"Great Features, but flawed"2.5 starson by fexida
Pros: great battery life, great features especially SRS WOW sound enhancement, color LCD, uses AA batteries which are relatively cheap, FM Radio with great reception
Cons: Relatively expense for a flash player, Somewhat large compared to other flash players, Firmware upgrade messed up my player
Summary: I got my iRiver t10 after my Dell DJ broke down and it was a great player initially because of the great features. However, it came with a bad pair of headphones but I have a good pair from Sony so that wasn't much of an issue. I primarily liked the player because of its superb battery life, about 40 hours on alkaline batteries and about 30 on rechargeable batteries (battery counter doesn't work properly with rechargeable but that doesn't matter) and the fact that it uses AA batteries. In addition, I did not need too much storage anyways so a 512 MB model was sufficient for my needs. I greatly enjoyed the sound enhancement with SRS WOW and the buit in equalizer. The color LCD was especially good with its abilities to view images. Overall the player was great but lacked On-The-Go Playlists so I decided to download the new firmware to fix the issue. Everything worked fine initially after the firmware update. I used it for a few days with the new firmware but then, when I tried to sync with my computer via USB, the player stopped functioning and displayed "Connecting DB..." everytime I synchronized but my computer could not detect the device at all even after I installed the necessary updates on my computer suggested by the iRiver Knowledge Base on this player. Everytime I turned on the player when it was disconnected, it would display "Scanning Music..." and then the player shut down and turned on and displayed the message over and over again. Support told me to format the drive but I could not because there was no Rescue Mode or a Reset button on the player and I could not link with my computer at all. After talking with support, nothing seemed resolved so I returned the player and got a Sony NW-E505.
Overall, the player was great when I had it and I hope iRiver is able to resolve the issue. This is one of the rare players that met my needs of great battery life with great useability. If iRiver resolves the issue, I would greatly recommend this player because it is much better than most other competitors such as the iPod Shuffle.