Rio 500 64 MB USB MP3 Player (Gray)

April 15, 2015 - Comment

This metallic gray Rio 500 stores up to two hours of digital-quality music and up to 32 hours of spoken audio programs. Rio 500 is also the first portable digital-audio player to support both the Macintosh (iMac and G3) and Windows 9X platforms. Access thousands of music and audio files at RioPort.com and over 16,000

This metallic gray Rio 500 stores up to two hours of digital-quality music and up to 32 hours of spoken audio programs. Rio 500 is also the first portable digital-audio player to support both the Macintosh (iMac and G3) and Windows 9X 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. This lightweight unit plays skip-free music, as there are no moving parts. It’s the perfect companion for active people on the go.

The Rio 500 contains an updated hardware design featuring easily accessible controls and a backlit display that shows song/book title, artist, time, and more. And it uses just a single AA battery for up to 13 hours of continuous play.

Product Features

  • Supports Microsoft Windows PCs and Mac (iMac and G3)
  • Skip-free design–no moving parts
  • Automatic bookmarking features for listening to spoken audio
  • Palm size for easy portability
  • AudibleManager software for spoken audio content (Windows 9X only)

3 comments on “Rio 500 64 MB USB MP3 Player (Gray)

  1. Anonymous on said:

    Better than expected This is my second plunge into the world of MP3 players and the experience has been considerably better than my first. The Rio 500 offers about as much as you could expect from an MP3 player these days (outside of the cheap headphones). The USB upload is considerably faster than the parallel ports that most MP3 players utilize. The sound is good and the software program that is included makes transferring audio from CD to the player a snap. Transferring downloaded files is just as easy. My…

  2. Carol L. Riegel "Love mysteries" on said:

    Great Device Terrible Technical Support and Documentation I just purchased the Diamond Rio 500 and after you get it working it is super but don’t look to Diamond for any kind of support. The technician I spoke to didn’t even seem to know what a MP3 player was much less how it works. He referred me to a manual on the CD that doesn’t exist and provided nonsense answers to my questions. 

  3. Amy Battis on said:

    A great purchase — well worth it After researching and reviewing a number of mp3 players before making this purchase, I decided on the Diamond Rio 500, mainly for its 64megs of memory on board. 

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