Details about Rio Forge 512 MP3/Audio Player - Rio Serviced and Stored - Perfect Condition19 product reviews | See original listing
Aug 20, 2012
Casco, Maine, United States
Manufacturer refurbished: An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or ... Read moreabout the condition
|Storage Capacity:||512 MB||Model:||
Forge Sport (512 MB)
|Features:||FM radio, Radio Recorder||Product Line:||Forge|
|Computer Interface:||USB 2.0|
A great chance to own a New RIO FORGE 512 Factory Remanufactured MP3 player for used prices. These have been in storage since Rio closed their doors and were remanufactured by Rio. Inexpensive First Class Shipping in US
These are brand new remanufactured Rio Forge 512 units that were bulk packed. Included is the player itself -
This player is new with Developer's Cut 3.04 firmware, a Mini Quick Start Guide and a small sheet on care of the Forge series. The Rio Forge is the ideal MP3 player for listening to audio books, with user friendly menus and 9 hard bookmarks for keeping your place. A decent radio, equalizer, etc. Will accept any SD card up to 2GB and will also accept a 4GB if it is standard and not HD.
See below for links to reviews, Rio information . Do your research and get the best player for audio books.
NEW REMANUFACTURED PLAYER
These Rio Forge players have been in storage since Rio closed their doors. We have both Remanufactured and bulk packaged new units. The serviced units were done under the auspices of Rio. We have updated all players to “Developer’s Cut” 3.04, which is a firmware developed by an enthusiasts group after Rio closed (you can download and install firmware 1.33 but 3.04 is a major improvement). We include a small sheet with some important tips on using and maintaining the Rio Forge, and a Mini Quick Start Guide (a single double sided page -
The Rio Forge is detected by the computer as a mass storage device and requires no special drivers. You can use several softwares available to load media or you can simply drag and drop or cut and past.
You will need a standard USB to 5 pin micro cable, this is the most popular USB cable and the majority of non proprietary mp3 players and cameras use the same one, this cable is include in some auctions.
The slot for the memory card accepts a standard full size SD card or a micro with a standard adapter. Any card up through 2 GB will work, a 4GB will work but must be standard and not HC.
Power is by a single AAA battery (not included), and can be either a regular AAA, an alkaline or a rechargeable ( you can set the player to the type battery you normally use )..
There are many reviews available if you search. A good source for information on the Rio Forge is Wikipedia. Just put “ wiki rio forge “ in your browser search. Please note at the bottom of their page you can download the latest firmware (already installed on this player) or the Rio software or manual through the Rio site
Shipping is by First Class mail in a bubble envelope.
A note about memory size: The Rio Forge Sport series (128/256/512) was originally sold as accepting up to a 1GB SD card. Any Rio Forge will accept any standard SD card up to 2GB and will also accept a 4GB if it is a "Standard" card. The use of Standard is misleading and you will find the majority of 4GB cards being sold may be called Standard, but they must be referring to size, not memory configuration. Most of the cards available are now HC or High Capacity, they will NOT work in the Rio. If you are searching for a 4GB card, use 150X in your search and then be very careful the card is not a HC. No card larger than 4GB will work -
To recap: ANY 2GB FULL SIZE OR MICRO WITH AN ADAPTER SD WILL WORK IN THIS PLAYER.
ONLY A STANDARD -
WE HAVE OTHER AUCTIONS WITH THE PLAYER WITH ALL ACCESSORIES, OR BARE ACCESSORIES. BOTH 256MB (gray) AND 512MB (blue) PLAYERS ARE AVAILABLE. AND RIO ACCESSORIES.
All auctions for Players have been update to 3.04 Developer’s Cut firmware and include a Quick Start Guide and a small sheet with care instructions.