updated 08:45 am EDT, Mon July 9, 2007
iRiver clix Rhapsody
iRiver today updated its second-generation clix with a new version that makes full use of Real's Rhapsody online shop. Synchronizing the player with a PC set to use the music store will not only auto-fill the player with subscriptions but can also personalize the music using Rhapsody DNA; listeners can optionally have new recommended songs sync directly with the player to provide a fresh experience without hunting for new music themselves.
Otherwise functionally identical to the original player, the clix stores 4GB of media and plays Flash games as well as movies, music, and photos using its signature edge-click interface. Pricing, however, has dropped slightly, with the clix Rhapsody selling now for $190 versus the $200 of the original. Owners of the previous model can also download a free update to the player to bring it to the same feature set.