Might be a bit 'brick' like by todays standards.
But it does not try to control yout life like an Apple product.
Simply plug it in via USB and your pc will find it and open it up as another HDD.
Then drag and drop anything you like onto it.
It will play just about any music file type and show Jpegs etc too.
Not only that, but you can plug it in to ANY pc and you can see your files, copy them onto another pc or play them thru another pc.
Unlike Apple products it will not erase all your music if you plug it into the wrong pc!
They are also built to last as my 9 year old H140 shows. Still 8 hours battery life.
If you do need to change the battery or HDD these Irivers are held together with screws, so you can easily change battery or HDD.
They are firmware upgradable, but also third party software such as ROCKBOX brings even more usability out of the Iriver.
Lastly there is excellent, enthusiactic help available from other users on the MYSTICRIVER forum.
I bought this one as I would be gutted if my H140 gave up the ghost, so this is just backup.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
iRiver H340 one of the very best MP3 players ever made!
I bought this H340 to repair it as I repair faulty 300 series off eBay & then sell them again when I have fixed them.
I already own one of these & I can say it has never let me down once! I have even upgraded the HDD to a 80GB as 40GB was to small for my needs after a year of owning my H340.
I have tried out many makes & this still seems to be the best over them all! in sound quality & functions.
I bought my own H340 because I need a line in record & it records very well, I have my one set to 192kbs & seems to be fine in that quality.
I would recommend in buying a Cameron Sino 2200mAh battery as the original battery doesn't last as long, but you can get just over 14hrs play back with the back light on all the time!
These are also easy to upgrade, as I have just done my first CF mod which means you can change the HDD to a compact flash card & seems to work fine on flash in both the 1.29k firmware & Rockbox.
I would also recommend using Rockbox firmware on these devices as it's gives you more features & is more user friendly than the original firmware.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone which into good sound quality & excellent build quality & excellent battery life.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
The Iriver H340 multi codec Juke box
The H340 multi codec Juke box by iriver is a great little machine with its 40 gig capacity I can have virtually all my record collection, some Videos, photos, documents, FM radio,it also is an MP3 recorder with facility for an external stereo mic, it can be used as a host like a little PC so that it can down load from a camera or memory sticks. I love it and take it with me most days.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.