iriver clix

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iriver clix (2G)
Iriver clix (2G).jpg
Manufacturer iriver
Type Digital audio player / Micro-sized PMP
Retail availability since 2007
Media 2GB/4GB/8GB flash memory
Operating system iriver clix UI
Display 2.2" backlit AMOLED screen
QVGA (320x240) resolution
18-bit color depth (262,144 colors)
Input D*Click (4 embedded buttons on faceplate), power/hold/volume buttons
Connectivity USB 2.0 - MSC / MTP

The iriver clix is a micro-sized portable media player from iriver with a 2.2-inch (55 mm), 18-bit (262,144 colors) QVGA (320 x 240) TFT LCD screen covering most of its faceplate. The player is navigated by four buttons embedded on its sides, and this innovation is called a "D*Click" system. There are also minimal-sized buttons on the sides for power, button lock, volume, and a "Smart Key" for custom purposes.

The clix supports audio formats of MP3, WMA (including protected WMA), and Ogg Vorbis; the MPEG-4 SP video format (other formats are converted with included software), the Unicode text format, and Flash Lite games and animation. The clix also includes a built-in FM tuner and recorder, a microphone and an alarm clock.

The iriver clix was first known as the iriver U10, and was available in Korea in capacities of 512MB and 1GB. In May 2006, it was renamed as the clix and released in the US in May 2006 in 1GB and 2GB capacities, and a 4GB was released in November 2006.

Second generation[edit]

iriver previewed several new players at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show, including smaller versions of the clix (now known as the S10), a screenless one (now branded as the S7), and a new version of the iriver clix. In April 2007, the second generation of the player was released in 2GB and 4GB, and an 8GB player was released on 11 July 2007 (only in South Korea). This version is much thinner, and its screen is now in AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode), which enables unlimited viewing angles.

High-resolution AMOLED screen playing a movie.

The 2nd generation clix has been received well by most reviewers. CNET's editorial review, which gave the player an Editor's Choice award, praised its "unique and intuitive interface and stellar audio quality".[1] PC Magazine stated that the player had "very good audio and photo quality, long battery life, and a host of extras.".[2] However, commonly mentioned disadvantages included a lack of included video conversion software, although it is now available for download via iriver America.[1]

The free, Java-based iriverter program can convert most video formats into playable files using the firmware's unofficial support of the XviD 1.1.0 codec.

Features[edit]

The second generation clix has the following features:

  • Customizable interface themes: JPG backgrounds and TrueType font support
  • Customizable display orientation
  • Customizable playlist database
  • FM radio with programmable station presets
  • Flash Lite mini games
  • SRS Wow and custom Equalizer
  • MP3 and Ogg audio format support
  • Video playback: WMV, DivX & (unofficial) XviD AVI support
  • ASCII plain-text (.txt) file display
  • JPG image display
  • Automatic, progressive bookmarking as files are played or read
  • Recording with built-in microphone or FM receiver (in MP3 format)
  • MTP or direct access of its UMS filesystem through mini USB
  • Programmable button
  • Internal Li-Ion battery charged by USB

There is also a version of the firmware designed to work with Rhapsody, supporting its DRM-based subscription service.

iriver clix+[edit]

An update to the second generation clix was previewed at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, which was narrower and had a DMB receiver.

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