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DesignThe iRiver X20 may be light, but it still feels like it's too bulky for its weight. The whole hand is needed to securely operate the player, unlike competitors such as the Samsung YP-K3 or the Sony NW-A808, which are easily held and controlled with fingertips.
The 56mm (2.2-inch) colour LCD screen is always used horizontally. As a result, all controls are on the far right-hand side, meaning the player needs to be supported by all four fingers, with the thumb doing the navigation. The screen is of a great size though, and more than justifies the ever-so-slightly awkward controls.
iRiver has given this player a mechanical scroll wheel, which physically rotates. It's something of a novelty and we're not big fans. There's just not enough grip between your finger and the wheel and it's a little imprecise at landing on menu options.
The rear of the player has a matte finish and plays host to a rarely seen feature of MP3 players: a user-replaceable battery. The back of the device looks a lot like a mobile phone, with a button-released back plate that covers the battery's dock.
Your music collection is sorted in a variety of ways: by artist, album, track name or genre. You're also given the option to play all tracks in your library by hitting a 'play all' option. Playlists are supported but in a way that could potentially halve the available space on your player: playlists are effectively treated as separate music folders and any tracks in a playlist are copied to the player again. That means you'll have one copy in your main library and one in your playlist.
PerformanceWe got 21 hours of continuous MP3 music playback from a complete charge of the player's battery. This is about average and certainly acceptable. Music quality gets top marks all round. Bass reproduction is powerful on the bass-heavy track Slam by Pendulum, yet mid-range and high-end tones are clear and well pronounced on the classical gem Naturaleza Muerta performed by Sarah Brightman.
ConclusionWith its stylish design, a great range of features and user-friendly software, the X20's got magnificent potential. Despite the mechanical scroll wheel taking a bit of getting used to, the size and quality of the screen makes this an adorable little MP3 player. Sony's NW-A808 player, however, offers comparable screen quality and video playback, but in a sleeker, tidier case and with significantly better battery life.
The company, then officially known as ReignCom, was created in 1999 by seven former Samsung executives, initially releasing portable CD players and later widely known in the 2000s for a line of digital audio players and other portable media devices. In 2019 the company was rebranded as Dreamus.
In 1999, Duk-Jun Yang and Rae-Hwan Lee left Samsung Electronics, along with five colleagues. They formed ReignCom, with Yang as CEO, originally as a semiconductor distributor, then decided to capitalize on the growing MP3 player market. They decided to outsource manufacturing to AV Chaseway, in Shenzhen, China, and contract product design to INNO Design, an industrial design company in Palo Alto, California, while keeping R&D in-house.
The company's first iRiver product was the iMP-100, a portable CD player capable of decoding MP3 data files on CDs, released in November 2000. It and a later model, the iMP-250, were rebranded and sold by SONICblue in the United States under the Rio Volt name. iRiver sold later models with its own SlimX brand, billing them as the thinnest MP3 CD players in the world. By now, iRiver portable CD players had achieved high domestic popularity and were also popular elsewhere. iRiver was one of a number of South Korean companies who were dominating the worldwide MP3 industry in these early years.
In 2002, iRiver scrambled to develop its first flash memory player to meet demand from the U.S. Best Buy chain. This led to the release of their first DAP product, the iFP-100 "Prism" - named as such because of its distinctive shape designed by its design firm partner, INNO Design. By the end of the year, iRiver had already gained as much as 20% of the domestic market and was steadily increasing popularity in foreign markets. A year later, it was first to market with 512 MB and 1 GB flash players with its iFP-500 "Masterpiece" player. It had also completed its IPO at KOSDAQ, a Korean stock exchange. The company was also selling hard drive players to compete with the iPod: the iHP-300 followed by the H300.
iRiver rose to the No. 1 position in the global market of flash players. Its global market share overall was 14.1% in 2003, while Apple led with 21.6%. The marketing of iRiver America was mostly spent on PR and brand partnerships, featuring celebrities such as Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg.
By 2004 iRiver had gained solid market share in the digital audio player market in both the United States and Japan, and sold a total of 2.8 million players worldwide, of which 1.7 million was in the overseas market. During this time, the company went through a rebranding, including changing the styling of its name from iRiver to iriver, and using a ruby-red themed logo in place of blue. It also used adult film star Jenna Jameson and an Audrey Hepburn lookalike as spokesmodels promoting its products.
In 2005 the company decided to focus entirely on flash players like the H10, and the development of jukeboxes (except from the 20 GB version of the H10) was stopped as a result. The launch of Apple's iPod Shuffle hurt iriver sales and it dropped from the top ranking in flash-based players. iriver adopted a new marketing strategy in 2005, attempting to grab mindshare from Apple. It referred to the U10 flash player as the thumb thing. This referred to users controlling their MP3 devices with their thumbs, just as they do their cell phones and text messaging devices. The company also announced plans for digital audio players featuring Internet telephony.
iRiver's U.S. unit, based in Vancouver, Washington, held 3.4% of the U.S. MP3 player market in 2005, according to IDC - down from a peak of 13%. The company targeted early adopters among American users as it tried to regain dominance of the category. It also opened sales divisions in Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. iRiver's parent Reigncom made significant financial losses by the end of 2005.
ReignCom announced in May 2006 that it would adjust its focus toward hand-held mobile gaming and other electronics, publicly reporting its intentions of quitting the PMP market.It has also reported sluggish sales for its music player business, including a loss of 35.58 billion won (US$36.68 million) in 2005, compared with a net profit of 43.46 billion won in 2004. In its South Korean home market, iRiver once accounted for 50% of sales and the company has bought ads claiming its products are a symbol of patriotism. It has also operated a small chain of iRiver Zone stores, with locations in Korea, Japan, and China. The Incheon International Airport shop features a large heart-shaped art piece, which represents the corporate "Heartbeat Philosophy" of "dedication to its customers". Its European market share had dropped to 0.4% in 2006, down from 1.3% the year prior, and it had also fallen in Japan and the US.
In 2006, the company had sales of 149.5 billion won and an operating loss of 54.4 billion won. The next year, until 2014, South Korean private equity firm Vogo Fund held a large stake in iRiver, which reported 5.5 billion won in profits on 206.8 billion won of sales, working to improve the company's prospects as its MP3 player business has dwindled. Deep losses followed in 2009 and 2010.
In May 2007, Reigncom announced a new division, Reigncom USA, to manage the iriver brand in the United States and help develop new products. The company also bought the Siren brand in Japan from A-MAX Japan, despite protests from Siren Inc. itself.
The iRiver Story reader was released in 2010 and was followed by the Cover Story. The Story HD successor was launched in 2011 which was also iriver's first e-book reader in the American market. That same year, iriver launched its first Android smartphone and tablet in the domestic market.
In 2013, iRiver launched the premium brand of Astell & Kern. As the digital music player market had changed, Astell & Kern consisted of premium products instead of iriver's older conventional players.
iriver's products can all play MP3 and WMA audio files. Some units support text viewing, Ogg Vorbis audio files, Macromedia Flash, and/or BMP files. The company also supported Microsoft PlaysForSure, which allowed some products to support subscription-based music download services, including URGE, Napster, Rhapsody, and Yahoo! Music Unlimited. It also let users disable its DRM functionality. 2b1af7f3a8