Looking for an iPod alternative? If you haven't found what you're looking for in an iPod, check out the 2G iRiver Clix, which won the highest rating for a portable digital music player from CNET editors.
The 2nd Gen is much thiner than its predecessor, and produces amazing sound, according to the editors--but you have to purchase different headphones than the player comes with to take advantage of this. They recommend the Shure SE310 Sound Isolating Earphones.
We're perplexed, however, and hoping someone can shed some light on why the 8GB version doesn't seem to be available anywhere?
The 4GB version is available through Amazon for $189.
It supports WMA (including DRM), MP3 and OGG, as well as MPEG-4 and WMV9 video, and even Audible content for audio books.