Date: November 26th, 2003
Article by: Roger (Hardware
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: iRock
<--Shop for the iROCK 730i MP3 Player Here.
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL
The irock! 730i comes sealed in a hard plastic wrap. It's
obvious that FID didn't want this product to be hidden on a shelf somewhere,
because they could have shrunk this package a lot. Instead, they choose
to grab your attention with a large orange and blue (ironically, Tweaknews'
colors of choice) package.
The rear of the package shows where the USB cable and
earphones are stored. Everything is pretty tight, so I wouldn't worry
about shipping. If you're going to worry about sometime, worry about
having to rip this sucker open. This type of packaging required heavy
duty shears to open.
The package includes the irock! 730i, a leather carrying
case, the USB 1.1 cable, 1 AAA battery, the high-fidelity earphones
(complete with 2 foamies), a 1 page (double-sided) instruction sheet
and the installation CD.
The unit itself is very small and lightweight. The front
silver/grey faceplate is very sleek. The sides are a dull turquoise,
which really doesn't add much to the unit's aesthetics, but luckily
these parts are hidden by the leather carrying case. The buttons are
easy to find when the unit is clipped to your belt.
The LCD is covered with a plastic sheath which is imprinted
with an image (the likes of which you will see when you view pictures
within an MP3i file).
Here is the volume control as well as the Hold button.
And here is the Rec button (for your voice recordings),
the A-B button (which I am assuming is used to select internal and/or
memory card, however it is not explained anywhere in the instructions,
nor on the website), and the USB port hidden by a rubber cover (which
I cannot imagine will last very long).
The top of the unit has the earphones and microphone jacks,
as well as Mode and Interactive buttons.