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iriver clix gen 2


$169.00 Released April, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:FM Radio. Plays video (mpeg4). Excellent audio support (mp3, WMA, OGG).

The Cons:Difficult to transfer video. No cradle.

iriver clix gen 2 is a portable audio player that succeeds the original clix that iriver released in 2006 to compete with Microsoft's Zune, and Apple's dominating iPod Nano. The clix falls in the compact flash player market that runs on solid state flash memory which allows for smaller players, increased battery life, but lower storage capacity.

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Product Shot 2 The clix comes in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB variations for $149.99, $199.99, and $249.99 respectively.

The clix distinguishes itself through its large display while maintaining a small form factor. A high quality screen made from AMOLED technology produces brighter and sharper colors than traditional LCD equivalents. Controlling the clix is accomplished through iriver's patented D-Click System which involves clicking around the edge of the screen to navigate the menus: touch the top part of the screen to move the menu up, touch the left part to move back a level, etc.

iriver has made the clix compatible with most of the major formats such as mp3, WMA and OGG, and also supports Digital-Rights Media (DRM) protected music. As a result the clix gen 2 supports both subscription model services such as Urge, as well as straightforward purchased music.

Another feature that distinguishes the clix is the video playback capabilities. Playback is limited to mpeg4 which requires videos to be converted to the proper format, but once converted and loaded the player handles the files fine.

The clix supports a stripped down version of Flash that is mainly used for games, but can also be used to install productivity applications such as calendars and address books.

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Pros
  • 4

    FM Radio

  • 3

    Plays video (mpeg4)

  • 3

    Excellent audio support (mp3, WMA, OGG)

  • 3

    Bright, large display (/w custom background, 2.2")

  • 1

    Records from built-in mic and FM radio

  • 0

    Easy to use D-Click system

Cons
  • 3

    Difficult to transfer video

  • -1

    No cradle

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Erik
Erik: #iriver_clix_gen_2 In your face, Apple. Perhaps a nano killer? Large touch screen display, multiple audio formats, video playback for $170. Are you still considering the nano? May 1, 07
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