CNET’s in-house photographer squealed in a pitch only dogs can hear when she got her hands on it for the customary photo shoot. The device is about the size of a shooter marble, with two 0. We don’t recommend this MP3 player for children younger than 4, or anyone who might be tempted to put it in his or her mouth. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Box contents I have yet to be impressed by the accessory bundle included with any iriver player, and the Mplayer does nothing to sway my opinion in the other direction. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses.

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Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, If you twist both ears out at the same time, you can put the player into shuffle mode and it will randomly play all songs on the device.

Battery life The non-removable lithium ion battery charges via USB in about 2.

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Conclusion The iriver Mplayer is a novelty DAP designed for die-hard Disney fans, iriver completists, and just about no one else. A better way to control the player, both one- and two-handed, is to hold an ear between your thumb and index finger.

Since Disney normally plasters its colorful product boxes with cartoon characters and oversized writing, the minimalist presentation seems to suggest that the player is not aimed at its usual demographic.


Best MP3 Players for In addition to the player itself, each box contains a standard USB 2. On first blush, you might be tempted to cast off Iriver’s Mickey Mouse-shaped Mplayer as one of these tawdry examples of gadgetry–we certainly were.

July 29, October 2, Jenn K. Based on the new 1GB Mplayer, my guess would be iriver. A unique design and clever controls are its strongest selling points, which is rarely iriverr to persuade consumers interested in sound quality, sophistication and sleekness, or extras like an FM tuner, EQs, and play modes.

Review: iriver Mplayer

Audio Unlike most all? The Bad The Iriver Mplayer has no display and thus few features, and it doesn’t seem to be very durable. The Bottom Line The Iriver Mplayer isn’t necessarily the best option for young children, but it’s a swell-sounding music player for Mickey Mouse fans of all other ages.

The bottom of the device features a mini USB port for syncing and charging. Don’t show this again. Also, the device gets pretty loud, so it’s wise to teach any children using the device about listening at moderate volume.

Fortunately for the Mplayer, they are. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Iriver offers the Mplayer in an array of colors–pink, black, silver, or white–all in high-gloss plastic.

iRiver Mplayer review: iRiver Mplayer – CNET

The Mplayer is downright adorable. A short twist and then a twist and hold of the track shuffle ear lets you skip through folders.

But should a silly detail like your home country be allowed to come between your hands and an MP3-playing Mickey Mouse head? We’ve changed, we promise.

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Originally commissioned by Disney for Hong Kong Disneyland, the iriver Mplayer has just recently become available in South Koreawhich looks to be its only official destination outside of the mplzyer park. There are times and angles when the player actually looks more like gumballs or a misshapen pregnant woman. Like similarly sized DAPs, the Mplayer is designed to be worn around your neck.

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Box irlver I have yet to be impressed by the accessory bundle included with any iriver player, and the Mplayer does nothing to sway my opinion in the other direction. In the music department, the Iriver Mplayer performs admirably well for such a tiny device.

Even though Mickey Mouse is so iconic that designing a player in his likeness seems like a no-brainer, I think only iriver could come up with something like this.

The Good The Iriver Mplayer offers a fun and unique design that iriber easy to use, and music sounds good. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in More posts by Jenn Subscribe to Jenn’s posts.

At the very basic level, the left ear adjusts volume, while the right toggles through tracks. Visit manufacturer site for details.