Date: November 26th, 2003
Article by: Roger (Hardware
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: iRock
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First International Digital develops and markets leading-edge
multimedia software and hardware solutions, including the patent-pending
MP3iTM technology and related hardware platforms such as digital audio
players and language learning devices. With a portfolio of nearly 100
multimedia software patents, FID licenses its technology to OEM's for
incorporation into hardware and software platforms. FID's technology
creates rich media user experiences for the entertainment and education
Intro the irock! 730i Digital Audio Player with its graphical
128 x 64 LCD. The irock! plays MP3i/MP3/WMA files. MP3i files, for those
who aren't in on what's new, can contain images, lyrics and/or text.
The irock! 730i installation CD includes MP3i Creator, so you too can
create interactive (karaoke type) music files.
The irock! has 128MB of internal (skip-free) memory. The
unit also has a Smart Media Card (SMC) slot which will accept a maximum
of 128MB. And that, my friends, comes out to approximately 9 hours of
Now, as if that weren't enough, the irock! also doubles
as a voice recorder (complete with internal microphone and a jack for
an external mic). Apparently you can capture up to 35 hours of memos
on this unit. Frankly, I didn't have that much to say when I tested
recording memos, so we'll just have to take their word for it.
Now, on to the review.