- Brand Name: iRiver
- Model Number: CXW-4G
- Digital Storage Capacity: 4 GB
- Supported Standards: WMA, Other Audio Formats, MPEG, Ogg Vorbis, MP3
- Hardware Platform: PC
iriver CXW-4G Clix 4 GB Digital Music and Video Player (Black)
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- Ultra-compact 4 GB digital media player with support for music, video, photos, or downloadable games
- Stores roughly 64 hours of MP3 (at 128 kbps) and 128 hours of WMA (64 kbps) files; built-in FM tuner
- Vivid 2.2-inch color LCD display with 320 x 240 resolution; direct-click touchscreen control interface
- Supports MP3, WMA, ASF, Ogg, JPEG, MPEG-4, and Flash Lite 1.1 files; compatible with PlaysForSure services
- 10 EQ settings and SRS WOW sound; measures 2.7 x 1.8 x 0.6 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
Measuring just 2.7 by 1.8 by 0.6 inches and weighing a mere 2.5 ounces, the Clix is about the size of a business card. But don't be fooled, as the unit features 4 GB of internal flash memory, which is capable of storing approximately 64 hours of CD-quality MP3 music (encoded at 128 kbps) or 128 hours of WMA tracks (at 64 kbps). The Clix also plays MPEG-4 Simple Profile (SP) files at a maximum of 384 kbps and 15 frames per second, with audio encoded in MP3 format. Should you need to convert other formats to MPEG-4, simply download the free iRiverter utility and you're set.
The display also doubles as the control interface, so you don't have to mess with any cumbersome buttons or controls. And unlike the touchscreens normally found on PDAs, the Clix's direct-click feature responds to gentle fingertip pressure, eliminating the need for pens or control keys.
Meanwhile, a built-in microphone makes the iRiver Clix an ultracompact dictation machine. The recording quality is freely selectable and is controlled automatically. And listeners who hate to miss their favorite public radio program will dig the built-in FM tuner. Finally, the unit comes with several free Flash Lite games, including Launch Fighters (a Space Invaders remake, Log Jam, Barn Baron, and Sudoku.
Audio-wise, the Clix offers 10 EQ settings along, a user-defined EQ option, and SRS WOW virtual surround sound, which creates a 3-D soundscape and a superior bass performance. In addition, the Clix, which is compatible with Windows XP operating systems (SP1), sports a fast USB 2.0 interface for speedy file transfers. The device comes with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that delivers up to 25 hours of battery life per charge and is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
iRiver Clix media player, earphones, carrying case with screen cleaner, USB 2.0 cable, Easy Start installation CD, user's manual
Top Customer Reviews
When I first opened the package and saw the Clix, I thought that it was too small. How can they put much into a small and light package like that?
Well, they definitely did. The interface is better than the iPod's. You push an edge of the screen to navigate and set options. It is very intuitive and I have done a lot without reading the manual.
The FM capabilities are amazing. The auto-tune to set the presets automatically picked up all the stations in my area perfectly -- no mistakes. I could then delete the ones I don't want. The high-resolution display does a great job of displaying all the presets with a verticle line and indicators where each station is. When reaching the highest setting, just push up again and it goes to the lowest, which is what one would want. ALL the stations in my area came in very clearly.
For Audible books it's great, and loading to the device doesn't require iTunes (desktop) which is inferior to Audible's [...] desktop program. With 4G of storage, I can put all of my audio books on it.
It works great as a MP3 player. The sound seems better than my 5G 80gig video iPod.
For me, I am going to use it for audio books and FM. I use the iPod for music because I can store 80gig on it.
I definitely recommend this product.
+ Great sound quality.
+ Beautiful screen, a little small but it does the job. Very high resolution.
+ Intuative interface. The controls are very easy to learn.
+ Clock is displayed at all times.
+ Many preset equalizers and one customizable.
+ Pictures can be applied as the background.
+ The screen's orientation can be portrait or landscape.
+ Smart button: It can control one command, that is cuztomizable on the fly by holding it down. (Play/pause, Main Menu, Shuffle on/off etc.)
+ Text viewer. It's just plain handy.
+ It's very small, convenient to hold, and very, very sexy.
+ Displays next track, progress in to the song and total song length.
+ Album art is displayed on the Now Playing screen.
+ The battery meter seems to be reliable.
+/- 4 gigs. For someone with a huge colleciton of music, this may not be for you. If you want access to all of your music on a whim, then go bigger. For people (like me) who have smaller collections, it's great.
+/- Rechargable. One cannot change batteries when they are dead, so it has to be plugged in, and eventually, it will be a paper weight because rechargable batteries die.
- Having to use Media Player to synch files (although that seems to be a falsehood. Opening the directory allows one to drag and drop files to the device. They seem to play normally. (So + then?)
- Movies are in AVI format only. Find a converter for other formats. : (
- The text viewer does not have word wrap, so it breaks words up.
- Text viewer does not recognize enter spaces in documents.Read more ›
My only mild concern is that it is not a truly cross-platform product and depends on Windows Media Player.
*Sound: Best I've hear from any MP3 player.
*Interface: Unique and very simple to use. Looks very cool. Displays the actual album cover. Comes with cool wallpaper that can be set to automatically change daily. Easily synch from Windows Media Player.
*Video: You can download a converter from the iRiver wesbite that easily converts any video. Very nice.
*Tuner: Has an auto preset feature. Sounds great.
*Photos: Look great.
*Extra features: Text reader is nice. You can record external sounds and input from another device. Has an alarm clock. Comes with several Flash games. You can download more free one's from iRiver.
I highly recommend the cradle device accessory. It comes with a little remote and turns your MP3 player into a very cool alarm clock. You can wake to different sounds or music. You can also play music and watch videos out loud.
This is my second I-River and it is making my friends think twice about the cult that is Ipod.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't work properly. Software and hardware issues. It just isn't worth your time or money. Avoid this lil piz of sheep.Published on February 17, 2014 by Samuel Martinez Odriozola
This is a very great player. The only things that I don't like about it are that you can't delete songs and such on the player. It has to be done on the computer. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by DAVID BUSCHE
I had this product a few years back and it was GREAT for the time period. It worked wonderfully and even had a radio option (unlike most electronics at the time). Read morePublished on July 8, 2011 by B
This was my first mp3 player, and I've had it for at least four years. Sound is excellent, battery life is fairly good. (Mine is starting to be pretty short, because it's so old. Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Gavin Miller
I don't know why this product has Ogg Vorbis support, since it is almost impossible to use it with anything but Windows. Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by James E. Daldry
Easy to upload music and delete.
The only thing I'm confused about is using the playlist by choosing songs already in the device.
Over-all, the player is a smart design. A few glitches though, with the subscription service. Having trouble syncing music or audio books and flash games to the player. Read morePublished on July 21, 2007 by Brenda Nelson
I would highly recommend the IRiver Clix (1st generation as I haven't tried generation 2). After doing much research and discovering the IRiver was rated higher by CR magazine, I... Read morePublished on June 10, 2007 by L. Rogers
This is, to my way of thinking, a top of the line device for carrying pictures, music, and books. But... Read morePublished on June 1, 2007 by Amazon Customer