iriver’s SPINN available Oct. 3rd, up for pre-sale…NOW!

iriver SPINN

iriver SPINN

It may be hard to believe for most of the general public, but there are other mp3 player brands out there besides Apple and its iPod.  Iriver has been around for quite awhile, though never enjoying the same widespread uptake as the iPod.  The iriver SPINN is somewhat of a new design from iriver.  It’s not your typical candybar style player.  It has a very unique “spin” control that is supposed to make navigation more natural and fun.

Said player will be released on October 3rd in 4GB ($249) and 8GB ($289) varieties.  The device has a 3.3 inch 480 x 272 AMOLED display.  FM tuner, Bluetooth 2.0.  The SPINN has slightly above average support for file playback including (of course) mp3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC, AVI, and WMV (as well as many other types).  While the file support and navigation method is one of the player’s strong suits, wireless falls short.  You won’t find any wireless connectivity that is becoming more mainstream.  If you’re hoping of running this on OS X you’ll be disappointed as the SPINN’s software will only work on XP and Vista…sorry guys…maybe next time.

source: engadget