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iRiver Clix 4 GB

The beautifully designed iRiver clix features a new ultra-intuitive interface that is easily customizable to match your style. Plus, the iriver clix w...

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Review of "iRiver Clix 4 GB"

published 28/08/2008 | melokilo
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Excellent
Pro Stylish design, Vibrant displays, Killer sound quality
Cons The buttons take a little getting used to
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Look & Design
Video Quality
Range of Features

"Finally, a player to challenge Apple"

Features of the IRiver Clix:

-2.2-inch QVGA display
-built-in FM tuner
-voice recorder
-25 hours of battery life (music)
-5 hours of battery life (video)
-support for MP3, WMA, ASF, and OGG music files
-MPEG-4 "simple profile" QVGA video
-a variety of Flash games.
-Dimensions: 3.5" x 1.9" x 0.5"
-Weight: 3 oz. w/ battery
-Storage: 4GB built-in flash memory
-Line-in recording? No
-Software: iriver Plus 3, media converter

Design:
The iRiver is thinner than before! Apparently it's appoximately 15% thinner. With its slimmer package, it simply exudes style. The weight is perfect and fits into my pocket without producing a noticeable bulk. However, it seemed a bit small (yes, it was TOO SMALL for me). In my hand, I felt I couldn't really hold it properly.

The black is simply sexy. The color coordinations are just simply chic. The large screen is great for Clix's features - video, slideshows, games, etc.

Audio:
I'm totally loving the music part - the sound quality is just awesome... Several music formats are supported which is just such great news. Also, this is my first player where I can actually read the lyrics whilst listening to the song, thanks to the iRiver LDB manager. I also have fun being DJ by controlling the playback speed of the song.

Photography:
The formats supported are limited - only non-progressive JPEGs. The Clix also does not really make full use of its viewable area.
Other than this, the Clix is superb. Keeping up with the other players in the market, Clix allows slideshows with wipe and fade transitions. It's 2.2" Active Matrix OLED display makes everything vibrant and stunning whilst saving more battery power than a standard LCD.

The Clix is also great for videos. The shows are quite smooth. Though I have experienced some lagging.

General Use:
Usage of the iRiver seemed complicated at first when I first read about it. But when I tried my luck with it, it was surprisingly easy. I find the controls were sensible, quick and easy. However, I did have to memorise the buttons at the back of the player. At one point, I was constantly flipping over the Clix to check.

The Clix simply amazes me with its package of features. The only thing missing from it is wireless connection. Anything else you want, it's highly likely that it's in the Clix.

Recommendation:
Yes, I think that the Clix is a great player. I actually feel, iRiver can challenge the other more mainstream brands such as Apple with this player. I have few complaints about it and those complaints, only minor ones.

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  • ickleannie published 21/01/2009
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Product Information : iRiver Clix 4 GB

Manufacturer's product description

The beautifully designed iRiver clix features a new ultra-intuitive interface that is easily customizable to match your style. Plus, the iriver clix works with both subscription and pay-per-song music services, so millions of songs are available to you.

Product Details

Product Description: iRiver clix - digital player

Product Type: Digital player flash based

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.9 cm x 1.5 cm x 4.6 cm

Weight: 71 g

Playback Digital Standards: WMA, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, MP3 , MPEG-4 , JPEG

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Sound Effects: SRS WOW

Output Power: 30 mW

Built-in Display: Colour 2.2" - TFT

Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm

Audio Specifications: Amplifier - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 90 dB ¦ Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 90 dB ¦ - SNR - 60 dB

Radio: Digital radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations

Flash Memory: 4 GB

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - stereo

Microphone: Microphone - built-in - mono

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Battery: Player - rechargeable - lithium polymer

General

MPN: CLIX 4GB

Product Type: Digital player

Digital Player Type: Flash based

Digital Player Functions: Radio, voice recorder, photo playback, video playback

Width: 6.9 cm

Depth: 1.5 cm

Height: 4.6 cm

Weight: 71 g

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WMA, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, MP3

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4

Supported Digital Photo Standards: JPEG

Audio System

Flash Memory: 4 GB

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Sound Effects: SRS WOW

Equaliser: Yes

Audio Specifications: Amplifier - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 90 dB ¦ Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 90 dB ¦ - SNR - 60 dB

Digital Video Playback: Yes

Digital Photo Playback: Yes

Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm

Timer: Snooze, sleep, wake

Features: Upgradeable firmware, built-in games, FM radio recording capability, text viewer

Amplifier

Output Channel Qty: 2 channel(s)

Output Power / Total: 30 mW

Headphones Output Power (per channel): 15 mW

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: TFT - colour

Display Illumination: Yes

Colour Depth: 260,000 colour

Diagonal Size: 2.2"

Equaliser

Equaliser Factory Preset Qty: 10

Digital Player (Recorder)

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

Supported Bit Rate: 8 - 320Kbps

Radio

Type: Digital radio tuner - FM

Tuner Frequency Range: FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz

Tuning Display: TFT display

Preset Station Qty: 20 preset stations

FM Preset Station Qty: 20 preset stations

Aerial Form Factor: Headphone cord FM

Headphones

Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Microphone

Type: Microphone - built-in

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) ¦ USB ¦ Docking station

Miscellaneous

Carrying Case: Case

Included Accessories: Carrying case, USB cable, screen cleaner

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Battery

Battery: Player - rechargeable - lithium polymer

Battery Enclosure Type: Internal

Included Qty: 1

Run Time (Up To): 25 hour(s)

Battery Life Details: MP3 playback - up to 25 hour(s)

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP

Peripheral / Interface Devices: CD-ROM, USB port

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