Mariah Carey, iRiver to Release Limited Edition N20

n20 mariahcarey Mariah Carey, iRiver to Release Limited Edition N20

As we were making our rounds across the Mariah Carey fan blogs, which we usually do on a Sunday night, we discovered the pop star is teaming up with iRiver Korea to release a limited edition N20 which will come preloaded with all 17 tracks from her latest album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

“We’re excited about the new N20 Special Edition, as it offers digital consumers and music fans an exclusive experience of the fantastic new album by the megapop icon Mariah Carey,“ said iRiver CEO, Kuno Kim.

That’s all well and good, Mr. Kim. But you still fail to tell us how the player is controlled. Some say it’s controlled by a touch interface, some say there are buttons at the back, some say you have to scream at it in Korean. We just don’t know.

We also still don’t know release dates, or whether or not the N20 has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack somewhere. However, after putting our team of crackpot ABi researchers on it for several hours, we did discover this bombshell…


n20 clipped Mariah Carey, iRiver to Release Limited Edition N20

That’s right! The N20 has a clip. You saw it here first.

The unit will retail for $120. But hang on fellow Mariah fans, if you ever find out release dates, you’d better act fast because Universal Music Korea says only 5,000 will be available.

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11 Comments

Zac118 on October 19, 2009 2:07 AM

looks like it could clip onto your shirt/collar and be used for a microphone. (voice control? :P )Also scream at it in korean, lol

gucci mane on October 19, 2009 4:08 AM

load the player with her newest album? why so our ears can start bleeding?

Adc on October 19, 2009 4:17 AM

=.=” Mariah Carey has been awarded the voice of MTV before. Go listen to her live then , if you think it makes your ears bleed. Maybe you’re just listening to songs on your Touch?

Davidoh on October 19, 2009 4:27 AM

Personally, I think she is excellent. And with the market the way it is, and with Apple’s marketing technique with seems to put out the messege that iPods and mp3 players are completely different platforms, and iPods must be better because of their popularity, iRiver will do well to use Mariah in their marketing, considering she flaunts her “geekiness” in a video clip with a iMac in a few scenes.

JimmyCrackCorn on October 19, 2009 6:17 AM

Personally if I had her music, I would cry all the time. Not an incentive for getting this thing.I thought the player that had Journey music a few years ago was more of an incentive. It also looked cool.

El Squinty on October 19, 2009 8:50 PM

lol ABI writer has much humor on this post

Drew on October 19, 2009 10:54 PM

Who ever liked clips? They just make players unnecessarily bigger. Rick Spoketire recommends the use of compact adhesives, such as duct tape. I personally agree.

chengdude on October 20, 2009 6:40 AM

I thought the N20 was an evolution of the N10 from 4 years ago. Like then, it uses a combination earbud/lanyard worn around the neck and connects via a proprietary plug on the top of the player; in other words, no 3.5mm jack.

ddoi on October 21, 2009 4:17 AM

From the info in Korean forums, it’s a touch D-click interface that goes automatically into hold if you leave it alone for a while. It reactivates if you press the power button or touch for a long time. The volume control is a dome-like shape button(yay) on the bottom.

ddoi on October 21, 2009 4:29 AM

The bundled earphones are attached to the “cap”,(the grey bit, it can come off. The usb pin is under it.) but apparently you could buy separate caps that allow you to use your own earphones. The bundled earphones are BA driver though, so they may be better than the average bundle.

DOOM on October 22, 2009 9:18 AM

Screw the iRiver N20, just get me Mariah :D

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