We know a lot of you are big fans of the iriver clix, which we thought had one of the best UI designs we have seen on a DAP. Well, we just got word from iriver that what was previously known as the clix2, and will now be known as the iriver clix gen 2, is now available for purchase in the USA. This one sports a fantastic 2.2-inch 260,000 color AMOLED screen, adds support for 30fps video in Windows Media 9 and MPEG-4, and still has Flash Lite support. The battery lasts a whopping 24 hours (with the display off) for audio, and 5 hours for video (at 15fps.) You can order one today from the iriver America store, or wait a week or so to pick one up from another retailer. The 2GB version sells for $149, 4GB at $199. If that isn’t enough, wait till June and grab the 8GB model for $249 USD.
For more details, check out our iriver clix gen 2 video from CES.
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We chat with iriver about their upcoming W10 media player. It’s has WiFi connectivity and has a slightly difference interface than the iriver clix. It also features a touch-screen along with stylus, and built-in speaker. The WiFi allows for some great features, like location monitoring (similar to GPS), which means you can find restaurants, hotels, night clubs, and the like. Wifi positioning also has a few other features, which we go over in the video. The iriver W10 will be available in 2, 4, and 8 gigabyte sizes, and should appear on store shelves by the end of June. No pricing info has been released as of yet.
We stopped to chat with Rome Eselin of iRiver to talk about the new Unit2 that they are working on. While not available yet, the device looks to be a winner. It’s a PMP sporting a 30GB hard drive, 7-inch LCD display, with integrated WiFi. It has a docking station that has multiple inputs and outputs as well as an integrated DVD player, so you can both display the Unit2 content on a TV, but also send signals from your cable box or DVD player to the Unit2 wirelessly over 802.11n. They are even trying to incorporate point of interest into the device, so by way of the internet connection, you can find local restaurants. Even Internet radio is being considered. This device could be hot when released in the fourth quarter of 2007 - no pricing details have been released.
While everyone has been focusing their attention on the iPod shuffle dur to it’s tiny size, iriver has released their S10. It’s not much bigger than the tinniest iPod, and it provides something that the iPod doesn’t - a full color screen that let’s you browse your music and photos on the tiny device. The screen is a 1.15-inch 128x96 OLED, so you can expect about either hours of battery life out of this one. Even better, it has an FM tuner and can even record the FM signal. Do that Apple! Browsing on the S10 is similar to that of the iriver clix, which means, it’s great. Pricing and purchasing info are found in the video, so get clicking.
CES is a monstrosity, spanning several million square feet of exhibition space and with every breed of gadget you’d ever expect to find. It’s really quite ridiculous. That being the case, we thought we’d survey the guests and ask what they were most excited about, and what they were there to see. The resounding consensus? “New stuff.”
We can tell you right now, we loved the original iriver clix. We loved the size, the UI, everything. We just got a look at the clix2, and can’t wait to get one of these once they are released. In the meantime, check the video for a preview of the device.