iriver E50 Coming in January

iriver e50 iriver E50 Coming in January

Some of iriver’s products this year have been questionable, with the very plastic E100 being a prime example. iriver is now preparing the release the iriver E50, which on paper will correct a lot of what the E100 did wrong.

The T50 has a brushed metal casing, FM radio, a 1.8″ 176×220 pixel screen and voice recorder. The battery life will be a whopping 52 hours and it supports Vorbis and FLAC beside the usual MP3 and WMA support. It will be available in 2, 4 and 8GB capacities sometime in January.

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13 Comments

Relyt on December 10, 2008 3:47 PM

Sweet!

H30 on December 10, 2008 3:50 PM

Why build on the E100 when there’s the clix2?

Skobbolop on December 10, 2008 3:59 PM

i guess iRiver never heard of 16 or 32 gb flash?..what is up with all their players maxing out at 8 gb…

Relyt on December 10, 2008 4:12 PM

@H30 – clix2 is actually discontinued in favor of the SPINN. I believe that the E100 series was started to create a budget series. Obviously that didn’t work out so well….@Skobbolop – Have to agree. iriver was first to the market in flash memory and many other things, but sadly won’t be the first to push to higher capacities.

gony on December 10, 2008 5:14 PM

when it has a sd slot with library integration… sweet

H30 on December 10, 2008 5:58 PM

@Relyt: Bad decision IMHO, but this whole year has been nothing but bad decisions from iriver

n4tiv3 on December 10, 2008 6:10 PM

How does the interface work?I see no buttons.

Relyt on December 10, 2008 8:19 PM

@H30 – Pretty much. iriver is starting to get back on track so let’s hope they do good next year.

JeniSkunk on December 11, 2008 5:25 AM

n4tiv3, I can see the touch sensor spots that’ll likely wind up being backlit on the release version.Personally, I dislike touch sensors on PMPs. I prefer having a player with physical buttons to press such as the Sansa e200 series.Jenifur Charne

Rick Spoketire on December 11, 2008 11:20 AM

I personally disprefer the Sansa e200 series. But I kind of agree about the tactile buttons.

Martin Sägmüller on December 12, 2008 8:48 AM

Looks like those fetching ancient Monolith players, may the company rest in peace.

Ellie on January 1, 2009 10:43 AM

iRiver makes very good new mp3s. I really like the design. It is very clean and minimalistic.

SilverDogg on January 26, 2009 1:32 PM

so this is instead of e150/200 or..?

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