Rio, a division of SONICblueTM Incorporated, announced today that it has shipped the Rio Volt, the first portable CD player in the family of Rio digital audio players. The Rio Volt plays standard music CDs and recordable CDs containing MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) files – making it possible to store and play more than 250 songs on a single CD.
“More people than ever are creating their own custom CDs from the music collections stored on their computers,” said Jim Cady, president of Rio. “As part of our commitment to provide portable players for the various ways people listen to music, the Rio Volt is ideal for people who enjoy creating personalized music CDs.”
The Rio Volt supports high-capacity, low cost recordable CDs as a way to store personalized music selections, yet remains as simple to use as a standard CD player. Other members of the Rio family of digital audio players include the Rio 600, Rio 800 and Nike psa[play 60 and 120.
Rio Volt Features
The Rio Volt features include a simple user interface, support for multiple music formats and skip-free listening.
Easy to Use – Simply burn digital music tracks from the PC to a recordable CD. Then, just load the CD into the Rio Volt and hit play. No USB connection required.
Simple Access to Multiple File Formats – The Rio Volt plays MP3, WMA and standard CDs and is upgradeable to support future music formats.
Skip Protection – The Rio Volt features up to 120 seconds of shock protection, buffering the tracks to prevent skipping as well as increasing battery life.
Extended Playtime – The Rio Volt has a playback time of up to 15 hours on two AA batteries and can hold over 20 hours of music on a single CD.
Enhanced Display and Navigation – The ID3 text display includes track number, song name, artist name, folder (album title) and overall playtime. The Rio Volt also features quick and simple navigation through directories and can search tracks one by one or in blocks of ten.
The Rio Volt is currently available on riohome.com and will soon be in major North American retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $169.95. The package ships with earphones, eight function remote control, AC adapter, software, carrying case and two AA batteries. A car cassette adapter and other Rio accessories are available at www.riostuff.com .