality (depending on the original mp3 quality... go to review
...The Technology Writes Checks The Hardware Can't Cash. Pros:
0.9 [Lightweight] , convenient, easy to use Cons: Need to improve the hardware...
go to review
...es Amount Paid (US$): 60 Summary: The future of music Pros:
0.9 [Lightweight] , convenient, durable, long lasting power supply. Cons: Limi...
go to review
...oo much from this first generation device. Yes it is small, [lightweight] and
0.8
easy to use. It is also not the best for sound quality ... go to review

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... $140 and come with double the memory, 64MB. The RIO 300 is
0.8 [lightweight] and easy to use. Portable. Sound quality is also very good,... go
to review
...eeded another alternative. Intro Diamond Rio PMP300...it is [lightweight]
0.8
and very easy to operate. No, it doesn't have a ton of memo... go to review
...): 119 Summary: Depends on what you're looking for... Pros: [Lightweight] ,
0.8
extremely easy to operate Cons: Not a lot of memory Bottom... go to review
...Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Very Cool! Pros: Affordable,
0.8 [Lightweight] , and Easy to Use Cons: Hard to find the ungradable memory. ...
go to review
...minus $50 rebate) Summary: My New Favorite Toy Pros: small,
0.75 [lightweight] , easy to upload tracks, doesn't skip, (relatively) inexpens... go to
review
...unt Paid (US$): 199 Summary: Rio and CD-RW for $199!! Pros:
0.6400000000000001 [Lightweight] , Skipfree... Cons: Battery hatch problem, not enough Mem. B...
go to review
...aid (US$): 150.00 Summary: Rio Mostly a Novelty to Me Pros:
0.6400000000000001 [Lightweight] , travels well, makes you seem hip Cons: Takes a long time t...
go to review
...$): 70(used) Summary: Little Player, Big Value Pros: Small, [lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
cheap Cons: Doesn't hold a lot of music Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...129.99 Summary: Diamond Rio - the best around! Pros: Small, [lightweight]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: controls are a little hard Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: 100.00 Summary: Don't Believe The Hype Pros: No Skipping,
0.6400000000000001 [Lightweight] , Digital Quality Audio Cons: Limited playback in stock mode...
go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 93 Summary: Music to your ears Pros: [lightweight]
0.6400000000000001
(2.5 ounces), palm size, clear, high quality, durable Cons:... go to review
...aid (US$): 139 Summary: A Big Disappointment Pros: Compact,
0.6400000000000001 [lightweight] Cons: poor functionality, flimsy design, bad support Bottom... go
to review
... (US$): 40 Summary: Not hifi but perfectly acceptable Pros: [Lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
relatively small Cons: Can't resume, software runs on win9... go to review
... 50 Summary: Portable Music without the Media Pros: Stable, [Lightweight]
0.6400000000000001
, Inexpensive Cons: Pricey upgrades Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...t Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Best for working out Pros: small, [lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
&quot;skip-proof&quot; Cons: limited storage capacity, med... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Not worth it!!!! Pros: small, [lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
portable Cons: too small, too little memory, too long to t... go to review
...Summary: The 300 - a revolutionary player Pros: affordable, [lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
quality Cons: none Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s Amount Paid (US$): 90 Summary: For $90 its awesome! Pros: [lightweight]
0.6400000000000001
, cheap Cons: not enough memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 70 Summary: Definite great buy!!!!!! Pros: [lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
small, doesn't skip, easy to use Cons: quick battery usag... go to review

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...$): 150 Summary: Rio is Great for Athletes Pros: small size/ [lightweight]
0.6400000000000001 Cons: short playtime/memory became corrupted Bottom Line: n... go to
review
...: Been around the block and still does the job Pros: Small, [lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
straightforward use Cons: Parallel interface, No room for ... go to review
...0-$150 Summary: The Best In Portable Audio! Pros: Portable, [Lightweight]
0.6400000000000001 , Non-Skipping, &amp; more Cons: Can't Hold A Lot Of MP3's B... go to
review
...ebate Summary: Don't You Just Love Technology? Pros: Small, [lightweight]
0.6400000000000001
, No skipping while exercising Cons: Drains batteries quickl... go to review
...t Paid (US$): 169.99 Summary: Rio PMP300 NOT WORTH IT Pros:
0.6400000000000001 [Lightweight] , inexpensive, decent for the money. Cons: Bad sound quality...
go to review
...: 80 Summary: convenient/cheap mp3 player Pros: convenient, [lightweight]
0.6400000000000001
, cheap Cons: easy to break, can't store many songs Bottom L... go to review
...ummary: Better then the Rest....but has some problems Pros: [Lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
durable, ease of use Cons: Expensive, lack of storage Bott... go to review
...: 82.00 (After eventual rebate) Summary: All 'I' Need Pros: [Lightweight] ;
0.6400000000000001
easy to use, configure and upload to. Cons: Bundled softwa... go to review
...US$): 150 Summary: An appetizer, not a main course... Pros: [lightweight] ,
0.6400000000000001
doesn't skip, CD-quality, Cons: badly designed earpiece, t... go to review
...US$): 55.00 Summary: Portable Music at its best Pros: Small, [Lightweight]
0.6400000000000001
,no skipping,with the right earphones its a great player. Co... go to review
FEATURE: battery SCORE: 0.04779051484690857
...ther software and music files. Also included is a single AA [battery] good for
0.9
12 hours playing time, headphones and a short User... go to review
... music, and it was ready. It goes for hours on two double A [batteries] and is
0.9
very light. It never skipped once the whole time I h... go to review
... about 5 months ago and I have had no problems with it. The [battery] cover
0.8
stays on headphone jack is fine case stays together. ... go to review
...ous when this first happened, but then I just readjusted to [battery] and it
0.8
was fine. This is basically the only bad thing about... go to review
...till plays the best sound and it's shockable, just put some [batteries] in it,
0.7200000000000001
then you are good for around 6 hours straight I beli... go to review
...herefore, it does not skip. Second, it requires only one AA [battery] which is
0.7200000000000001
good for 10-12 hours(your common portable cd playe... go to review
...ttery life is excellent. I can get about 8-10 hrs on one aa [battery] , which is
0.7200000000000001
amazing. The rio software that comes with it is f... go to review
...sing the Rio a snap. I liked the hold feature but found the [battery]
0.6400000000000001
compartment a bit weak. Going Out For A Jog No skips, no bu... go to review
... (US$): 150 Summary: Diamond Rio Pros: lasts long with 1 AA [battery]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: looks kind of ungly Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: 69.99 Summary: KJD -PMP300 Pros: lightweight, good sound, [battery]
0.6400000000000001
incld., Cons: still pricey, only 1 hr of music, headphones ... go to review

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...US$): 200 Summary: Doesnt Meet the Standard Pros: Portable, [battery]
0.6400000000000001
efficent Cons: low capacity, bad quality Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...eat product, if you can hack... Pros: long play time on one [battery] , Light
0.6400000000000001
weight, sound quality, easy transfers, upgradable me... go to review
...5 Summary: My review of the Rio 300 Pros: Small, great with [batteries]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Skip-free, ya right Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: 32 megabytes, ouch Pros: 1 AA [Battery] ,
0.6400000000000001
4+ hours Cons: Memory size, Price Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...$): 140 Summary: CD's are still the best Pros: Compact, one [battery] ...no
0.6400000000000001
skipping Cons: Limited to what you can listen to... th... go to review
...he Gym Summary: Not the best, but still awesome! Pros: 1 aa [battery] , long
0.6400000000000001
battery life, clear sound Cons: No id3 tagging Bottom... go to review
...at best, but there are good freeware alternatives. The slow [battery] drain
-0.5
problem can be overcome by removing the battery when ... go to review
...It Up Cheap... Pros: Price, Portability, Doesn't Skip Cons: [Battery]
-0.6400000000000001
Compartment, Memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...o and CD-RW for $199!! Pros: Lightweight, Skipfree... Cons: [Battery]
-0.6400000000000001
hatch problem, not enough Mem. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...olds the music you want it to and get songs for free. Cons: [battery] dies to
-0.6400000000000001
fast. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s: price, reliability, battery life, playback quality Cons: [battery] cover is a
-0.6400000000000001
bit weak, memory upgrade is expensive Bottom Lin... go to review
...e Summary: it kicks @$$ Pros: kicks @$$ Cons: can skip when [battery] is
-0.6400000000000001
cut off Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... too soon! Pros: small, first mp3 player Cons: only holds 1 [battery] , less
-0.6400000000000001
features. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...aid (US$): 150 Summary: Rio PMP300 Pros: Compact size Cons: [Battery]
-0.6400000000000001
case placement Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ly customizable, long battery life, upgradable Cons: flimsy [battery] slot, not
-0.6400000000000001
much memory, buttons pushed accidentally, not lou... go to review
...lity, easy transfers, upgradable memory Cons: Short life of [battery] when
-0.6400000000000001
not in use, not top quality software Bottom Line: null... go to review
...all, lightweight, No skipping while exercising Cons: Drains [batteries]
-0.6400000000000001
quickly, not enough memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...e Go! Pros: Light, Easy to use, and Skip-Proof Cons: Flimsy [battery] cover
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...tweight Cons: very little memory, long download times, weak [battery]
-0.8
cover, sound quality, tech-support Bottom Line: Not worth t... go to review
...quarrel... I have noticed many people had problems with the [battery] latch,
-0.8
and I am yet another victim of poor construction. Th... go to review
...y. And I can play my mp3s outside, and even with the stupid [battery] drain
-0.8
when it's off, the Rio still consumes battery power h... go to review
...Weight Cons: Horrible Bass and Trebble controls. Also, Bad [Battery]
-0.8
compartment placement Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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FEATURE: software SCORE: 0.0481481933604035


...s as low as I would go. The Rio comes with some really nice [software] to rip
1.0
cd's into mp3's and it is extremely easy to use. Hav... go to review
...re very easy to access and use even when clipped on a belt, [the software
1.0 was nice] , songs can easily be recorded from a cd to an mp3 file, and... go to
review
...ts for about 2 hours. The Software: Overall it is very good [software] for
1.0
what it is made to do. It is a little hard to grasp and... go to review
... device is that it is easy transfer MP3s to the device. The [software] is easy
0.9
to use and the transfer to the player is easy and s... go to review
...se it to help the miles go by on my long training runs. The [software] is easy
0.9
to use and transferring songs onto it causes no pro... go to review
...IO DOES NOT SKIP. There is no moving parts to skip. The Rio [software] is
0.9
easy to use, you may have to glance throuh the manual on... go to review
...layer is incredible. The button layout are easy to use, the [software] is easy
0.9
to navigate through, and the online help is useful.... go to review
... Good for few Pros: good quality sound, easy to use, decent [software] ,
0.8
lightweight Cons: very little memory, long download times,... go to review
...ck clear and loud, and the downloading of songs using their [software] is
0.8
simple and easy to use. Plus, it only uses one battery! ... go to review
..., RIO500, with a standard memory of 64 MB and easier-to-use [software] .
0.8
MP3 is the music format of the Internet that is so effecie... go to review
...eluctance, I rebooted. A few minutes later, I installed the [software] (very
0.8
easy) and was ready to go. Luckily, I have a few smar... go to review
.... If you ask me, in hindsight, there are just too many good [software] titles
0.8
out there that handle MP3 to bother. Perhaps soon en... go to review
...kground. Overview: I like the Rio because it has some great [software] and it
0.8
works great. You can add and delete songs to the Rio... go to review
...only takes one AA battery that lasts for about 2 hours. The [Software] :
0.8
Overall it is very good software for what it is made to do... go to review
...ingle AA battery -Easy PC Interface -- Rio PMP300's Manager [software]
0.8
lets you transfer music or audio stored on your PC or direc... go to review
...ze and sleek design, and was also very easy to use with the [software] that
0.8
comes with it. I also liked the option of adding 32mb ... go to review
...: Diamond Rio PMP300 w/32mb Pros: Convenient;&#13;&#10;Good
0.8 [Software] ; Easy to Use Cons: Parallel Port Slow;&#13;&#10;Not Very St...
go to review
...0.00 Summary: A very rushed product Pros: Size, some of the [software]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Memory, Build Quality, Ear phones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...m. Summary: Love the Product Pros: light/compact form Cons: [software] a
-0.6400000000000001
bit confusing Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ummary: Awesome! Pros: Affordible, Upgradeable, Sleek Cons: [Software]
-0.6400000000000001
Hassle Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ble Pros: Lightweight, relatively small Cons: Can't resume, [software] runs
-0.6400000000000001
on win95/98 only Bottom Line: It's a pretty good toy i... go to review

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...rice Pros: Easy to transfer MP3s to and very compact. Cons: [Software]
-0.6400000000000001
lacking, not very durable. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...to Go Pros: Portable, compact, sound quality Cons: Packaged [software]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...thank you... Pros: Good sound, light small size. Cons: Poor [software]
-0.6400000000000001 &amp; support, incompatible with some computers Bottom Line... go to
review
... Summary: sound Pros: Unskipping great music Cons: annoying [software]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Small size, ease of use, overall quality Cons: Bad encoding [software] , no
-0.6400000000000001
belt clip Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...he future? Pros: Light, skip-free, cool looking Cons: Buggy [software] , little
-0.6400000000000001
onboard memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ble, light weight, CD music quality, easy to use Cons: Poor [software]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...posted an update to address a formatting problem with their [software]
-0.8
(though in beta form, the readme file is dated 7/98), and s... go to review
...bundled software was easy to use. The only problem with the [software] is
-0.8
that the MusicMatch can't write to an expansion card. I ... go to review
FEATURE: cheap SCORE: 0.05219801092096837
...ount Paid (US$): 100.00 -$49.00 After Rebate Summary: Fast, [Cheap] and
0.9
Cute!! Pros: Small, 32MB Ram, The Origional MP3 Player ... go to review
...s Amount Paid (US$): 129 Summary: Perfect for Anybody Pros: [Cheap]
0.8
and Easy to use Cons: Not a lot of memory, no other feature... go to review
...aid (US$): 79.99 Summary: Diamond PMP300-great device for a [cheap]
0.8
price Pros: great sound quality, no skipping, ease of use, ... go to review
...Paid (US$): 170 Summary: Diamond PMP300, Side A and B Pros: [Cheap] ,
0.8
easy to use Cons: not flexible Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...me: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Its is [cheap]
0.8
and very good, the only bad thing is the low memory and the... go to review
...S$): 150$ Summary: diamond pmp300, easy to use Pros: small, [cheap] ,
0.8
easy to use Cons: none! Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 80 Summary: convenient/ [cheap]
0.8
mp3 player Pros: convenient, lightweight, cheap Cons: easy ... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 100 Summary: The Good...and the Bad =( Pros: [Cheap] ,
0.75
easy to mix, simple Cons: not enough memory Bottom Line: n... go to review
...$50 rebate) Summary: The Rio PMP300, Good for Pirates Pros: [Cheap] ,
0.75
Easy to move, Lightweight Cons: Little storage, sucks down... go to review
...$): 150 Summary: The Granddaddy of All Pros: Solid Product, [cheap] , the
0.6400000000000001
first player Cons: Other better players, poorly built,... go to review
...Summary: Little Player, Big Value Pros: Small, lightweight, [cheap] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Doesn't hold a lot of music Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Recommended: Yes Summary: $50 Rebate about to Expire! Pros: [Cheap]
0.6400000000000001
player, great rebate! Cons: Rebate almost gone! Bottom Line... go to review

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...ry: Walk with you MP3s -- read this before you buy it Pros: [cheap] , light,
0.6400000000000001
good music quality Cons: quite hard to use; too fra... go to review
...(after $50 rebate) Summary: RIO PMP300 A good Product Pros: [cheap] ,
0.6400000000000001
can't skip, small, 12+ hour battery life Cons: Preset EQ s... go to review
... be or not to be, the rio pmp300 is a decent product. Pros: [cheap] , light,
0.6400000000000001
small, easy user interface Cons: delicate, hold but... go to review
...mended: No Amount Paid (US$): 25 Summary: Cheap cheap Pros: [cheap]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: limited features Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... (US$): 90 Summary: For $90 its awesome! Pros: lightweight, [cheap] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
not enough memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: On second thought Pros: [cheap] ,
0.6400000000000001
as opposed to anything else Cons: very limited space, spac... go to review
...s Amount Paid (US$): 107.99 Summary: BUY THIS PRODUCT Pros:
0.6400000000000001
[cheap] Cons: low memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: Cool but somehow disappointing Pros: Compact, works well, [cheaper]
0.6400000000000001
than other systems Cons: Low memory, computer interface rea... go to review
...mary: Functional and cheap, but not cream of the crop Pros: [Cheap] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Form Factor, Storage Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mary: 12 hours of battery life my a... Pros: good sound and [cheap] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
battery life...dont lie about it Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Amount Paid (US$): 160 Summary: bleh blah bloh !@(*^! Pros: [cheap]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: small amout on memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... convenient/cheap mp3 player Pros: convenient, lightweight, [cheap] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
easy to break, can't store many songs Bottom Line: nu... go to review
...ummary: Rio - A Music Lover's Dream Pros: Small, Relatively [Cheap] ,
0.6400000000000001
Ease of Use Cons: Still Expensive compared to CD's Bottom ... go to review
...S$): 100$ Summary: a basic portable mp3 player Pros: small, [cheap] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
not enough features Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ed: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 170 Summary: Ok MP3 Player Pros: [cheap]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: not much space Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... buy Pros: Small, reliable, useful Cons: Not enough memory, [cheap]
-0.6400000000000001
headphones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... tiny, easy to figure out. Cons: Only 32mb internal memory, [cheap] case
-0.6400000000000001
design, reformats external memory. Bottom Line: It def... go to review
...Good budget mp3 player Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to use Cons: [Cheap]
-0.6400000000000001
plastic parts. Lack features Bottom Line: A decent bang for... go to review
FEATURE: size SCORE: 0.06538149795831452
...ioneer of a very popular device, I give it a lot of credit. [The size is great]
1.0
and all of the features are nice. Don't let the price fool ... go to review
...ry: 10 songs just isn't enough... Pros: no skipping, pocket [sized] , nice
0.9
headphones Cons: minimal memory, limited on memory up... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 200$ Summary: Not enough space!! Pros: Nice [size] , good
0.9 quality Cons: SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH SPACE Bottom Line: nu... go to
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...with upgraded headphones sound quality can be improved. Its [size] is great,
0.9
very small, this is good for travel. Also, it has... go to review
...US$): got mine free Summary: I won, I won! Pros: convenient [size] , easy to
0.8
use, easy to install Cons: MP3s are hard to come b... go to review
...s. There are no moving parts, hence, it is unskippable. The [size] is also very
0.8
attractive to those traveling or exercising; i... go to review
...0 - 150 dollar range. What makes the player so great is its [size] . Unlike a
0.8
CD player which can't fit in most pockets, the MP... go to review
...Rio contained a built in AM/FM tuner. It shouldn't hurt the [size] of the Rio
0.8
to include an AM/FM tuner. Another feature I thi... go to review
.... I am glad I bought this particular one. First of all, its [size] and weight are
0.7200000000000001
excellent. I even once forgot where it was w... go to review
...wnloaded from the net and putting it on a small credit card [sized] walk man
0.7200000000000001
is amazing and the rio player defintly expliots th... go to review
...ry: Music to your ears Pros: lightweight (2.5 ounces), palm [size] , clear, high
0.7
quality, durable Cons: compatible only with wi... go to review
...Summary: Not A Bad Deal, Not A Good One. Pros: Portability, [Size] ,
0.6400000000000001
Weight, Doesn't Skip, Totally Re-Writable Cons: Little Spa... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 30.00 Summary: A very rushed product Pros: [Size] , some
0.6400000000000001
of the software Cons: Memory, Build Quality, Ear phon... go to review
...nded: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Sweet Stuff Pros: [Size] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
NOt awesome Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 80.00 Summary: Nice MP3 Player Pros: [Size] ,
0.6400000000000001
weight, great sound, does not skip, durable Cons: Memory, ... go to review
...$): 49.95 After Rebate Summary: Rocking Rio Pros: Sound and [Size] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Small enough to get lost in a cluttered teenagers roo... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 42.99 Summary: the Skipie mp3 player Pros: [size] ,
0.6400000000000001
convinience Cons: skips, batterys Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Pretty darn good. Pros: [Size] ,
0.6400000000000001
doesn't skip Cons: Little memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: 105 Summary: This Little Thing is Awsome Pros: Small, the [size] of a deck
0.6400000000000001
of cards, Will Not Skip, Only needs 1 battery Co... go to review
...o Amount Paid (US$): 169 Summary: READ BEFORE YOU BUY Pros:
0.6400000000000001
[size] , battery life Cons: flashram, only fits 5-7 songs for me...... go to review
...mmary: Why buy Music when you can download it? Pros: Small, [Size] ,
0.6400000000000001
Free Music Cons: cost bout $100 Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...): 120 (after rebate) Summary: SOLID PRODUCT Pros: Quality, [Size]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ed: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Love the RIO! Pros: [size] , no
0.6400000000000001
cds Cons: memory, fairly fragile Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...US$): 110 Summary: A HANDY LITTLE GADGET Pros: Ease of use, [size]
0.6400000000000001
, convenience, run by a single double A battery Cons: A flas... go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: SLAM....... Pros: price [size] and
0.6400000000000001
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...Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: The good with the bad Pros: [Size]
0.6400000000000001
/Cost/Quality Cons: Size of Memory 32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ummary: The good with the bad Pros: Size/Cost/Quality Cons: [Size] of
-0.6400000000000001
Memory 32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... difference in sound. However, I do admit that I missed the [size] of the
-0.8
walkman. I could always easily fit it in my pocket, ... go to review
FEATURE: g SCORE: 0.005369950497697709
...what I purchased it for...a trial of the new technology and [a nice gift] for
1.0
my daughter! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 99.00 ... go to review
...RS this one only gets about 3 because of the price. This is [a great gift]
1.0
thought because of the greater storage, on the normal Rio p... go to review
...o they took up a lot of space. I went out skateboarding and [I was incredibly
0.9 satisfied] with the fact that I didn't have a SINGLE skip from it and ... go to
review
...when beyond.com was having the $50 special after rebates. I [have been
0.9 very impressed] with the technology more than the product. It's great to ge...
go to review
...ter MP3 players out there. For the price AND functionality, [you can't beat
0.9 the] Rio 300. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Ea... go
to review
...cquired a diamond MP3 player. The sounds is excellent and I [was very
0.9 impressed] with its portability and no skip play. However it does have... go to
review
... to pester them again to resend the replacement. All in all [I was very
0.9 satisfied] with the product and felt that Diamond?s customer support i... go to
review
...ceived a Diamond Rio PMP300 MP3 player for christmas, and I [have been
0.9 very impressed] with it so far. It came with 32 megs of internal memory to ...
go to review
...ll tell you why I chose the Diamond Rio and why it might be [a good choice]
0.8
for most people. For starters, it has a reasonable price. I... go to review
...tages. The Diamond Rio is really easy to use so it would be [a great choice]
0.8
for people less inclined to technical stuff. It has a reall... go to review
...If you want an mp3 player for cheap these days, this one is [an excellent
0.8 choice] . You can probably find one on ebay for $50 or less. The sou... go to
review
...Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Personally [I am
0.8 really happy] with this product. It works great and has a nice feature se... go to
review
...d efficient as posisble. That's why the diamond rio is such [a great choice] .
0.8
Also, mini disc players can cost up to twice as much as th... go to review
...y it's very nature, is solid-state and skip-free, making it [a good choice] for
0.8
almost everyone from the jogger through the couch potat... go to review
...back, but oh well. How can you resell a product if it has 3 [defects] ? Not
-0.5
my business to ask. The idea of having a cheap, skip f... go to review

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...io: Needs more time to develop Pros: Very inexpensive Cons: [Defects]
-0.5
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... wasn't a regular skip either, it turned itself off. I went [back to the store] and
-0.5
got another one, which eventually did the same thing. E... go to review
...back, but oh well. How can you resell a product if it has 3 [defects] ? Not
-0.5
my buisness to ask. The idea of having a cheap, skip f... go to review
...8 inches. It never worked again after that. I took the unit [back to the store]
-0.5
because I consider it defective form the minute I bought it... go to review
...veryone of them. these mp3 players are great for people who [dont care
-0.8 about "super quality] " music, i cant tell the difference. I dont u can too.
Recom... go to review
...rt adapter with you. Again, the continuity of the memory is [still an issue] .
-0.8
Distortion rate is pretty darn low and the signal-to-noise... go to review
...s was one hell of an idea a shockproof mobile media player. [It is a shame]
-0.9
that for whatever reason, maybe to make it as light as poss... go to review
...ook so long to get songs encoded and stored on the RIO that [I gave up]
-0.9
after a single song. You can't transfer tracks directly fro... go to review
.... In conclusion this is a cute toy to show your friends but [don't buy it] . I've
-1.0
kept it just to see how it works on other computers, ... go to review
... opinion. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 139 Summary: A [Big
-1.0 Disappointment] Pros: Compact, lightweight Cons: poor functionality, flimsy...
go to review
...os: efficiency, decent price, never skips, cd quality Cons: [don't buy it] if
-1.0
you're poor Bottom Line: null ... go to review
.... Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: no,no,no, [don't
-1.0 buy it] ! Pros: skip-proof, small, fast uploads Cons: expensive, lim... go to
review
FEATURE: design SCORE: 0.03424462075559134
... Dennis Miller's "Ranting Again" encoded at 32 kbps in mono [easily fits]
1.0
32MB and sounds good. Don't try to encode the latest U2 sin... go to review
...pping, all because of the fact that it has no moving parts. [The design is
1.0 flawless] , it makes playback easy with the push of a button. An acces... go to
review
...aling portable MP3 player to me. It is a small portable and [stylish] device
1.0
that I would recomend to anyone who has an MP3 playe... go to review
... with some new designs, but I like the original. It is very [stylish] and sleek.
1.0
Recomend for someone who wants the bang for the ... go to review
...r Diamond Rio. The music will never skip and the player can [easily fit] into
1.0
any pocket. The music is near CD-Quality, if not as go... go to review
...n hour's worth of music. This model is very compact and can [easily fit] into
1.0
your pocket or purse. There is a small clip attachment... go to review
...a CD player which can't fit in most pockets, the MP3 player [easily fits] in
1.0
your pocket so you won't need to carry a case around wit... go to review
...yer. Actual weight with a battery is only about 2 oz. I can [easily fit] the Rio
1.0
PMP300 into almost all of the pockets in my pants o... go to review

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...g I thought when I saw the Rio was "this thing is tiny." It [easily fits] in the
1.0
palm of your hand or into your pocket. It's also sup... go to review
...go out and buy a new 32mb smartmedia disk. With 64mb, I can [easily fit] a
1.0
whole album and a half. Battery life is excellent. I can ... go to review
... which takes up much more memory. the rio has a good sturdy [design] that
0.9
is very light and small. i dropped it on brick steps, ... go to review
...rm factor and function. I like it for it's sleek pager like [design] and user
0.9
friendly control pad. With only 32 MB on on board ... go to review
...recommend this music player to everyone. It even has a cool [design] .
0.8 Recommended: Yes Summary: EXCELLENT PIECE OF MACHINE. Pros...
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...recommend this music player to everyone. It even has a cool [design] .
0.8
Recommended: Yes Summary: excellent inovation in music. Pr... go to review
...21738) Content: As a consumer product, the Rio is very well [designed] .
0.8
The controls are intuitive to anyone who has used a CD pla... go to review
...aid (US$): 99 Summary: Good price, ample space Pros: Price, [Design] ,
0.6400000000000001
Coupons everywhere Cons: Memory, Quality Bottom Line: null... go to review
...g and it will work without a hitch. I like the size and the [style] . I think it
0.6400000000000001
looks great. I think it is very user friendly a... go to review
..., compact, and very functional. Cons: Battery door is a bad [design] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: Avoid this player because of the poor design o... go to review
... While It Lasts Pros: Don't have to pay for cd's. Cons: Bad [design] , brakes
-0.6400000000000001
alot, costs alot Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mmary: Cough, cough. Pros: Convenient tunes! Cons: Terrible [design] ,
-0.6400000000000001
many flaws Bottom Line: null ... go to review
..... Pros: lightweight, doesn't skip, CD-quality, Cons: badly [designed]
-0.6400000000000001
earpiece, too little memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Pros: Compact, lightweight Cons: poor functionality, flimsy [design] , bad
-0.8
support Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...d design Bottom Line: Avoid this player because of the poor [design] of the
-0.8
battery door. ... go to review
...ne. SAME PROBLEM!!! i am fed up with diamond rio's horrible [design]
-0.8
and after reading other opinions on here i am not going to ... go to review
...layer (1121738) Content: This product is pretty light, it's [design] is ugly...the
-1.0
sound quality is not that bad, the battery li... go to review
FEATURE: skipping SCORE: 0.06530422489503965
...ol at first, but you really need more room for music! Pros: [Skip] -Free, Long
0.6400000000000001
Battery Life, Easy to Use, Comes with everything... go to review
... Summary: Digital portable music less than $50! Pros: Cost, [skip] free
0.6400000000000001
technology Cons: Parallel port to transfer files, only... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary: What is that? Pros: Light, [skip] -free,
0.6400000000000001
good quality, small Cons: Format doomed to be obsolet... go to review
...he Best In Portable Audio! Pros: Portable, Lightweight, Non- [Skipping] ,
0.6400000000000001 &amp; more Cons: Can't Hold A Lot Of MP3's Bottom Line: nu... go to
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...n the go that doesn't skip!!! Pros: light-weight, portable, [skip] -free Cons:
0.6400000000000001
could use a little bit more memory Bottom Line: ... go to review
...(US$): 150 Summary: Rio PMP300/Great for Running Pros: Zero [skipping]
0.6400000000000001
, any song you want, long battery life. Cons: No back lit di... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: no,no,no, don't buy it! Pros: [skip] -proof,
0.6400000000000001
small, fast uploads Cons: expensive, limited memory ... go to review
...US$): 159.74 Summary: Dreams don't allways come true. Pros: [skip] free
0.6400000000000001
music Cons: low bult in memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ee music and no skips - A dream or the future? Pros: Light, [skip] -free, cool
0.6400000000000001
looking Cons: Buggy software, little onboard mem... go to review
..., but still worthy of consideration Pros: Small, light, and [skip] -free Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Mediocre bundled software, Included headphones s... go to review
... $50 rebate Summary: it kicks @$$ Pros: kicks @$$ Cons: can [skip] when
-0.6400000000000001
battery is cut off Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ummary: the Skipie mp3 player Pros: size, convinience Cons: [skips] ,
-0.6400000000000001
batterys Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Amount Paid (US$): 90 Summary: Music on the go! Pros: Never [skips] ,
-0.6400000000000001
small and light, highly customizable, long battery life, u... go to review
...ary: Diamonds are for Listening Pros: Small, durable, never [skips] Cons:
-0.6400000000000001
Pricey, Not much memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...view of the Rio 300 Pros: Small, great with batteries Cons: [Skip] -free, ya
-0.6400000000000001
right Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...! Pros: Small, 32MB Ram, The Origional MP3 Player Cons: May [skip] ,
-0.6400000000000001
Song Titles not Listed, Only accepts SmartMedia cards form... go to review
... enough. If only for its size and the fact that it will not [skip] , this is an
-0.8
extremely attractive alternative to a portable ... go to review
...Definite great buy!!!!!! Pros: lightweight , small, doesn't [skip] , easy to use
-0.8
Cons: quick battery usage, expensive expansion... go to review
...Summary: A Milestone, But Keep Waiting Pros: small, doesn't [skip] , good
-0.9
battery life, card expansion Cons: needs more memory,... go to review
...S$): 170 Summary: Diamond Rio somewhat a flop Pros: doesn't [skip] , good
-0.9
sound quality Cons: expensive, small song capacity Bo... go to review
...with hard impacts, it barely got scratched, the music didnt [skip] and still
-0.9
works great. Depending on the quality of sound yo... go to review
... motivated to run. Since there are no moving parts it never [skips] and makes
-0.9
it good for running. This virtually fits in the p... go to review
FEATURE: compact SCORE: 0.04295803439034948
... Paid (US$): 49 Summary: This little player is Great! Pros: [Compact] , Cool
0.9
looking, Cons: Small storage, Sound quality Bottom Li... go to review
... on my desktop. The problem comes when I want to take these [compacted]
0.9
, high-quality tunes with me. I had seen the Rio on the mark... go to review
...(US$): 105 Summary: Good for 1999, but not anymore... Pros: [Compact] ,
0.8
Easy to use, Inexpensive, Decent sound, 1 Battery Operatio... go to review

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... Paid (US$): 170.00 Summary: A cool little mp3 player Pros: [Compact] ,
0.8
sounds great, digital files = no skipping! Cons: not enoug... go to review
...mount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Buy this MP3 Player!!! Pros: [Compact] ,
0.8
easy to use, well made, free songs! Cons: A little expensi... go to review
...ve of music. These will be around for a long time. They are [compact] and
0.75
easy to carry with you anywhere you go. Since the music... go to review
...ying on your Rio due to the limited screen size, it is very [compact] and easy
0.75
to carry around. Unfortunately, there are more dow... go to review
...aking it a very nice portable music player. Other than it's [compact] nature,
0.7200000000000001
the Rio is nice because it does not skip and the so... go to review
...r workout at the gym. Summary: Love the Product Pros: light/ [compact]
0.6400000000000001
form Cons: software a bit confusing Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Paid (US$): 300 Summary: I bought a Crappy Rio Pros: light, [compact] ,
0.6400000000000001
stealth, long battery life Cons: expensive, is not skip pr... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 139 Summary: A Big Disappointment Pros: [Compact]
0.6400000000000001
, lightweight Cons: poor functionality, flimsy design, bad s... go to review
... Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Diamond. Not anyones friend Pros: [Compact]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Expensive Bottom Line: Not my first choice on today's... go to review
... Paid (US$): 89 Summary: Diamond PMP300 Review Pros: Small, [compact]
0.6400000000000001
, sound quality.. Cons: Memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mmary: It's A Diamond, (except for the Design) Pros: Small, [compact] , and
0.6400000000000001
very functional. Cons: Battery door is a bad design Bo... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): 169.95 Summary: Music to Go Pros: Portable, [compact] ,
0.6400000000000001
sound quality Cons: Packaged software Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...id (US$): 250 Summary: Cool but somehow disappointing Pros: [Compact] ,
0.6400000000000001
works well, cheaper than other systems Cons: Low memory, c... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 75 Summary: Little Toy, Big Sound Pros: [compact] ,
0.6400000000000001
long batter life, light weight, easy to use Cons: low memo... go to review
...ded: Yes Summary: Entry level MP3 player Pros: Easy to use, [compact] ,
0.6400000000000001
fairly cheap, works well Cons: Lack of memory, outdated lo... go to review
...d: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: Portable Media Pros: [Compact] ,
0.6400000000000001
sleek, Easy to use Cons: 60 minute limitation, price Botto... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 140 Summary: CD's are still the best Pros: [Compact] , one
0.6400000000000001
battery...no skipping Cons: Limited to what you can li... go to review
FEATURE: feature_set SCORE: 0.033158251228566624
...ded to get this new toy. While the Rio does have some great [features] and is
0.9
easy to use, it's not very durable or reliable. The ... go to review
...id (US$): 119 Summary: You will fall in love... Pros: great [features] , great
0.9
products, great price... Cons: Only 32MB... Bottom L... go to review
... bitrates. It even plays variable bitrates. One of the best [feature] of this
0.8
device is that it doesn't skip. I go running every ... go to review
...ttery, an equalizer, repeating tracks, and many other great [features] , the
0.8
greatness is endless. I purchased this almost right af... go to review

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...d atleast half an hour of music onto the PMP300. Many great [features] ,
0.8
coupled with the low prices, makes this product a great pu... go to review
...ss, or a few blocks to the post office. The most attractive [feature] about this
0.8
is indeed its size and weight, or lack thereof. ... go to review
...ally happy with this product. It works great and has a nice [feature set] . I
0.8
am not saying that you can't find something better but I... go to review
...m of your hand. It is also extremely light-weight. The best [feature] about
0.8
the PMP300 is that you can put any song that you want... go to review
...onal players. Playlist and category organization is a great [feature] on this
0.8
product. Also, you can hook this up to your compute... go to review
...olume adjustments for the unit Hold: This is a truly useful [feature] that
0.8
makes it so when a button is pushed it has no Effect. ... go to review
...o when a button is pushed it has no Effect. This is a great [feature] for when
0.8
running or have other items in your pocket. Menu: ... go to review
...your belt if you snag the headphones on something. One cool [feature] is
0.8
that the unit automatically pauses if there are no headp... go to review
...l and extremely light, and never skips. With all these good [features] , why
0.8
not run to the store and buy one? Read on. However goo... go to review
...uture. Even though it is first generation, it has many good [features] . With a
0.8
little more work to improve user friendliness with ... go to review
...only takes one battery and the battery lasts a while.a cool [feature] is the a-b
0.8
feature which means that when you like a certain... go to review
...P3's? Then dont bye this Pros: Good sound quality and nice [features] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
tends NOT to work... Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Not Enough Memory! Pros: Nice [Features]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: bad memory, no good tech support, incompatibilities B... go to review
...id (US$): 25 Summary: Cheap cheap Pros: cheap Cons: limited [features]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...sic portable mp3 player Pros: small, cheap Cons: not enough [features]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...bines the best of discmans and walkmans... Cons: ...lack of [features] , poor
-0.8
battery life... Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: diamond_rio SCORE: 0.06473298719788934
...for your digital camera and your mp3 player. In conclusion, [the Diamond
1.0 Rio is great] . It affordable and easy to use. Looking back though, I wish... go
to review
...he car bumps. For the point view of electronics design, the [diamond Rio]
1.0
has a really cute looking. But there is some problem. The f... go to review
...rd, which was a good deal. Boy am I glad that I did it. The [Diamond Rio] is
0.9
the perfect portable music device for running. It is lig... go to review
...me ways it is a bargain, but it also has disadvantages. The [Diamond Rio] is
0.9
really easy to use so it would be a great choice for peo... go to review
...ew to give you some examples. This portable mp3 player from [Diamond
0.9 Rio] is awsome. You simply plug the mp3 player into your compute... go to
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... Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The
0.8 [Diamond Rio] is an excellent product. You can easily listin without any ... go
to review
...hase it, so look out for online deals. For my purposes, the [Diamond Rio]
0.8
was a great buy. I use it everyday for running, and for pla... go to review
...eadphones. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 120 Summary:
0.8 [diamond rio] : a pretty good choice Pros: easy to use Cons: expensive for... go
to review
... go down. But for right now, we are very satisfied with the [Diamond Rio]
0.8 PMP300 Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 119 Summary: Dep... go to
review
...usic again. The miniscule and portable MP3 player named the [Diamond
0.8
Rio] is a great music player. Although illegal, you could actual... go to review
...t Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: My
0.8 [Diamond Rio] PMP300 is truly great for listening to while I jog. What re... go
to review
...s about $175 with a $50 rebate from the company itself. The [Diamond Rio]
0.8
is a wonderful piece of machinery, one of the first of its ... go to review
... Diamond Rio, has arrived to allow people to play MP3s. The [Diamond Rio]
0.8
is a nice little player that allows people to carry and pla... go to review
...s a present for Christmas, I still am very pleased with the [Diamond Rio]
0.8
PMP300. The first thing I want to say about the player is t... go to review
... Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The
0.7200000000000001 [Diamond Rio] PMP300 portable music player is perfect. It's so lightweigh...
go to review
...n only fit about 30 minutes of music on it Bottom Line: The [Diamond Rio]
0.7200000000000001
32MB mp3 player is great for making your own mix of music a... go to review
...the MP3 will be to CD-Quality. The only flaws that hurt the [Diamond Rio]
-0.8
are that the music isn't CD-Quality most of the time. Consi... go to review
... Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The
-0.9 [Diamond Rio] is not that great and i have had it for two mounths and it ... go
to review
FEATURE: battery_life SCORE: 0.025424467370629214
...e, he doesn't have to worry about someone stealing his CDs. [The battery life
1.0 is great] and the sounds produces are also great. Unlike a CD player ... go to
review
... frills of a lighted display, reading ID tags or filenames, [battery life] is great.
0.9
12 hours off a single battery an be expected. As ... go to review
...still fine though, even without the thump of a real system. [Battery life] is
0.9
good, at least 8hrs on a single AA battery. Obviously, s... go to review
...I cannot comment on it skipping because it hasn't happened. [Battery life] is
0.9
excellent. I love using my Rio in my car. The adapter is... go to review
...ill never skip like a CD player, there are no moving parts. [Battery life] is
0.9
great, plenty of listening time. Overall, the Rio is a g... go to review

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...disk. With 64mb, I can easily fit a whole album and a half. [Battery life] is
0.9
excellent. I can get about 8-10 hrs on one aa battery, w... go to review
... it's held up for me so far, it doesn't inspire confidence. [Battery life] is good
0.9
though, as I can get almost 3 hours with a tired, w... go to review
...Milestone, But Keep Waiting Pros: small, doesn't skip, good [battery life] ,
0.8
card expansion Cons: needs more memory, should have usb co... go to review
...recharge it's own batteries, but it does have a fairly good [battery life] . Also,
0.8
the memory on this player leaves something to be des... go to review
...: 75 Summary: Great for the money Pros: price, reliability, [battery life] ,
0.6400000000000001
playback quality Cons: battery cover is a bit weak, memory... go to review
...ry: Small, yet it sounds good Pros: Good sound, small, good [battery life]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: 32 MB, fairly low capacity Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...t's design is ugly...the sound quality is not that bad, the [battery life] is said
0.6400000000000001
to be 12 hours long...but when i used the new durac... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 169 Summary: READ BEFORE YOU BUY Pros: size,
0.6400000000000001 [battery life] Cons: flashram, only fits 5-7 songs for me... Bottom Line: ... go
to review
...ound quality, cool looks, impressive durability Cons: Short [battery life]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...rs of battery life my a... Pros: good sound and cheap Cons: [battery life]
-0.6400000000000001
...dont lie about it Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...of discmans and walkmans... Cons: ...lack of features, poor [battery life] ...
-0.8
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: working SCORE: 0.04654909841632922
...ended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Dimond Rio Pros: [Works]
0.9
good Cons: takes time to learn to use Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... notice it. I've found that encoding a music file at 64kbps [works] great for
0.9
this player, and you can fit a decent amount of s... go to review
...ts, it barely got scratched, the music didnt skip and still [works] great.
0.9
Depending on the quality of sound you use, you can g... go to review
...d running with no problems. Banged it up a bit and it still [works] great. It
0.9
only takes one AA battery that lasts for about 2 ... go to review
...ecause the device is not that sturdy (Case Logic?s Mp3 case [works] nicely,
0.9
even though mainly for the RCA Lyra Mp3 Player, I t... go to review
... even though mainly for the RCA Lyra Mp3 Player, I think it [works] nicely.
0.9
Note: Sorry, I would provide links to these product... go to review
...d won't work. Instead, use a program called RioSolitude. It [works] nicely,
0.9
and does the job. Overall, awesome product, just do... go to review
...ight be worth the extra money. For me, however, the PMP 300 [works] just
0.8
fine. In short, I've greatly enjoyed my Rio, and would... go to review
... tell the quality difference between these two rates, so it [works] just fine for
0.8
me. The 128kbps is the CD quality, and 64Kbps... go to review
...s column. For the short brisk walks I take before and after [work] - it is
0.7200000000000001
excellent. It doesn't skip like a CD player and all... go to review

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... later. PMP300 Take 2 -- A better start The refurbished one [worked] like a
0.7
charm. The battery life was long enough for some goo... go to review
...t so computer literate. Once you figure it out, however, it [works] like a
0.7
charm. The connection between the Rio and your compu... go to review
... rebate Summary: Perfect Exercise Partner Pros: Perfect for [working] out-
0.6400000000000001
completely customizable Cons: Limited memory- have to ... go to review
... 250 Summary: Cool but somehow disappointing Pros: Compact, [works]
0.6400000000000001
well, cheaper than other systems Cons: Low memory, computer... go to review
...mount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: The Objective Truth Pros: it [works] ,
0.6400000000000001
durable, 3rd party support, good quality, and upgradable C... go to review
...ll, the Rio is a good piece of equipment with some flaws to [work] out.
-0.8
Hopefully future models will build on this great conce... go to review
FEATURE: customer_service SCORE: -0.008295153190893528
... of use however, about 3 hrs a day), and overall, Diamond's [support is]
0.9
decent - although slow! I don't recommend this to anybody a... go to review
...ow now, and diamond stands behind all its RIOs with a great [customer
0.8 service] team. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Excel...
go to review
...ey. It is made by a respectable company, which offers great [technical
0.8 support] . The battery life is very long, the playback clear and loud... go to
review
...nt product, and i must commend diamond for having excellent [customer
0.8 support] . I had a problem with my rio and they shipped another one b... go to
review
...ing the web, ftp, or the Window's install CD. Tech. support [didn't respond]
-0.6
to that question. Diamond's web site isn't much better; the... go to review
...o Summary: No Tech Support Pros: small size, Cons: terrible [tech support] ,
-0.6400000000000001
bugs Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...unless you close the program and start it again. Also their [customer service]
-0.8
sucks. Really sucks. didn't give me any response for inquir... go to review
...d Jukebox which at a $600 price tag is a total and complete [RIP OFF] . Rio
-1.0
all the way! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 199.9... go to review
...st getting a 64 mb or better, the rest of them are just all [rip offs] . But if you
-1.0
listen to little music and want someting better... go to review
...do business. Rudeness. Is this way of the future Seeing hoe [rude] we can be
-1.0
to others. WHAT'D YA SAY, I CAN'T HEAR YOU. OH TH... go to review
...ummary: Do I really need this? Pros: There nice Cons: There [rude] Bottom
-1.0
Line: null ... go to review
...ch sucks Pros: Good sound, unshockable, easy software Cons: [Tech support
-1.0
is terrible] , not enough memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...them if they'd heard of the problem with my printer before. [Their tech
-1.0 support is very bad] , to say the least. If I even did receive a response, it wou...
go to review
FEATURE: headphones SCORE: 0.011925511083153291

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...with the player, that are really bad. I'm using Sony MDR-44 [headphones] ,
1.0
that are really good. Although the parallel port interface... go to review
... just isn't enough... Pros: no skipping, pocket sized, nice [headphones] Cons:
0.8
minimal memory, limited on memory upgrade Bottom Line... go to review
...r mp3 players out on the market, be sure to buy some decent [headphones] .
0.8
The earbuds included in the Rio don't give you a true repr... go to review
...low, so you'll need to jack up the volume on higher quality [headphones] .
0.8
On my Sony digital headphones, they sound pretty darn good... go to review
...uality is awful, with hardly any bass even with the best of [headphones] .
0.8
Second, the capacity is horrible, you can only hold about ... go to review
...ros: Small, reliable, useful Cons: Not enough memory, cheap [headphones]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ic quality, portability, durable, ease of use Cons: Memory, [headphones]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ensive, Decent sound, 1 Battery Operation Cons: Sub-Average
-0.6400000000000001 [Headphones] , Few EQ Options, Inconvenient Hookup, Flimsy Battery Case
L... go to review
...oneer Pros: The first MP3 player on the block Cons: memory, [headphones]
-0.6400000000000001
, controls, lack of NT support Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: Rio Is..... Pros: Fast, easy to use, small Cons: Annoying [headphones] , EQ
-0.6400000000000001
is unchangeable Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...a great surround sound system to listen two that i can plug [headphones] into
-0.7200000000000001
if it is annoying to anyone. This is perfact for runni... go to review
... bass reproduction which I believe may be an issue with the [headphones]
-0.8
you use. High end frequency reproduction is quite good and ... go to review
...cheap, works well Cons: Lack of memory, outdated look, poor [headphones]
-0.8
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: light_weight SCORE: 0.023810178359978677
...unt Paid (US$): 199.99 Summary: Rio RuLeS!! Pros: Durable , [Light
0.9 weight] , Looks awesome , Very portable , Great Sound , can easily ... go to
review
...ary: Little Toy, Big Sound Pros: compact, long batter life, [light weight] ,
0.8
easy to use Cons: low memory, can't switch music on the go... go to review
...ensive. Recommended: Yes Summary: a good start Pros: small, [light-weight]
0.8
, easy to use Cons: a few bugs, not much bass Bottom Line: n... go to review
...Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Rio 300 1-10 = 7.5 Pros: small and [light weight]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: not enough space on rio Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...0 Summary: I'll give it to my daughter... Pros: Very small, [light weight] ,
0.6400000000000001
portable Cons: No backlit display, low memory capabilities... go to review
...0 rebate) Summary: Facts about the Diamond Rio PMP300 Pros: [Light
0.6400000000000001 weight] , no CDs needed Cons: Possible problems, few songs can be sa... go to
review
...mount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: New Wave of Music Pros: small, [light
0.6400000000000001
weight] , Cons: nothing Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...: 160 Summary: Diamond Rio PMP300, The Pros and Cons! Pros: [Light
0.6400000000000001 weight] , Portable, and Great Quality Cons: Not Enough Memory Bottom... go
to review
...ummary: Good, but better to come Pros: low-power, portable, [light-weight]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: MP3 only, yet another parallel port cable, buggy Bott... go to review
...47 -$50 Summary: Music on the go that doesn't skip!!! Pros: [light-weight] ,
0.6400000000000001
portable, skip-free Cons: could use a little bit more memo... go to review
...d: No Amount Paid (US$): 175 Summary: Mixed Reactions Pros: [light
0.6400000000000001 weight] , low power use, functionality Cons: physically flimsy, expe... go to
review
... 100$ Summary: Where does the mini-disk go? Pros: Portable, [light weight]
0.6400000000000001
, CD music quality, easy to use Cons: Poor software Bottom L... go to review
... music. Here are the pros and cons: + Free portable music + [light weight] +
-0.6400000000000001
no moving parts, so it doesn't skip + Works on just 1 AA ... go to review
FEATURE: space SCORE: -0.0024204264262095362
...S$): 300 Summary: Diamond, Overpriced another product Pros: [SPACE]
0.6400000000000001 AND SPEED Cons: PRICE PRICE PRICE PRICE Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
... with everything you need to get started Cons: Not a lot of [space] for your
-0.6400000000000001
music, Add-on memory is too expensive Bottom Line:... go to review
...ace!! Pros: Nice size, good quality Cons: SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH [SPACE]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...00 1-10 = 7.5 Pros: small and light weight Cons: not enough [space] on rio
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...y: Rio Schimo, 50$, OK. Pros: Portable mp3's Cons: not much [space]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... and you can use it anywhere! Cons: comes with only 32mb of [space]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Pros: cheap, as opposed to anything else Cons: very limited [space] , space
-0.6400000000000001
upgrade very expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...heap, as opposed to anything else Cons: very limited space, [space] upgrade
-0.6400000000000001
very expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...e, and yet... Pros: Pretty, easy controls. Cons: Not enough [space] . Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...butt Pros: can put any song you want on it Cons: not enough [space] on it
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...US$): 170 Summary: Ok MP3 Player Pros: cheap Cons: not much [space]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...y, allow users to DOWNLOAD from Rio to Computer!)-- but the [space] is
-0.8 a problem. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summa... go to
review
FEATURE: r SCORE: -0.012683651982160375
...said, you can probably get a great deal on this unit and it [works solidly] .
1.0
The PMP300 was probably one of the first portable MP3 play... go to review

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... city and told them what happened, and they said it must be [defective] , so i
-0.5
exchanged it for another one. SAME PROBLEM!!! i am fe... go to review
...w. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: entirely
-0.5 [defective] , horrible purchase Pros: convenient for recently downloaded... go
to review
...the unit was delayed for weeks, and when it arrived, it was [defective] ; only
-0.5
half the memory worked. However, I had become too add... go to review
...which solved this particular problem. Secondly, my unit was [defective] to
-0.5
start off. The pause button would activate of its own ac... go to review
...at. I took the unit back to the store because I consider it [defective] form the
-0.5
minute I bought it. I love the idea?just give me a... go to review
...e further options of messing with the software interface. I [have not had a
-0.8 durability issue] with the PMP300 in the years I've had it and have used it b...
go to review
...d both a Rio and a Rio SE (Special Edition). With each I've [had incredible
-0.8 reliability issues] . When downloading songs to the player, I have received
'Inv... go to review
...and when I bent over to pick something up, the Rio fell and [never worked]
-1.0
again. Understandable, but it fell from less than 2 feet of... go to review
...his thing so many times, I eventually thought that it would [never work] . It
-1.0
just gets better. No moving parts! MP3 players are beco... go to review
...rm the bed to the floor, which is only about 6-8 inches. It [never worked]
-1.0
again after that. I took the unit back to the store because... go to review
FEATURE: convenient SCORE: 0.02035796798152517
... These To The Beach, Ski Resort, &amp; Athletic Meet! Pros: [Convenient]
0.8
and easy to use; beats some competitors Cons: Some of the b... go to review
...y Writes Checks The Hardware Can't Cash. Pros: Lightweight, [convenient]
0.8
, easy to use Cons: Need to improve the hardware and storage... go to review
...average budget and delivers with its nice music quality and [convenient] ,
0.8
easy to use high-tech device for the average user. ... go to review
...fter rebates Summary: If you can find it cheap buy it Pros: [Convenient] way
0.6400000000000001
to make your own music selection Cons: Expensive, limit... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): got mine free Summary: I won, I won! Pros: [convenient]
0.6400000000000001
size, easy to use, easy to install Cons: MP3s are hard to c... go to review
...nded: No Amount Paid (US$): 80 Summary: Cough, cough. Pros:
0.6400000000000001 [Convenient] tunes! Cons: Terrible design, many flaws Bottom Line: null ... go
to review
...(after multiple rebates) Summary: Dear God, it's fun! Pros: [Convenient] ,
0.6400000000000001
fun to use, and extremely compact Cons: Even as a lesser p... go to review
...t Paid (US$): 80 Summary: convenient/cheap mp3 player Pros: [convenient]
0.6400000000000001
, lightweight, cheap Cons: easy to break, can't store many s... go to review
...- $50 mail in rebate Summary: Worth the money? Pros: small, [convenient] ,
0.6400000000000001
won't skip Cons: can't be updated to play other music form... go to review
...d (US$): 60 Summary: The future of music Pros: Lightweight, [convenient] ,
0.6400000000000001
durable, long lasting power supply. Cons: Limited Memory B... go to review

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...Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: Diamond Rio PMP300 w/32mb Pros:


0.6400000000000001 [Convenient] ;&#13;&#10;Good Software; Easy to Use Cons: Parallel Port
Sl... go to review
FEATURE: small_size SCORE: 0.021251568570328054
...t few months. Now back to the Portable Audio Mp3 player Its [small size] is
0.9
great you can simply hide it in your pocket so that your... go to review
...s customers. Recommended: No Summary: No Tech Support Pros: [small
0.6400000000000001
size] , Cons: terrible tech support, bugs Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Matchbox size cd player Pros: [Small Size]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Lack of memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... Summary: Great portable mp-3 Pros: Great sound quality and [small size]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: low memory. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: I'll keep my Walkman thank you... Pros: Good sound, light [small size] .
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Poor software &amp; support, incompatible with some ... go to review
...ended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: A GOOD DEAL Pros: [Small
0.6400000000000001
size] Cons: not a lot of memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Rio is Great for Athletes Pros: [small size]
0.6400000000000001 /lightweight Cons: short playtime/memory became corrupted Bo... go to
review
...: No Amount Paid (US$): Too Much Summary: Thumbs Down Pros: [Small
0.6400000000000001 size] , Long Battery Life. Cons: Quality, Protocol Problems. Botto... go to
review
...: 50 Summary: Very portable and versatile MP3 music! Pros: [Small size] ,
0.6400000000000001
ease of use, overall quality Cons: Bad encoding software, ... go to review
...rebates Summary: Diamond Rio Rules Pros: Long battery life, [small size] ,
0.6400000000000001
doesn't skip. Cons: Only 32mb flashram Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: device SCORE: 0.04236458286773915
... Diamond Rio PMP300 around six months ago. Let me tell you: [this device
1.0 is great] ! It plays mp3's wonderfully and has a plethora of features.... go to
review
...he player... That amounted to ten songs. The Rio is a great [device] , it's skip
0.8
free and has plenty of battery life. It's also s... go to review
... Yes Amount Paid (US$): 79.99 Summary: Diamond PMP300-great [device]
0.8
for a cheap price Pros: great sound quality, no skipping, e... go to review
...ional. Full Windows 2000 support, USB support, and improved [device]
0.8
communication can be applied to the existing platform with ... go to review
...ind, and skip forward and skip backward. This is an awesome [device] for
0.8
music lovers all over. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US... go to review
...MP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: this is a great [device] . it
0.8
easy easy to use fast and convient. Thisgreat device is... go to review
...ervice I have had with any electronic device. It is a great [device] to save
0.8
you money too. Why buy a bunch of CDs you?ll only l... go to review
...of the Rio, and locks in. Overall, the Rio PMP300 is a good [device] for
0.8
people that would like some music-to-go in a lower pric... go to review

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...great, plenty of listening time. Overall, the Rio is a good [device] that shows
0.8
what may come in the future. Even though it is f... go to review
...sic; mix 'n' match your own melodies Cons: First generation [device] has a
-0.6400000000000001
few problems; mp3 suffers from system performance and... go to review
FEATURE: playing SCORE: 0.0581170933302971
...want to with the music you store on it. It sounds great and [plays] great. You
0.9
can run and jog and it will work without a hitch... go to review
...error. The song had been cut short on the computer, but had [played] fine
0.8
nonetheless, so I assumed it wouldn't be a problem, si... go to review
...avorite songs encoded at 64 kbps which even sound good when [played] out
0.8
of my laptop speakers. The device uses 1 (one) AA batte... go to review
... (US$): 99 Summary: Welcome to Music-Lover Heaven! Pros: It [plays]
0.6400000000000001 MP3s. No skipping. A descent amount of memory. Many additio... go to
review
...0 Summary: Awesome Portable MP3 Player Pros: Enables you to [play]
0.6400000000000001
MP3 songs without computer. Cons: External flash cards are ... go to review
...ed: Yes Summary: excellent inovation in music. Pros: Fun to [play] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Small hard drive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...25 Summary: Portable and convient, but not that good. Pros: [Plays] Mp3
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Too Costly, sound quality is low. Bottom Line: nu... go to review
... Amount Paid (US$): 300 Summary: Piece Of Pricey Junk Pros: [Plays]
0.6400000000000001 MP3s Cons: Everything Not Listed Under PROS Bottom Line: Do... go to
review
... MONEY. Recommended: Yes Summary: what a waste!!! Pros: can [play]
0.6400000000000001
mp3's Cons: waste of money Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...os: small, convenient, won't skip Cons: can't be updated to [play] other
-0.6400000000000001
music formats, price, 32mb of memory Bottom Line: nul... go to review
FEATURE: s SCORE: -0.005751114462179974
...$150 (at that time). The color, design, and LCD display are [very helpful]
1.0
and informative. I think this product has no flaws execept ... go to review
...how to use a computer very well. The directions however are [very helpful]
1.0
and descriptive so even if you have no clue as to how to in... go to review
...like to listen to music and thats it really good for anyone [who takes care] of
0.5
there things. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 200 Su... go to review
...nsfer between computer and player makes for some relatively [long wait]
-0.5
times. It's not like watching paint dry, but if you're in a... go to review
...copy tp the player. I think this was not a good buy but now [i am stuck] with
-0.7
it because it only has a 90 day warrenty. Recommended:... go to review
...files. This would all have been fine, if it weren't for the [lack of tech support]
-0.9
. Their tech support number is not toll free, and the three ... go to review
...ning to. Then I would reply that it's an mp3 player. Still, [they'd have no
-0.9
clue] of what in this world that I'm referring to. So I just adde... go to review
...: 100 Summary: Not Enough Memory! Pros: Nice Features Cons: [bad
-0.9 memory, no good tech support] , incompatibilities Bottom Line: null ... go to
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...y take a long time to respond and when they do, they're not [very helpful] .
-1.0
After about 3 months of waiting for my replacement to come... go to review
FEATURE: bass SCORE: -0.008856329001032453
...selete soon. In a nutshell, its a good player (not too good [bass] ), casing is
0.8
ok, its supported by hackers (who, by the way, ... go to review
..., weight, great sound, does not skip, durable Cons: Memory, [bass] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: Buy it. Great durability, strength, sound, and... go to review
...ards, Will Not Skip, Only needs 1 battery Cons: Not enough [bass] , needs
-0.6400000000000001
more internal memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...small, light-weight, easy to use Cons: a few bugs, not much [bass] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...weeks, but then only good for a Paper Weight Cons: Horrible [Bass] and
-0.6400000000000001
Trebble controls. Also, Bad Battery compartment placem... go to review
... $50. The sound is very satisfactory. It does not have cool [bass] or equalizer
-0.8
or any sound effect. Yet it is very true to it... go to review
...ty slow. Another complaint about this player is the lack of [bass] and treble
-0.8
control. All you get is the simple DSP modes suc... go to review
...phones that come with my player is a Sennheiser MX-300, and [the bass is
-1.0 weak] for music (the earphone has a 20-20k khz frequency response... go to
review
FEATURE: interface SCORE: 0.011505116359580484
...nient. No skipping, no CD burning required. An easy to use [interface]
0.9
makes it ideal for the average computer user. ... go to review
.... All three software components had a clean and easy to use [interface] . The
0.8
software player performed basic MP3 playing functions ... go to review
...ve toy. Pros: Tiny size, excellent sound quality, excellent [interface] Cons:
0.8
Small storage capacity, expensive. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...but good for the price i reccomend this product highly. The [interface] of the
0.8
rio is very good, i think they had it right, but rui... go to review
... it and the mp3 players lets you do so. With an easy-to-use [interface] , it lets
0.8
you arange the songs, delete or add new songs and ... go to review
...ored on your PC or directly from the Internet. -Easy-to-Use [interface]
0.8
-Download, refresh, delete and initialize options Recommend... go to review
...5 Summary: And they... Score! Pros: Great sound, super easy [interface]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Not enough base memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ros: Small, lightweight, straightforward use Cons: Parallel [interface] , No
-0.6400000000000001
room for names, small memory Bottom Line: Perfect for t... go to review
FEATURE: technology SCORE: 0.02105050950200244
...it's great for what I purchased it for...a trial of the new [technology] and a
0.9
nice gift for my daughter! Recommended: Yes Amount Pa... go to review
...the complete immaturity of the product. It's clear that the [technology]
0.8
remains in a stage of development, and is not ready for mas... go to review
...ll you MP3 music on the run. The inventor of this wonderful [technology] is
0.8
Diamond Multimedia, makers of the Rio. The Rio houses th... go to review

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... special after rebates. I have been very impressed with the [technology]
0.8
more than the product. It's great to get 30 minutes of musi... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 75 after rebate Summary: Don't You Just Love [Technology] ?
0.8
Pros: Small, lightweight, No skipping while exercising Con... go to review
.... Recommended: Yes Summary: Diamond Rio - A Shame To Modern
0.8 [Technology] Pros: Good Sound Quality Cons: VERY little memory Bottom
Li... go to review
...Digital portable music less than $50! Pros: Cost, skip free [technology]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Parallel port to transfer files, only 32MB Bottom Lin... go to review
... Pros: Great idea. Good sound. Relatively easy to use Cons: [Technology]
-0.6400000000000001
ain't perfect yet. Memory is tiny. Better things to come...... go to review
FEATURE: piece SCORE: 0.01160932182371274
... almost as much as a new player. Overall, the Rio is a good [piece] of
0.8
equipment with some flaws to work out. Hopefully future ... go to review
...ver. I believe this is a very good price for this wonderful [piece] of
0.8
mechanics. One of the wonderful things that is different... go to review
...even has a cool design. Recommended: Yes Summary: EXCELLENT
0.8 [PIECE] OF MACHINE. Pros: Small design Cons: Small hard drive Botto... go
to review
...ver. I believe this is a very good price for this wonderful [piece] of
0.8
mechanics. One of the wonderful things that is different... go to review
... on mp3 but not on CD. Then I hear about the Rio... Awesome [piece] of
0.8
machinery... But $200? No way... The price drops, as exp... go to review
...ate from the company itself. The Diamond Rio is a wonderful [piece] of
0.8
machinery, one of the first of its kind, it lacks the sp... go to review
...riend for being his best man was that it would be a useless [piece] of
-0.8
gadgetry intended for teenagers who skate to school and ... go to review
... deserve a smack in the face, and not only is it not a good [piece] of
-0.8
equipment, it is even hard to say. I mean really, try to... go to review
FEATURE: f SCORE: -2.5230862390876517E-4
...includes a FHG VBR encoder. This encoder is really fast and [great
0.9 sounding, better than Xing Technology] 's VBR. Variable bitrate changes the
bitrate for sections of... go to review
... to $200, which is worth it if you're a love music. It's an [amazing piece of
0.9 technology] . I can take all of my favorite songs with me wherever I go,... go
to review
... player. Despite it's low on board memory the Rio is a very [attractive
0.9 looking piece of technology] and it is rather durable. Mine has survived a drop
of my ca... go to review
...e would I be listening to besides an audio device. Since it [was too small to]
-0.5
be a cd player, ormini disc player, people always get puzzl... go to review
...ouldn't plan to use one for general music listening because [the storage
-0.7 capacity is extremely limited] (about an hour of music, depending on the MP3
bit rate). Ex... go to review

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...printer, or Rio every time I wished to transfer songs. That [was completely
-0.7 unacceptable] considering my tower is enclosed in a wood cabinet, very tr...
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...han any other portable music system. Recommended, but not a [good
-0.9 introduction to mp3 technology] - especially with the horrible mp3.com fodder
songs they gi... go to review
FEATURE: buttons SCORE: 0.018775659605684978
...od deal. Functionality is great - it is easy to use and the [buttons] are easy to
0.9
reach. There are four graphic equalizer setting... go to review
... of your pocket..). On the bright side of things, the Rio?s [buttons] were
0.9
nicely placed and laid out, and they look good too. Th... go to review
...y or out in the streets, crisp and clear sound. easy to use [buttons] on front
0.8
so you can just reach into your pocket and change ... go to review
...easy to put songs on and take them off, it was durable, the [buttons] were
0.8
very easy to access and use even when clipped on a bel... go to review
...ddy! Mr. Rio 300 Pros: best price, good deal Cons: no 'off' [button] , SDMI
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...t and easy to use; beats some competitors Cons: Some of the [buttons] may
-0.6400000000000001
be accidentally pushed! Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ry: O MY GOD!!!!!!!!! Pros: Small, no skip Cons: too touchy [buttons] , low
-0.6400000000000001
vol Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: controls SCORE: 0.00569834453721724
...45 minutes (or one standard-sized album) on the device. The [controls] are
0.9
very easy to use, especially useful is the "hold" slide... go to review
... -- providing the best playback for the money -- with great [control]
0.8
placement. The raveMP really has some poor button placement... go to review
...is so light and portable and your love will never wane. The [control] is very
0.6
intuitive and the LCD is quite nice as well. I adde... go to review
...: As a consumer product, the Rio is very well designed. The [controls] are
0.6
intuitive to anyone who has used a CD player. The devic... go to review
...amond Rio - the best around! Pros: Small, lightweight Cons: [controls] are a
-0.6400000000000001
little hard Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...The first MP3 player on the block Cons: memory, headphones, [controls] ,
-0.6400000000000001
lack of NT support Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...nly good for a Paper Weight Cons: Horrible Bass and Trebble [controls] .
-0.6400000000000001
Also, Bad Battery compartment placement Bottom Line: null... go to review
FEATURE: storage SCORE: 0.005097891316998408
...formative User Guide for beginners, display light, document [storage] ,
0.9
greater song capacity, more rugged battery cover and bette... go to review
... price. This is a great gift thought because of the greater [storage] , on the
0.8
normal Rio player you can only get 30 minutes UNLES... go to review
...Pros: A decent highly portable audio solution Cons: Limited [storage] and a
-0.6400000000000001
few small problems Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...: Small, effective, easy to use! Cons: Not the largest file [storage] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...e player is Great! Pros: Compact, Cool looking, Cons: Small [storage] ,
-0.6400000000000001
Sound quality Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...p, but not cream of the crop Pros: Cheap Cons: Form Factor, [Storage]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... Lightweight, durable, ease of use Cons: Expensive, lack of [storage] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: sleek SCORE: 0.01189774471383483
...0 player until I got a hold od my friend's. It was cool and [sleek] and very
0.8
cool. It was so much fun to use and operate. It is... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: Portable Media Pros: Compact, [sleek] ,
0.8
Easy to use Cons: 60 minute limitation, price Bottom Line:... go to review
...t of options and playlist organization features. I love the [sleek] look and
0.8
small size the best about this product, and the wa... go to review
... (US$): 50 Summary: Awesome! Pros: Affordible, Upgradeable, [Sleek]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Software Hassle Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 240 Summary: O My God!! Pros: Small, [Sleek] ,
0.6400000000000001
Song cap. Cons: Not to much capacity Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: 72.00 Summary: Small, Efficient, Recommended Pros: Small, [Sleek] , Any
0.6400000000000001
Songs You Want! Cons: Price Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s Amount Paid (US$): 125 Summary: Diamond Rio BABY!!! Pros: [Sleek] ,
0.6400000000000001
easy, fast Cons: none! Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: flimsy SCORE: -0.008362607809938409
...ros: Innovative. Good price for the storage it gives. Cons: [Flimsy] and
-0.6400000000000001
doesn't take abuse at all. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...asy to use, great sound quality, EASY to change music Cons: [Flimsy] , not
-0.6400000000000001
water-resistant or impact-resistant Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ntment Pros: Compact, lightweight Cons: poor functionality, [flimsy] design,
-0.6400000000000001
bad support Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...t, highly customizable, long battery life, upgradable Cons: [flimsy] battery
-0.6400000000000001
slot, not much memory, buttons pushed accidentally,... go to review
...light weight, low power use, functionality Cons: physically [flimsy] ,
-0.6400000000000001
expensive memory upgrades Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...iend Pros: Lighweight, affordable, does not skip ever Cons: [Flimsy] belt
-0.6400000000000001
clip, limited internal memory, expensive external mem... go to review
...c on the Go! Pros: Light, Easy to use, and Skip-Proof Cons: [Flimsy] battery
-0.6400000000000001
cover Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: quality_sound SCORE: 0.019093635619197233
...orite music quickly and easily. A snap to set up, very good [quality sound] ,
1.0
no moving parts, and no disks to pop in. It can almost go ... go to review
...P3 Player "Specially Challenged?" I BELIEVE THIS MP3 PLAYER [HAS
1.0 GOOD QUALITY SOUND AND] WOULD NOT FALL APART ON YOU. I
DROPPED IT A FEW TIMES, SO T... go to review

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...skiped like crazy. Putting 14 songs on the rio with near cd [quality sound] is
0.9
fine by me. I suggest this product to anyone. After all ... go to review
... No Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Good for few Pros: good [quality
0.8 sound] , easy to use, decent software, lightweight Cons: very littl... go to
review
...are looking for a small music device that can provide great [quality sound]
0.8
and music at a price that beats all in its class. Recommend... go to review
...75.00 Summary: DIAMOND RIO OR MINIDISC PLAYER??? Pros: Good
0.6400000000000001 [Quality Sound] Cons: Price, Lack Of Functions Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
...te Summary: Rio PMP300 is pretty good Pros: Low price, good [quality
0.6400000000000001
sound] Cons: Only 32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: listening SCORE: 0.07699245727944416
...usic i wanted at the time. i am always satisfied and i love [listening] to the
0.8
music of my choice. i love the fact that this never ... go to review
...uldn't force me to pay 200 for basically a walkman. I enjoy [listening] to my
0.8
MP3's; it's like a programmable CD player. But withou... go to review
...(1121738) Content: My Diamond Rio PMP300 is truly great for [listening]
0.8
to while I jog. What really attracted me to it was it's sma... go to review
...t people don't have more than 15-20 songs that they love to [listen] to. And
0.8
if they do, then they can buy the 32 meg flash memo... go to review
... (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Rio is great for [listening] to
0.8
music on the go. Unlike a cd player it never skips becau... go to review
...Proffessional Sound makes this great, sounds just like your [listening] to a
0.6400000000000001
cd. The Battery lasted around 3 hours. This little mp3... go to review
...ct, one battery...no skipping Cons: Limited to what you can [listen] to... the
-0.6400000000000001
14 songs are not enough for a long trip... Bottom... go to review
FEATURE: digital_quality SCORE: 0.029978754986233095
...nt when it first came out, perhaps dated now, but great for [digital] music
0.8
newbies on a budget and don't need the bells and whis... go to review
...unt Paid (US$): None! (Got it for Christmas) Summary: Great [Digital] Jams
0.8
Anywhere Pros: Small, Great Sound, Easy to Use Cons: P... go to review
... been far from happy with it. Andy, what is MP3? Well its a [digital] format
0.8
of music that allows the compression of audio withou... go to review
... (1121738) Content: The rio is the a simple and easy to use [digital] player. It
0.8
does not have any extra features (ie radio, reco... go to review
...ary: Don't Believe The Hype Pros: No Skipping, Lightweight, [Digital
0.6400000000000001 Quality] Audio Cons: Limited playback in stock model, memory cards e... go
to review
...nt Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Cool Music On The GO Pros: It's [digital] ,
0.6400000000000001
doesn't skip, can't be scratched, and you'll always get cd... go to review
...mary: A cool little mp3 player Pros: Compact, sounds great, [digital] files =
0.6400000000000001
no skipping! Cons: not enough memory Bottom Line: n... go to review
FEATURE: support SCORE: -0.0014358236812994423

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...ary: The Objective Truth Pros: it works, durable, 3rd party [support] , good
0.9
quality, and upgradable Cons: to upgrade is expensive... go to review
...Quickly Aging Rio Needs Help Pros: Good Music Quality, Good [Support]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Low Storage Space Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...os: Small, light, no moving parts, easy to use Cons: no ID3 [support] , only
-0.6400000000000001
32 mins of music Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...nd cheap MP3 audio. Pros: price, functionality Cons: No USB [support] ,
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ually and this is where my next complaint comes in. The rio [support] sucks!
-0.8
They take a long time to respond and when they do, t... go to review
...t, lightweight Cons: poor functionality, flimsy design, bad [support] Bottom
-0.8
Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: downloading SCORE: 0.04034391208999313
...ctations, low satisfaction. To be fair, it does the job - I [download] my
0.9
favorite songs on to it, and I can get between 7 and 8 s... go to review
...ality can be superior, it all depends on the quality of the [downloaded] MP3.
0.6400000000000001
The software that is supplied with the product is very... go to review
... defective, horrible purchase Pros: convenient for recently [downloaded]
0.6400000000000001
mp3s Cons: only holds 30minutes at CD quality, doesn't work... go to review
...decent software, lightweight Cons: very little memory, long [download]
-0.6400000000000001
times, weak battery cover, sound quality, tech-support Bott... go to review
...travels well, makes you seem hip Cons: Takes a long time to [download] ,
-0.6400000000000001
sound quality Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...en more portable Pros: Small, good sound quality Cons: Slow [downloads] ,
-0.6400000000000001
32MB is kinda slim Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: upgrade SCORE: 0.013727761752704131
...t comes with it isn't all that bad, but you should probably [upgrade] the
-0.6400000000000001
software. It costs 29 dollars to do that and it is wort... go to review
...e Media Pros: Stable, Lightweight, Inexpensive Cons: Pricey [upgrades]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...d dollars on. The sound quality is not that great, but with [upgraded]
-0.6400000000000001
headphones sound quality can be improved. Its size is great... go to review
...as opposed to anything else Cons: very limited space, space [upgrade] very
-0.6400000000000001
expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...se, functionality Cons: physically flimsy, expensive memory [upgrades]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mmary: Lots of fun Pros: ok Memory, very light Cons: memory [upgrades]
-0.6400000000000001
expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: case SCORE: 0.01003626995179766
...sic-to-go in a lower priced range. I would recommend a good [case] for the
0.9
Rio because the device is not that sturdy (Case Log... go to review
...Rio because the device is not that sturdy (Case Logic?s Mp3 [case] works
0.9
nicely, even though mainly for the RCA Lyra Mp3 Playe... go to review

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...ne leather case for my Motorolla Profile 300 created a good [case] for the
0.8
player. I've thrown the player (inside the case) in... go to review
...and a skip free playing system all contained within a sleek [case] , the Rio
0.8
looked the part. However, the performance failed t... go to review
...MP300 is a Good Buy for College Kids Pros: Physical size of [case] ,
0.6400000000000001
durability, variety of downloadable songs Cons: Limited Me... go to review
...): 150 Summary: Rio PMP300 Pros: Compact size Cons: Battery [case]
-0.6400000000000001
placement Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: long_battery_life SCORE: 0.012591178497816012
..., but you really need more room for music! Pros: Skip-Free, [Long Battery
0.8 Life] , Easy to Use, Comes with everything you need to get started... go to
review
...mmary: Not the best, but still awesome! Pros: 1 aa battery, [long battery life]
0.7
, clear sound Cons: No id3 tagging Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...0 Summary: A lot of power in a small package Pros: No skip, [long battery
0.6400000000000001 life] , no more buying cd's, new music daily Cons: Hard to find mp... go to
review
...125.00 Summary: Rio Mp3 Player Pros: skipfree, clear sound, [long battery
0.6400000000000001 life] , small Cons: could have more base memory Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
...Paid (US$): Too Much Summary: Thumbs Down Pros: Small size, [Long
0.6400000000000001 Battery Life] . Cons: Quality, Protocol Problems. Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
...id (US$): 70 after rebates Summary: Diamond Rio Rules Pros: [Long battery
0.6400000000000001 life] , small size, doesn't skip. Cons: Only 32mb flashram Bottom ... go to
review
FEATURE: playback_quality SCORE: 0.011227521167028678
...iced. Taking only 1 AA battery which will give you 12 hours [playback] is
0.9
also good. I Like the digital/modern look to it though a... go to review
...able to customize your music tastes is very powerful. Great [Playback] on
0.8
this portable device Smaller than a radio cassette, this... go to review
..., so I do very much love the no skipping and extremly clear [playback] . It
0.8
takes about 2 minutes to rip a song and about 30 second... go to review
... of music on there and the RIO program is very easy to use. [Playback] and
0.7200000000000001
use is great! I can easily put the RIO in my pocket bec... go to review
...great technical support. The battery life is very long, the [playback] clear
0.7
and loud, and the downloading of songs using their so... go to review
... Skipping, Lightweight, Digital Quality Audio Cons: Limited [playback] in
-0.6400000000000001
stock model, memory cards expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: portability SCORE: 0.01088341153362082
.... The sounds is excellent and I was very impressed with its [portability] and
0.8
no skip play. However it does have a few problems. The ... go to review
...MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought this product for its [portability]
0.7
and the ability to get my favorite music quickly and easily... go to review

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...US$): 150.00 Summary: Not A Bad Deal, Not A Good One. Pros:
0.6400000000000001 [Portability] , Size, Weight, Doesn't Skip, Totally Re-Writable Cons: Litt... go
to review
... 89.99 Summary: If You Can Pick It Up Cheap... Pros: Price, [Portability] ,
0.6400000000000001 Doesn't Skip Cons: Battery Compartment, Memory Bottom Line... go to
review
...y: It serves the purpose and... Pros: Price, music quality, [portability] ,
0.6400000000000001
durable, ease of use Cons: Memory, headphones Bottom Line:... go to review
...S$): 175 Summary: Loud and Proud Pros: Great sound quality, [portability]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Small memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: settings SCORE: 0.0016300601676298766
...ors have it). I haven't even gotten around to trying the EQ [settings] , the
0.8
sound is fine "flat". The "intro" and sample features ... go to review
...ttons on the face besides the volume buttons. A custom user [setting] would
0.7200000000000001
have been nice. A new quirk on the Rio SE is that the... go to review
...p, can't skip, small, 12+ hour battery life Cons: Preset EQ [settings] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...IO .mp3 player except it now has 64 Mb of memory and the Eq [setting]
-0.8
problem has been solved. The display still only shows the t... go to review
...wish it could last longer. I also had initial problems with [setting] it up. I had
-0.8
to call tech support and change CMOS settings ... go to review
FEATURE: computers SCORE: 0.04577729295052915
...lar' appeal. many times people have asked me what else is a [computer] good
0.9
for? maybe an occasional email, a random resume, and s... go to review
..., or didn't record them right from the CD (choppy). Yes, my [computer]
0.9
works fine and is up to date. Also, after 4(?) days, an err... go to review
...software. Anyone who likes music on the go should and has a [computer] is
0.8
a perfect fit for the Diamond RIO. Recommended: Yes Amou... go to review
...os: Light, nice to take MP3s with you Cons: Requires a full [computer]
-0.6400000000000001
system to put music on it Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...er is great. I must say I have not been this pleased with a [computer] product
-0.8
in a long time. INSTALLATION The installation of th... go to review
FEATURE: capacity SCORE: -0.0015690894589444355
...unt Paid (US$): 249 Summary: Good news - and bad Pros: Good [capacity] ,
0.9
cute, easy to use Cons: Bad power system, average sound, p... go to review
...ood sound, small, good battery life Cons: 32 MB, fairly low [capacity]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... O My God!! Pros: Small, Sleek, Song cap. Cons: Not to much [capacity]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...eet the Standard Pros: Portable, battery efficent Cons: low [capacity] , bad
-0.8
quality Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...h hardly any bass even with the best of headphones. Second, [the capacity is
-1.0 horrible] , you can only hold about 5 decent quality songs on it at on... go to
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FEATURE: quality_music SCORE: 0.015663022848755575


... a hundred dollars. But if you want to be able to more good [quality music]
0.8
on your rio, you generally need a flash card. The flash car... go to review
...epp. It allows you to store more than 1-hour worth of great [quality music]
0.8
you can listen to while you are away. One more thing is tha... go to review
...ry I found that this was only enough for 1/2 hour of decent [quality music] ,
0.8
not the advertised 1 hour. I could have bought an addition... go to review
...he Diamond Rio to anybody who is willing to pay for perfect [quality music]
0.8 in the palm of your hand! Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$... go to
review
...d I had to do it every day. It only held 30 minutes of good [quality music]
0.8
and I had a 1.5 hour commute, so I wouldn't want the same s... go to review
FEATURE: line_quality SCORE: 0.12329737824405736
...bility. Proprietary memory format. Limited display Bottom [Line] :
0.9
Excellent when it first came out, perhaps dated now, but g... go to review
...Easy to use Cons: Cheap plastic parts. Lack features Bottom [Line] : A
0.9
decent bang for the buck. A bit dated now. ... go to review
... Parallel interface, No room for names, small memory Bottom [Line] :
0.9
Perfect for the bargain hunter, but don't even mention to ... go to review
...doesn't hold much music, annoying to load music into Bottom [Line] : Great
0.9
if you only want to have a little music with you, bu... go to review
...d Cons: can only fit about 30 minutes of music on it Bottom [Line] : The
0.7200000000000001
Diamond Rio 32MB mp3 player is great for making your o... go to review
FEATURE: cover SCORE: -0.0020175950204968833
... months ago and I have had no problems with it. The battery [cover] stays on
0.8
headphone jack is fine case stays together. The 32... go to review
...nly uses one battery! The only drawback is that the battery [cover] that it
-0.6400000000000001
uses is sort of weak. The small piece of plastic we... go to review
..., reliability, battery life, playback quality Cons: battery [cover] is a bit weak,
-0.6400000000000001
memory upgrade is expensive Bottom Line: nul... go to review
...os: Light, Easy to use, and Skip-Proof Cons: Flimsy battery [cover] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
..., and end up with a dead battery. The latch for the battery [cover] is flimsy,
-0.8
and while it's held up for me so far, it doesn't... go to review
FEATURE: power SCORE: 0.004413310345699637
...Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Good, but better to come Pros: low- [power] ,
0.6400000000000001
portable, light-weight Cons: MP3 only, yet another paralle... go to review
...(US$): 175 Summary: Mixed Reactions Pros: light weight, low [power] use,
0.6400000000000001
functionality Cons: physically flimsy, expensive memor... go to review
... - and bad Pros: Good capacity, cute, easy to use Cons: Bad [power] system,
-0.6400000000000001
average sound, pricey Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...idea to make mp3s portable. Cons: Too expensive, not enough [power]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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...t what the "A-B" button does. I find that the hardware is a [power] suck, so
-0.8
to avoid spending $5.00 per week I store it withou... go to review
FEATURE: tags SCORE: 0.0036623215702151477
...er doesn't have the frills of a lighted display, reading ID [tags] or filenames,
0.7200000000000001
battery life is great. 12 hours off a single ... go to review
... fire) Summary: Great starters MP3 player Pros: Small price [tag] ,
0.6400000000000001
expandability, modern look. Cons: doesn't display title of... go to review
...ry: Lets go to Rio Pros: Quick,Easy,Great sound Cons: No id [tag]
-0.6400000000000001
recognition Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...: 1 aa battery, long battery life, clear sound Cons: No id3 [tagging] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: carry SCORE: 0.01594710744689825
...ill be around for a long time. They are compact and easy to [carry] with you
0.8
anywhere you go. Since the music is digital it wil... go to review
... to the limited screen size, it is very compact and easy to [carry] around.
0.8
Unfortunately, there are more downsides than ups to... go to review
...asy to use, can quickly upload new songs, small and easy to [carry] around
0.8
Cons: can only fit about 30 minutes of music on it B... go to review
...Amount Paid (US$): 160.00 Summary: This is ok Pros: easy to [carry] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
cost a lot Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: tiny SCORE: 0.00969407922482123
...rice it holds a lot of music. What I like best is that it's [tiny] , smaller than
0.8
my wallet. It comes with all the basic featur... go to review
....00 Summary: Save your money... Pros: External memory slot, [tiny] , easy
0.75
to figure out. Cons: Only 32mb internal memory, cheap... go to review
...(US$): 109.95 Summary: A Glimpse Of The Future: Pros: It is [tiny] . Cons:
0.6400000000000001
It sounds awful! Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s: Durable and good looking. Cheap starter Mp3 player Cons: [Tiny] amount
-0.6400000000000001
of flash memory. Flash memory rather expensive. Bott... go to review
FEATURE: flash_card SCORE: 0.006999629703654882
...e Rio itself. A pity, because I'd love to have a library of [flash cards] of my
0.9
favorite music. The MusicMatch software that's bundle... go to review
...bles you to play MP3 songs without computer. Cons: External [flash cards]
-0.6400000000000001
are expensive. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...FECT ALTURNATIVE TO A DISC MAN Pros: nice &amp; small Cons:
-0.6400000000000001
[flash card] expansions are a little pricey Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...size, convenience, run by a single double A battery Cons: A [flash card]
-0.6400000000000001
purchase is probably essential for better access to downloa... go to review
FEATURE: abilities SCORE: 0.012526630160985331
...long distance runs. The sound quality was excellent and the [ability] to listen
0.8
to all of the songs off my hard drive was a real ... go to review
...lmost go anywhere with me .... not in the water. I love the [ability] to
0.8
download and go. The ability to mix ANY songs together, ... go to review

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...US$): 200 Summary: Diamond Rio: See ya later Discman! Pros: [Ability] to
0.6400000000000001
get free music, easy to use, doesn't skip, and more! Con... go to review
...Yes Amount Paid (US$): 129 Summary: Rio aint all that Pros: [Ability] to
0.6400000000000001
backup cd's, No skipping Cons: only 32 megs of ram Botto... go to review
FEATURE: card SCORE: 0.025523437152140088
...e music in the palm of your hand that's as big as a deck of [cards] this is the
1.0
best one to get. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (... go to review
...ic downloaded from the net and putting it on a small credit [card] sized walk
0.7200000000000001
man is amazing and the rio player defintly expli... go to review
...off your own cds with included software, Cons: Extra Memory [Cards] are
-0.6400000000000001
very expensive, memory is very unstable Bottom Line: nu... go to review
...: Great Sound Quality, Cool Colour! Cons: Pricey Expansion [Cards]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: music_player SCORE: 0.012125415379262369
...our pocket while you are having fun. I would recommend this [music player]
0.9
to everyone. It even has a cool design. Recommended: Yes Su... go to review
...our pocket while you are having fun. I would recommend this [music player]
0.9
to everyone. It even has a cool design. Recommended: Yes Su... go to review
...disc player or cd player. The Diamond Rio PMP300 is a great [music player]
0.8
that should be bought by everyone who wants to be able to t... go to review
...le and portable MP3 player named the Diamond Rio is a great [music player]
0.8
. Although illegal, you could actually get all your music fr... go to review
FEATURE: traveling SCORE: 0.01099484491371641
...e improved. Its size is great, very small, this is good for [travel] . Also, it has
0.8
no moving parts. This means there is absolutl... go to review
...t is unskippable. The size is also very attractive to those [traveling] or
0.8
exercising; it is small enough to fit into the palm of y... go to review
..., or ?ripping?, the song). The Rio was very convenient when [traveling]
0.8
because of its small size and sleek design, and was also ve... go to review
...0.00 Summary: Rio Mostly a Novelty to Me Pros: Lightweight, [travels]
0.6400000000000001
well, makes you seem hip Cons: Takes a long time to downloa... go to review
FEATURE: function SCORE: 0.0063635771798025206
...r ones but you don't get anything special. On top of decent [function] and
0.8
little or none special features this is the ugliest one... go to review
...add an I and it's PIMP Pros: started fad, great look, great [function] Cons:
0.8
not too much memory, not much expandibility Bottom Li... go to review
...ISC PLAYER??? Pros: Good Quality Sound Cons: Price, Lack Of
-0.6400000000000001
[Functions] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...liking of mine of this product is the price and the lack of [functions] . I
-0.8
believe that if the RIO MP3 player had more functions it... go to review
FEATURE: connection SCORE: -0.0018449610241929376
... 7 or 8 minutes to download 64 MB of mp3s with the parallel [connection] ,
0.8
which is fine with me, most of the time. The only way to g... go to review

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... Starter Pros: Small, Light, Low Battery Usage Cons: No Usb [Connection] ,
-0.6400000000000001
No Bass or Treble Controls, Flimsy Battery Cover Bottom Li... go to review
...h Musicmatch Jukebox, has hip belt clip Cons: Parallel port [connection] ,
-0.6400000000000001
no upload capability, battery drains if left in player Bot... go to review
...e cover where you insert the batteries has some sort of bad [connection] in it
-0.8
and either it doesn't start, or it will go off in the... go to review
FEATURE: making SCORE: 0.009950825335225745
... take it around is great. The Rio really does a good job of [making] the whole
0.8
process simple. You can load your CDs right on to... go to review
...t Bottom Line: The Diamond Rio 32MB mp3 player is great for [making]
0.8
your own mix of music and carrying it around wherever you g... go to review
...an eat a battery in less than a week, so I HIGHLY recommend [making] a
0.8
small investment in rechargeable batteries. That way when... go to review
...alm of your hand or into your pocket. It's also super light [making] it a very
0.8
nice portable music player. Other than it's compa... go to review
FEATURE: ear_phones SCORE: 0.005654156002924616
...ites (of course I have no idea who any of the artists are!) [The ear phones
1.0 are very nice] and I have used them with several other devices as well. Th...
go to review
...to its sound. If you can load high quality mp3 and use good [ear phone] , you
0.8
can have exceptional sound. The size is very strong. E... go to review
...g those speakers directly into my Rio, and the high quality [ear phones] that
0.8
came with it let me listen to this music EVERYWHERE AN... go to review
...os: Size, some of the software Cons: Memory, Build Quality, [Ear phones]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: hardware SCORE: -7.928012322109932E-4
...ic fan, you might want to wait a bit until they improve the [hardware] and
0.8
expand the storage capacity at lower prices. Remember, ... go to review
...nywhere Pros: Small, Great Sound, Easy to Use Cons: Pricey, [Hardware] is
-0.6400000000000001
Sensitive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...htweight, convenient, easy to use Cons: Need to improve the [hardware] and
-0.6400000000000001
storage capacity, and wait for the prices to drop. Bott... go to review
... You need to own a computer 5) Have many minor software and [hardware]
-0.8
problems when loading songs into Rio 6) The headphones does... go to review
FEATURE: concept SCORE: 0.008606074630623564
...Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I love the [concept]
0.8
and potential of MP3 music files. I can take all my favorit... go to review
... work out. Hopefully future models will build on this great [concept] .
0.8 Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 175 Summary: Loud and ... go to
review
...mans start at ?10, not ?80! Whats it like? Well its a great [concept] . Offering
0.8
hours of storage space and a skip free playing sy... go to review
... Summary: RIO 300PMP a worthy investment? Pros: Interesting [Concept] ,
0.6400000000000001
Light and Small, Great color scheme, Gets lots of attentio... go to review

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FEATURE: battery_usage SCORE: 0.004510760224296095


...the biggest knock against it other than the lack of memory. [Battery usage] is
1.0
pretty good. I've gone a week of heavy playing without t... go to review
...y: Currently good price for features! Pros: Light, No Skip, [Battery Usage] is
0.6400000000000001
Low Cons: Memory Size Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...id (US$): 100 Summary: Nice Starter Pros: Small, Light, Low [Battery
0.6400000000000001 Usage] Cons: No Usb Connection, No Bass or Treble Controls, Flimsy... go to
review
... lightweight , small, doesn't skip, easy to use Cons: quick [battery usage] ,
-0.6400000000000001
expensive expansion cards Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: load SCORE: 0.003714790375198816
... sound effect. Yet it is very true to its sound. If you can [load] high quality
0.9
mp3 and use good ear phone, you can have excep... go to review
... out- completely customizable Cons: Limited memory- have to [load] songs
-0.6400000000000001
on through your computer Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...o expectations Pros: Small, tolerates shaking Cons: Slow to [load] , not
-0.6400000000000001
enough memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...to take with you Cons: doesn't hold much music, annoying to [load] music
-0.8
into Bottom Line: Great if you only want to have a li... go to review
FEATURE: fun SCORE: 0.0157362630298264
...don't really regret making the purchase, it's been a lot of [fun] and is still
0.9
very convenient to have so much music on such ... go to review
...: 269.89 Summary: Big Price - Little Memory Pros: Tough and [Fun] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Too Expensive - Not Enough Memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...commended: Yes Summary: excellent inovation in music. Pros: [Fun] to play
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Small hard drive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ple rebates) Summary: Dear God, it's fun! Pros: Convenient, [fun] to use,
0.6400000000000001
and extremely compact Cons: Even as a lesser priced... go to review
FEATURE: provides SCORE: 0.012581870393616688
...t fine if you are looking for a small music device that can [provide] great
0.9
quality sound and music at a price that beats all in ... go to review
...ll be using headphones. I generally encode at 96kbps, which [provides] a
0.9
nice balance between sound quality and storage space. I c... go to review
... more expensive portable MP3 players. Not only does the Rio [provide] a
0.9
great way to listen to your mp3s. It lets you have a skip... go to review
...eching of the brakes as the subway approaches its next stop [provides]
0.9
excellent harmony for this tin can in a box. This is not mu... go to review
FEATURE: problems SCORE: 0.006501081172357064
...r $199!! Pros: Lightweight, Skipfree... Cons: Battery hatch [problem] , not
-0.6400000000000001
enough Mem. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Rio PMP300 Pros: Light weight, no CDs needed Cons: Possible [problems] ,
-0.6400000000000001
few songs can be saved at one time Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...fe of 8-12 hrs. Yeah its great, but the drawback is quite a [problem] , 40 mins
-0.6400000000000001
of music just doesnt cut it. Also the PMP300 doesn... go to review

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...ros: Small size, Long Battery Life. Cons: Quality, Protocol [Problems] .
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: hits SCORE: 0.011429594314879565
...io is th answer. i was able to download some of my greatest [hits] (no 70's
0.8
music allowed) and went running and working out for... go to review
...it's too much trouble to use my CD burner to make "greatest [hits] " CDs
0.8
[i.e. if it were convenient to burn CDs, I'd only be u... go to review
... player a cool look I suppose.. But it is very very easy to [hit] the button and
0.8
have it do something different than what you... go to review
FEATURE: ports SCORE: 0.006353598303424358
...s than $50! Pros: Cost, skip free technology Cons: Parallel [port] to transfer
-0.6400000000000001
files, only 32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...l with Musicmatch Jukebox, has hip belt clip Cons: Parallel [port]
-0.6400000000000001
connection, no upload capability, battery drains if left in... go to review
...venient;&#13;&#10;Good Software; Easy to Use Cons: Parallel [Port]
-0.6400000000000001
Slow;&#13;&#10;Not Very Sturdy Bottom Line: The Rio fits th... go to review
FEATURE: display SCORE: 0.002466632860641843
...od deal for $150 (at that time). The color, design, and LCD [display] are
0.9
very helpful and informative. I think this product has ... go to review
.... Pros: Very small, light weight, portable Cons: No backlit [display] , low
-0.6400000000000001
memory capabilities Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ow-cost, high-quality music, light-weight Cons: no filename [display]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: exercise SCORE: 0.01249291948421565
... Yes Amount Paid (US$): 200 w/ $100 rebate Summary: Perfect [Exercise]
0.8
Partner Pros: Perfect for working out- completely customiza... go to review
...t, non-skipable, and easy to use. The PMP300 is perfect for [exercising] or
0.8
traveling. If you are sick of your cd player skipping wh... go to review
...h a fresh alkaline. Despite its flaws, the PMP300 is a good [exercise]
0.8
companion. Its light weight, and skip immunity make it pref... go to review
FEATURE: advantage SCORE: 0.010811719574131469
...ch are shadowed by vocals and louder instruments. The great [advantage] of
0.8
MP3 compression is that sound quality loss can be kept t... go to review
...: This is really a great product. This thing has many great [advantages] over a
0.8
CD player with only a few disadvantages. First just ... go to review
...u for free. If are a bit more moral than that, why not take [advantage] of the
0.7
ability to find that one track you've always wanted,... go to review
FEATURE: belts SCORE: 0.009069146404135033
...dios to the personal CD players that of course hang on ones [belt] with the
0.9
cute little headphones. Why can't people just simp... go to review
...erfect. It's so lightweight that I can hardly feel it on my [belt] , the quality of
0.7200000000000001
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...ons were very easy to access and use even when clipped on a [belt] , the
0.7200000000000001
software was nice, songs can easily be recorded from a... go to review
FEATURE: expansion SCORE: -0.0027925938400969333
...d! :) Pros: Great Sound Quality, Cool Colour! Cons: Pricey [Expansion]
-0.6400000000000001
Cards Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...ATIVE TO A DISC MAN Pros: nice &amp; small Cons: flash card
-0.6400000000000001
[expansions] are a little pricey Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...sn't skip, easy to use Cons: quick battery usage, expensive [expansion] cards
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: system SCORE: -0.0010291191242910464
...ummary: Is this your best bet? Pros: Free music for a great [system] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
None Bottom Line: null ... go to review
..., nice to take MP3s with you Cons: Requires a full computer [system] to put
-0.6400000000000001
music on it Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... bad Pros: Good capacity, cute, easy to use Cons: Bad power [system] ,
-0.6400000000000001
average sound, pricey Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: storage_space SCORE: -0.0011422747025289217
...Needs Help Pros: Good Music Quality, Good Support Cons: Low [Storage
-0.6400000000000001
Space] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...Summary: Her Name Is Rio. . . Pros: New Low Price Cons: Low [Storage
-0.6400000000000001
Space] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... idea - short of memory Pros: no moving parts Cons: limited [storage space]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: performance SCORE: 0.005735712197937945
...ike I bought a five dollar milk shake, I am please with the [performance] of
0.8
the Rio 300. It is a solid state device which means that... go to review
...t has a small memory cache, I am very pleased on its superb [performance]
0.8
on 1 AA battery! This tiny thing can get hour to a hour and... go to review
...st Your Money Into This! Pros: A few Cons: The cost for the [performance]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.0019525202833077788
storage_capacities
...e, excellent sound quality, excellent interface Cons: Small [storage capacity]
-0.6400000000000001
, expensive. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...s: small, lightweight, &quot;skip-proof&quot; Cons: limited [storage
-0.6400000000000001
capacity] , mediocre encoder Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...reat Product the RIO PMP300 Pros: free Music Cons: Limited [Storage
-0.6400000000000001
capacity] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -8.085442560892935E-4
bundled_software
... me all the time. I never had any problems with it, and the [bundled
0.9 software] was easy to use. The only problem with the software is that... go to
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...sideration Pros: Small, light, and skip-free Cons: Mediocre [bundled


-0.6400000000000001 software] , Included headphones suck, no real power down Bottom Line: ... go
to review
...s: Lightweight; easy to use, configure and upload to. Cons: [Bundled
-0.8 software] not the easiest to use, Rebate program seems shady. Bottom ... go to
review
FEATURE: audio_quality SCORE: 0.019983316261409388
...tent: Gone are the days of tapes, you can't get the awesome [audio] you
0.8
want out of them and they are also annoying when you wa... go to review
... price within the next few months. Now back to the Portable [Audio] Mp3
0.7200000000000001
player Its small size is great you can simply hide it i... go to review
...he Rio 300 for you? Maybe... Pros: A decent highly portable [audio] solution
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Limited storage and a few small problems Bot... go to review
FEATURE: format SCORE: 0.017220419107519567
...at?? I think so. Diamond RIO PMP300+ and MPEG Layer 3 Audio [Format]
1.0
is the best thing that could ever happened to music lovers.... go to review
... is that? Pros: Light, skip-free, good quality, small Cons: [Format] doomed to
-0.6400000000000001
be obsolete, only 32MB, quality is sacrificed for... go to review
...ion. I found that Diamond has posted an update to address a [formatting]
-0.8
problem with their software (though in beta form, the readm... go to review
FEATURE: starter SCORE: 0.0069173415577243715
...r a way to carry your MP3 mixes with you the Rio is a great [starter] . At
0.8
first my Personal Rio was a tad slow. MP3's loaded slow... go to review
...nt Paid (US$): 75 (sale cause shop had fire) Summary: Great [starters] MP3
0.8
player Pros: Small price tag, expandability, modern loo... go to review
...h me. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Nice [Starter]
0.8
Pros: Small, Light, Low Battery Usage Cons: No Usb Connecti... go to review
FEATURE: player SCORE: 0.007569258717262954
...stening to audio books, not playing music. For my purposes, [the player is
1.0 perfect] except that it can't resume. If I have a 30 minute mp3 file... go to
review
...e complaints, the actual sound quality and ease of use with [this player is
1.0 incredible] . The button layout are easy to use, the software is easy to... go to
review
...rchased my player as introduction into the MP3 music genre. [The player
1.0 was great] as a workout buddy. It is small, lightweight, inexpensive, ... go to
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FEATURE: acceptable SCORE: 0.007975293028080591
...roblem with some .zip files that can be repaired. Perfectly [acceptable] for
0.8
.mp3 files and graphics files where a single inverted b... go to review
...: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 40 Summary: Not hifi but perfectly [acceptable]
0.8
Pros: Lightweight, relatively small Cons: Can't resume, sof... go to review
...roblem with some .zip files that can be repaired. Perfectly [acceptable] for
0.8
.mp3 files and graphics files where a single inverted b... go to review

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FEATURE: functionality SCORE: 0.0019037923779363119


...ebates a year or two ago. At that price - it's a good deal. [Functionality] is
0.9
great - it is easy to use and the buttons are easy to re... go to review
...d (US$): 50 Summary: Easy and cheap MP3 audio. Pros: price,
0.6400000000000001
[functionality] Cons: No USB support, Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... A Big Disappointment Pros: Compact, lightweight Cons: poor
-0.6400000000000001
[functionality] , flimsy design, bad support Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: rebate SCORE: 0.038868947362506893
...ongs for you * good clip to attach to running shorts. * $50 [rebate] until
0.7200000000000001
2000 * you will not be disappointed Recommended: Yes ... go to review
...mary: $50 Rebate about to Expire! Pros: Cheap player, great [rebate] !
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Rebate almost gone! Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...te about to Expire! Pros: Cheap player, great rebate! Cons: [Rebate] almost
-0.6400000000000001
gone! Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: files SCORE: 0.020579657896336524
...ell if you are not on a T1. Even if you are, finding decent [files] via
0.8
traditional and even specialized search engines can be ... go to review
...'t have to be an MP3 file, so you could use the Rio to move [files] that are
-0.5
too large for floppies. How it deals with batterie... go to review
... Pros: Small, effective, easy to use! Cons: Not the largest [file] storage
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: machine SCORE: 0.006619240971756261
...eason is that it doesn't have any moving parts. I love this [machine] because
0.8
it can fit in your pocket while you are having fun.... go to review
...eason is that it doesn't have any moving parts. I love this [machine] because
0.8
it can fit in your pocket while you are having fun.... go to review
...d (US$): 270 Summary: A Wonderful Product Pros: A wonderful [machine] ,
0.6400000000000001
small and easy to use. Lots of memory Cons: Very expensive... go to review
FEATURE: battery_door SCORE: -0.0038205637700666453
...it to hold up to that light punishment. Because of the poor [battery door]
-0.8 design I do not recommend this player. Recommended: No Amou... go to
review
...he Design) Pros: Small, compact, and very functional. Cons: [Battery door]
-0.8
is a bad design Bottom Line: Avoid this player because of t... go to review
...ries appear to last a long time due to no moving parts, the [battery door] is
-0.8
flimsy and comes off often. Third: There is a desperate ... go to review
FEATURE: flash_memory SCORE: 0.006742399703429693
...good looking. Cheap starter Mp3 player Cons: Tiny amount of [flash
-0.6400000000000001
memory] . Flash memory rather expensive. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...rice. Don't spend more than $100 for any MP3 product as the [flash
-0.8 memory] problem is very frustrating. I would consider minidisc (I h... go to
review
...oes have a slot for external flash memory; the problem with [flash memory]
-0.8
is that it costs an arm and a leg. A 32 Mb flash card sells... go to review

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FEATURE: weight SCORE: 0.010620570386933453


...ad I bought this particular one. First of all, its size and [weight] are excellent.
0.9
I even once forgot where it was while listen... go to review
...ount Paid (US$): 80.00 Summary: Nice MP3 Player Pros: Size, [weight] ,
0.9
great sound, does not skip, durable Cons: Memory, bass Bot... go to review
...y: Not A Bad Deal, Not A Good One. Pros: Portability, Size, [Weight] ,
0.6400000000000001
Doesn't Skip, Totally Re-Writable Cons: Little Space Botto... go to review
FEATURE: external SCORE: 0.0023184529532815227
...o Amount Paid (US$): 0.00 Summary: Save your money... Pros: [External]
0.6400000000000001
memory slot, tiny, easy to figure out. Cons: Only 32mb inte... go to review
...Pros: Enables you to play MP3 songs without computer. Cons: [External]
-0.6400000000000001
flash cards are expensive. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: batter_life SCORE: 0.003885552808194984
...uts and only change MP3 tracks maybe once every 1-2 months. [Batter life]
0.9
is better than expected. A singe AA battery will last maybe... go to review
...US$): 75 Summary: Little Toy, Big Sound Pros: compact, long [batter life] ,
0.6400000000000001
light weight, easy to use Cons: low memory, can't switch m... go to review
FEATURE: compartments SCORE: -2.491996828677938E-4
...eap... Pros: Price, Portability, Doesn't Skip Cons: Battery [Compartment] ,
-0.6400000000000001
Memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...and treble. It's an extremely flimsy device and the battery [compartment]
-0.7200000000000001
tends to fall apart which is lousy if you're trying to impr... go to review
FEATURE: tone SCORE: 0.0036432424281240953
...t was amazing. The sound was realistic, full, and had great [tones] . It
0.8
sounded CD quality. Still to my amazement, I had to sha... go to review
... include Normal, Classic, Jazz and Rock. I liked the warmer [tone] of the
0.6400000000000001
Jazz setting. You can adjust the tone to your partic... go to review
FEATURE: data_transfer SCORE: 0.004672832992818775
...ome little known facts about the RioSE Pros: BI-DIRECTIONAL [data
0.6400000000000001 transfer] , the SE doubles the memory and fixed some of the EQ problem... go
to review
... Some little known facts about the Rio Pros: BI-DIRECTIONAL [data
0.6400000000000001 transfer] . Reasonably priced now that newer units are out. Cons: Yea... go to
review
FEATURE: hard_drive SCORE: 0.0023293932361715284
... EXCELLENT PIECE OF MACHINE. Pros: Small design Cons: Small [hard
-0.6400000000000001
drive] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...excellent inovation in music. Pros: Fun to play Cons: Small [hard drive]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.0
computer_speakers
...r by the 3rd listen, mp3s are a Godsend. If you have decent [computer
0.8 speakers] you can listen at your PC (which is where many college stud... go to

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...und was excellent. Of course at that i time i had realy bad [computer
-0.8 speakers] , now i have a Microsoft Digital System. The next day i took... go to
review
FEATURE: extra_memory SCORE: 0.001940014633620481
...an make mp3s off your own cds with included software, Cons: [Extra
-0.6400000000000001 Memory] Cards are very expensive, memory is very unstable Bottom Li... go
to review
... a pretty good choice Pros: easy to use Cons: expensive for [extra memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: rams SCORE: 0.007010271045524917
...er Rebate Summary: Fast, Cheap and Cute!! Pros: Small, 32MB [Ram] , The
0.6400000000000001
Origional MP3 Player Cons: May skip, Song Titles not L... go to review
...: Ability to backup cd's, No skipping Cons: only 32 megs of [ram] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: easily SCORE: 0.015250846744248382
...s: small, no skipping, can repeat just PART of a song Cons: [easily] breaks,
-0.6400000000000001
can't hold many songs Bottom Line: If you're carefu... go to review
...50 Summary: Small and Flimsy Pros: Small, easy to use Cons: [Easily]
-0.6400000000000001
breakable Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: build SCORE: 4.961421016894601E-4
...e, there seems to be many others with a much higher quality [build] . I would
0.8
not suggest going for the Rio just because it is t... go to review
... cheap, the first player Cons: Other better players, poorly [built] , not USB
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: pmp300 SCORE: 0.005046172478175304
...t expensive), it is compact, non-skipable, and easy to use. [The PMP300 is
1.0 perfect] for exercising or traveling. If you are sick of your cd pla... go to
review
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: [The
1.0 PMP300 is pretty good] . The sound quality is good. It's even better than my
comput... go to review
FEATURE: quick SCORE: 0.006344821967504009
...ded: No Amount Paid (US$): 70 Summary: Lets go to Rio Pros: [Quick]
0.6400000000000001
,Easy,Great sound Cons: No id tag recognition Bottom Line: n... go to review
... Pros: lightweight , small, doesn't skip, easy to use Cons: [quick] battery
-0.6400000000000001
usage, expensive expansion cards Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: memory_size SCORE: -0.0031654655983286914
... features! Pros: Light, No Skip, Battery Usage is Low Cons: [Memory Size]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mary: 32 megabytes, ouch Pros: 1 AA Battery, 4+ hours Cons: [Memory
-0.6400000000000001
size] , Price Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: sound SCORE: 0.00580107590452764

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...ouple of cd's (depends on the quality of mp3 that you rip). [The sound is
1.0 great] ! I personally cannot see any difference what so ever betwee... go to
review
...ritating to put in my ears and sometimes uncomfortable, but [the sound is
1.0 excellent] , and the EQ is unable to be adjusted but it helps enhance t... go to
review
FEATURE: internal_memory SCORE: 0.0013903609573982668
...rnal memory slot, tiny, easy to figure out. Cons: Only 32mb [internal
-0.6400000000000001 memory] , cheap case design, reformats external memory. Bottom Line:... go
to review
...rdable, does not skip ever Cons: Flimsy belt clip, limited [internal memory] ,
-0.6400000000000001
expensive external memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: compact_design SCORE: 0.004304553515474712
... too obtrusive. A design fetaure that compliments the sleek [compact design]
0.8
of the product. It is also very light on power consumption.... go to review
... was a great idea, but had its flaws. Pros: Great idea, and [compact design] !
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Flawed Design, however. Bottom Line: If you're looki... go to review
FEATURE: compact_size SCORE: 0.0044042382589146835
... the radio (who can blame ya?), these are perfect for their [compact size]
0.8
and the fact that you don't have to carry tapes or cd's wit... go to review
...ended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Rio PMP300 Pros: [Compact
0.6400000000000001
size] Cons: Battery case placement Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: bugs SCORE: -0.0016545197934663676
...Tech Support Pros: small size, Cons: terrible tech support, [bugs] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
...od start Pros: small, light-weight, easy to use Cons: a few [bugs] , not much
-0.6400000000000001
bass Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: generals SCORE: 0.004839335938903452
...and "north/south" is volume, it's quite easy to use. MP3 in [general] is also a
0.9
great benefit to the Rio, and to other players as... go to review
...fortable and does impede full breathing. The Rio and MP3 in [general] were
0.8
a perfect fit. I was attracted to the Rio because it s... go to review
FEATURE: options SCORE: 0.00574012741332025
...h card that will let me add another 32mb, so that is a nice [option] to have.
0.8
The point where I decided to keep my Diamond Rio c... go to review
...Summary: RIO = Real CLose Pros: Nice price Cons: Not enough [options]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: song_capacity SCORE: 4.036937982540239E-4
...ide for beginners, display light, document storage, greater [song capacity] ,
0.8
more rugged battery cover and better headphones. Recommend... go to review
...os: doesn't skip, good sound quality Cons: expensive, small [song capacity]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: process SCORE: 0.0016524429517748968

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...fficult to manage. Burning mp3s from CDs can be a very slow [process] that
-0.5
ties up your computer's resources. Reference the epini... go to review
...anager software is easy to use, but it is a somewhat slower [process] than I
-0.5
expected to download files to the Rio. And downloadi... go to review
FEATURE: slots SCORE: 0.0010700397376535514
...S$): 0.00 Summary: Save your money... Pros: External memory [slot] , tiny,
0.6400000000000001
easy to figure out. Cons: Only 32mb internal memory,... go to review
...mizable, long battery life, upgradable Cons: flimsy battery [slot] , not much
-0.6400000000000001
memory, buttons pushed accidentally, not loud eno... go to review
FEATURE: output SCORE: 0.0021461572272883527
... flimsy though, but with care, gets the job done. Very loud [output] which is
0.7200000000000001
nice when riding the subway or out in the streets,... go to review
...g them into your player as you may be disappointed with the [output] !
-0.8
Otherwise, the Rio is a great little device that I highly ... go to review
FEATURE: full SCORE: 0.00467863062536132
...at this device output was amazing. The sound was realistic, [full] , and had
0.9
great tones. It sounded CD quality. Still to my am... go to review
...ld Pros: Light, nice to take MP3s with you Cons: Requires a [full] computer
-0.6400000000000001
system to put music on it Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: beginning SCORE: -0.0035057802178564603
...ever)from the manufacturer's rebate. PMP300 Take 1 -- A bad [beginning]
-0.8
Well, the first one I purchased over at Circuit City had pr... go to review
...he downloading process, I did have one minor problem in the [beginning]
-1.0
which was quickly resolved. Occasionally I got an error mes... go to review
FEATURE: average SCORE: 0.0018683920229351863
...e, Inexpensive, Decent sound, 1 Battery Operation Cons: Sub- [Average]
-0.6400000000000001 Headphones, Few EQ Options, Inconvenient Hookup, Flimsy Bat... go to
review
...s: Good capacity, cute, easy to use Cons: Bad power system, [average]
-0.6400000000000001
sound, pricey Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: blocking SCORE: 0.0013514958954299093
... Being a Consumer Pioneer Pros: The first MP3 player on the [block] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
memory, headphones, controls, lack of NT support Bott... go to review
...s, saying that it couldn't write to the memory due to a bad [block] . so i tried
-0.8
again and again, and finally it told me to init... go to review
FEATURE: comfortable SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
..., best bass response ever from portable compact headphones, [comfortable]
0.5 and < $80), or Entymolic's $300 ear buds (AUDIOPHILE). Reco... go to
review
..., best bass response ever from portable compact headphones, [comfortable]
0.5 and < $80), or Entymolic's $300 ear buds (AUDIOPHILE). Reco... go to
review
FEATURE: build_quality SCORE: -0.0032295503860321952

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...shed product Pros: Size, some of the software Cons: Memory, [Build
-0.6400000000000001
Quality] , Ear phones Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...d value Pros: Rio One w/ 128Mb extension a good value Cons: [Build
-0.6400000000000001
quality] is near crap Bottom Line: Cheap ... and cheap. ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -2.5523247005077727E-5
included_software
... type works well for you, of course). Included software The [included
0.9 software] is very easy to use. The Rio Manager is based on a modified... go to
review
...cable if carried in a pocket. Let me tell you this, though. [The included
-1.0 software is horrible] , to say the least. The included MusicMatch Jukebox that
is ... go to review
FEATURE: walk SCORE: 0.009518894074993154
... This Mp3 player is so easy to use and is so much easier to [walk] or jog with
0.8
than a walkman or discman. You can just clip in... go to review
...ed from the net and putting it on a small credit card sized [walk] man is
0.7200000000000001
amazing and the rio player defintly expliots this am... go to review
FEATURE: invention SCORE: 0.0058176455554344655
...ersonal experience with my Rio, I know that this is a great [invention] . With
0.8
the Rio, you can bring this pocket size, 2.5 ounce mu... go to review
...00 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Talk about a great [invention] ,
0.8
this is now the only portable audio device that I use. It ... go to review
FEATURE: bass_response SCORE: 0.004036937982540243
...nes from Koss (the Porta Pro's and Porta Sport models, best [bass response]
0.8
ever from portable compact headphones, comfortable and < $8... go to review
...nes from Koss (the Porta Pro's and Porta Sport models, best [bass response]
0.8
ever from portable compact headphones, comfortable and < $8... go to review
FEATURE: diamond_quality SCORE: 0.03990884775753712
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content:
0.9 [diamond] is easy to use and great for mp3s. I swear that even my oen... go to
review
...nder a lot of use however, about 3 hrs a day), and overall, [Diamond] 's
0.7200000000000001
support is decent - although slow! I don't recommend this... go to review
FEATURE: bands SCORE: 0.001960005616732808
...s problem. I guess this is a clue to me to start liking MP3 [bands] better than
0.9
my old stand-bys! The sound is a little scratch... go to review
...compartment is loose, and I have to secure it with a rubber- [band] , which is
-0.7200000000000001
annoying. Also, there is virtually NO customer se... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.009645929359022908
portable_music_player
...to your pocket. It's also super light making it a very nice [portable music
1.0 player] . Other than it's compact nature, the Rio is nice because it... go to
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...32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio PMP300
0.9 [portable music player] is perfect. It's so lightweight that I can hardly feel it
o... go to review
FEATURE: transfer_speeds SCORE: -0.002523086239087652
...-direction transfer capability is worth the slightly slower [transfer speed] . I
-0.5
also like having alternative software to the occasionall... go to review
...-direction transfer capability is worth the slightly slower [transfer speed] . I
-0.5
also like having alternative software to the occasionall... go to review
FEATURE: fragile SCORE: -0.0015723236253962574
...ary: MP3 is good, but not best Pros: Small, portable. Cons: [Fragile] , not
-0.6400000000000001
much memory. Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...mary: Love the RIO! Pros: size, no cds Cons: memory, fairly [fragile]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: drains SCORE: -0.0017107219804382704
...ros: Small, lightweight, No skipping while exercising Cons: [Drains] batteries
-0.6400000000000001
quickly, not enough memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... but there are good freeware alternatives. The slow battery [drain] problem
-0.8
can be overcome by removing the battery when not us... go to review
FEATURE: inserts SCORE: -7.113201268754289E-5
...ity to play without skipping. The lack of a disc or tape to [insert] is also nice.
0.9
It's a great way to listen to music when you'... go to review
...gatives--the headphones that are included with the Rio (ear [insert] bud
-0.7200000000000001
phones), are painful after a few minutes and I would re... go to review
FEATURE: head_phones SCORE: -0.0022189162233380343
...mmary: The best portable music. Pros: No skipping Cons: The [head phones]
-0.6400000000000001
they come with and the memory should be bigger Bottom Line:... go to review
... cd no matter what the bitrate of your mp3 is! Oh yeah, the [head phones]
-0.8 suck too. Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): 159.99 Summary... go to
review
FEATURE: packaging SCORE: 0.005796587207447903
...ion and the continuous play feature are nice touches. Comes [packaged]
0.7200000000000001
with MusicMatch Jukebox which is great for turning your CDs... go to review
...y: Music to Go Pros: Portable, compact, sound quality Cons: [Packaged]
-0.6400000000000001
software Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: windows SCORE: 8.336614496746098E-4
...ze, clear, high quality, durable Cons: compatible only with [windows] 95
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...6 or 32 MB "flash" cards. My first let down was the lack of [Windows] 2000
-0.8
support. Diamond offers some beta software at www.riop... go to review
FEATURE: sleek_design SCORE: 0.004945516064393004
...ery convenient when traveling because of its small size and [sleek design] ,
0.9
and was also very easy to use with the software that comes... go to review

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0.8 design] of the Rio. It looked like it was ready to go out and conqu... go to
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FEATURE: playing_time SCORE: 0.0026965273098364384
... gift Summary: Great product, if you can hack... Pros: long [play time] on
0.6400000000000001
one battery, Light weight, sound quality, easy transfers... go to review
...y to make your own music selection Cons: Expensive, limited [play time]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: collection SCORE: 0.009567692629682682
...unit. A USB connection would be really nice. I've created a [collection] of
0.9
my favorite songs encoded at 64 kbps which even sound go... go to review
...ese little gadgets get expensive if you want to have a good [collection] of
0.8
mp3's to listen to in them! Overall, I recommend getting... go to review
FEATURE: produces SCORE: 0.001007156337280272
...t I would be happy with my Purchase. The first 2-3 weeks it [produced]
0.9
great sound quality, assuming that it should, and wonderful... go to review
...s very new and should last atleast a year before failing to [produce] great(or
0.9
good) sound and buttons should not come loose. I c... go to review
FEATURE: hold_button SCORE: 0.0013693297145596559
...g the Rio to some rigorous testing I found the very useful " [hold" button]
0.8
which locks the controls so they don't move unintentionally... go to review
...s: cheap, light, small, easy user interface Cons: delicate, [hold button] doesnt
-0.6400000000000001
work after sometime, expensive, low storage space Bo... go to review
FEATURE: model SCORE: 0.007696933690805085
...ight, Digital Quality Audio Cons: Limited playback in stock [model] ,
-0.6400000000000001
memory cards expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...to use, and extremely compact Cons: Even as a lesser priced [model] , can
-0.6400000000000001
still be rather pricey, especially concerning flash me... go to review
FEATURE: variety SCORE: 0.004171189555462937
...zer settings (Rock, Jazz, Classical, Normal) allow a decent [variety] of sound
0.8
settings with Rock and Jazz adding more bass boost... go to review
...US$): 149.00 Summary: an oldie but a goodie Pros: Accepts a [variety] of
0.6400000000000001
bitrates. Good sound. Cons: Limited expandability. Pro... go to review
FEATURE: tracking SCORE: 0.011780229226480487
...track is clipped. As most songs have a quiet period between [tracks] , this is
0.8
not a problem usually. In tracks that start right ... go to review
...light would be nice. Also, I was a little disappointed that [track] titles and
-0.8
artist info isn't available. MP3 fans expect tha... go to review
FEATURE: form SCORE: 0.003450090426304006
...t at the gym. Summary: Love the Product Pros: light/compact [form] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
software a bit confusing Bottom Line: null ... go to review
... the unit back to the store because I consider it defective [form] the minute I
-0.8
bought it. I love the idea?just give me a call... go to review

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FEATURE: record SCORE: 5.824803267495251E-4


... product Pros: Simple to use Cons: Very little music can be [recorded]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
...he current Rios orphaned. Secondly, Diamond has a very poor [record] for
-1.0
sending out the rebate. I'm still reading on the news g... go to review
FEATURE: pockets SCORE: 0.02709503652140871
...9 Summary: 10 songs just isn't enough... Pros: no skipping, [pocket] sized,
0.6400000000000001
nice headphones Cons: minimal memory, limited on mem... go to review
...adable and feelable if your player is at the bottom of your [pocket] Bads ->
-0.8
Once i accidentally dropped it, and it was broken e... go to review
FEATURE: access SCORE: 0.006995995817392399
...y CD's to mp3 format, and it's amazingly convenient to have [access] to any
0.8
song in my collection for mixes. Depending on the le... go to review
...ake them off, it was durable, the buttons were very easy to [access] and use
0.8
even when clipped on a belt, the software was nice,... go to review
FEATURE: rio_pmp300 SCORE: 0.005046172478175304
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: [The rio
1.0 pmp300 is cool] . I can now get all that internet music onto a portable devi...
go to review
... Yes Amount Paid (US$): 130-$170 +$50 mail-in rebate Summary [: Rio
1.0 PMP300 is pretty good] Pros: Low price, good quality sound Cons: Only
32MB Bottom ... go to review
FEATURE: setup SCORE: 0.005235379683592111
.... For the price though it is all i need. It is very easy to [setup] . The software
0.8
install takes seconds and is very user friend... go to review
...to put on it so, I submitted to it. It is extremely easy to [setup] , and,
0.8
transfers extremely fast. It is no longer than a cred... go to review
FEATURE: form_factor SCORE: 7.596641048539871E-4
... Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio 300 offers great [form factor]
0.8
and function. I like it for it's sleek pager like design an... go to review
...onal and cheap, but not cream of the crop Pros: Cheap Cons: [Form Factor] ,
-0.6400000000000001
Storage Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.0012488630448302398
download_speeds
...tes. I began to load some of my mp3 files onto the rio, the [download speed]
0.65
is ok, I'm guessing it should take a couple of minutes to f... go to review
FEATURE: plastic SCORE: -3.586664358673583E-4
...udget mp3 player Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to use Cons: Cheap [plastic] parts.
-0.6400000000000001
Lack features Bottom Line: A decent bang for the buc... go to review
FEATURE: generation SCORE: 0.0017776930892396579
...able mp3 music; mix 'n' match your own melodies Cons: First [generation]
-0.6400000000000001
device has a few problems; mp3 suffers from system performa... go to review
FEATURE: equalizer SCORE: 0.006909622632437648

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...lls for $100 more) which contain extras such as a five band [equalizer] and
0.7
ability to play G2 format files is a much better choice... go to review
FEATURE: memory_card SCORE: 0.005841694195816648
...os: No moving parts!! It just gets better Cons: A 128 mb of [memory card]
-0.6400000000000001
wouldn't hurt Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: quality SCORE: -0.0017426897976954246
... (which have lower quality) you can hold as many as 12, but [the quality is
-1.0 terrible] , so its not worse it. Then, a week later I discovered these... go to
review
FEATURE: unique SCORE: 0.0025361515228683536
...rtable CD. The combination of several features make the Rio [unique] : the
0.7
ability to play music files downloaded from the Intern... go to review
FEATURE: net SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
...cket scientist to operate it 2) The volume of music free on [the net is pretty
1.0 amazing] , as well as the variety 3) The music sounds better on the p... go to
review
FEATURE: audio_books SCORE: 0.0022707776151788864
...ds. Anyway. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 90 Summary: [audio
0.9
book] perfect Pros: books Cons: memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.0032431763556438043
software_included
...y card or the PMP500 which has 64 megs internal memory. The [software
0.9 included] is extremely user-friendly. It took me minutes to learn how... go to
review
FEATURE: interesting SCORE: 0.0012236321824393639
...r $50 rebate Summary: RIO 300PMP a worthy investment? Pros:
0.6400000000000001 [Interesting] Concept, Light and Small, Great color scheme, Gets lots of ... go
to review
FEATURE: utility SCORE: 0.00336917767710481
... 1.00b which I found on dailymp3.com. The latter is a handy [utility] which
0.8
allows you to check the memory blocks on both the int... go to review
FEATURE: mp3_players SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
... Thats 16 songs i can listen to, and like everyone of them. [these mp3 players
1.0 are great] for people who dont care about "super quality" music, i can... go to
review
FEATURE: library SCORE: 0.00258208864338673
... much as the Rio itself. A pity, because I'd love to have a [library] of flash
0.8
cards of my favorite music. The MusicMatch softwar... go to review
FEATURE: resistant SCORE: -0.0012700164717630554
...sound quality, EASY to change music Cons: Flimsy, not water- [resistant] or
-0.6400000000000001
impact-resistant Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: damn_thing SCORE: -0.001261543119543826

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...n changeing the music got to be a hassle. , then i lost it. [damn thing] is too
-0.5
small. when a cd based mp3 player is made i will be ... go to review
FEATURE: bang SCORE: 0.004094586291632862
...s: Cheap plastic parts. Lack features Bottom Line: A decent [bang] for the
0.8
buck. A bit dated now. ... go to review
FEATURE: delicate SCORE: -0.0016147751930160976
...oduct. Pros: cheap, light, small, easy user interface Cons: [delicate] , hold
-0.6400000000000001
button doesnt work after sometime, expensive, low sto... go to review
FEATURE: user_quality SCORE: 0.006484136365753579
...ny buttons on the face besides the volume buttons. A custom [user] setting
0.7200000000000001
would have been nice. A new quirk on the Rio SE is ... go to review
FEATURE: granted SCORE: 0.0017661603673613563
...d. One must look at the Rio for what it is; a music player. [Granted] , the
0.7
ability to create custom mixes of downloadable music i... go to review
FEATURE: earpiece SCORE: -0.0016147751930160976
...lightweight, doesn't skip, CD-quality, Cons: badly designed [earpiece] , too
-0.6400000000000001
little memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: palms SCORE: 0.009484783971070688
...s and makes it good for running. This virtually fits in the [palm] of my hand
0.7200000000000001
which is awesome. The only problem I have with t... go to review
FEATURE: earphones SCORE: 8.723269130216264E-4
...warranty service again.... When it worked, even with decent [earphones] ,
0.8
the sound sucked, totally bassless, although loud enough, ... go to review
FEATURE: music_sounds SCORE: -0.0013355193131075877
... CD quality music at 128 kbps, the min. required bit rate. ( [Music sounds]
-0.8
terrible at 64 kbps, the rate that give you 60 minutes with... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.0016147751930160976
headphone_sound_quality
... on. The sound quality is not that great, but with upgraded [headphones
-0.6400000000000001 sound quality] can be improved. Its size is great, very small, this is goo... go to
review
FEATURE: track_selection SCORE: 0.0018590326601176132
...together, creating the music mix of your dreams. The random [track
0.7200000000000001 selection] and the continuous play feature are nice touches. Comes pac... go to
review
FEATURE: sound_quaulity SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
...tly recommend a more exspensive MP3 that would last longer. [The sound
1.0 quaulity is pretty good] if you down load right. Recommended: Yes Amount
Paid (US$):... go to review
FEATURE: jogger SCORE: 0.004893720803224389
... the Diamond Rio has...I think it would also be perfect for [joggers] /walkers,
0.8
or just long enough to do an exercise workout. The... go to review

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FEATURE: flaws SCORE: 0.0021370774696438995


... cough. Pros: Convenient tunes! Cons: Terrible design, many [flaws] Bottom
-0.6400000000000001
Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: aspects SCORE: 0.0014036783451069452
...Dell, and the quality of sound is unbelievable. My favorite [aspect] of the
0.8
Rio is the impressive sound quality. It looks cool a... go to review
FEATURE: savings SCORE: 0.0019747153411793623
...he car And other things of that nature..GREAT Product GReat [Savings] in
0.8
CD's i love this Product. and thing Everyone Should have... go to review
FEATURE: large_capacity SCORE: 0.0021119819777537896
...ecommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: sweet Pros: [large
0.8 capacity] , easy to use Cons: not very ergonomical Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
FEATURE: clean SCORE: 0.0027273759655829398
...internal memory editor. All three software components had a [clean] and
0.8
easy to use interface. The software player performed ba... go to review
FEATURE: construction SCORE: -0.0025916573577321623
...with the battery latch, and I am yet another victim of poor [construction] .
-0.8
The latch flies open at almost any time, and given a decen... go to review
FEATURE: mobility SCORE: 0.0016147751930160976
...nt Paid (US$): gift Summary: Great, on the run or not Pros: [Mobility] ;great
0.6400000000000001
sound;light weight; no skipping Cons: Little memory; ... go to review
FEATURE: hell SCORE: 0.0032203578260085997
...data files instead, and it reads them all, so you can put a [hell] of a lot of
0.9
nice CD quality 128kbps tracks on one cd, infac... go to review
FEATURE: links SCORE: 0.0011995238352990702
...t is fairly straight forward and easy to use with some nice [links] to MP3 web
0.8
sites (of course I have no idea who any of the a... go to review
FEATURE: tech SCORE: -0.0013562957465809919
...t Paid (US$): 100 after rebate Summary: Player is good, but [tech] sucks
-0.8
Pros: Good sound, unshockable, easy software Cons: Te... go to review
FEATURE: button_layout SCORE: 0.0022707776151788864
...quality and ease of use with this player is incredible. The [button layout] are
0.9
easy to use, the software is easy to navigate through, ... go to review
FEATURE: improvement SCORE: 0.0031364402688797252
...and external memories. The RioPort Audio Manager is a great
0.8 [improvement] over the bundled software. It allows you to rip and encode ...
go to review
FEATURE: efficiency SCORE: 0.0030707088822159887
...50 Summary: good, but is it good enough to beat a md? Pros: [efficiency] ,
0.9
decent price, never skips, cd quality Cons: don't buy it i... go to review
FEATURE: capabilities SCORE: 0.0018929761992626966

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...great sound quality, assuming that it should, and wonderful [capabilities] .


0.8
Not assuming that a high priced MP3 Player should last mor... go to review
FEATURE: cut SCORE: -0.002842542983350477
...it kicks @$$ Pros: kicks @$$ Cons: can skip when battery is [cut] off
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: mp3s SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
... PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: No one denies [that
1.0 MP3s are awesome] . But this player doesn't really further the case. The one
w... go to review
FEATURE: download_song SCORE: 0.004045424737460239
...hat is a good point for any MP3 player, the Rio program for [downloading
0.9 songs] is extremely user friendly. The size of the player makes it... go to
review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
diamond_rio_special
...duct Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: [The
1.0 Diamond Rio Special is great] I got one off of e-bay it runs off of just one
battery for ... go to review
FEATURE: path SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
...B) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Media has become the great [path] of
0.8
communication, spreading like a wildfire across the worl... go to review
FEATURE: coasters SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
... the player, and a MP3 Music Sampler CD which makes a nifty [coaster] .
0.8
That's about it. All in all I dig the Rio, I just would ha... go to review
FEATURE: customizable SCORE: 0.003183631402747258
... Exercise Partner Pros: Perfect for working out- completely [customizable]
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Limited memory- have to load songs on through your co... go to review
FEATURE: satisfied SCORE: 0.006480043715859848
...ay to listen to the music i wanted at the time. i am always [satisfied] and i
0.9
love listening to the music of my choice. i love the ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
surround_sound_system
...o wasts time using these things at home when i have a great [surround sound
0.8 system] to listen two that i can plug headphones into if it is anno... go to
review
FEATURE: matches SCORE: 0.004215376368519586
... easy installation program, and I like the version of Music [Match] Juke Box
0.6400000000000001
they included. In addition, you get an entire samp... go to review
FEATURE: basically SCORE: 0.007111590465254232
...sette player. Downloading is fast, user friendly interface. [Basically] i love
0.9
it! The new one is translucent and that makes a grea... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
software_package

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0.8
overall. Also, not giving the full version of the software ... go to review
FEATURE: hold_feature SCORE: 0.002663756690469443
...-wise since it only takes a single AA. It also has a handy " [hold" feature] ,
0.8
so that the music doesn't get accidentally turned off if t... go to review
FEATURE: mp3_player SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
...1121738) Content: I recently got the MP3 Rio for Christmas. [This MP3
1.0 player is great] . I must say I have not been this pleased with a computer pr...
go to review
FEATURE: skip_protection SCORE: 0.00233855900171412
...D. Not good. Since buying my model, they have improved this [skip
0.8 protection] so consider that when buying one. Next the storage capacity... go
to review
FEATURE: suits SCORE: 0.003406839656068022
...yer doesn't really further the case. The one word that best [suits] when I
0.8
think about this player is simply mediocre. The soun... go to review
FEATURE: pick SCORE: 0.008144192511662382
... player. The things i like about this product is that i can [pick] my favorites
0.9
songs and bring it anywhere to listen to it. T... go to review
FEATURE: sensitive SCORE: -8.437811183876321E-4
...: Small, Great Sound, Easy to Use Cons: Pricey, Hardware is [Sensitive]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
rio_quality_sound
...s you compromise the quality of the music your rip. It does [have excellent
1.0 RIO quality sound and] the cable used is kinday flimsy though, but with care,
gets... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
continuous_play_feature
...he music mix of your dreams. The random track selection and [the
1.0 continuous play feature are nice] touches. Comes packaged with MusicMatch
Jukebox which is gr... go to review
FEATURE: headphone_jack SCORE: 0.004129493835398825
... I have had no problems with it. The battery cover stays on [headphone jack]
0.9
is fine case stays together. The 32mb memory is plenty for ... go to review
FEATURE: innovative SCORE: 0.0019876739852084423
...duct is held together by chewing gum and paper clips. Pros: [Innovative] .
0.6400000000000001
Good price for the storage it gives. Cons: Flimsy and does... go to review
FEATURE: car SCORE: 0.016258765074985606
...til you press the A-B button again. It's also great for the [car] , it can be used
0.8
in the car by using an adapter like you wou... go to review
FEATURE: jukebox SCORE: 0.0014444812710202757

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0.7200000000000001
which is great for turning your CDs into MP3 files but when... go to review
FEATURE: sounds SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
...1121738) Content: I recently acquired a diamond MP3 player. [The sounds
1.0 is excellent] and I was very impressed with its portability and no skip p... go to
review
FEATURE: belt_clip SCORE: 0.0014007546775440134
...os: Lighweight, affordable, does not skip ever Cons: Flimsy [belt clip] ,
-0.6400000000000001
limited internal memory, expensive external memory Bottom... go to review
FEATURE: electronics SCORE: 0.005220171318984957
... consumer nitpicking. All in all, it's been one of the best [electronics]
0.8
purchases I've ever made, and it's well worth every penny. ... go to review
FEATURE: stock SCORE: -0.0011655822342483695
...ightweight, Digital Quality Audio Cons: Limited playback in [stock] model,
-0.6400000000000001
memory cards expensive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: performing SCORE: 0.004251801968561685
.... High end frequency reproduction is quite good and the Rio [performs] great
0.9
with Jazz reproduction. The power that the Rio drives... go to review
FEATURE: placement SCORE: -4.8466994213270444E-4
...0 Summary: Rio PMP300 Pros: Compact size Cons: Battery case
-0.6400000000000001
[placement] Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: recommended SCORE: 0.03128030310024986
...ould like some music-to-go in a lower priced range. I would [recommend] a
0.9
good case for the Rio because the device is not that stur... go to review
FEATURE: buds SCORE: -0.002163464954984099
...--the headphones that are included with the Rio (ear insert [bud] phones),
-0.7200000000000001
are painful after a few minutes and I would recomm... go to review
FEATURE: casual SCORE: 0.0024131461381705506
...time as the biggest drawback, but to me it is perfect for a [casual] jog. For as
0.8
much as I use it, I think I got a good deal aft... go to review
FEATURE: friendly SCORE: 0.0022707776151788864
... would sometimes cause it to do that. Technical support was [friendly] and
0.9
helpful and I soon got my replacement. My recommendatio... go to review
FEATURE: reception_quality SCORE: -0.002409612001846855
...u, like i, enjoy to workout and hate bulky cd players, poor [reception] on a
-0.8
radio, or horrible sound from a cassette, the rio is t... go to review
FEATURE: caps SCORE: 0.0016147751930160976
...aid (US$): 240 Summary: O My God!! Pros: Small, Sleek, Song [cap] . Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Not to much capacity Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: stereo_quality SCORE: 0.006033292801162558

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0.6400000000000001 Quality] . Cons: Limitation of Songs and High Price for Blank Media. ... go to
review
FEATURE: radio SCORE: 0.009416786096121784
...ly - and only slightly - superior in sound quality to an FM [radio] or analog
0.6400000000000001
cassette). If you download songs into the Rio at ... go to review
FEATURE: software_install SCORE: 0.0040414765075482695
... to try out it, since I could return it within 30 days. The [software installed]
0.8
fine on the first try, and the only trouble I ran into was ... go to review
FEATURE: gym SCORE: 0.007301760640549131
...d for: Athletes - Lightweight and Portable, Perfect for the [Gym] Summary:
0.8
Not the best, but still awesome! Pros: 1 aa batter... go to review
FEATURE: stable SCORE: 0.002048328771567335
...d (US$): 50 Summary: Portable Music without the Media Pros: [Stable] ,
0.6400000000000001
Lightweight, Inexpensive Cons: Pricey upgrades Bottom Line... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.002320196179651464
portable_hard_drive
...ummary: Don't be the last to have one Pros: Portable mp3's, [portable hard
0.6400000000000001 drive] Cons: a little small (i almost lost mine once) Bottom Line:... go to
review
FEATURE: black_case SCORE: -0.0016147751930160976
...y: Good value player Pros: low cost and durable Cons: plain [black case] and
-0.6400000000000001
unreliable parallel connector Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: paperweight SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
...e less computer-literate people use the Rio as a very light [paperweight] . By
0.8
the time you read this, it's possible to pick one of th... go to review
FEATURE: solution SCORE: 0.005355596540998553
... 300 for you? Maybe... Pros: A decent highly portable audio [solution] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Limited storage and a few small problems Bottom Line:... go to review
FEATURE: quality_paper SCORE: 0.003151625881840745
...usic Device? Pros: Good 2-3 weeks, but then only good for a [Paper] Weight
0.8
Cons: Horrible Bass and Trebble controls. Also, Bad... go to review
FEATURE: guesses SCORE: 0.0023556880387787795
... they will come back and buy some more stuff from you. Well [guess] what,
0.8
it won't work because people are going to read epinio... go to review
FEATURE: user_friendliness SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
... has many good features. With a little more work to improve [user
0.8 friendliness] with the software, the Rio can be perfect. Recommended: Yes...
go to review
FEATURE: playtime SCORE: 3.102666229165357E-4
...Great for Athletes Pros: small size/lightweight Cons: short [playtime]
-0.6400000000000001
/memory became corrupted Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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FEATURE: benefits SCORE: 0.0038628645430920914


...ume, it's quite easy to use. MP3 in general is also a great [benefit] to the Rio,
0.8
and to other players as well. No longer do I ha... go to review
FEATURE: talk_quality SCORE: 0.003213598928489806
...t not free of charge. But they were really nice and easy to [talk] to on the
0.8
phone. Which made me feel better about my mp3 pla... go to review
FEATURE: features SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
...ce, I give it a lot of credit. The size is great and all of [the features are nice] .
1.0
Don't let the price fool you! This thing is perfect for ti... go to review
FEATURE: death SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
...he market. I got a very good deal on my Rio and loved it to [death] . When
0.8
my original Black Rio with 32mb of memory arrived in ... go to review
FEATURE: loop SCORE: -0.0027084763390598323
...la as music players get, basic controls, including only a-b [loop] (with an
-0.8
annoying pause in the middle of looping operation)... go to review
FEATURE: deck SCORE: 0.00596894731729802
...ary: This Little Thing is Awsome Pros: Small, the size of a [deck] of cards,
0.6400000000000001
Will Not Skip, Only needs 1 battery Cons: Not en... go to review
FEATURE: casing SCORE: 0.0027196311978763483
...soon. In a nutshell, its a good player (not too good bass), [casing] is ok, its
0.65
supported by hackers (who, by the way, allow use... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.002523086239087652
computer_program
...lity and no skip play. However it does have a few problems. [The computer
-1.0 program is annoying] and sometimes hard to work. At times I could not get the
so... go to review
FEATURE: stereo_system SCORE: 0.0027988654326623484
...lows you to use the unit in a car though if you have a good [stereo system]
0.8
you can start to tell the difference in sound at the differ... go to review
FEATURE: memory_space SCORE: 0.0019190677046464887
... Yes Amount Paid (US$): 160 Summary: Diamond Delight! Pros: [memory
0.6400000000000001
space] , sound quality Cons: modestly priced Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: confusing SCORE: 5.33349918133957E-4
...e the Product Pros: light/compact form Cons: software a bit [confusing]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: pause SCORE: 1.2908524427271482E-4
..., basic controls, including only a-b loop (with an annoying [pause] in the
-0.8
middle of looping operation), and EQ control with 5 ... go to review
FEATURE: balance SCORE: 0.0029908677317350397
...phones. I generally encode at 96kbps, which provides a nice [balance]
0.8
between sound quality and storage space. I can fit about 45... go to review
FEATURE: learn SCORE: 0.0011803936001235703

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...50 Summary: Dimond Rio Pros: Works good Cons: takes time to [learn] to
-0.6400000000000001
use Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: small_design SCORE: 0.0016147751930160976
...Recommended: Yes Summary: EXCELLENT PIECE OF MACHINE. Pros:
0.6400000000000001
[Small design] Cons: Small hard drive Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: bonus SCORE: 0.002427248079618431
...ratch or lose. You can't destroy the media, which is a nice [bonus] . No
0.8
Skipping --For the same reason above, the player will n... go to review
FEATURE: cd SCORE: -0.002523086239087652
...now how cd's can get... all scratched and dirty, then poff, [the cd is no good]
-1.0
and you have to spend another 10-15$ to buy a cd that you p... go to review
FEATURE: organization SCORE: 0.002407722422085615
...exceeding other conventional players. Playlist and category [organization] is
0.8
a great feature on this product. Also, you can hook this... go to review
FEATURE: speed SCORE: 0.004616750463474849
...ummary: Diamond, Overpriced another product Pros: SPACE AND
0.6400000000000001 [SPEED] Cons: PRICE PRICE PRICE PRICE Bottom Line: null ... go to
review
FEATURE: accessories SCORE: 0.003264982402986474
...wless, it makes playback easy with the push of a button. An [accessory] that
0.8
is a good thing for jogging though, is the headphone r... go to review
FEATURE: adjustments SCORE: -4.255996632755608E-4
...tion Pros: Very easy to use and small Cons: very few sound [adjustments]
-0.6400000000000001
available Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: convenience SCORE: 0.004193199505507123
... allready had owned well over 500 MP3s, and for the amazing [convenience]
0.8
that it brings, being able to throw any songs you want onto... go to review
FEATURE: burns SCORE: 0.009580868841374724
... to make "greatest hits" CDs [i.e. if it were convenient to [burn] CDs, I'd
0.8
only be using CDs] So with the minimum quality lev... go to review
FEATURE: button_controls SCORE: -0.0020184689912701214
...owever, the Rio does have its faults. One major flaw is the [button controls]
-0.8
. If you just as much as tap one of the buttons, the Rio can... go to review
FEATURE: activities SCORE: 0.004843638925489039
...ngs...or about 30 minutes worth. Still, this is perfect for [activities] such as
0.8
going to the gym, going running, on the metro, etc.... go to review
FEATURE: programs SCORE: 0.014714284718852217
... program about an hours worth of music on there and the RIO [program] is
0.9
very easy to use. Playback and use is great! I can easil... go to review
FEATURE: transfer_file SCORE: -3.42319641812351E-4
...50! Pros: Cost, skip free technology Cons: Parallel port to [transfer files] ,
-0.6400000000000001
only 32MB Bottom Line: null ... go to review

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FEATURE: thinking SCORE: 0.0023552861911173392


...ed. Then after a few more weeks of dealing with these flaws [thinking] that
-0.8
this was just "the sacrifice I would have to make for ... go to review
FEATURE: varied SCORE: -5.907213964287765E-4
...put it in your pocket upside down. The sound qoulity is not [vary] good
-0.9
either. Recommended: Yes Amount Paid (US$): 42.99 Summ... go to review
FEATURE: functionalities SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
...ng apart. There are other new players that have other great [functionalities] .
0.8
The software comes with the unit is quite bad. However, Re... go to review
FEATURE: harmony SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
...s as the subway approaches its next stop provides excellent [harmony] for
0.8
this tin can in a box. This is not music. It is 70 minu... go to review
FEATURE: backup SCORE: 0.0013992652074703074
...Paid (US$): 129 Summary: Rio aint all that Pros: Ability to [backup] cd's, No
0.6400000000000001
skipping Cons: only 32 megs of ram Bottom Line: nu... go to review
FEATURE: carrying_case SCORE: -0.003176476985116046
...e as well, however, when I purchased my Rio, it came with a [carrying case]
-1.0
that is useless...it fits so tightly that it keeps pressing... go to review
FEATURE: extension SCORE: 0.0022707776151788864
...ummary: Could have been a good value Pros: Rio One w/ 128Mb
0.9 [extension] a good value Cons: Build quality is near crap Bottom Line: ... go to
review
FEATURE: solid_product SCORE: 0.0021327471964724455
...Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: The Granddaddy of All Pros: [Solid
0.6400000000000001 Product] , cheap, the first player Cons: Other better players, poorly... go to
review
FEATURE: long_time SCORE: 0.0015303699412869756
...Lightweight, travels well, makes you seem hip Cons: Takes a [long time] to
-0.6400000000000001
download, sound quality Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: circuit_city SCORE: -0.0014364673507102094
... -- A bad beginning Well, the first one I purchased over at [Circuit City] had
-0.9
problems.Real problems. After an hour of listening I di... go to review
FEATURE: recognition SCORE: -0.0016147751930160976
...Lets go to Rio Pros: Quick,Easy,Great sound Cons: No id tag [recognition]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: developing SCORE: -1.7481883006739807E-4
...ing. After one or two moderate "jerks" the minijack housing [developed]
-0.8
problems. Mild movements would cause the sound to cut in an... go to review
FEATURE: control_pad SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
... like it for it's sleek pager like design and user friendly [control pad] . With
0.8
only 32 MB on on board RAM it is a little limited how... go to review
FEATURE: loud SCORE: 0.007376858296804051

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...inday flimsy though, but with care, gets the job done. Very [loud] output
0.7200000000000001
which is nice when riding the subway or out in the s... go to review
FEATURE: clear_sound SCORE: 0.002991307804916276
... Paid (US$): 125.00 Summary: Rio Mp3 Player Pros: skipfree, [clear sound]
0.6400000000000001
, long battery life, small Cons: could have more base memory... go to review
FEATURE: parents SCORE: 0.0041234090953612785
...people that should buy this product are those who have rich [parents] , or
0.8
are rich, and have a good amount of patience while wait... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.0019296107313908177
sound_quality_produced
...someone stealing his CDs. The battery life is great and the [sounds produces]
0.9
are also great. Unlike a CD player the Diamond Rio fits nea... go to review
FEATURE: spot SCORE: -5.703889399167878E-4
...t like about the rio is the battery case. Its in a terrible [spot] , they say if you
-0.8
use duracell ultras(which are supposedly s... go to review
FEATURE: nature SCORE: 0.00296051495896392
... a very nice portable music player. Other than it's compact [nature] , the Rio
0.7200000000000001
is nice because it does not skip and the sound qua... go to review
FEATURE: forward SCORE: 0.0049279256570063145
...purpose. The software that comes with it is fairly straight [forward] and easy
0.8
to use with some nice links to MP3 web sites (of c... go to review
FEATURE: rubber SCORE: -0.0014965320816991109
...attery compartment is loose, and I have to secure it with a [rubber] -band,
-0.7200000000000001
which is annoying. Also, there is virtually NO custom... go to review
FEATURE: buggy SCORE: -0.002755092840318957
...m or the future? Pros: Light, skip-free, cool looking Cons: [Buggy] software,
-0.6400000000000001
little onboard memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.0016147751930160976
expanded_memory
...$ Pros: Portable, small, easy to use Cons: too expensive to [expand memory]
-0.6400000000000001
Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.0013161343782457256
computer_interface
...t, works well, cheaper than other systems Cons: Low memory, [computer
-0.8
interface] really sucks Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.0020184689912701214
included_headphones
...mall, light, and skip-free Cons: Mediocre bundled software, [Included
-0.8
headphones] suck, no real power down Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: data SCORE: 0.0034151564793196776
...amond Rio was half the size of my old walkman. Transferring [data] was
0.7200000000000001
very fast and the music quality was perfect too. I reco... go to review

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FEATURE: figure SCORE: 0.004913243338338798


...ave your money... Pros: External memory slot, tiny, easy to [figure] out.
0.8
Cons: Only 32mb internal memory, cheap case design, re... go to review
FEATURE: happy SCORE: 0.004417608106957748
...he PMP 300 it was given to me as a present. I was perfectly [happy] with my
0.8
IJAM Recommended: No Amount Paid (US$): None, [GIFT... go to review
FEATURE: trips SCORE: 0.014312162365504533
... have so far been VERY pleased with my Rio. It is great for [trips] , and
0.8
even jogging. THE RIO DOES NOT SKIP. There is no movin... go to review
FEATURE: skateboard SCORE: 0.0022707776151788864
...rtable cd player. Best part is that it don't skip at all. I [skateboard] and I have
0.9
a great time listening to music and skating at t... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.002976198601814253
listening_experience
...about it skipping. It has been a great addition to my music [listening
0.9 experience] , and just good to own. Recommended: Yes Summary: sound
Pros... go to review
FEATURE: kick SCORE: 0.0017368263760754144
...t Paid (US$): 160 w/ $50 rebate Summary: it kicks @$$ Pros: [kicks] @$$
0.6400000000000001
Cons: can skip when battery is cut off Bottom Line: nul... go to review
FEATURE: affects SCORE: 0.0028554928388404696
...izer values (rock, jazz, classical, and normal) that do not [affect] the sound
0.8
much and are pretty useless. The RIO's other feat... go to review
FEATURE: instructions SCORE: 0.004947288539759879
...age of 9 songs. It comes with headphones and a battery. The [instructions]
0.9
are easy to understand and beginners can install it in minu... go to review
FEATURE: portable_player SCORE: 0.005678093993111463
...(1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio 300 is probably the best [portable
0.8 player] , besides the Diamond Rio 500. The Rio features All the Cd h... go to
review
FEATURE: physically SCORE: -9.826180078111358E-4
...ions Pros: light weight, low power use, functionality Cons: [physically]
-0.6400000000000001
flimsy, expensive memory upgrades Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: crediting SCORE: 0.004359408935631789
...ing music downloaded from the net and putting it on a small [credit] card
0.7200000000000001
sized walk man is amazing and the rio player defintly ... go to review
FEATURE: reach SCORE: 0.002614605161778073
...ty is great - it is easy to use and the buttons are easy to [reach] . There are
0.8
four graphic equalizer settings - Normal, Jazz, ... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.0020184689912701214
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...th great control placement. The raveMP really has some poor [button
-0.8 placement] as far as the controls go -- and the Creative unit just doe... go to
review
FEATURE: clip SCORE: 0.00915017781161014
...one AA) * software incld maintains all songs for you * good [clip] to attach
0.8
to running shorts. * $50 rebate until 2000 * you ... go to review
FEATURE: presets SCORE: -4.7011836325195667E-4
...Pros: cheap, can't skip, small, 12+ hour battery life Cons: [Preset] EQ
-0.6400000000000001
settings Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: service SCORE: 0.003295160243365431
... and sent me a new one no questions asked. This is the best [service] I have
0.8
had with any electronic device. It is a great device... go to review
FEATURE: address_book SCORE: 0.0020184689912701214
...ul cool factor to it. Data storage might also be useful for [address book] and
0.8
other information-must the Rio be limited to music? I t... go to review
FEATURE: rio_diamond SCORE: 0.0029210673892531755
...t me tell ya its not good they skip and skip and skip. But, [the Rio Diamond
1.0
is great] it has no moving parts, so it don't skip even if it drop it... go to review
FEATURE: playlist_editor SCORE: 0.002523086239087652
...iliar in programs like Microsoft's Media Player and WinAmp. [The playlist
1.0 editor was good] for browsing MP3 files on my hard drive and creating a
temp... go to review
FEATURE: sturdy SCORE: 0.0029788540949262517
...y music which takes up much more memory. the rio has a good [sturdy]
0.8
design that is very light and small. i dropped it on brick ... go to review
FEATURE: physical_size SCORE: 0.0016147751930160976
...ry: Diamond Rio PMP300 is a Good Buy for College Kids Pros: [Physical
0.6400000000000001 size] of case, durability, variety of downloadable songs Cons: Li... go to
review
FEATURE: tiny_size SCORE: 0.0022707776151788864
...ount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Fun toy, expensive toy. Pros: [Tiny size] ,
0.9
excellent sound quality, excellent interface Cons: Small s... go to review
FEATURE: effective SCORE: 0.0033366611587134667
...ed: Yes Summary: The Pioneer / Keepin it real! Pros: Small, [effective] ,
0.8
easy to use! Cons: Not the largest file storage Bottom Lin... go to review
FEATURE: christmas SCORE: 0.010058185472924797
...38) Content: I received a Diamond Rio PMP300 MP3 player for [christmas]
0.8
, and I have been very impressed with it so far. It came wit... go to review
FEATURE: luckily SCORE: 9.494046353059584E-4
...is extremely irritating, especially in the middle of a run. [Luckily] , this
-0.8
problem disappeared of its own accord after about 2 o... go to review
FEATURE: picture_quality SCORE: 0.0032395451571179896

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...linking it every day or so to change the songs it's a great [pic] . But if you're
0.8
picking a portable player for travel and eas... go to review
FEATURE: shakes SCORE: 0.005078823421769837
...ry: Does NOT live up to expectations Pros: Small, tolerates [shaking] Cons:
0.6400000000000001
Slow to load, not enough memory Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: plugs SCORE: 0.01252062540081823
...have a great surround sound system to listen two that i can [plug]
-0.7200000000000001
headphones into if it is annoying to anyone. This is perfac... go to review
FEATURE: printer_quality SCORE: 0.006475785486995339
...No USB support either. Sorry yall, it runs through the slow [printer] port on
-0.5
the back. Get the 500 or something. Recommended: No... go to review
FEATURE: functional SCORE: 0.002182845301483539
...ond, (except for the Design) Pros: Small, compact, and very [functional] .
0.6400000000000001
Cons: Battery door is a bad design Bottom Line: Avoid this... go to review
FEATURE: pc_interface SCORE: 0.0030417716898073523
...ity music (think of it as about a minute for every MB). The [PC interface] is
0.9
fine, though there were a few bugs, but nothing you can'... go to review
FEATURE:
SCORE: -0.0020184689912701214
bass_reproduction
...able. However, many of my friends have complained about bad [bass
-0.8 reproduction] which I believe may be an issue with the headphones you use...
go to review
FEATURE: market SCORE: 0.010400629428118022
...to the rest of the market. There are many problems with the [market] . There
-0.8
is a very large problem with the amount of storage s... go to review
FEATURE: stop SCORE: 0.0068374744466071155
... screeching of the brakes as the subway approaches its next [stop] provides
0.9
excellent harmony for this tin can in a box. This ... go to review
FEATURE: color_quality SCORE: 0.0030798602845054507
...uld be better if it were waterproof and if it came in clear [colors] ... i think
0.8
circuit city sells these and i hear they are abo... go to review
FEATURE: braking SCORE: -0.002368261412291351
...t Lasts Pros: Don't have to pay for cd's. Cons: Bad design, [brakes] alot,
-0.6400000000000001
costs alot Bottom Line: null ... go to review
FEATURE: bass_boost SCORE: 0.004231292849100028
...uld be to add more memory (like 64 mb), and to improve it's [bass boost] .
0.8
This is a great product if you are looking for a compact, ... go to review
FEATURE: manual SCORE: 2.5636440433413364E-4
...tell you how to download songs off the internet. The stupid [manual] only
-0.8
told you how to download off of CD's. I had to have a ... go to review
FEATURE: bright SCORE: 0.0015106888135650897
FEATURE: online_store SCORE: 6.562694579439962E-4

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FEATURE: compliments SCORE: 3.5597030659996324E-4
FEATURE: roll SCORE: 0.0021647424805016015
FEATURE: easy_access SCORE: 7.54903426352337E-4
FEATURE: levels SCORE: 0.004309539626588828
FEATURE: slope SCORE: 7.089069743128184E-4
FEATURE:
SCORE: 0.0
frequency_response
FEATURE: tight_fit SCORE: 3.5597030659996324E-4
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FEATURE:
SCORE: 7.539005072308691E-4
background_music
FEATURE:
SCORE: -3.9114301057673365E-4
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FEATURE:
SCORE: 7.054209866353665E-4
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included_earphones
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=== REWIEWS ===

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OVERALL SCORE=0.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I've had my Rio 300 since Aug 99, it's
the plain black not the cool aqua model. That should give you some idea of it's durability. I've dropped it
several times onto carpeted floors and it still works. One piece of advice, if you prefer quantity over quality
is to use a low bitrate when you encode the MP3's. I don't notice much difference in most songs and I
recently dropped down to 24k/sec and my Rio now holds 88 songs with 64megs of memory. Some songs
require a higher bitrate for satisfactory quality so I encode them at a higher rate. I've started to use a
product called Streambox Ripper and I get better quality at lower bitrates than with other products, and it's
easy to re-encode a song from 128k/sec (most Napster songs) to a lower bitrate. I use my Rio all the time and
the battery seems to last forever. I use rechargeable alkaline and only have to swap for a fresh pair every
ten hours or so. It fits easily into a shirt pocket and in warm weather I put it in the pocket of my shorts or
jeans. I have two complaints that may have been corrected in new models. 1 - the parallel connector is very
touchy and wouldn't snap into place after the first month or two. When I buy my next MP3 player it will be
USB. 2 - this may be the fault of my add-in memory card but at times the player won't work without removing
the card and sliding it back in. Several times I've thought I'd killed my Rio by squishing in my pants pocket
as I sat down. But after sliding the memory card in and out a few times and giving it a gentle bump, it works
again. Again, this may not be the fault [reliability::faulting] of the player. I added a 32meg Viking flash
memory card but otherwise it's a basic model. I didn't like the headphones so I bought a pair that go around
the outside of your ear and terminate in earbuds. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes]
Amount Paid (US$): 70 after rebate Summary: Good [general::summary: good] value player Pros: low
cost [price::cost] and durable [reliability::durable] Cons: plain black case [black_case::black case] and
unreliable [reliability::unreliable] parallel connector Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9039264522745586
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought the RIO PMP300 because of
the excessive amounts of MP3's I own. I didn't own a CDRW, so I wasn't able to put the MP3's onto CD. It
was $150.00, and it comes with a $50 rebate from diamond. It is a good product [general::product]
considering its weight, size, and the fact that it doesn't skip at all. The only few reasons why i am not
COMPLETELY satisfied is because of it's very small space of 32Mb. This only holds about 6-10 MP3's
depending on size, bps, and length. So when you listen to it, you usually get tired of hearing the same 6-10
songs. You can buy f"lash cards"which allow you to upgrade the space to a higher capacity, but they go for
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updating whats on your RIO player as frequently as you want, unlike CDR's which are only written to once.
Otherwise it's not a bad product [general::product] if you own alot of MP3's. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: Not A Bad Deal, Not A Good One.
Pros: Portability [portability::portability] , Size [size::size] , Weight [weight::weight] , Doesn't Skip,
Totally Re-Writable Cons: Little Space Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.8268716577540107
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The MP3 revolution is here. Diamond
is gradually phasing these out to move toward its Rio 500 and other models. I picked this one up at Best Buy
for 139.99, and used the 50 dollar rebate. I must say, I am impressed. Installation Installing the Rio was
quick and painless. Once I had the software installed and the Rio plugged into my parallel port, I was ready
to go. Fortunately, Diamond made its h/w a pass through, so I could hook up my printer simultaneously.
Sending Songs I was nervous about the speed of the parallel port, but sending songs was quick and efficient.
You can queue up the songs, go take a 5 minute break, come back, and the songs would be ready. MUCH
faster than minidisc. Control Large buttons with easy symbols make using the Rio a snap. I liked the hold
feature but found the battery [battery::battery] compartment a bit weak. Going Out For A Jog No skips, no
bumps, no jostles, great sound [sound_quality::sounds] . The songs were over rather quickly due to the
32MB memory, and the battery compartment kept coming open, however. The Sound The sound is pretty
good [other_features::the * is very good] . The 4 equalizer settings make it better, though sometimes I
could hear a faint hiss in the background. I would purchase this item if you don't already have a minidisc or
portable [usability::portable] mp3 player. Those who jog or exercise frequently or just want to be able to
easily change the songs they are listening too without bringing 100s of CDs will like this also. Otherwise,
wait for players with more memory, more features, and cheaper prices. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 89.99 Summary: If You Can Pick It Up Cheap... Pros:
Price [price::price] , Portability [portability::portability] , Doesn't Skip Cons: Battery [battery::battery]
Compartment [compartments::compartments] , Memory [memory::memory] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.7638888888888888
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Unless you buy a memory card (and
the max size card is 64 megs is believe) you're stuck with 10 songs, unless you compromise the quality of the
music your rip. It does have excellent RIO quality sound and [rio_quality_sound::have good * and] the
cable used is kinday flimsy though, but with care, gets the job done. Very loud [loud::loud] output
[output::output] which is nice when riding the subway or out in the streets, crisp and clear sound. easy to
use [usability::easy to use] buttons [buttons::buttons] on front so you can just reach into your pocket and
change volume/song although buttons are a bit touchy so don't lean on anything or your volume can get
jacked up or your songs will change on you! they claim the battery lasts much longer than the 3-5 hours
mine would last, but only 1 AA battery will do that to you. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended:
yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99.99 Summary: 10 songs just isn't enough... Pros: no skipping, pocket
[pockets::pockets] sized [size::size] , nice headphones [headphones::headphones] Cons: minimal memory
[memory::memory] , limited on memory [memory::memory] upgrade Bottom Line: memory cards are
cheap enough to buy this, but it's an antique compared to the newer models

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I got this little toy as a birthday gift,
and I'm not going to lie. When I first installed the software and tried it out, I was blown away. After a day or
two, though, the novelty were off. Maybe I expected a little much from this first generation product. The
32mb internal memory was barely 20-30 minutes of high quality music [music_quality::music] . Even the
higher quality songs [songs::songs] sounded a bit scratchy in the background. My biggest problem with it,
however, is the parallel port. Download times are slow, sometimes even 6-8 minutes per song. Also, when I
added 32mb of external memory, it would skip if shook around a little. I'll give it this much, it was durable
[reliability::durable] . It did break eventually and this is where my next complaint comes in. The rio
support [support::support] sucks! They take a long time to respond and when they do, they're not very
helpful [s::incredibly helpful] . After about 3 months of waiting for my replacement to come(after a month
of dealing with tech-support)I called them and asked where it was. It turns out they forgot about it. In
conclusion this is a cute toy to show your friends but don't buy it [g::don't buy it] . I've kept it just to see
how it works on other computers, and on the Dell Dimension 8100 it doesn't want to recognize the device. I
recently bought the Archos Jukebox 6000 and am very pleased. Stay away [general::stay away] from the
Rio 300 and go for something better. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$):
150 Summary: Good [general::summary: good] for few Pros: good quality sound
[quality_sound::quality sound] , easy to use [usability::easy to use] , decent software
[software::software] , lightweight Cons: very little memory, long download [downloading::downloading]
times, weak battery [battery::battery] cover, sound quality, tech-support Bottom Line: Not worth the $150.
With all the other high quality ones with more memory(archos, intel) you should shoot for something better.

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OVERALL SCORE=0.8409436834094368
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio 300 is probably the
best portable player [portable_player::portable player] , besides the Diamond Rio 500. The Rio features
All the Cd has except programming a song but who cares when you can put the order of the songs you want
on there. It has an automatic equalizer with a push of a button. Also It has up to 32mb's of music, which is
around 13 songs. Depending on what songs you like. Also if you didn't remember your songs in order there's
an intro button that plays 10seconds of the song and goes to the next one. Has a random button and repeat
all or 1 song. There's also a button where if you can't understand what he/she is singing you can use the A-B
button where it starts on spot and ends and keeps repeating until you press the A-B button again. It's also
great for the car [car::car] , it can be used in the car by using an adapter like you would for a portable
[usability::portable] cd player. Best part is that it don't skip at all. I skateboard [skateboard::skateboard]
and I have a great time [general::have a good time] listening to music and skating at the same time. That's
just about all of the features it comes with. Except the cost of one isn't too bad but still much. It comes
around $150.00 most all of them come with a rebate. So if you like portable [usability::portable] music in
the palm of your hand that's as big as a deck of cards [card::card] this is the best one to get.
Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary: The best
portable [usability::portable] music. Pros: No skipping Cons: The head phones [head_phones::head
phones] they come with and the memory should be bigger Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.5238095238095238
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio PMP300 is a great
little portable music player. While the 32 megabytes doesn't seem like it will go a long away, If you
download audiocatalyst you can use variable bit encoding to make your files smaller. (that is- for high
intensity many instrument sections, it will use a high encoding rate and for boring sections it will use less.)
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(www.napster.com) you can find any song you would ever want. The one that I bought was especially good
because it was a package with a CD-RW included. This was all for only $199. If you want to look into this I
bought it at Best Buy. *Note- I had a problem [reliability::have a problem] using rechargeable batteries
with the Rio once, but when I went to the tech page it said that AA batteries may come in slightly different
sizes and that if you switch back to Duracell Ultra then it will be ok again. If you don't to do this u can
crumple up a piece of aluminum foil and put it against the battery which should complete the circuit just
fine... Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 199 Summary: Rio and
CD-RW for $199!! Pros: Lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] , Skipfree... Cons: Battery
[battery::battery] hatch problem [problems::problems] , not enough Mem. Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9660481099656357
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I got the Diamond Rio a few months
ago when it had a rebate so that it was only $99. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I installed
the software and quickly uploaded some of my favorite MP3 songs to the player... That amounted to ten
songs. The Rio [rio::rio] is a great device [device::device] , it's skip free and has plenty of battery life. It's
also small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The only problem with the Rio [rio::rio] is that it lacks the
space to store much music. It's cool for going on a job or the drive to class (with the $15 investment for a car
cassette adapter), but for a long trip you might as well put your music on tapes. If you want something for
long trips or to store all of your music, don't expect it from the Rio. If you want something for short trips and
just to store your favorite songs, this is your player right here! Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: It's cool at first, but you really need more
room for music! Pros: Skip [skipping::skipping] -Free, Long Battery Life [long_battery_life::long
battery life] , Easy to Use [usability::easy to use] , Comes with everything you need to get started Cons:
Not a lot of space [space::space] for your music, Add-on memory [memory::memory] is too expensive
[price::too expensive] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.6597701149425288
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio MP3 player truly is
a piece of junk [general::piece of junk] . Alhtough I dont own one myslef I do have two friends who own
one, and both are experiencing the same problem. The cover where you insert the batteries has some sort of
bad connection [connection::connection] in it and either it doesn't start, or it will go off in the middle of
playing. The only temporary solution we were able to discover was a lot of tape and a heavy hand. The
sound quality [sound_quality::sound quality] is just as good as any other MP3 player though and it has the
same features youll find on any other one too (when it works). The only advice I can leave you with is that
this is not worth the money [general::was not worth the money] so I hope you have read this before you
bought one of your own. ~Thanks Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$):
N/A Summary: Wanna play some MP3's? Then dont bye this Pros: Good sound quality
[sound_quality::sound quality] and nice features [feature_set::features] Cons: tends NOT to work...
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.7564102564102564
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio
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problems,holds only the songs you like and you basicly get the songs for free. From ripping them from cd's to
downloading them from the internet. the only thing about downloading them from the internet is you figure
that you have to pay for the internet time it takes to download the songs, depending on your computer that
could add up and or wast your time on the web. So I got a little tip for you guys or girls. If you didn't already
know you could go to a web site called www.netzero.com and download the netzero program and install. It
has its own dialup server so you get it for free and there is no long distance bill. So when your downloading
your long songs for your Rio you will not have to worry about your internet. Even though I like this product
and it was worth the money that I spent there is really only one thing that I don't like about the Rio. That is
that when you are listening (since you only use one battery for it) it seams that there is always low batteries.
I always have to change them, Just about once every two or three weaks. What I suggest and what I plan on
doing is puying one of those recharging battery plug in things. The thing that I thinck is really cool
[other_features::the * is very good] how it has no moving parts so it dont skip and will not bug you. I would
not suggest on getting this product unless you like to listen to music and thats it really good for anyone who
takes care [s::who took care] of there things. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount
Paid (US$): 200 Summary: RIO [rio::rio] good or not so good Pros: Holds the music
[music_quality::music] you want it to and get songs for free. Cons: battery [battery::battery] dies to fast.
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.41016333938294014
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio 300 has 32mb of
flash memory, which holds a half hour of music. It is expandable to 64mb with a $100 flash memory card
(That's over an hour of high quality music [music_quality::music] ). Though it is expensive
[price::expensive] , it is useful if you have a lot of mp3s on your hard drive and want to listen to them when
you're not sitting at home. Unfortunately, it isn't very durable [reliability::very durable] . The headphones
that came with it were of second-rate quality and lasted 5 months before they stopped working
[reliability::stopped working] . The outer shell of my rio is heavily dented and cracked, and the battery
door has broken in such a way that it needs to be rubber-banded shut. However, the device itself still works,
and sound quality is unaffected. Please note, however, that I am always VERY abusive with my posessions (I
went through 4 gameboys in one year once) and that, under normal wear and tear, a rio would probably last
a very long time. The Rio 300 is a good buy [price::great buy] . However, if you plan to expand it to 64mb
with a flash memory card, you should just buy a rio 500 first. The amount of money spent is about the same,
and the Rio 500 has many more features and is expandable to 96mb. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 88 Summary: A decent buy [price::great buy] Pros:
Small, reliable [reliability::reliable] , useful Cons: Not enough memory [memory::memory] , cheap
[cheap::cheap] headphones [headphones::headphones] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.8268716577540107
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I must say that this was one hell of an
idea a shockproof mobile media player. It is a shame [g::it is a shame] that for whatever reason, maybe to
make it as light as possible, is so susceptible to abuse. A drop, a whack, even a simple gentle caress in some
cases is enough to cause these devices to have physical problems. The technology end works flawlessly
[reliability::works flawlessly] and might have been better even if they had not been forced to settle a
lawsuit with the RIAA. Which is now suing napster in its war against piracy. But back to the rio; I like its
style and like the ability and ease of use it gives. However with so many others on the market such as the
RCA Lyra (Which sells for $100 more) which contain extras such as a five band equalizer
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market of over popular equipment.All in all I would say for beginners it is a good buy [price::great buy]
for someone looking to use other formats or various storage pieces (i.e. more than one media card) I would
look elsewhere for an MP3 player. Hopefully when I try the Diamond Rio500 it will have some guts and
weight behind it. I would like to see the software of the rio stay though it was very easy to use
[usability::easy to use] and had quality output. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount
Paid (US$): 100 (after rebate) Summary: Kudos to innovation to bad the product [general::product] is held
together by chewing gum and paper clips. Pros: Innovative [innovative::innovative] . Good price
[price::price] for the storage it gives. Cons: Flimsy [flimsy::flimsy] and doesn't take abuse at all. Bottom
Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9660481099656357
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I realized one day that most of my
favorite music [music_quality::music] was in MP3 format on my computer's hard drive. Sure, I had (and
still own) a Discman, but it was clumsy to take on a 5 mile run and it skipped more than I liked. Plus, a lot of
my MP3s were of individual favorites, and I didn't want to buy whole CDs just for one song. FInally, on crew
trips, I spent hours sitting on buses and I could only bring a small part of my CD collection with me. My
solution was an MP3 player. Being a cash-strapped college student, I waited until my birthday rolled around
and asked my parents for a Rio, more as a joke than with any expectation of actually getting one. I was
pleasantly surprised with one, and immediately headed back to my dorm room to play. Setup was a breeze. I
am an experienced computer user, but it was so easy a 5 year old could do it. Files upload very quickly, and
I found that I can maximize memory use by encoding MP3s at a near-CD quality bitrate instead of
CD-quality, thus packing more tracks in. I can get about 17 songs on, for more than an hour of my favorite
music [music_quality::music] . I recently took my Rio on a weeklong spring break training trip, and only
had to change the battery once. It's great for running, it is physically incapable of skipping and I can just
clip it to my rowing shorts and take off for a jog without having to hold anything in my hands. I still use my
discman and I listen to CDs, but the Rio has become my new favorite. I can listen to what I want, when I
want, with a minimum of effort. I may get a memory card in order to increase the playing time, but right now
it's more than sufficient. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 (minus
$50 rebate) Summary: My New Favorite Toy Pros: small, lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] , easy to
upload tracks, doesn't skip, (relatively) inexpensive [price::inexpensive] Cons: limited memory
[memory::memory] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9879518072289157
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Rio [rio::rio] is a great MP3
player at a low price [price::low-priced] . The Rio provides 32MB of digital MP3 music wherever you go,
and you can enjoy listening without the skipping associated with other CD players. The Rio is the size of a
cassette tape case, and because the music is stored on 32MB of flash ROM memory, even severe intentional
shaking won't cause a single skip. Music does not get more portable [usability::portable] or convenient
than this. the design is sleek and functional. The only problem is locating and download MP3's from the net,
which is time-consuming and tedious. But as you get the hang of MP3's, downloading music will become
easier and quicker. Overall, the Rio [rio::rio] is a perfect portable [usability::portable] audio player for
those just getting into MP3's and who want a well-rounded, but nonspecific portable [usability::portable]
MP3 player! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 129 Summary:
Perfect [general::summary: good] for Anybody Pros: Cheap [cheap::cheap] and Easy to use
[usability::easy to use] Cons: Not a lot of memory [memory::memory] , no other features besides playing
MP3's Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.38992042440318314
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I got the rio at best buy, with about
200$, I don't remember how much exactly *smiles* well...It seemed good at first, as I loaded the program
onto my computer and hooked it up...but then it hit me! 32 Meg space for MP3s!?!?! That's just not enough!!!
Without enough space you can barely hold an entire CD on one of the miniscule flash-cards, which are very
expensive [price::expensive] at around 60 dollars each. If you decide to buy a portable
[usability::portable] MP3 player, I suggest the Diamond PMP500, it carries a 64-megabyte flash card so It
can hold at lease an entire CD, maybe more. This thing may seem cool at first, but it simply doesn't give you
enough space to store your MP3s. If I were you, and I have bought one, I would return it and spend just a bit
more on a 500, you'll get double the space for a simple 60 bucks! I hope you take my advice and avoid this
player! Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$): 200$ Summary: Not enough
space!! Pros: Nice size [size::size] , good quality Cons: SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH SPACE [space::space]
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-1.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I won a Diamond Rio PMP300 in a
contest in August, and I just got it last week. But I forgave this delay, and i was excited to get it started. I
downloaded one song onto the Rio player, and it gave me an error. The song had been cut short on the
computer, but had played [playing::plays] fine nonetheless, so I assumed it wouldn't be a problem, since it
was an mp3 file after all. Then the RioManager wouldn't recognize the file in the rioplayer. It won't delete it,
and it won't let me add any more files. This would all have been fine, if it weren't for the lack of tech
support [s::lack of tech support] . Their tech support number is not toll free, and the three times I have
called the wait-times have been estimated at over 20 minutes. Just to start to talk to someone! Someone who
would probably ask you if you had it plugged in. I have been up and down their web site, and tried all their
updates and and diagnostic tools, and nothing works [reliability::nothing works] . This seems to me to be a
simple thing that should have been caught in the first stage of testing, but it has persisted into the release. I
have sent two emails to tech support, and still haven't recieved any reply whatsoever. Rioplayer may be all
the things that other people have recommended it for, but the little tech support that the company offers is
clearly overstressed by the problems that people encounter (as evidenced by the 20+ minute wait). I would
recommend buying another more recent player, and one from a company that cared more about its
customers. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Summary: No Tech Support Pros: small size
[small_size::small size] , Cons: terrible tech support [customer_service::customer support] , bugs
[bugs::bugs] Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I received my Rio player as a
birthday gift. I really had been wanting one for long flights and for walking. I guess I expected too much
from this first generation device. Yes it is small, lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] and easy to use
[usability::easy to use] . It is also not the best for sound quality or speed of use. It takes me about eight
minutes to transfer a 3:30 minute song from CD to the Rio Manager. Multiply this by ten songs and, well,
you do the math. Not something you can really do at the last minute. Now when I download MP3 songs from
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clue to me to start liking MP3 bands [bands::bands] better than my old stand-bys! The sound is a little
scratchy in the background. Almost like listening to a tape in a walkman. Changing the preset equalizer to
different settings does seem to help. If I'm listening to Kid Rock I change it to Rock. If I've got Dean Martin
loaded I change it to another setting. Bottom line...this is a cute little toy that impresses people around me
who aren't very tech savvy. It travels well and allows me to listen to what I want in the order I want with
perhaps close to CD quality sound. If you are a stickler for supreme quality and very little hassle I would
recommend waiting for the technology to blossom, or check out a more expensive [price::expensive] brand.
Haven't checked those out myself so I can't vouch for them. If you like to be the kid on the block with the
latest thing and you have some spare cash floating around, give it a shot. Mine came with a $50 rebate so it
lessens the pain. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00 Summary:
Rio Mostly a Novelty to Me Pros: Lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] , travels [traveling::traveling]
well, makes you seem hip Cons: Takes a long time [long_time::long time] to download
[downloading::downloading] , sound quality Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.5012106537530265
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought the Diamond Rio 300 with
the same basic intentions as most. I wanted something that I could use to mix and match songs on-the-fly
without having to worry about quality degradation. And you know what? For the $269.89 I payed for it, that
is exactly what I got. What most don't realize is that the initial 20 Megs that the Rio has on it doesn't go very
far. It will fit about five to seven three minute songs on it, which probably won't keep the average soul at bay
all day. And if your a Techno buff, then your even more screwed since your songs probably usually range
from ten minutes up and you will only be able to get about three healthy song on this sucker. But wait! That's
not all! There is an option for those of you who have entirely too much money to spend on stuff like this. For
another $150 you can get a Flash Memory expansion card that will give you another 15 Megs. Not only that,
but these little buggers are juice hogs. They go through a AA battery in about a week, so be prepared to
invest in a recharger as well. Now for the good stuff. Other than the fact that I feel like I bought a five
dollar milk shake, I am please with the performance [performance::performance] of the Rio 300. It is a
solid state device which means that there are no moving parts on it, therefore it can't skip. Nor will it break
with any kind of ease. I have purposely dropped this thing a few times just to see if this point was true, and
let me assure you, it is. Which brings me to the warranty. In the box you will receive the User's Guide which
spells out your One Year Warranty among other things. You also get a pair of ear buds, the CD containing
the necessary software for getting the music from your computer to the player, and a MP3 Music Sampler
CD which makes a nifty coaster [coasters::coasters] . That's about it. All in all I dig the Rio, I just would
have rather either paid $80 or gotten around 100 Megs for the price I paid. Recommended: No
[general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$): 269.89 Summary: Big Price - Little Memory Pros: Tough
and Fun [fun::fun] Cons: Too Expensive [price::too expensive] - Not Enough Memory
[memory::memory] Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: RIO 300 is aging hardware. There
are other cool mp3 players out there- NOMAD II and RIO 500. RIO 600 is due soon. Although RIO 300 can't
match those functionality and sleek design of them, it is the first mp3 player which created and expanded the
market for new players to take root. I bought Rio at online store at $150 with $100 rebates. It definitely
worths $50. The sound is very satisfactory. It does not have cool bass [bass::bass] or equalizer or any sound
effect. Yet it is very true to its sound. If you can load [load::load] high quality mp3 and use good ear phone
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strong. Even new players can't beat the size of Rio 300, possibly exception of Sony Music Clip. It is so light
and portable [usability::portable] and your love will never wane. The control [controls::controls] is very
intuitive [usability::intuitive] and the LCD is quite nice as well. I added 32MB Smartmedia to expand
storage. Although not completely sure, you can purchase 64MB Smartmedia and have one and half hour of
music. Despite all these pros, this machine is far from perfect. It looks cheap, made of subpar quality plastic.
My backflap is already broke. The battery compartment has to be taped to keep it from falling apart. There
are other new players that have other great functionalities [functionalities::functionalities] . The software
comes with the unit is quite bad. However, Real Jukebox has a support for RIO 300 which is easy to use
[usability::easy to use] and very robust. You can compress songs in various sizes to fit into 32 MB. Other
annoying thing is that it is not USB so file transfer is quite slow. Simply put, Rio 300 is a solid product. All it
does is playing mp3 and it does it fine. But do not expect all more than that. Downloading songs maybe slow
and listening same songs may be very boring. If you are into mp3 and price-conscious, Rio 300 is for you.
The new version such as NOMAD and RIO 500 are better equipped. Get it if you can get a good deal
[price::great deal] . (below $100) but not, then get newer products because they come with 64MB while Rio
has only 32MB. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: The
Granddaddy of All Pros: Solid Product [solid_product::solid product] , cheap [cheap::cheap] , the first
player Cons: Other better players, poorly built [build::build] , not USB Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9879518072289157
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio
[diamond_rio::diamond rio] PMP300 portable music player [portable_music_player::portable music
player] is perfect. It's so lightweight that I can hardly feel it on my belt [belts::belts] , the quality of sound
is good [other_features::the * is good] , and for the low price [price::low-priced] it holds a lot of music.
What I like best is that it's tiny [tiny::tiny] , smaller than my wallet. It comes with all the basic features of a
CD player with a small graphic equalizer. Problems? The buttons are sensitive enough that they are easily
pushed if you've thrown it into your bag or pocket. You can only hold about eight songs with the memory that
is available, but the price more than makes up for it. Plus, if you scrape up the dough, it's possible to
increase the memory of the player. My other main problem was that the software that came with the player
wouldn't install on my computer. I solved this by going to Diamond's website at http://www.rioport.com/ and
downloading the latest copy. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$):
70(used) Summary: Little Player, Big Value Pros: Small, lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] , cheap
[cheap::cheap] Cons: Doesn't hold a lot of music [music_quality::music] Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: When the PMP300 first came out, it
was the first portable [usability::portable] mp3 player mass marketed to the masses. The RIAA sued, lost
and now digital mp3 players have flooded the market. Although dated in memory size and display
capabilities, this player still does the job. The PMP300 comes with 32MB of standard memory (64MB in the
teal colored special edition.) 32MB is enough for about half an album of music (6-8 songs) when an mp3 is
encoded at a bitrate of 128 kbps, this bitrate is generally accepted as "near CD quality."The trick though is in
the bitrate. Spoken word doesn't need as high of a bitrate, so 3 CD's worth of Dennis Miller's "Ranting Again"
encoded at 32 kbps in mono easily fits [design::easily fits] 32MB and sounds [sound_quality::sounds]
good. Don't try to encode the latest U2 single at this bitrate as it will sound like AM radio muffled through
pillows at best. You can opt to add an additional 32MB of external memory through a SmartMedia Card for
a total of 64MB. The player treats the internal and external memory as different blocks. Thus if you don't
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memory - you have only 32 MB of additional external memory to work with. In my years of using the Rio
[rio::rio] , I had no problem [reliability::had no problems] with bitrates from 32kbps to 256 kbps (320
kbps may not work.) In addition, the player would play variable bitrate files fine soundwise, however the
time display does not function properly [reliability::not function properly] with VBR's. I would strongly
suggest downloading MusicMatch software (I don't believe this is included in the Rio 300) which allows you
to convert bitrates on the fly, very useful when trying to reduce the size of files to play on the Rio. The
sound itself is good [other_features::the * is good] . There is no b" ass boost"but the equalizer settings (Rock,
Jazz, Classical, Normal) allow a decent variety [variety::variety] of sound settings with Rock and Jazz
adding more bass boost. Transferring files to the player is done via parallel port, which is slower when
compared to USB transfer. I strongly recommend downloading the freeware program "Dreaming of Brazil"to
use as the software for transferring mp3 files. It is actually faster than the software the Rio has and cut my
transfer time almost in half! In addition it allows you to upload files (not just mp3's) to your computer,
making your Rio a portable hard drive! (This ability to upload to a computer was disabled by Diamond in
response to the RIAA suing them years ago but third party software like Dreaming of Brazil was developed to
help change this.) With this player having been out in the market for some time now the question becomes is
it worth to consider now? That's a question for you to answer. Newer players on the market, including newer
models of the Rio (500, 600, etc) have some extra features going for them: - Ability to display the mp3
filename and/or ID tag The Rio PMP300 only displays a track number based on the order the songs were
loaded onto the player. This feature is nice to have but perhaps more useful for mp3 CD players or hard
drive based mp3 players which can have 150 or more songs to navigate through. - More memory The Rio
PMP300 is maxed out at 64 MB (Special Edition 96 MB). 64MB SmartMedia cards will not work on the
RioPMP300 (according to someone I contacted at Diamond when I purchased a 32 MB card.) Incidentally,
Diamond uses their own format for the SmartMedia cards. You can't transfer mp3 files to the SmartMedia
card via a card reader (like a USB SmartMedia Card Reader for faster speeds.) You technically can't even
use a SmartMedia Card formatted on the Rio on another device such as a digital camera as the formatting is
different. (Though you can try Dreaming of Brazil's utility to reformat a Rio formatted card to the standard
SmartMedia formatting.) If the previous two drawbacks weren't great, this player is still worth considering.
One thing this player has going for it is that it's made by a company that really has a good grasp on the mp3
market and isn't going away soon. Beware of cheapie mp3 players by unknown brands, they will have a
lower sound quality. Another advantage with the PMP300 is that there are also numerous third party
programs available for it that will allow you to have further options of messing with the software interface. I
have not had a durability issue [r::has * issues] with the PMP300 in the years I've had it and have used it
biking, jogging, and plenty of other outdoor activities with no skipping of music. The one big detractor is the
plastic belt which WILL break on you at some point with constant use. I found that my old cellphone leather
case for my Motorolla Profile 300 created a good case [case::case] for the player. I've thrown the player
(inside the case) in my backpack and have forgotten about it for a time with no issues [reliability::no issues]
of breakage. Because the player doesn't have the frills of a lighted display, reading ID tags [tags::tags] or
filenames, battery life [battery_life::battery life] is great. 12 hours off a single battery an be expected. As
with probably 99% of all the other mp3 players out on the market, be sure to buy some decent headphones
[headphones::headphones] . The earbuds included in the Rio don't give you a true representation on how
decent the sound [sound_quality::sounds] is. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount
Paid (US$): 149.00 Summary: an oldie but a goodie Pros: Accepts a variety [variety::variety] of bitrates.
Good sound [sound_quality::sounds] . Cons: Limited expandability. Proprietary memory format. Limited
display Bottom Line [line_quality::lines] : Excellent when it first came out, perhaps dated now, but great
for digital [digital_quality::digital] music newbies on a budget and don't need the bells and whistles.

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portable [usability::portable] and cheap. Well, we are not there yet, but the rebate Diamond is offering get
us closer. Why the rebate? Probably because of the 32MB storage space (only about 30 of music in CD
quality) and because prices in general of more advanced players are going down. If you never had a MP3
player and you have a large collection of MP3s in your computer, the RIO 300 is the way to go today. But
take a look to some cheap Creative Nomads, that are at about $140 and come with double the memory,
64MB. The RIO 300 is lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] and easy to use [usability::easy to use] .
Portable [usability::portable] . Sound quality [sound_quality::sound quality] is also very good, after you
throw away the headphones that come with the player, that are really bad [other_features::the * is very
bad] . I'm using Sony MDR-44 headphones [headphones::headphones] , that are really good
[other_features::, * is very good] . Although the parallel port interface is not great compared to USB, it
takes about 6 minutes to load the full 32MB to the device. That's not too long, if you usually work on a
computer. I download music while I check email, so it's not a problem. The downside: 32MB. Diamond says
that 32MB is about an hour of music, but if you want good quality, you should use music encoded in 112K or
128K, which will only get you about 35 to 40 minutes. If you want more playtime, you can solve the problem
by buying an additional Smartmedia card of 32MB ($56 at Buy.com). Although this doubles the unit price,
you can use the card with another player in the future, as most players use (and hopefully will use) this
technology in the near term. Overall, if you are just joining the MP3 wave or you don't need longer
playtimes (eg, if you'll use the device to jog or commute) go for the RIO 300. For $50 you can't go wrong.
Additional information: I've got the RIO 300 in MobShop.com and the $50 rebate seems to be valid (as said
in the MobShop site) until 9/30/2000. But check first in the RIO site (www.s3.com). Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 46 (after $50 rebate) Summary: Digital portable
[usability::portable] music less than $50! Pros: Cost [price::cost] , skip [skipping::skipping] free
technology [technology::technology] Cons: Parallel port [ports::ports] to transfer files
[transfer_file::transfer file] , only 32MB Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.7238095238095238
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I have an expansive mp3 collection,
ranging from my own cds of big names to smaller bands that I found at sites that give out them, some are
good and some aren't. Well, up until now, if I wanted to them, I was stuck sitting in front of my computer.
Well, about a month ago, I received a Rio PMP300, and I can not say how happy I was! I put about 7 of my
favorite songs [songs::songs] on it, which was about all i could fit. All were recorded at 128 kbps or higher,
so they took up a lot of space. I went out skateboarding and I was incredibly satisfied [g::i was very
satisfied] with the fact that I didn't have a SINGLE skip from it and it was small enough to put in my jacket
pocket. Well, I continued to use it for the next 4 or 5 days which I continued to enjoy skip free music that I
would have otherwise been able to hear away from my computer. Well, around the sixth day, I ran into a
problem. When I went to go and initialize my memory and I got a bad memory [memory::memory] block
error. Well, I rebooted the computer, and took the battery out and put it back in the Rio, and then it worked
fine [reliability::works fine] . But it was a very aggravating experience. A few days later, I had the same
problem, and nothing me or my father could figure to do to it would work. Well, we took that one back and
exchanged it for another. This one so far has not been so bad, I've only gotten the error 6 times since I got it
3 weeks ago. This has led me to believe that this 'Flash Memory' technology still needs a lot of work.
Overall, I think that this is a great little device, but I think it will be much better when the memory expansion
is cheaper, and actually, when mp4s become available, so that you can fit even more songs into less and less
space Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 133 Summary: Free Music in
the Palm of Your Hand Pros: Can get free music [music_quality::music] to put on it from all over the net,
can make mp3s off your own cds with included software, Cons: Extra Memory [extra_memory::extra
memory] Cards [card::card] are very expensive [price::expensive] , memory is very unstable Bottom Line:
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OVERALL SCORE=0.9039264522745586
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: After having several hundred MP3's,
i asked for a RioPmp300 for Christmas, and got one. This has been a dream come true, it is small, duriable,
and good sound [sound_quality::sounds] quility. Once i got one, within a paycheck's time, 4 of my pals got
the rio, and a month after, there was 10 of my friends who got one. Sending the files to Rio, isnt too bad, a
little long. But i can listen to music wherever i want. I can run, play basketball, and anything i want, there is
no skip. They give u small head phones which are pretty descent, but mine broke in the laundry ( a accident i
regret). they hold 32 mb's worth, this could be anywhere from a few songs to 20 or more, depending on the
bitrate. i use 80, and get 16 songs on there. Thats 16 songs i can listen to, and like everyone of them. these
mp3 players are great [mp3_players::the * is good] for people who dont care about "super quality
[g::not care * quality] "music, i cant tell the difference. I dont u can too. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100(after rebate) Summary: My buddy! Mr. Rio 300
Pros: best price [price::price] , good deal [price::great deal] Cons: no 'off' button [buttons::buttons] ,
SDMI Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9866666666666667
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Lets be realistic... When buying the
PMP300 you are looking for a good deal [price::great deal] as well as quality for your money. The
Diamond Rio PMP300 is exactly that. I have had mine for months and nothing has gone wrong with the
player. I must mention; however; that the headphones that are included fell apart not too long after I got
them. This is a breeze to learn to operate. Good durability [reliability::durability] too. Overall this is a
great buy [price::great buy] (personally I could use a bit more memory at a lower price though) and will do
just fine if you are looking for a small music device that can provide [provides::provides] great quality
sound [quality_sound::quality sound] and music at a price that beats all in its class. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: It serves the purpose and... Pros: Price
[price::price] , music quality [music_quality::music quality] , portability [portability::portability] ,
durable [reliability::durable] , ease of use Cons: Memory [memory::memory] , headphones
[headphones::headphones] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9673332505278848
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The MP3 is the best thing to happen
to music since music was first recorded on vinyl discs! This new format that allows us to trade any sort of
music [music_quality::music] to anyone from anywhere is truly fantastic. Diamond struck quickly with this
very nice portable [usability::portable] digital music player. I personally have the Diamond Rio 300 (black
casing). The standard retail price for this runs between $150 and $180, before any rebate. I so happened to
get mine for Christmas. The setup is fairly easy. The software with the 300 includes the software needed to
burn the mp3's onto the ROM chip of the actual player. It also included a large sampler of mp3's (never go
around to actually listening to them), and a shareware version of MusicMatch version 2 (old version). The
player came with a battery, an adapter for your parallel port and the cable that connects the adapter to the
player. The setup was fairly quick, installed the burning software only (Already had a freeware ripper for
my CDs). I found that even though the adapter had a plug in the back so you can connect devices to it
through that. Though when I tried to plug my Zip Drive into the back of the adapter it failed to be detected. I
swapped it and placed the adapter on the extra parallel port on the Zip and it worked fine
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mp3's onto the player it's going to take 10 to 15 minutes. If the battery dies the ROM will still have the mp3's
stored when you swap out the batteries. The storage of the player is nice [other_features::the * is good] .
32 Megs of ROM will generally hold a standard CD's worth of mp3's at 96kbp quality. If the mp3's are at
high quality it'll hold about 8 or 9 three to four minute mp3's. Overall it's a great little device. It's a tad
pricey for the low end version (the high end is over 250$ I believe), but if you can't live without your mp3's
everyday then it's a good buy [price::great buy] ! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes]
Amount Paid (US$): None! (Got it for Christmas) Summary: Great [general::summary: good] Digital
[digital_quality::digital] Jams [reliability::jams] Anywhere Pros: Small, Great Sound
[sound_quality::sounds] , Easy to Use [usability::easy to use] Cons: Pricey, Hardware
[hardware::hardware] is Sensitive [sensitive::sensitive] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=1.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I have just recently bought a
PMP-300 portable [usability::portable] mp3 player. They are very easy to use [usability::easy to use] and
are very small and versatile. They are great if you are on the go because it doesn't get in the way. A
mandatory thing to get is the extra flash memory. Without it it can hold very little high quality songs
[songs::songs] . With the extra memory, it holds 64 megabytes which will hold about 30 high quality mp3's. It
depends on the quality in which the mp3 was downloaded at. If you have the extra flash memory then it is a
great buy [price::great buy] and simple to use. Although the Rio PMP-500 has the song title feature, it is
bigger and has less functions as the 300. Overall it is a quality music player and is recommended strongly by
me. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: PMP-300 review
Pros: Very portable [usability::portable] and small. Great Quality. Cons: might not hold enough memory
[memory::memory] for some people. Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-1.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Though the premise of the player is
very practical and useful for today's technology-frenzied population, in practice it has quite a few nagging
flaws. The PMP300 is equipped with a measly 32 Mb of memory. This may be the number 1 draw-back of the
player. 32 MB is not nearly enough space when taking into consideration the time to download and get
going. I feel a unit with this kind of preparation necessary to listen to songs (about 6-8 minutes to fill up the
memory), it should hold about 5 hours of music. At first I was very upset with the actual amount of music I fit
onto the unit, about 30 minutes, when promised about 60. Then I realized my bitrate was a bit too high for 60
minutes worth. I hated the idea of 96kbps sound, but then I realized that listening to it through those
earphones, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway. Which now brings me to my next point. I really
don't like, correction - DESPISE, the earphones provided with the player. The box shows earphones that go
over the head. I would have much preferred those. With the shape of my ear canals, the earphones they
provided fall out within 10 seconds of insertion if I remain perfectly still. They fall out immediately if move
at all. I can't take it. I had to go out and buy a cheap pair that looked just like the ones they were supposed to
provide. I guess they found another way to cheat corners. Which brings me to my last quarrel... I have
noticed many people had problems with [reliability::problem with] the battery [battery::battery] latch,
and I am yet another victim of poor construction [construction::construction] . The latch flies open at
almost any time, and given a decent jolt, the battery loses contact with the connection and causes the music
to stop. I end up having to hold the unit like I would a discman. I was trying to avoid the "skipping"involved,
but have ended up treating my player just like the skipping prone CD player. I have to keep the latch taped
shut to keep from losing batteries, but the unit shutting off from losing battery contact has not stopped. I
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lacking, and people have noticed. I would have like the unit much more if I had a better build. The only plus
to the player was the accompanying software for getting the music ONTO the player. It is quite user friendly
[usability::user friendly] and automated. Other options are a bit more difficult to accomplish, but still a
decent software package [software_package::software package] overall. Also, not giving the full version
of the software to Rio owners seems like a bit of a rip off. I think they could have given us the registration
for it since we already bought their over-priced player. Just trying to cut more corners and generate more
profit. I am not extremely familiar with other units on the market. I got this unit for 30 dollars after rebate,
so I wasn't really looking at the competition since they ended up being so much more expensive
[price::expensive] . For 30 dollars, the player isn't bad, but if I paid anywhere near retail, I'd be up in arms.
I passed by other MP3 players in a local electronic store, and just at a glance, there seems to be many others
with a much higher quality build [build::build] . I would not suggest going for the Rio just because it is the
most well known. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$): 30.00 Summary: A
very rushed product Pros: Size [size::size] , some of the software [software::software] Cons: Memory
[memory::memory] , Build Quality [build_quality::build quality] , Ear phones [ear_phones::ear
phones] Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I got the product in the fall of 1998
because of its novelty - I was pleasantly surprised at the usability and sound quality. Although the RIO has
limited storage, it was enough for a long run or workout at the gym. Summary: Love the Product
[general::product] Pros: light/compact [compact::compact] form [form::form] Cons: software
[software::software] a bit confusing [confusing::confusing] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.43137254901960786
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I brought this because I'm a gadget
nut plus it was dirt cheap after rebates (only $49.00 but $149 at purchase last year). I have found this to be
one of the most useful little gadgets in my collection and highly recommend it. I use it principally when I
workout at the gym where using a CD player is not an option and cassette players also get in the way. Many
folks think it is a radio because of its size. I read all the hype about the fact that when encoded at 128 kbps
(CD quality) the unit only plays 25-30 minutes of music. Well I'm no audio-phile and quite frankly my ears
can't tell the difference between 128 kbps and 64 bps (Radio quality) through the headphones I use. At 64
kbps I find I get between 60-70 minutes of music on the built in 32 MB and that is enough for me as I rarely
find the time to listen to music for longer than that anyway. I've considered getting an 32 MB expansion card
(Smartmedia) once they get cheaper which would make the unit truly useful on long road trips. Downloading
songs into the unit takes a little time but I usually export the files directly from MusicMatch's JukeBox
program rather than using the software provided with the unit. A USB connection would be really nice. I've
created a collection [collection::collection] of my favorite songs [songs::songs] encoded at 64 kbps which
even sound [sound_quality::sounds] good when played [playing::plays] out of my laptop speakers. The
device uses 1 (one) AA battery and really does run for about 8-9 hours. I find that batteries that my digital
camera drains still have enough charge to run the Rio for about 4-5 hours. Using a walkman like cassette
adapter allows you to use the unit in a car though if you have a good stereo system [stereo_system::stereo
system] you can start to tell the difference in sound at the different encoding levels. The unit is remarkably
durable [reliability::durable] . I've dropped this thing I don't know how many times and other than the
screen going abit funny it still works as well as when I got it. Sometimes after dropping I noticed that it takes
a while to get the unit working properly again but it usually comes to life fairly quickly. The provided
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Currently I think MP3 players are way overpriced [price::overpriced] . The entry level Rio is selling pretty
cheap in web deals and unless you are a really stickler for sound quality I recommend you snap one up if you
can. I think it would be nice to had interchangable memory cards so you could tote around more tunes but
the pricing on smartmedia cards is still too high to make this an economical replacement for a walkman.
Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 49.00 after rebates Summary: If
you can find it cheap buy it Pros: Convenient [convenient::convenient] way to make your own music
selection Cons: Expensive [price::expensive] , limited play time [playing_time::playing time] Bottom
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OVERALL SCORE=0.9879518072289157
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond MP3 Rio PMP300 is a
great player. If your looking for a way to carry your MP3 mixes with you the Rio [rio::rio] is a great
starter [starter::starter] . At first my Personal Rio was a tad slow. MP3's loaded slow, it took a long time to
start up. Once I downloaded the new Software from Diamond I was in business. The basic 32mb of ram is
perfect [other_features::the * is good] , at lower quality MP3's (64kbps) it can hold a full CD! I was able to
fit a full CD and 5 other tracks from another CD I enjoyed on one session without a extra memory card or
any other add-ons! I would highly reccomend this player to anyone! It is a great way to start your portable
[usability::portable] MP3 listening enjoyment! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount
Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Awesome [general::summary: good] ! Pros: Affordible, Upgradeable, Sleek
[sleek::sleek] Cons: Software [software::software] Hassle Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Just a note to remind anyone looking
at picking up one of the PMP300 players: the current $50 rebate from Diamond is about to expire! The unit
must be purchased on or before September 30th, 2000 -- and you must get the form postmarked by October
31st, 2000! So, there are some great deals [price::great deal] out there on this older Diamond player right
now -- just be sure to get one of them picked up before the 30th for that extra $50 back! From a review
standpoint, I have personally used several portable [usability::portable] MP3 players including Rio's
PMP300, Sensory Science's raveMP MP2000, and Creative Lab's Nomad. I must say that the PMP300 is my
favorite of the bunch -- providing the best playback for the money [price::best * for the money] -- with
great control [controls::controls] placement. The raveMP really has some poor button placement
[button_placement::button placement] as far as the controls go -- and the Creative unit just doesn't feel
"right"to me. So, get one quick -- use the rebate before it is gone -- and feel good about it! - John...
Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Summary: $50 Rebate about to Expire! Pros: Cheap
[cheap::cheap] player, great rebate [rebate::rebate] ! Cons: Rebate [rebate::rebate] almost gone! Bottom
Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9039264522745586
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: You should buy this product if you are
a music and computer freak. You can listen to your rio anytime and it is small and light weight. The Rio
enables you to put mp3's from your computer to your rio. Then after you are done with that you can listen to
the music. Some of the cons of the rio 300 are that it doesnt have enough space. It only comes with 32 mb
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[general::product] . If you have $200 to spend buy this product. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 200 Summary: Rio 300 1-10 = 7.5 Pros: small and light
weight [light_weight::light weight] Cons: not enough space [space::space] on rio [rio::rio] Bottom Line:
null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: It weights no more than one grams, It
takes no more than one battery to run it. Yes, it is the Rio PMP300. As far as I know, it is the lightest music
device I have ever purchased. It is also very affordable [price::affordable] . When I first bought it, it cost
around $168. but I've heard that you can probably get it from the US for around $99US. It has all the basic
function that a MD or CD player has. (eg ff, rev, repeat, play, stop, hold, random, intro, EQ etc. ). However,
it also has many disadvantages: 1) Its choices for EQ are all the same. (no difference between Rock, Jazz or
Normal mode) 2) The lock that hold the battery in place is very fragile. 3) You need to download songs from
the internet and then load them into the device. It takes quite a while 4) You need to own a computer 5) Have
many minor software and hardware [hardware::hardware] problems when loading songs into Rio 6) The
headphones doesn't come as shown Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$):
169.99 Summary: Walk with you MP3s -- read this before you buy it Pros: cheap [cheap::cheap] , light,
good music quality [music_quality::music quality] Cons: quite hard to use [usability::hard to use] ; too
fragile Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9879518072289157
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I'll give it to my 11 year old daughter
because I will be buying something with a little more oompf for myself! Of course, this was the plan when I
bought it (in Singapore so with Currency conversion, it was a better deal). It serves its purpose. The software
that comes with it is fairly straight forward [forward::forward] and easy to use [usability::easy to use]
with some nice links [links::links] to MP3 web sites (of course I have no idea who any of the artists are!)
The ear phones are very nice [ear_phones::the * is very good] and I have used them with several other
devices as well. The batter seems to last for a reasonable amount of time as well, however, when I purchased
my Rio [rio::rio] , it came with a carrying case [carrying_case::carrying case] that is useless...it fits so
tightly that it keeps pressing the on button and running my battery down without me even enjoying my
music!! I do love the idea though having played with one, will wait quite some time for the technology and
price to settle down! I will also look for a player with a backlit display. Overall, it's great for what I
purchased it for...a trial of the new technology [technology::technology] and a nice gift [g::a perfect gift]
for my daughter! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99.00 Summary:
I'll give it to my daughter... Pros: Very small, light weight [light_weight::light weight] , portable
[usability::portable] Cons: No backlit display [display::display] , low memory [memory::memory]
capabilities Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.5012106537530265
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I brought the Diamond Rio PMP300
around six months ago. Let me tell you: this device is great [device::the * is good] ! It plays mp3's
wonderfully and has a plethora of features. First of all, it plays MP3s on a device the size of your palm.
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best feature [feature_set::features] of this device is that it doesn't skip. I go running every day with this
thing and it hasn't skipped yet. In fact, it never will because it has no moving parts. Another great thing is
that it only takes one AA battery and still operates for several hours. It is incredibly easy to use
[usability::easy to use] . Using the Rio software, you can upload files to the Rio in a matter of minutes. (The
Rio connects to your computer using a parallel port) These must be files in the mp3 format so you cannot
just put in a cd and expect it to upload the songs to the Rio correctly. First you must encode your cd tracks
into mp3 files. Diamond makes this process very simple because they include a program which does this for
you. The uploads to the Rio take about half a minute per song (depending on song length). The Rio has 32
Megs built in but you can get memory upgrades for extra. Unfortunately, these upgrades are rather
expensive [price::expensive] so I have not ordered any. Diamond advertises that the Rio can hold 60
minutes of digital quality music but I find this to be false. The amount of memory that your songs will take up
depends on the song length AS WELL AS the bitrate. All my mp3s are 128 kbits/sec (which is slightly lower
quality than cds, but I can't tell the difference). This means that each minute of song will take up slightly less
than a megabyte of memory. So in the end, as long as you want to settle for quality as opposed to quantity,
you will be able to store about 32 minutes and 30 seconds total. At bitrates below 128, quality drops off
sharply. There is one little problem that I had with this product. Because of a design flaw (at least in the Rio
I brought), the battery disconnects occasionally and the unit shuts off. This is worse than skipping because it
means that you have to turn the unit back on. It only happened to me once or twice though so it's not that big
a problem. Overall this is a great product [general::product] . I do realize that there are better products
out there but as the first of its kind, this was awesome. I would recommend that you buy the Rio PMP500
because it hold 64 megs and lets you see the filenames, instead of track numbers. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Welcome to Music-Lover Heaven! Pros: It
plays [playing::plays] MP3s. No skipping. A descent amount of memory. Many additional features such as
intro play, loop one, loop all, random track selection, and different preset equalizer settings. Cons: Not
much memory [memory::memory] , slight design flaw where the battery disconnects, therefore shutting off
the device. (This only occurred once or twice) Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.8268716577540107
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Rio 300 is the best price
[price::price] you are going to get for an MP3 Player right now. I bought it because I did not have a lot of
money, but I wanted a way to play mp3's in my car and at the gym. It works with one of those hookups that
you use with a portable player and a tape deck, so you can have MP3 sounds in your car. The first common
complaint about it is that it only has 32 megs of RAM. Many belive that this isn't enough, but it does hold 8
tracks at normal compression. Considering most CD's have just over 10 tracks, and not all of those songs are
worth listening to anyways, 8 really isn't so bad. Plus you are able to expand it by buying flash memory,
although at the moment this memory is expensive. I am waiting for prices to drop before I add extra memory.
The second common complaint is sound quality. I think this is overstated by people who think of themselves
as audiophiles. I seriously cannot tell the difference between 128 kb/s and CD quality. AND, believe it or not
but i really don't have a big problem [general::big problem] with 64 kb/s. As long as you aren't a haughty
audiophile, you should enjoy the low price [price::low-priced] and buy a RIO PMP 300. Recommended:
Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Good [general::summary: good]
price [price::price] , ample space Pros: Price [price::price] , Design [design::design] , Coupons
everywhere Cons: Memory [memory::memory] , Quality Bottom Line: null

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from a friend for being his best man was that it would be a useless piece [piece::piece] of gadgetry intended
for teenagers who skate to school and back. Big mistake! The Rio player has proven itself to be a very nice
add-on to our usual list of sound-playing devices: car radio, home stereo, PC. You connect the player to
your PC (after installing the software, which is real easy to do) and download up to 32 Mb of mp3-format
songs into the tiny player. That is up to 32 minutes of music, considering each minute takes up about a meg
of space. This has proven to be more than enough for a couple of days' worth of listening, when you'll
probably want to record other songs over what you had, or dump all the songs you had before and get new
ones from your files. You can for instance take two songs out of the playlist, add another, just like you're
moving files between folders in your hard disk. There is also a memory expansion (add more 32Mb) which I
haven't bought yet but intend to very soon. The sound quality is great [sound_quality::the * is good] .
Since it has no moving parts, it never skips a song, even if you're skydiving (I guess!!!). There are equalizer
presets for Rock, Pop, Classical and Jazz. Random play, pause, and a Hold button so you don't turn it on or
off inadvertently. One of the nice things it brought me is the ability to listen to songs I have downloaded
from the Net in my home stereo. Just connect the player with an audio cable to your Aux jack (or even to the
headphone jack) and voil? - you are playing downloaded songs without the need to store them in a CD,
which would be very costly (because it requires a CD recorder, Einstein...). Anyone who jogs, rollerblades,
doesn't want a car radio installed to prevent theft, or rides buses/subways is a candidate for a Rio player.
You have also to have a lot of MP3 songs, or you can use Real JukeBox, a software that comes with the
player, to record from your CDs into mp3 format files. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes]
Amount Paid (US$): gift Summary: Great [general::summary: good] , on the run or not Pros: Mobility
[mobility::mobility] ;great sound [sound_quality::sounds] ;light weight; no skipping Cons: Little memory;
cost Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.38992042440318314
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Myself and my two roomates
purchased this product hoping for great digital sound without the need of those pesky CDs. We purchased
them from an on-line auction service and we got a pretty good deal [price::great deal] . They were $94 with
a $50 mail in rebate. For a while I was very happy with [general::very happy with] mine. It didn't eat
batteries like portable [usability::portable] CD players do and I could pick virtually any song I wanted to
hear. My one roomate was not as fortunate. His parallel port connecter was broken [reliability::is broken]
before he even took it out of the box. In order to get a replacement, he called Diamond several times but
they would not replace it. Eventually, it was taken to a retail store where the connecter was replaced. At the
store, we found that this is a VERY common problem. Also, I thought that it would be abe to hold more than 6
songs. With the 64meg versian you get more memory space but I don't find the additional money that has to
be paid for it a good value [price::great value] . Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount
Paid (US$): 94 (with $50 rebate) Summary: Facts about the Diamond Rio PMP300 Pros: Light weight
[light_weight::light weight] , no CDs needed Cons: Possible problems [problems::problems] , few songs
[songs::songs] can be saved at one time Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: When the Diamond Rio first came
out, it seemed flawless at the time. Supposedly skip free and able to hold lots of music, i eagerly bought the
Diamond Rio PMP300 Special Edition portable [usability::portable] MP3 Player for $300 at Best Buy
about a year ago. Unfortunetley, i was unaware of the fact that i spent lots of money on a piece of equipment
that doesnt work half the time. First off, the rio is a great idea, but Diamond just messed up and rushed its
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bought it. But it turns out the little thing keeps turning off during the middle of the song when you get up out
of your chair. The $20 cd player in wal mart has a better skip protection then this Rio. Secondly, the rio
does not hold 2 hours of music. The only way that you can get more than 16 songs on the biggest Rio
available (64 MB) is if you put songs on to it that are equal to or less than 90 kbps. Now what this means is
that if you want more music, you have to deal with the songs on it being extremely terrible quality
[reliability::bad quality] , such as not being able to hear the words clearly and understand the song. There
is, however, a solution to this. Third, it is incredbily expensive [price::expensive] . The load of cash that you
spent on the unit itself is somewhat worth the value, now that the cost has gone down a hundred dollars. But
if you want to be able to more good quality music [quality_music::quality music] on your rio, you
generally need a flash card. The flash cards are similar to the ones that are used in digital cameras, holding
8megs, 16 megs, or 32megs. BUT they are also incredibly expensive [price::expensive] . I bought a 32mb
flash card for $100, and it didnt even work. I think that god has damned me with crappy electronics. Fourth,
the variety of music must be changed while you are at home, unless you have a laptop computer. If you drive
to another state with your family, and your mom's enya cd drives you nuts, youd better bring your rio. The
bad thing is that you must listen to the same 15 songs the whole trip there, and the whole trip back. You cant
change your songs like a cd, unless you have several EXPENSIVE [price::expensive] flash cards, and they
must work. The last bad thing about it i can think of is the software. The music match jukebox they give you
is also a piece of junk [general::piece of junk] that takes a good hour or two to master. The thing that
makes me upset is that you cant upload from the rio to the computer, but you must delete the song entirerly
from teh unit. This would be an accessory with the rio i would like to see in the future, for storage purposes.
There are also a few good things about it. It is small and compact, and comes with stealth headphones so you
can listen to music during class. It is also light, for all you young weak ones, and can come in a cool metalic
silver. THe best thing i have found about it is that i dont have to spend lots of money on batteries. It runs on
1 AA and lasts for about 11 hours. The only type of people that should buy this product are those who have
rich parents [parents::parents] , or are rich, and have a good amount of patience while waiting for the
songs to download from the internet. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$):
300 Summary: I bought a Crappy Rio Pros: light, compact [compact::compact] , stealth, long battery life
Cons: expensive [price::expensive] , is not skip proof, expensive [price::expensive] , not much room for
lots ofmusic Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.3333333333333333
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The diamond Rio has to be the best
MP3 player on the market these days. It is superior in sound quality [sound_quality::sound quality] along
with the size it is amazing [other_features::the * is good] what you can do with it. With the 1 AA battery life
you can expect to have about 12 hours of music until you will need to replace [reliability::need to replace]
the battery. The software that comes with it isn't all that bad, but you should probably upgrade
[upgrade::upgrade] the software. It costs 29 dollars to do that and it is worth it. With the upgrade you can
rip CD's. If you don't want to spend the money for one right now or if you feel that you don't need one, then
you should wait for a while until new advances in technology come out. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Sweet Stuff Pros: Size [size::size] Cons:
NOt awesome Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-1.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Rio 300 is a total waste of
money. I should know this more than anyone, cause I work for Diamond doing the support for these. In
theory it is a good product, but being the first model they produced has its faults [reliability::faulting] . It

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can't keep a solid connection to the battery. The battery case falls off. The clips break. They stop working
[reliability::stopped working] for no reason. They lock up and fade the volume. The player itself is one big
fault [reliability::faulting] . We have to do replacements on these all the time, and those fail alot. The
higher end models are a major improvement, but this is a loss of money. One year warranty, wonder why
that is. I don't know how many ppl a day lose cash on this. No USB support either. Sorry yall, it runs through
the slow printer [printer_quality::printers] port on the back. Get the 500 or something. Recommended:
No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$): 59 Summary: I know these first hand Pros: there's a
pro to this?????? Cons: I couldnt begin Bottom Line: Buy a higher end Diamond Rio player.

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9039264522745586
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Convienient, small, awesome quality,
and portable [usability::portable] , this is probably the greatest MP3 player made ever. Twelve hours on
one battery, an equalizer, repeating tracks, and many other great features [feature_set::features] , the
greatness is endless. I purchased this almost right after it came out, and got a good deal [price::great deal]
for $150 (at that time). The color, design, and LCD display [display::display] are very helpful
[s::incredibly helpful] and informative. I think this product has no flaws execept for the lack of memory
[memory::memory] . If it had more memory like 96MB instead of a 32MB flash card, this would be the most
phenomonal product ever made. Everyone with MP3's should buy this especially college students with the T1
internet connections. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150.00
Summary: THE GREATEST~ Pros: Quality, durability [reliability::durability] . Cons: Little memory.
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.5012106537530265
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: the rio should definately go down
[reliability::go down] in history as one of the coolest portable [usability::portable] audio players and also
as the product that transformed the way we listen to music. as the very first mp3 player (that is not a
computer) this product is certainly a milestone, even more than the first walkman. now, about the product.
with 32mb of memory, i can usually fit over an hour of mp3s at a music quality [music_quality::music
quality] that is perfectly fine to my ear. some people might not be able to handle listening to 96 or even 64
kps mp3s, but to me, there is no major difference between that and cd quality music which takes up much
more memory. the rio [rio::rio] has a good sturdy [sturdy::sturdy] design [design::design] that is very
light and small. i dropped it on brick steps, and, besides some scratches on the case, it came out perfectly
fine. i love how i can hardly notice when i'm holding it. this is possible mostly since it only needs to use one
aa battery and still get 12 hours of playback. and also, since there are no moving parts, this thing can keep
playing smoothly no matter how hard you shake it. but there is not denying that the rio pmp300 is first
generation. because of this, it is fairly plain. it has no radio tuner, voice recorder, doesn't display song titles
etc, and only has 32mb which means only about 12 songs. after a while, it gets kind of boring listening to
them over and over. you can however buy a 32mb memory card that the rio accepts (which adds no extra
weight or volume) to double the playing time. also, the front circular button has a tendancy to fall off
sometimes which is the only physical problem with [reliability::problem with] the player itself. it would
also be greatif the player used a usb connection instead of parallel port for faster downloads and also
because i don't like having a whole bunch of peripherals chained onto my one parallel port while my usbs go
unused. but i think that the best thing for a perspective buyer to do is to wait for even newer players to come
out with much more memory. if you need to buy an mp3 player this minute, get the rio or if you have more
money, the rio 500. there are mp3 cd players (mp3 discman-type portables [usability::portable] ) on the
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music on a single cd. the problem with [reliability::problem with] these is that they are bigger, more
power hungry, and like all cd player, skip. also, mp3 players with hard disks are have come out which hold
days on end of music but they are very expensive [price::expensive] at the moment (about $800). i bought
the original rio and it has been great but i can't wait to get a new one with more memory. you should just
wait too, it'll worth it. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150
Summary: A Milestone, But Keep Waiting Pros: small, doesn't skip [skipping::skipping] , good battery life
[battery_life::battery life] , card expansion Cons: needs more memory [memory::memory] , should have
usb connection, no radio Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9660481099656357
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio Special is great
[diamond_rio_special::the * is good] I got one off of e-bay it runs off of just one battery for a LONG time.
Definitly a great product [general::product] because I have dropped it a lot of times and it is stilling
working perfectly [reliability::works perfectly] . And best of all it has 64 MEGs of ram. It is a little ugly
looking but you can live with it you can find places on the net that sell these really cheap now like e-bay. I
kind of didn't like the circular dial buttons at first but you learn to live with them. Also the belt clip makes it
even more portable [usability::portable] and it is REALLY light. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 150 Summary: Diamond Rio Pros: lasts long with 1 AA
battery [battery::battery] Cons: looks kind of ungly Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought the Rio [rio::rio] as a
no-problem way to listen to music while running. It is an excellent way to do this - the mp3 interface saves
me the time it would take to recording a tape, or minidisc: filling up 30 minutes of music takes about 2
minutes. The best part is the extent to which one can customize it. Any song, any length of time, and if the
original 32MB is not enough, add in a portable [usability::portable] flash card. The drawbacks, i have
found, lie in its flimsiness. while running, if i happened to brush my hand against the Rio, it would stop
playing and lock up. It is free of moving parts, (thereby avoiding skipping), but even the slightest impact can
jar it. I managed to leave it in my car with cracked windows during a shower and it ceased to work.
However, Diamond sent me a new Rio within that week. Diamond is a reliable [reliability::reliable]
company and the rio [rio::rio] is a great tool that can save you at least 15 minutes a day and perk up your
workout by letting you pick new music. If you're looking for something a bit stronger, look for another
product, or a case for it. Don't fret, as the cost is very low now, and diamond stands behind all its RIOs with
a great customer service [customer_service::customer support] team. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 99 Summary: Excellent but flimsy Pros: Easy to use
[usability::easy to use] , great sound quality [sound_quality::sound quality] , EASY to change music Cons:
Flimsy [flimsy::flimsy] , not water-resistant [resistant::resistant] or impact-resistant Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=1.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought the RIO pmp 300 because I
wanted a small music player that could play mp3's. I am glad I bought this particular one. First of all, its
size [size::size] and weight [weight::weight] are excellent. I even once forgot where it was while listening.
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durable [reliability::very durable] . I have repeatedly dropped it and it has had no problems
[reliability::had no problems] , either on the surface or internally. The only improvements would be to add
more memory (like 64 mb), and to improve it's bass boost [bass_boost::bass boost] . This is a great product
[general::product] if you are looking for a compact, durable, mp3 player. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 80.00 Summary: Nice [general::summary: good] MP3
Player Pros: Size [size::size] , weight [weight::weight] , great sound [sound_quality::sounds] , does not
skip, durable [reliability::durable] Cons: Memory [memory::memory] , bass [bass::bass] Bottom Line:
Buy it. Great durability [reliability::durability] , strength, sound, and portability.

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OVERALL SCORE=0.7980769230769231
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I have never really won anything in
my life, but one day I got an email from a web site I frequent saying I had won the email drawing for a
Diamond Rio PMP300. I was so excited and had to tell my husband. My next thought "What is a Diamond Rio
PMP300"? Within a matter of days I found out. After tearing into the box, I found my little jewel of a prize.
Only taking a few minutes, I had the software installed on my computer and had already uploaded music to
the player. My husband and I were both impressed with the quality of sound [sound_quality::sounds] , and
after shaking it up and down several times, we were impressed that it did not skip like the infamous portable
[usability::portable] CD player. Now, mind you I have no real use for this piece of equipment. I do not jog,
I have a radio in the car, my computer has a CD player not to mention the stereo and the sony playstation
that we use to play CDs on. Besides my lack of need for this item, it is very nice [other_features::the * is
very good] . I am thinking of giving to a 13 year old girl who, with this gem, would be the talk of the
neighborhood teens. The Diamond Rio PMP300 is small and convenient for [usability::convenient for]
travel with a simple manual that has you listening to tracks in no time. It is easy to use [usability::easy to
use] and works on 1 AA battery, making it convenient to purchase batteries for. As most of us know, its
cousin the portable [usability::portable] CD player eats batteries like most people change their socks. Of
course, the big downfall is finding MP3s to put on your Diamond Rio PMP300. And now without napster,
what shall we do!?! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): got mine free
Summary: I won, I won! Pros: convenient [convenient::convenient] size [size::size] , easy to use
[usability::easy to use] , easy to install [usability::easy to install] Cons: MP3s are hard to come by, not
practical for most people Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.9473684210526316
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I had this player for less than a week
before it became clear to me that this product was not thought out well by the company. First of all, 32megs
isn't enough for more than about 8 songs, or not even that. Also, the cord that connects it to the PC doesn't
work [reliability::doesn't work] (only once). The programs that came with it didn't work. So. When I
returned it, they would only give me 80% back, but oh well. How can you resell a product if it has 3 defects
[g::defect] ? Not my business to ask. The idea of having a cheap, skip free music source seems great to me, &
I have an MP3 player on my computer, but I think that they need to be refined a little more. I just bought a
Sony MZ-R55 minidisk player, & it's great. Stick with what works, I say. For the meantime I guess my jazz
will have to wait on cd's and on my computer. Maybe in a few years this kind of thing will work. In the
meantime, download a free MP3 player at www.winamp.com, or get a CD-MP3 converter at
www.musicmatch.com they're awesome, plus they work Recommended: No [general::recommended: no]
Amount Paid (US$): About 200 Summary: Diamond Rio: Needs more time to develop Pros: Very inexpensive
[price::inexpensive] Cons: Defects [g::defect] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.7852049910873441
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I have got to say that it is great
[other_features::the * is good] that they have made the most popular audio type portable
[usability::portable] . The Diamond Rio Mp3 player is a hit but it lacks the power to make it a icon of this
decade. Though it is light, portable [usability::portable] and is not a battery guzzler, it's lack of memory is
a disappointment. I feel that 8 songs is way too little. To make this appliance effective it needs around
96-120 megs so it can support more songs. Though it has a small memory cache, I am very pleased on its
superb performance [performance::performance] on 1 AA battery! This tiny thing can get hour to a hour
and a half on a single battery. When i saw the box I thought it could not last more than a half a hour but I
was pleasantly surprised when it lasted a week on my music needs. Overall this is a great product that has a
few design flaws but still gives you your bang for your buck. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended:
yes] Amount Paid (US$): 110.00 Summary: The Rio rocks but lacks the big guns Pros: light, small, last hours
on a single battery Cons: not enough memory [memory::memory] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.8372549019607844
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Believe me, I was one of the first to
run out and buy a RIO PMP 300 when it came out. It gave me many, many hours of enjoyment commuting
every day for over a year. But technology advanced, and now it is no longer needed, a museum piece if you
will... The Rio 300 is about as plain and vanilla as music players get, basic controls, including only a-b loop
[loop::loop] (with an annoying pause [pause::pause] in the middle of looping operation), and EQ control
with 5 basic settings as advanced options. With cheap headphones, you may be able to tolerate it at
maximum volume, as it is not big on this. Bass is pretty non-existent with many mp3 files. The only lcd
readout is track number and time. Battery life is 4-10 hours depending on brand of battery. It is
upgradeable to a maximum i believe of 96mb and it comes with 32 out of the box. The only structural
problem with [reliability::problem with] the 300 is the battery compartment lid, which with long term use
can break off, as can the tiny latch on it. In my opinion, unless you get it for $50 or less, it is not worth it
anymore. Cd players with MP3 support are in second generation now and can be found for less than $100.
Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$): 105 Summary: Good for 1999, but
not anymore... Pros: Compact [compact::compact] , Easy to use [usability::easy to use] , Inexpensive
[price::inexpensive] , Decent sound [sound_quality::sounds] , 1 Battery Operation Cons: Sub-Average
[average::average] Headphones [headphones::headphones] , Few EQ Options, Inconvenient Hookup,
Flimsy Battery Case Lid Bottom Line: Unless you get it for $50 or less, it is not worth it.
&#13;&#10;Cd-MP3 support are in second-generation now and can be found for less than
$100.&#13;&#10;

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9359031824294038
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond Rio 300, which retails
for about $150 is a great player for the money. It is made by a respectable company, which offers great
technical support [customer_service::customer support] . The battery life is very long, the playback
[playback_quality::playback] clear and loud, and the downloading of songs using their software
[software::software] is simple and easy to use [usability::easy to use] . Plus, it only uses one battery! The
only drawback is that the battery cover [cover::cover] that it uses is sort of weak. The small piece of plastic
wears out after a while, and eventually, it will break. I ended up taping the cover shut, but it's not that big of
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music wherever I go! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 75 Summary:
Great [general::summary: good] for the money [price::money] Pros: price [price::price] , reliability
[reliability::reliability] , battery life [battery_life::battery life] , playback quality Cons: battery
[battery::battery] cover [cover::cover] is a bit weak, memory upgrade is expensive [price::expensive]
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9083933968844455
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I'm not about to go out and pay $100
plus for a portable [usability::portable] mp3 player that doesn't have removable media (i don't consider
flash cards removable media because they're so high priced). I bought this for $50. Would I recommend it
for more than $50, no! But for $50, I had to have it... The Rio 300 is a quality device. It is lightweight and
ultra portable [usability::portable] . The sound quality is whatever the mp3s are ripped at. CD quality?
Then you hear CD quality. This version of the Rio holds for me about eight songs [songs::songs] , high
quality. I could get 15 average quality if I ripped them lower. By the way, what is quality? Quality of the
sound in kbps. I say 192 is CD quality. 160, unless your an audiophile, you will think it's CD quality. 128,
you still probably won't notice it, but this is as low as I would go. The Rio comes with some really nice
software [software::software] to rip cd's into mp3's and it is extremely easy to use [usability::easy to use] .
Having no movable parts, you can shake this thing as much as you want, and it won't skip. It's great for
running, jogging, shaking your hand violently while holding it, etc. If you ever see the Rio for under $75, I'd
say get it, it's cool just to have. Anymore, wait a month. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes]
Amount Paid (US$): 50 Summary: Rio Schimo, 50$, OK. Pros: Portable [usability::portable] mp3's Cons:
not much space [space::space] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9866666666666667
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought the Diamond Rio recently
after listening to a friend's mp3 player! It was the best one there! It was lightweight, small, cute, and the
clerk said it was skip-free. I bought it on the spot and I have never regretted it! I take it everywhere with me
cuz it fits in any place, even into the palm of my hand! On the car or bus, it never skips, stops, or anything.
The battery use also plays a little easier. It only takes one AA battery where a regular CD player usually
needs 2 AA batteries for a short period of time! The Diamond Rio can be taken anywhere, played anytime,
and is better than anything else you can find! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount
Paid (US$): 129.99 Summary: Diamond Rio - the best around! Pros: Small, lightweight
[lightweight::lightweight] Cons: controls [controls::controls] are a little hard Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.456140350877193
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Now don't get me wrong. I own one. I
believed the hype. Everything positive that has been said about it is true, save one, that we will get to in a
minute. + Digital Quality Audio Playback + Compact form factor + No skipping + Lightweight + Random
Playback + 12 Hours of continuous play But... - 30 to 60 Minutes of Playback depending on Audio Quality.
(stock) Folks, I don't know about you but for me this one negative is just far too limiting. I thought when I
purchased one of these things that the memory cards would drop in price pretty drastically in the near future
and I could get around the short play time with multiple cards. Unfortunately that drop has never come,
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then reload - at my computer - every time I want some new music (and with a 30 minute playback that is
pretty often) is just too time consuming to deal with. So for now, I'm back to CDs, tapes, and FM. I look
forward to newer products on the horizon that allow playback from CD, or the car models that play from an
HDD (http://www.empeg.com). I applaud Diamond for the initiative they took in creating and distributing
the Rio however. They took on the RIAA and won, clearing the way for all the rest. I say kudos to Diamond,
but your products limited playback makes for limited appeal. Recommended: No [general::recommended:
no] Amount Paid (US$): 100.00 Summary: Don't Believe The Hype Pros: No Skipping, Lightweight
[lightweight::lightweight] , Digital Quality [digital_quality::digital quality] Audio Cons: Limited
playback [playback_quality::playback] in stock [stock::stock] model [model::model] , memory cards
expensive [price::expensive] Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: When i first purchased this product, i
was very unsure about my purchase. there were so many other options for portable [usability::portable]
audio devices out there. However, i was able to purchase this product for a price of $79.99, as opposed to
the hundreds of dollars that mini-disk players cost. I must say that after using this product for half a year, I
am thoroughly satisfied with it, and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in music. As with
any other MP3 player, you simply download the songs and then send them to your MP3 player via a wire
that connects it to your computer. In less than three minutes, you can download atleast half an hour of music
onto the PMP300. Many great features [feature_set::features] , coupled with the low prices [price::low-
priced] , makes this product [general::product] a great purchase [general::great purchase] .
Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 79.99 Summary: Diamond
PMP300-great device [device::device] for a cheap [cheap::cheap] price Pros: great sound quality
[sound_quality::sound quality] , no skipping, ease of use, long battery life (1 AA), over half an hour of
music Cons: not enough memory [memory::memory] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9083933968844455
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The Diamond RIO PMP300 is a great
product [general::product] with a few minor setbacks. First i'll just go over the problems i had with the unit
because that will only take a second. First of all the installation of the RIO and all of the required software
was no problem for me but only because i use a computer regularly and know quite a bit about computers. It
could however be a minor problem if you don't quite know how to use a computer very well. The directions
however are very helpful [s::incredibly helpful] and descriptive so even if you have no clue as to how to
install computer accessories or devices installation is quite simple. The only other problem with
[reliability::problem with] the RIO [rio::rio] is that there is no way to alter the bass or treble. You can
only use the four presets: normal, rock, jazz, classic. Overall the Rio [rio::rio] is a very good product
[general::product] that will make you the envy of your friends (except for the MD fans). The major plus of
the RIO is the fact that it can never skip no matter what and the sound quality [sound_quality::sound
quality] is top notch. Despite popular belief Minidisc players CAN skip and because of this the RIO makes
an ideal thing to listen to while going for a run or any other activity. The unit itself is also amazingly tiny.
About the size of deck of cards and it gets about 12 hours on one AA battery and 18 hours on one Duracell
Ultra battery. The RIO in its stock form can hold about 30 minutes of CD quality music or 1 hour of FM
radio quality music. This can easily be expanded to 1 hour of CD quality by purchasing a Smart Media 32
megabyte card. So overall i would recommend purchasing this unit because now it is available for about 120
dollars at most stores then you can mail in a 50 dollar rebate so your total paid price ends up being only 70
bucks...less then most good Discmans. At this price its worth buying. Recommended: Yes

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[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 70 (after $50 rebate) Summary: RIO PMP300 A good
Product [general::product] Pros: cheap [cheap::cheap] , can't skip, small, 12+ hour battery life Cons:
Preset [presets::presets] EQ settings [settings::settings] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.5555555555555556
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I mean this is probably the best mp3
player you can get, the most advanced, the most memory, the nicest looking :) but also the most expensive
[price::expensive] . Its about 260 dollars at Best Buy or something. I don't own one but one of my friends so
and he left me check it out. Its nice and stuff, 64 megs, that'll let you store about 20 songs on it. But my
opinion is if your gonna spend 260 dollars on a mp3 player where the maxium you can store is 20 songs,
unless you wanna spend another 200 dollars to buy a memory chip, why not buy a mini disk player? I mean i
have nothing against mp3 players, but I think a mini disk player is alot better if your like me, who has tons of
music that I would like to be able to listen to, and not just 20 songs. Mini disk player is about 200 dollars and
the disks are about 11 dollars for 7. You can record mp3s on it just as good as the mp3 player and the
quality is pretty good [other_features::and * is very good] too. Also you can transfer from cd players , and
it never skips. So if you've wanted a mp3 player all your life then get this, if your poor like me :) go for the
mini disk player, its better in the long run. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid
(US$): 259.99 Summary: Kinda Expensive [price::expensive] Pros: Small Cons: Expensive
[price::expensive] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.875131717597471
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I only bought my Diamond Rio
because Beyond.com offered a $100 rebate on it. I figured that for $100 I could get the player and an extra
memory card, which was a good deal [price::great deal] . Boy am I glad that I did it. The Diamond Rio
[diamond_rio::diamond rio] is the perfect portable [usability::portable] music device for running. It is
light, skip free, and completely customizable. It is about the size of a wallet and weighs only a few ounces. It
also has a clip on the back that is very tight, which keeps it on your pants or belt while running. Like a CD
player, you can play whatever music you want, but you don't have to worry about it skipping like a CD
player. I also use it now instead of my portable [usability::portable] CD player when I'm going on trips. It
is small enough to fit in my pocket, and you get a lot more bang for your buck battery-wise since it only
takes a single AA. It also has a handy [usability::handy] "hold" feature [hold_feature::hold feature] , so
that the music doesn't get accidentally turned off if the player gets jossled in your pocket. What are the
drawbacks of the Diamond Rio player? Lack of memory means that even with the optional memory card, you
are still only looking at a little over an hour of music. And since you load the music on through your
computer, you may be somewhat limited on trips without a laptop. It is also expensive [price::expensive] if
you don't get rebates when you purchase it, so look out for online deals. For my purposes, the Diamond Rio
[diamond_rio::diamond rio] was a great buy [price::great buy] . I use it everyday for running, and for
plane trips home as well. I'm not a gadgety person, but this is one gadget that I do like and that I think has
value beyond the initial "oooh"factor. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid
(US$): 200 w/ $100 rebate Summary: Perfect [general::summary: good] Exercise [exercise::exercise]
Partner Pros: Perfect for working [working::works] out- completely customizable
[customizable::customizable] Cons: Limited memory [memory::memory] - have to load [load::load] songs
[songs::songs] on through your computer Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9879518072289157
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Mp3, could it be the sound of the
future. The new craze in the music industry is mp3. A new format of music that is now possible to be listened
to with the help of portable players like the Dimaond Rio. Diamond MM, the creators of the Rio PMP300
and Rio 500, designed this product so to make it possible for mp3s can be heard while away from the
computer. By personal experience with my Rio, I know that this is a great invention [invention::invention] .
With the Rio, you can bring this pocket size, 2.5 ounce music player with you anywhere and listen to the high
quality music [music_quality::music] that you choose. Unlike cds, you can choose what songs you want on
your Rio and transport them from your computer to the portable [usability::portable] mp3 player. With the
small ear headphones, you listen to music [music_quality::music] that is crystal clear and don't have to
worry about hitting bumps in a car like with cd players. Also, with the Diamond Rio, you don't have to buy
cds or blank minidiscs like with a mindisc player or cd player. The Diamond Rio PMP300 is a great music
player [music_player::music player] that should be bought by everyone who wants to be able to transport
their music with them anywhere and who wants to get the music they want without buying complete cds or
even blank cds. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 93 Summary: Music
to your ears Pros: lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] (2.5 ounces), palm size [size::size] , clear, high
quality, durable [reliability::durable] Cons: compatible only with windows [windows::windows] 95
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-0.8462585034013606
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: When I first got this, I was tickled.
AN MP3 PLAYER! Listen to music absolutely ANYWHERE without it skipping! But then I started noticing
one flaw after another... I won this from a website, the guy said he was having troubles with it already and
the battery cover broke. This didn't keep me from entering, figuring I could fix the battery cover. So it came
and I played with it. The Battery cover was absolutely UNFIXABLE; I had to use a piece of electrical tape to
hold it in place. It looked very cheap. I was bummed but it didn't keep me from using it. Then I noticed I
could only hold a half a cd on 128kbps, so I decided to get a 32mb card, this helped a lot and it started to be
a half-way decent MP3 player until I tried to use that same card in my camera, the mp3 player messed up
the card so I could only use it in the mp3 player. Then as time progressed I started noticing cracks on the
back of the case, this was weird because I am always cautious to keep my stuff in top shape. This isn't a total
loss of an MP3 player though. It is really tiny, never skips, and sounds [sound_quality::sounds] pretty nice.
But if you want an MP3 player, I would recommend getting a different type, you might have to pay an extra
$50-$100, but it will be well worth it. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Amount Paid (US$):
0.00 Summary: Save your money... Pros: External [external::external] memory [memory::memory] slot
[slots::slots] , tiny [tiny::tiny] , easy to figure [figure::figure] out. Cons: Only 32mb internal memory
[internal_memory::internal memory] , cheap [cheap::cheap] case design, reformats external memory.
Bottom Line: It definitely is convenient, but it would be better to pay the extra $50-$100 and get a more
durable [reliability::durable] one with more memory.

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9660481099656357
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: The rio pmp300 is cool
[rio_pmp300::the * is good] . I can now get all that internet music onto a portable [usability::portable]
device much more easily than plugging a stereo into the computer and recording it to tape. The rio's size is
good [other_features::the * is good] . Small enough to fit in your pocket. And its true. You don't need a huge
pocket like you did for the first sony walkmans. And also big enough to be noticed. Taking only 1 AA battery
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digital/modern look to it though at first sight, someone might think it was a good looking FM radio because
of it's size. Well I'll tell ya, it can do what no FM radio can do. The memory is decent [memory::the * is
good] , though I wish it had more BUT as a starters MP3 player it does the job. If you are still not happy
with the 32MB of memory, diamond have made it easily expandable with a flash memory slot. You can buy
extra cards in 16 32 and 64 sizes. The downloading is acceptable. All you do is plug a little cable into the rio
and use the rio manager. A decent 4MB can download in 30 seconds which definitely is quicker than the tape
concept. I highly reccomend this player for all people who don't have much cash in their pockets and have a
MP3 collection on their computer they want to take around. Recommended: Yes [general::recommended:
yes] Amount Paid (US$): 75 (sale cause shop had fire) Summary: Great [general::summary: good]
starters [starter::starter] MP3 player Pros: Small price [price::price] tag [tags::tags] , expandability,
modern look. Cons: doesn't display title of song [songs::songs] , just track no. Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.7564102564102564
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I love the concept
[concept::concept] and potential of MP3 music files. I can take all my favorite songs [songs::songs] from
my CD's and assemble playlists of my own design, and listen for hours through my PC. Nothing would make
me happier than to be able to make this whole paradigm portable [usability::portable] . Enter the Rio PMP
300 - the most affordable [price::affordable] portable [usability::portable] MP3 player currently on the
market. I purchased mine at Best Buy for $139, with a $50 mail-in rebate. It comes with 32MB of embedded
memory, and has an expansion slot for 16 or 32 MB "flash"cards. My first let down was the lack of Windows
[windows::windows] 2000 support. Diamond offers some beta software at www.rioport.com that is supposed
to work, but doesn't. I had to use another machine running Windows 98 to get connected to the Rio. Then
there's the clunky parallel port interface. The pass-through adapter is nice, but dysfunctional - the Rio
software fails to communicate if I leave my printer and scanner connected to it. Why can't they use USB?
Finally, I remain unable to save anything to the $100 flash card I bought and installed in the PMP 300. I can
only use the 32MB base memory on the Rio. Overall, I'm hugely disappointed in the complete immaturity of
the product. It's clear that the technology [technology::technology] remains in a stage of development, and
is not ready for mass consumption. Better players might be available, but I don't feel like shelling out $200 -
$300 for them. My recommendation is to wait for the technology to mature and become more economical
before buying. My suggestion to Rio is to speed up their development of the product, and make their existing
line more functional. Full Windows 2000 support, USB support, and improved device [device::device]
communication can be applied to the existing platform with just a little creative thinking and hard work... if
they do so, I'll be more than happy to amend my opinion. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no]
Amount Paid (US$): 139 Summary: A Big Disappointment [g::big disappointment] Pros: Compact
[compact::compact] , lightweight [lightweight::lightweight] Cons: poor functionality
[functionality::functionality] , flimsy [flimsy::flimsy] design [design::design] , bad support
[support::support] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9314362378195169
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: i bought this product because i
wanted an easy way to listen to the music i wanted at the time. i am always satisfied [satisfied::satisfied] and
i love listening [listening::listening] to the music of my choice. i love the fact that this never skips no matter
how hard you hit it unless you hit the battery at a certain way. anyone who has $160 to spare and wants to
make a good investment [price::investment] should get this. it i cost efficient and anyone could afford it. i
can put what i want on it and you can fit more songs on if you dont mind having them be lower quality. go
buy one now! Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 160 w/ $50 rebate

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Summary: it kicks @$$ Pros: kicks [kick::kick] @$$ Cons: can skip [skipping::skipping] when battery
[battery::battery] is cut [cut::cut] off Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: Alright, I'm sure everyone knows
what a mp3 is. Gosh, Friday night it was a 100,000 dollar question on Fox Network's Greed. Everyone
learned quickly about the RIAA filing a lawsuit against Diamond for producing the first mp3 player, but
since they were not offering illegal files, RIAA lost. I waited until I could get one cheap before I bought one,
I was aware of its low storage space, I simply wanted one, I was sick of making CD-R's of music I was going
to listen to for 3 days and throwing them out. I did some hunting around the net, and found a auction from a
highly rated seller for $69 plus shipping. I bought it, the auction ended, UPS sent off my payment. A week
later the Rio was on my doorstep, factory sealed, with everything that should be in there. I quickly plugged it
in and threw in the installation CD. Suprisingly, I was having some crazy error. I tryed rebooting, wouldn't
work. I got on the phone with Diamond (it was a Saturday at 11:35 am) and quickly got to a support
representative. He told me to disable my antivirus software. Now why didnt they tell me that? Oh well. I got
everything installed and was ready to go in about 3 minutes. I began to load some of my mp3 files onto the
rio, the download speed [download_speeds::download speeds] is ok, I'm guessing it should take a couple of
minutes to fill it up. If you fill it up, with average sized songs, it will take anywhere from 7-10. I was done
with loading songs, got out the earbuds (they advertise every rio, even on the box with a nice set of
headphones, but oh no, they have to send you some crappy earbuds) and turned it on. The music quality was
great [music_quality::the * is good] , the Rio [rio::rio] was very easy to use [usability::easy to use] , no
problems. The only downside I think of the Rio is its capacity, soon to be solved in the $269 Rio 500.
Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 69 Summary: The Quickly Aging
Rio Needs Help Pros: Good Music Quality [music_quality::music quality] , Good Support
[support::support] Cons: Low Storage Space [storage_space::storage space] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.41016333938294014
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I bought this player about 5 months
ago and I have had no problems [reliability::had no problems] with it. The battery [battery::battery]
cover [cover::cover] stays on headphone jack [headphone_jack::headphone jack] is fine case stays
together. The 32mb memory is plenty for my needs. Plus I am not one who wasts time using these things at
home when i have a great surround sound system [surround_sound_system::surround sound system] to
listen two that i can plug [plugs::plugs] headphones [headphones::headphones] into if it is annoying to
anyone. This is perfact for running on the way to work school, or if your going on a plane trip. I had a
Philips CD discman that could play cdr's and cdrw's w/45 skip protection and it skiped like crazy. Putting 14
songs on the rio [rio::rio] with near cd quality sound [quality_sound::quality sound] is fine by me. I
suggest this product to anyone. After all its only $100. If something goes wrong with this product use the
warranty and send it in to get fixed (For those people who complain about problems with
[reliability::problem with] the memory [memory::memory] . Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Summary: Sparkling diamond Pros: It's just great Cons: No complaints here
Bottom Line: null

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Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: mp3 players are a neat inexpensive
[price::inexpensive] way to get music. unlike cd players mp3 players dont skip and songs can be
downloaded off the internet and the put onto a chip which slips into the mp3 player and can be listened to.
the diamond rio is by far one of the most popular but is it the best? i think it would be better if it were
waterproof and if it came in clear colors [color_quality::colors] ... i think circuit city sells these and i hear
they are about 200 bucks.. if your looking to buy one i would read a lot of articles about them and make sure
you pick the right one before you just go out and buy one. these mp3 players can be taken anywhere..
bus,train,park,bike,school etc... these things are awesome [other_features::the * is good] ! GET ONE!
Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 250 Summary: mp3 players Pros:
awesome Cons: none! Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=-1.0
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: DON'T BUY THE [general::dont
buy this] RIO. As you may know it only comes with 32 Meg of memory (this is the current standard for most
base model). Which means you can only play about 30 minutes of near CD quality music at 128 kbps, the
min. required bit rate. (Music sounds [music_sounds::music sounds] terrible at 64 kbps, the rate that give
you 60 minutes with 32 Megs). Firstly, that means you will likely be buying Flash Memory cards in the future
for the Rio, to extend the play time and also to trade music with friends. This is where the big problem
[general::big problem] with the RIO [rio::rio] comes in, it does not use the SM (SmartMedia) standard.
The Rio reformats the Flash cards to its own proprietary format when it's inserted. Currently, every other
MP3 player follows the SM format so you will NOT be about to swap songs with your friends who uses other
players. Also, it is expected that future generations of the Rio WILL follow the SM format leaving the
current Rios orphaned. Secondly, Diamond has a very poor record [record::record] for sending out the
rebate. I'm still reading on the news groups that some people out there took 6 months to get their rebates.
Thirdly, look into buying a player WITH a built in FM tuner. This is going to be a standard on the next
generation players as well as more memory. Recommended: No [general::recommended: no] Summary: 30
minutes? Forget it Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9039264522745586
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: I purchased my Diamond Rio through
Mercata and it had a $50.00 rebate so I ended up paying only $49.95 for it. It is a great bargain
[price::bargain] , and once my son learned how to download the music online, he doesn't have to worry
about someone stealing his CDs. The battery life is great [battery_life::the * is good] and the sounds
produces [sound_quality_produced::sound produced] are also great. Unlike a CD player the Diamond
Rio fits neatly in you pocket. If you do not have a pocket, it could go into a rolled up shirt sleeve or under a
bra strap. This is a good product [general::product] for anyone on the go who likes music, wants quality
sound and is tired of buying battery after battery for CD players. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 49.95 After Rebate Summary: Rocking Rio Pros: Sound
[sound_quality::sounds] and Size [size::size] Cons: Small enough to get lost in a cluttered teenagers room
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9866666666666667
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players was the best thing in music invite (beside the CDs) and this product may be the best one out there.
Out of all other players, this may be the most affordable [price::affordable] . When I shop around on the
net, I always see MP3 players over $200 and I know I could never afford one but when I saw the Diamond
Rio Player at Best Buy, I bought it right away. I would recommend this product [general::recommend the
product] to anyone who is planning to buy a portable player. For every music lovers, this can be the best
gift. And the best thing is, all the music you can listen to for free. Recommended: Yes
[general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 100 Summary: Most affordable [price::affordable]
Pros: Low price [price::low-priced] Cons: Have less memory so I have to reduce the quality of my music
Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.9673332505278848
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: By now you have probably heard
about MP3s and the digital music revolution on the Internet. What you may not have know is that there is
now a way to listen to all you MP3 music on the run. The inventor of this wonderful technology
[technology::technology] is Diamond Multimedia, makers of the Rio. The Rio houses thirty-two megabytes
of RAM, enough to store several songs, but for many just not enough. The Rio package also includes the
cable and software need to transfer your songs, so you?re ready to go as soon as you open the box. The
Rio?s sound quality [sound_quality::sound quality] is excellent. This is inherent in the MP3 compression it
uses and nothing is lost when listening to the Rio. The major setback in this new technology is limited room.
In order to fit a CD?s worth of songs on this player you have to sacrifice quality, a trade many are not
willing to take. Diamond took this into consideration tough, and gave the Rio an expansion port, which
allows the memory to be doubled. Only problem with [reliability::problem with] this is that the new
memory costs almost as much as a new player. Overall, the Rio [rio::rio] is a good piece [piece::piece] of
equipment with some flaws to work [working::works] out. Hopefully future models will build on this great
concept [concept::concept] . Recommended: Yes [general::recommended: yes] Amount Paid (US$): 175
Summary: Loud and Proud Pros: Great sound quality [sound_quality::sound quality] , portability
[portability::portability] Cons: Small memory [memory::memory] Bottom Line: null

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OVERALL SCORE=0.5238095238095238
Product Name: Rio PMP300 (32 MB) MP3 Player (1121738) Content: For those not familiar with it, the Rio
player is a compact portable music player capable of playing quality music files downloaded from the
Internet or from CD's. The player is about the size of a deck of cards and roughly the same weight. Even
better, it has no moving parts so it won't skip. It comes with 32MB of rewritable built-in flash memory which
holds about 30-35 minutes of CD-quality music (128 kbps). A 16MB external flash card can increase playing
time. Included with the Rio Player is a bonus MP3.com CD with over 100 songs and other software and
music files. Also included is a single AA battery [battery::battery] good for 12 hours playing time,
headphones and a short User Guide booklet. All of this is available at a reasonable price
[price::reasonable price] of $200 (memory upgrade is $50). I spent a couple days testing and playing with
the Rio and I have to say it's a great product [general::product] and works as advertised. Some may think
this is just another Walkman-type player. Like various music players, it promises to let you take music
wherever you want to go. But don't mistake the Rio for a minidisc or a new portable [usability::portable]
CD. The combination of several features make the Rio unique [unique::unique] : the ability to play music
files downloaded from the Internet, skip-free durability, CD-quality sound and rewritable media. However, I
did find some room for improvement and have made some suggestions. Overall, it's a more than worthy
alternative to the conventional portable player. Getting Started I usually get nervous when connecting new
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were two parts to the installation process, hardware and software. The Rio interfaces with the PC through
the computer's printer port. I turned my computer off and replaced my printer cable connector with a Rio
printer port connector (included). A special cable included connected the printer port and the player itself.
Honestly, the most difficult part of this process was clearing the dust from the back of my computer! Next, I
followed the easy installation instructions. The software included a proprietary Diamond MP3 player and
playlist editor and the MusicMatch Jukebox program which makes MP3 files from CD's. The Rio is a
relatively simple product and experienced MP3 users will have no problem [reliability::had no problems]
getting started. However, beginners may have to spend extra time learning about MP3-basic concepts are
explained only briefly in the sparse User Guide booklet. The MP3 format is attracting many new users and
the Rio is a new kind of technology so a detailed guide is important. Getting Songs to the Rio After installing
the hardware connection and software, I loaded the Rio player with music using the software. There are
three main parts to the Rio Manager software: the MP3 software player, the playlist and the internal
memory editor. All three software components had a clean [clean::clean] and easy to use [usability::easy to
use] interface [interface::interface] . The software player performed basic MP3 playing functions familiar
in programs like Microsoft's Media Player and WinAmp. The playlist editor was good [playlist_editor::the
* is good] for browsing MP3 files on my hard drive and creating a temporary playlist before downloading to
the Rio player. The playlist editor can load playlists that have been previously saved using other MP3
programs. Finally, the internal memory editor is used to download songs to the Rio and shows which songs
are currently being stored. The internal memory window contains info like the amount of memory remaining,
song titles, song order, size and date of the download. Click on the "initialize"button and it only takes about
three seconds to erase the songs stored on the player. The actual downloading of the MP3 files was
relatively simple. My routine was to "zero out"or initialize the Rio then search my hard drive for MP3 files
using the playlist editor. Once I developed and narrowed down a playlist, I then drag and dropped the MP3
files from the playlist into the internal memory window where downloading begins. The download process
from PC to Rio is actually faster than I expected. I transferred 8 songs with about 30MB of memory in 3
minutes 22 seconds. If you try to transfer too much data the Rio will drop songs from the end of your list. As
a side note, a peculiarity which I did not encounter but is listed in the book is a possible error message if you
try to copy a first generation copyrighted MP3 file. While testing the downloading process, I did have one
minor problem in the beginning [beginning::beginning] which was quickly resolved. Occasionally I got an
error message: "Unstable memory: refresh and initialize internal memory". After checking all my cables and
experimenting a bit I discovered my printer was sometimes interfering with the transfer process. I turned my
printer off and everything worked perfectly [reliability::works perfectly] . I didn't have time to ask why-I
didn't care, I was ready to rock. The Hardware I've gone into a lot of detail so far, probably more than
necessary because the Rio player itself is fairly intuitive [usability::intuitive] . Many of the same buttons
found on the typical portable [usability::portable] cassette or CD player are present: volume, rewind, fast
forward, play/pause, stop, repeat and random. Individual tracks or all tracks can be programmed to repeat.
You can hit the "intro"button to get a short intro to each song. Also, instead of having a power on and off
button, the player's "auto-off"function turns the Rio off automatically when it is not in use. A small
information display on the Rio shows the status of many of the settings including battery life, memory
remaining in the player, current song number, time elapsed, and each track's sampling quality (ie 128 kbps).
The display was adequate but when out jogging at night I found myself looking for a light switch so I could
see the settings. It may seem petty, but a simple light would be nice. Also, I was a little disappointed that
track [tracking::tracks] titles and artist info isn't available. MP3 fans expect that info from their software
players-why shouldn't the R