Rio 500 is also the first
portable digital audio player to support both the Macintosh (iMac
and G3) and Windows 98 platforms! Access thousands of music
and audio files at RioPort.com and over 16,000 hours of
Audible.com audio programs. Instantly create, customize and
mix your favorite music and audio selections on your PC or Mac
for playback on your Rio. Rio is the perfect companion for
active people - delivering skip-free music and audio for
people on the go.
64MB RAM pre-installed in the Rio 500 means two hours of
playback of your favorite digital quality jams or up to 32
hours of spoken content! The Rio 500 will keep you pumped
during your workouts, entertained in the waiting room and
popular on the train! The Rio 500 runs for 13 hours on it's AA
battery. Put your life to music wherever you go! And don't
forget the Rio 500 can be easily upgraded to 96MB for
additional hours of music.
The Rio 500 is now compatible with both PC and Macintosh (iMAC
and G3) platforms. It is the first MP3 player to support
Macintosh! the Rio 500 uses a USB connection for lightening
fast downloads - much faster than the traditional parallel
Dozens of enhancements make your Rio 500 experience the
fastest and easiest way to load and listen to hours of tunes.
Well-positioned buttons, a multi-function jog key, playback
controls to recall the artist name and song title, and
customizable bass and treble, set the Rio 500 apart from any
other MP3 player. The backlit LCD display delivers easy
viewing and support for gra phics!
This next generation Rio also features integrated Rio Audio
Manager software for digital music management. The software
lets you search, locate, create and playback your music in one
application! Rio Audio Manager also gives you direct access to
RioPort.com, the premier site for MP3 music, and other sites
through an integrated Web browser. Using the advanced software
you can even convert your personal CD collection into MP3
files to store on your PC and transfer to your Rio 500!
The Rio 500 is also the first MP3 player to address and
accommodate one of the most compelling reasons to purchase an
MP3 player - spoken audio playback. Listen to your favorite
novels, learn a new language, hear news stories and lectures!
The Rio 500 offers a set of features specifically designed for
voice audio use including a bookmark control that lets you
stop playback and resume later exactly where you left off. Use
your integrated software to go to RioPort or other MP3 sites
and choose from hundreds of voice audio selections including
books, news, lectures and comedy.
The highest quality music possible in the palm of your
hand. Easily download your tunes or voice audio from the Web
or your own CD collection and then get up and go for hours of
continuous play. Putting your life to music has never looked
or sounded so good!
- Rio 500
- USB cable
- Carrying case
- AA battery
- Rio Audio Manager software
- 64MB onboard memory, expandabl e t o 9 6 MB with r
emovable flash cards (supports future memory expansions)
- USB support for blazingly fast downloads with Windows or
- Skip-free design - no moving parts
- Full version Rio Audio Manager 2.0 for encoding,
managing, and playing digital audio files (free RioPort
- New cool color: metallic gray