"Best WMA 20GB out there currently. works great if you follow the 'rules' when syncing"4.0 starson by sonicbum
Pros: Great screen, good interface, cheep (BB has for $255).
Cons: No USB host feature for sync w/ camera, slider can be troublesome, occational device lockups with WMP, can't play album songs in track order (only alpha by title tag or random), no dock or remov batt.
Summary: My Best Buy is having high return rate... so you may want to buy the performance plan as people often complain about iRiver support (my one and only call had me on hold 45min), and they just said 'take it back' when a tech got on. I had to return the first one after 2 days because I tried to create a folder on the device through Windows Explorer. iRiver support says DO NOT try to create a folder on it or you'll be returning it. The 'proper' way is to copy the files over by drag-n-drop, or using WMP. I classify this as a 'bug' (firmware 1.01). My WMA tags were a mess, so I had to spend 4 days making them consistent (I recommend Tag&Rename, which did everything I could wish for in a music tag organizer). The sound is great, lots of SRS and mixer options. No docking cradle, and the usb cable is proprietary and also carries the DC adapter. Comes with a nice semi-transparent case w/ belt clip that can remain on while using (holes for buttons). Feels solid and well built. Buttons respond well, but the slider can be tricky (sometimes it scrolls up while you scroll down, or sometimes you have to press harder then others for it to move, etc. But it's partly a user getting used to it I imagine.) No removable battery, and haven't tested full runtime yet. iRiver seems to be sold out of all accessories until aug 2005 (like dock). Would still by again… best 20GB for the money. Looked at Creative 40GB but it looked 20% bigger. This thing fits well in pocket.Updated
Well after almost a month, and moving my full 5000 song collection onto it (96k WMA) I quickly realized that anything I did became delayed, maybe a second, but up to 20+ seconds on listing artists (even just artists in a genre). Also, the battery gadge stayed 'empty' after the first time i drained it. Then weeks later it just started to work again. This being the 2nd H10 I'd had issues with (broke the 1st by creating a folder on it through win Explorer), and knowing iRivers lack of good support, and that my 30 day best buy return option was about up, I traded it in for a Samsung YH-925 GS. The interface looks nicer (and brighter), it seems smaller (although I don't think it is) and doesn't have the touch scroll that I had fits with on the H10. I'll write how this Samsung does in a few weeks.