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Olympus m:robe MR-100 Music Player

The Olympus m:robe MR-100 has all the earmarks of a simple stylish digital audio player.

It's simple and easy to use and has above-average playback quality. It also offers a large capacity of 5GB in a very compact package and that includes an internal lithium-ion battery! Its glass-fronted design with inverted display LCD certainly makes it stand out as a unique-looking player, if not one of the best-looking audio players in the market.

But it lacks features and its audio output may be a little insufficient for some users. It could also do with a better battery life and a better docking cradle. Needless to say, the built-in limitations of the m:trip software as well as the player's inability to display long filenames is a big turn-off.

So, if you are looking for a small, stylish digital audio player with simple controls and basic features, you should take at least a look at the Olympus m:robe MR-100. But if you're looking for a player with loads of features, as well as a powerful audio output, you need to look elsewhere.

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• m:robe MR-100

Type • Audio Player
Supported Audio Format • WMA Windows Media Audio (32-192 kbps)
• MP3 (16-320 kpbs)
Storage • 5 GB
• Approx. 1200 songs (128 kbps)
Battery Life • Up to 12 hours
Display Type • Monochrome LCD with 20,480 pixels
Display Size • 4.3 cm / 1.7 inch

Power Supply

• Lithium-Ion battery (700 mAh)
• AC adapter A511
   - charging time approx. 3 hours (AC power)
   - charging time approx. 8 hours (USB power)
• Direct USB bus power

Interface Via Cradle

• DC input terminal
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed AutoConnect interface (storage class)

Other Features

• Multi-language Support
   - English
   - French
   - German
   - Spanish
   - Japanese
   - Korean
   - Traditional Chinese
   - Russian
   - Simplified Chinese


• 14.9 mm thick
• 90 mm high
• 52 mm wide


• 100 g

Application Software • CD ripping software (WMA format)
• Music library manager
Box Contents • Docking station/cradle with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
• Earphones with extension cable
• Soft case
• m:trip multi-media software
• USB cable
• AC adapter
• Instruction manuals
• Warranty card


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