iriver clix: iPod/iTunes Killer?

iriver iclixiriver has introduced the clix portable media player, a new media player that integrates with the new Windows Media Player 11 and the public beta of MTV Networks’ URGE digital music service. The iriver clix features a intuitive interface, 2GB memory capacity, a color display, digital FM tuner, enhanced photo viewing, video playback, and FlashLite game support.

“The combined integration of the iriver clix with WMP11 and the URGE digital music service offers consumers more choices for obtaining digital content,” said Jonathan Sasse, president and CEO of iriver America.

“Microsoft’s collaboration with iriver has produced some great synergies between our respective products and the iriver clix is no exception,” said Chad Hodge, director of Windows Digital Media at Microsoft Corp. “The iriver clix represents a significant leap forward for portable media devices, offering consumers a unique design and seamless compatibility with the new Windows Media Player 11 and URGE music service.”

“Our original music programming and discovery features are the hallmarks of URGE, which goes hand-in-hand with the sleek design and intuitive user interface of the iriver clix,” said Michael Bloom, MTV Networks’ vice president of digital music. “The powerful end-to-end solution of URGE and the iriver clix helps consumers take full advantage of our innovative features such as Feeds, which move music discovery to the portable music player.”


  • Capacity: 2GB
  • Display: 2.2″ Color TFT
  • Media: Video/Music/Photos
  • Games: FlashLite 2.0
  • Optimized for Windows Media Player 11
  • Simple synchronization with URGE music service
  • Supports URGE music feeds and custom playlists
  • “Now Playing” screen features album art, song ratings, quick play lists and next song preview
  • Optimized photo synching through Windows Media Player 11
  • Integrated digital FM tuner and FM recorder
  • Built-in voice recorder
  • Easily select portrait or landscape viewing modes
  • Customize interface with preloaded wallpaper or any photo
  • Innovative direct click interface
  • Convenient programmable SmartKey allows quick access to common functions
  • Support for MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA) and OGG music files
  • Support for MPEG4 Simple Profile QVGA (15fps) video
  • Rapid USB 2.0 music transfers

iriver clix Includes:

  • iriver clix 2GB multimedia player
  • Easy Start installation CD
  • Preloaded content including a selection of music, videos, photos, wallpapers and games
  • Carrying case with screen cleaner
  • iriver earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Printed manual
  • 1 year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability

The 2GB iriver clix is priced at US $199.99 and is available now.

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