iriver - clix
If I weren't hooked on (or is it to?) my iPod, I would get an iRiver Clix. A friend showed it to me before it hit the market and I have to admit that this has a great design. If you are in the market for an Ipod Nano and have not already ripped every songs you want onto iTunes, you should take a look at the iRiver Clix. Sleak design. Easy navigation. Funtion surpassing the impressive form. The only thing it needs is more memory (like the Nano). Wait a year or 2 and Moore's Law will kick in to give us much larger storage on static memory devices.
best digital music player outside of ipod. easy navigation, tiny, sleek. also works perfectly w/ Urge - mtv networks' amazing digital music service (disclosure - i work at mtvn, but still this service is arguable the best programmed in the world.) so choose some playlists, feeds, and auto-mixes, insta-sync, and you're off to the races w/ this amazing device.
The iRiver integrates a camera, video, and audio all into one and is really user-friendly.