All functions are managed through a 1.2-inch LCD color display, which is located next to the main control element, the iRiver iFP-1090 has an MP3 player a somewhat unusual form: The body is triangular and not, as so often made square. It measures 91.1 x 34 x 31.5 mm (L x W x H) and weighs only 52 grams including battery found on the housing to a total of four buttons to operate the iFP-1090, these are advantageously arranged so that, for example, the camera shutter button be pressed, without blocking the screen. Certainly this is of course a normal camera, but it is found in such a small device much more difficult to correct position for each knob, the retractable camera lens is located next to the headphone jack and integrated microphone, to attach the device to a tether can provide a stable device for this purpose was appropriate.
Visually, the iFP-1090 due to its unusual shape and beautiful combination of black housing with silver buttons is very attractive, Power is supplied via a removable lithium-ion battery, this is charged either via USB or via the supplied charger. This solution is not necessarily ideal because it is committed as ever to a PC or at least one outlet, would be much more flexible with the iFP-1090, when he would run on regular batteries.
Iriver promises battery life of up to 35 hours, which could compensate for this shortcoming, for this purpose, but more later, the 256-MB version is always in black, the 512 MB big brother in so fine champagne. Both colors can convince, but it would be desirable for both memory types are offered in different colors, the iFP-1090 is controlled via a very well-designed, colorful menu, symbols to explain the menu by itself, so that the manual model is used only in rare cases.
The software also provides a function to get the pictures made in the same way a browser to view also, the recorded audio files to popular formats such as WAV convert. The iriver manager here has always after you copy such a file back to disk, it is also possible to update the firmware through the software.