Technical specification

AC Power Adaptor Supplied: No
Alarm: yes
Amplifier: 17mW(R) + 17mW(L) at max volume
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Audible Support: yes
Audio Output Connections: 3.5mm jack
Backlit Display: yes
Battery Life: Audio: 27h, Video: 5h, DAB: 7.5h
Bluetooth: no
Bookmarking Support: yes
Built-in Clock: yes
Built-in Speakers: yes
Codec Support: MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer3, WMA, OGG
Colour LCD Screen: yes
Copyright Protection System: yes

DAB Radio: yes
Data Storage: yes
Depth: 1.6cm
Designed for Sports Usage: yes
Direct encoding: yes
EQ Presets: 7 preset, 1 User & SRS WOW HD
External Battery Pack: no
External Microphone Option: no
File / Folder Search: Yes
Firewire Connection: no
Firmware Upgrade: yes
FM Radio Frequency Range: 79.5MHz - 108Mhz
FM Recorder: yes
FM Tuner: yes
FM Tuner Signal to Noise Ratio: 60dB/A-weighted
Folder Navigation: yes
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
Game Mode: yes
HDMI Output: no
Height: 4.9cm
ID3 Tag: yes
Impedance: 16 ohms
Internal Battery Type: Lithium Ion
LCD Remote Control: no
Linux OS Support: yes
Management Software Required: no
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Memory Capacity: 1GB
Memory Expansion Slot: yes
Memory Expansion Type: mini SD
Metal Body: no
Mid Track Resume: yes
MP3 Bitrate Playback: 8Kbps ~ 320Kbps
MPEG-4 Video Playback: yes
OGG Bitrate Playback: up to Q10
Operational Temperature: -5 to 40 C
Compatibility: PC and Apple Mac
Photo Viewer: yes
Photo Viewer Formats: JPEG
Playlist Support: yes
Rechargeable Battery: yes
Remote Control (no LCD): no
Removable Disk Drive Support: yes
SRS Wow 3D Sound: yes
USB Battery Recharging: yes
USB On The Go Support: no
USB Version: USB 2.0
User Definable EQ: yes
User Removable Rechargeable Batt: no
Voice Recording: yes
Weight: 73.8g
Width: 8cm
WMA Bitrate Playback: 8Kbps - 320Kbps
WMA DRM (Security) Support: yes

OUR VERDICT

At £150 for just 1GB, the iRiver B20 can hardly be thought of as value for money. And we can't see why iRiver is charging so much for the 2GB, or 4GB versions when it is so much cheaper to add memory via the SD socket. Certainly with both Apple and Creative offering 8GB for £129, and Apple offering the 80GB iPod classic for the same amount, you'd really have to want DAB radio to invest in a iRiver B20. Still, the presence of DAB in such a portable form is impressive, it's just a shame that it's let down by a lack of storage space.