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Rio Nitrus
2 Reviews
rating  3 of 5
MSRP  299.00
Description: The revolutionary Rio Nitrus packs 1.5GB into a stealthy, razor-thin design. With the ability to carry over 375 songs, never before has this much capacity been offered on a player this small. Fast USB 2.0 connection loads the player quickly. Simple menus, thoughtful controls, and a clear display make navigation instinctive. A 5-band adjustable equalizer provides a custom listening experience. Quality components throughout yield a player without compromise.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hockey_Cop a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I have had the extreme pleasure of owning the Rio Niturus and have had not a single problem with it. After a firmware upgrade, there is no popping of the tracks when I play it in the car and the hard drive has never frozen, crashed or skipped once. I have taken it running and the car I use it in primarly is a government service car that is driven for 12+ hours a day. It won't skip going over train tracks or cracked and bumpy road surfaces. It hasn't once skipped while running. Overall,I am very satisified with this product and am considering the 20gb Karma for my next mp3 player purchase.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by wallstreet_jim a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2004

Bottom Line:   
STAY AWAY!

What looked like a good contender to other Cornice-based drive units turned out to be a FLOP. I purchased two units as Christmas gifts for my kids. One unit crapped out within 3 months of the purchase. Sadly, the warranty period was ONLY 90 DAYS. I could get no help from Rio, and their call center is based in India, so good luck winding through that maze of confusion. You cannot easily contact their U.S. offices on the West Coast, as they have put up just about every barrier they could. I ended up lying about an emergency to talk with someone in their building, but was summarily hung up on once they realized I was after, Heaven forbid, CUSTOMER SERVICE.

I HIGHLY recommend staying away from Rio units in general, and the Nitrus in particular.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $189.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay




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