updated 11:20 am EDT, Mon August 21, 2006
iRiver N20 Surfaces
iRiver's current direction in audio players has been towards essentialism. The Clix released earlier this year is one of the smallest video-capable players you can buy today. iRiver is not finished, the Japanese website iRiverFans discovered today. Photos of the upcoming N20 model (pictured, left) show a player barely larger than its earbuds; as with the Clix, the controls are hidden around the borders to keep the size small and navigation relatively easy. The new player is generally a mystery beyond this obvious design influence, but as a step below the Clix the N20 will likely focus on audio only. Click through for a photo of the box and the on-screen interface.