The Iriver P7 is a touch-screen portable video player, offered in 8GB ($169) and 16GB ($199) capacities.
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The P7 sports a gorgeous aluminum design and offers music, video, radio, and photo playback, as well as voice recording and a text reader.
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Unlike the iPod Touch you won't find advanced features such as Wi-Fi on the P7, but its relatively low price and large, 4.3-inch screen make it a tempting purchase for video fans.
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The Iriver P7 comes bundled with earbuds, a touch-screen stylus, a USB cable, and a mini CD filled with software.
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Iriver appropriately describes its main menu screen as magazine-like, laying out each of the player's functions on a single screen, compartmentalized into an attractive arrangement of boxes.
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We have some legitimate gripes with the P7, but design isn't one of them. The sleek aluminum body looks like it belongs in a modern art museum.
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Iriver P7 top
The majority of the P7 is operated using touch-screen controls, however, you'll find teeny, tiny buttons for power, menu, and volume on the top edge of the player.
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Iriver P7 side
The P7's headphone jack is on the right edge, along with a hold switch, and a microSD memory slot covered by a plastic door.
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The Iriver P7's rated battery life of 35 hours of audio and 7 hours of video is impressive for a device that runs under $200.
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Rather than a main menu with text or icons representing the various modes, the Iriver P7's home screen is laid out like a magazine, with a thumbnail of the last item played or viewed acting as the jumping-off point.
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The P7 is a fully loaded PVP with video and music playback, a photo viewer, an FM tuner, and voice recording.
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A 4.3-inch touch screen dominates the front of the device and acts as the principal controls for the player's functions.
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The P7 is flash-based and will be available in 8GB and 16GB capacities. We'd like to see 32GB in a device like this as well.
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The bottom of the P7 features a proprietary docking port, which connects to the included cradle. The cradle itself has a secondary battery off of which the player may be powered. There's also a microSD card slot concealed beneath a flap.
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The side of the device houses power and hold switches along with a standard headphone jack and pinhole mic.
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The P7 is rated for an impressive 35 hours of audio playback and includes SRS WOW HD as well as seven EQ presets.