updated 12:20 pm EDT, Wed May 17, 2006
iriver clix takes on iPod
iriver today released the iriver clix, a portable media player that will further increase competition for Apple's iPod players. The new player supports Windows Media Player 11 as well as the public beta of MTV Networks' new URGE digital music service, which is expected to launch today. The iriver clix features a new "ultra-intuitive" interface, 2GB of storage, a 2.2-inch color TFT display, and a digital FM tuner. The device also offers enhanced photo viewing and video playback capability, as well as FlashLite game support. A built-in voice recorder and programmable "SmartKey" that allows quick access to common functions round out the feature list of iPod's latest competitor, coupled with USB 2.0 connectivity. The iriver clix ships for $200 with an easy start installation CD, a carrying case with screen cleaner, iriver earphones, a USB 2.0 cable, a printed manual, and a one-year limited warranty.