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Imation RipGO! CD-R/MP3 Player - $20 after rebates @ CompUSA

Postby Ian on Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:00 am

This is a kick ass deal, even if you don't use it to burn CD-R discs.

http://www.compusa.com/products/product ... tabtype=rb

rebate: http://media.compusa.com/pdfs/0307576.pdf
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Postby BoGMan1a on Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:41 pm

Thanks for the info. I think that this will be a much used toy! I picked it up along with a 10-pack of mini CD-RW's(Memorex), and this little toy may just put my Sony MD on the back burner for a bit (No digital rights management!). My only concern is the proprietary rechargeable battery, but I suppose that at $20 for the unit (after MIR), that I can spring for an extra one. :P
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:08 pm

I'm curious to know if it works with mini-RW discs. I know it will probably read them fine, but what about rewritiing?
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Postby BoGMan1a on Tue Feb 18, 2003 11:43 pm

Actually, I only bought the mini-RW because the one on display at the store had one sitting in it, but I get home and the player will not recognize the ones that I bought :evil: . Just says "No Disc". I must say that it was kind of disappointing, but I almost wonder if the problem is not the media which is 211mb while the web site says it only supports 202mb discs :-? . I say this because CloneCd's info on the drive says that it will read CD-RW but will not write to it, however, Nero says that it only supports CD-R. I may have to experiment a bit because reading RW would make this so much more handy.
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Postby VEFF on Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:04 am

I got lucky and got one on Black Friday (someone had left one lying around the store) for $29.99 after $50 MIR.

Now it is even cheaper!

I burned one of the included mini CD-Rs on one of my normal CD-RW drives.
The unit is great - excellent audio etc..., except that it uses a proprietary rechargeable battery just like my iRiver iMP-350 :(
One minus is that the battery life isn't very long.

I don't use it much (understatement), since my iMP-350 has a tuner as well, but it is good for days when I am going out after work, and don't want to have a bigger CD player around my waist.

WARNING: I think it does NOT support -RW media, only -R media.Shouldn't be of much concern for most people, but...
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Postby jmbrown12 on Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:12 am

According to Imation it only records to CD-R:

http://www.imation.com/assets/Global_As ... _Flyer.pdf

They also claim the battery provides continuous playback for 5 hours.
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