Date: July 13th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: iRock
Product Features and Setup
iRock 520 Digital mp3 Player
Let's run through what this product brings to the table.....
Shedding the blister packaging will get you.....
The USB cable for loading and erasing the MP3's on the player.
A handy strap to attach to the player so you don't drop it accidentally
while running etc...
The included headphones which are earbuds an have surprisingly good sound
quality even with the bass kicks.
A complete software and manual suite for loading mp3's into your player
and troubleshooting any small problems on the way.
And last but not least, the actual mp3 player itself loaded with 64megs
of onboard memory (Good for 15-20 songs at 128bit quality). Now for a
size reference, that is a AAA battery (included) that it is sitting next
too and you will notice that the iRock is not a whole lot bigger.
This small size allows you to easily fit the unit into the palm of your
hand. Now I do have a larger hand then most people (the ladies love it!
;) ), but this unit should fit into the smallest of hands with relative
Turn the unit on it's side and you will be met with it's volume controls
and the forward and reverse track search switch.
And on the other side is the USB connection port and the mode button
in which you can change your equalizer and other settings through moving
the forward and reverse switch on the opposite side.
The software included is very easy to use and install and uses an explorer
type interface to load and delete MP3's off of the player. If you can
use CD-burning software, you will have no problem at all. If you have
any small questions, the manual is very helpful and solve your problem
most of the time.