Gadget of the Day – iriver Clix 2

With tiny devices like Sony's new E-Series, and its equally tiny screen, our eyesight's been taking a bit of a bashing lately.Thanks heavens, then, fo

With tiny devices like Sony's new E-Series, and its equally tiny screen, our eyesight's been taking a bit of a bashing lately.Thanks heavens, then, for iriver's latest contribution to portable media kind, the Clix 2.Even thinner than the original, it's cunningly made space for a lush 2.2in screen on its tiny body by doing away with all the buttons. Prada phone-esque touchscreen controls are the key to such minimalism.But surely battery life's taken a tumble? Au contraire dear gadgeteer, that’s taken care of by using a clear and crisp, juice-sipping active-matrix OLED screen. With that going full pelt you’ll get a respectable five hours of play, or a mighty 24 hours just listening to tunes.Best of all, this 4GB MP3 and MPEG4 playing beauty is available right now for under £150, so scram.

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iriver Clix 2Price: £140On sale: NowContact: iriverRelated stories:Gadget of the Day – iriver X20