iClick Swurv5 - anyone know of it?
Jul 6, 2005 at 2:29 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

noguilt

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http://www.clubiclick.com/swurv5.htm

the prices are very attractive: $80 for the 512mb at Costco, $100 for the 1gb at Amazon. The WMP feature is what sets it apart, i guess, but i've not used WMP beyond just playing individual video or audio files, so i don't know how valuable that could be.

i'm mainly interested in the sound quality, navigation, and usability (particularly of FM and voice recording). For those reasons, i just ordered the iAudio U2 1gb for $162 at Amazon (having researched it extensively at head-fi and elsewhere, comparing it with similar products from iRiver, Creative, Apple, Sandisk, etc.), but i'm wondering if that was a $62 mistake.
 
Jul 6, 2005 at 2:49 PM Post #2 of 3

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Yeah, the WMP feature sets it apart - NOT!

Any flash player that works without software can sync up with WMP, all it must do is comply to the standards and not need any special software.
 
Jul 17, 2005 at 12:39 AM Post #3 of 3

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Is there anyone who has tried the Swerv5, and could compare it with similar iAudio and Creative models regarding the sound quality, navigation, and usability?

fwiw, i did call iClick and learned, with some probing, that the power output is 10mw per channel, S/N ratio is 90db. That compares with the iAudio U2's 13mw per channel, S/N ratio 95db. Of course, as always in audio, one has to approach these specs with some skepticism.

(I only mentioned the WMP "feature" because they emphasize it in their marketing; i myself have no interest in it.)

(BTW, the Swerv5 1gb version is now available at Costco for $100, so the price is certainly attractive.)
 

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