Rio Carbon 5GB Portable Digital Audio Player
The Rio Carbon 5GB Portable Digital Audio Player is a compact MP3 player with
enough storage space to hold 160 hours of music in WMA format. It can playback
WMA, MP3 and Audible #2 and Audible #3 formats. It also has a built-in
microphone for voice recording making it ideal for verbal note taking and
recording lectures and meetings.
Even with the massive 5GB storage space, the Rio Carbon Audio Player is a
compact unit that easily fits into your pocket. The thin and tapered case is
about the size of a business card, so you can carry it with you anywhere and it
will be virtually unnoticed.
The Rio Carbon Player connects to your computer through the USB 2.0 interface.
The USB socket also can be used to charge the battery. When connected to your
computer, you can transfer music to the player and organize your music
collection using the Rio Music Manager software. You can rip music from CDs and
format it into MP3 or WMA format and organize songs into play lists. The
software is compatible for both Windows and Macintosh computers.
The LCD display on this Rio Portable Player gives you ample information
about the song that is playing including the song title, the artist, the year,
the encoding format and the bit rate. You can also see how much power is left in
the battery and the volume indicator. In date view, you can see the current date
You have a variety of options when playing back music on the Carbon Audio
Player. All the music can be play backed in order, or it can be played by album
or artist, year or genre. You can also select play lists which have been created
on your computer.
Bookmarks are a feature which can be used to store specific settings on your Rio
Carbon 5GB Digital Audio Player. They are ideal for marking your place in
extended audio recordings such as audio books. They allow you to duplicate all
the settings currently in use without the danger of losing your place if you
lend your player to someone else.
There is a five band equalizer on this wonderful Audio Player which can be used
to customize the sound of your audio. There are five presets or you can make
your own settings by boosting or cutting each equalizer frequency. You can
easily get exactly the sound you want to match your own tastes.
The Rio Carbon 5GB Audio Player is good value for the money. It gives you
plenty of storage space and all the features you expect from a high-quality MP3
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