Like similarly sized DAPs, the Mplayer is designed to be worn around your neck. Originally commissioned by Disney for Hong Kong Disneyland, the iriver Mplayer has just recently become available in South Korea , which looks to be its only official destination outside of the amusement park. Review Sections Review Specs. 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. More straight-laced companies probably would have produced a rectangular device with an image of Mickey either printed or engraved on it.

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There are times and angles when the player actually looks more like gumballs or a misshapen pregnant woman. Battery life The non-removable lithium ion battery charges via USB in about 2.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: July 29, October 2, Jenn K. To put the diminutive size in perspective, here are the Mplayers with some of their low-capacity flash DAP competitors: 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. Don’t show this again.

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The Mplayer is downright adorable. I have yet to be impressed by irier accessory bundle included with any iriver player, and the Mplayer does nothing to sway my opinion in the other direction. We were able to snap it back on, but Mickey will never be quite the same.


We didn’t find the included earbuds to be particularly comfortable or great-sounding, but they should suffice for younger listeners. Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s More posts by Jenn Subscribe mplayr Jenn’s posts.

A short twist and then a twist and hold of the track shuffle ear lets you skip through folders. The device is about the size of a shooter marble, with two 0.

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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. Conclusion The iriver Mplayer is a novelty DAP designed for die-hard Disney fans, iriver completists, and just about no one else. We accidentally dropped Mickey from a height of about 4 feet and half of an ear snapped off. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The bottom of the device features a mini USB port for syncing and charging.

Review: iriver Mplayer

Also, the device gets pretty loud, so it’s wise to teach any children using the device about listening at moderate volume.

The first 3 are completely inaudible and anything above 20 is way too loud for me. 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. As expected, a quick press of the irivet turns the device on and off.

Review: iriver Mplayer – Pocketables

The player emits a beep to indicate navigation changes. The Good The Iriver Mplayer offers a fun and mpoayer design that is easy to use, and music sounds good. 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. At the top is a standard 3.

There’s a power button on the side of the head, as well as a reset hole. 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. Based on the new 1GB Mplayer, my guess would be iriver.

Like mplyaer sized DAPs, the Mplayer is designed to be worn around your neck. As you might expect, the Mplayer has very few features because of the lack of a display.