I’ve been looking for a decent mp3/ogg player for quite a while.

I eventually gave up on the ogg part, and mentally prepared myself to either only use mp3’s on the player, or convert all my ogg’s to mp3. Either way, I was screwed. ( My playlist consists of both MP3 and OGG, it goes without saying that not a single piece of shi^W WMA can be found on my system ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I was about to buy an iPod Nano ( the latest generation, with the flash drives and stuff ), but then Apple pulled yet another stunt, where i drew the line. Their sha1 hash debacle. Making the lives of Linux users around a little harder, so they couldn’t use their players anymore to use their iPods. Of course a small bump in the road, since it was reverse engineered only a few hours later, but still enough for me to finally drop Apple altogether.

Until one lucky day, i stumbled upon this player: the iRiver Clix 2.

It looks good, has an FM transmitter, and plays OGG as well! What’s even better, plugging it into a Linux desktop opens up the filemanager, and you simply drag and drop the songs you want to listen to. No iPod hacks, no SHA1 hashes, just a gloriously working transaction ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been using it at work for over a month now, and still a happy camper ๐Ÿ˜‰

Recommended for every Linux user! ๐Ÿ˜‰