Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    Rio ce2100 mp3 player review

    By 24 May 2005

    When Rio launched the ce2100 at CES in Las Vegas this year, the internet was awash with excitement. A 2.5Gb hard drive-based player in a small casing that offered 20 hours of playback, what was not to like. Despite that buzz, five months in the world...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Rio Forge 256Mb MP3 player review

    By 18 November 2004

    Available in three different memory capacities, the new Rio Forge sports MP3 player will keep your brain entertained while your body grinds away exercising. The Forge range seems to be following in the footsteps of the Rio Cali and has been specifically...

  • Audio 0 out of 5

    Rio Carbon mp3 player - First Look review

    By 3 August 2004

    Pocket lint was lucky to get an exclusive look at the new MP3 player that is poised to become the next iPod mini challenger. Based on the chassis of the Rio Nitrus the Carbon is small and nimble. Gone is the annoying joystick that we complained about...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Rio Cali Sport 256Mb review

    By 21 June 2004

    For the fitness fan out there, every solid state MP3 player wants to be your friend. But how many players cut it as a sports accessory? Many have tried, few have succeeded. Rio believes that its Cali sport is the player that will become the althlete's...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Rio Karma 20Gb MP3 Player review

    By 25 May 2004

    If you are going to go up against the iPod, whether you like it or not you have to not only offer what the iPod is offering, but because it is so loved by it seems everyone you have to put out all the stops to make that leap forward. Luckily for the Rio...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Rio Nitrus 1.5Gb MP3 Player review

    By 14 January 2004

    The Rio Nitrus is a 1.5Gb player that purports to offer something different to the MP3 listener. Rio was one of the first manufacturers to create MP3 players and after a self-imposed sabbatical it’s back with a range of models to suit all occasions....