That's why iPods are so popular - once Apple made them available to work with pcs - they took off in popularity.
As far as I know, iRiver isn't getting out of the mp3 player business. I believe they are coming out (or already have) with the Clix 2. I imagine that it is hard to find it in stores because they want to have players that will sell - they will sell brands that have the top market share. So you're more likely to see iPod, Zune, SanDisk, and Creative in stores.
I can't tell you which one is better, though. I own a Nano and like it very much (I also own 4 other iPods). iPods are bashed for their lack of features - no fm tuner, voice recording, etc and I have no need for these extra features. They are also bashed for their need to use iTunes. I happen to like iTunes. If you want to try iTunes it is a free download from Apple. If you don't like iTunes, then you can strike the Nano from your choices.
Hi, I've been researching mp3 players and was wondering if anyone had any info on the iRiver clix. This is one of my top choices, but I'm concerned about purchasing it because it seems that stores no longer carry the brand. In one of the reviews, I noticed a mention of iRiver getting out of the mp3 player business. Not sure this is true and not sure if purchasing one online would be a good idea.
Thanks for any info or any recommendations on a reasonably priced player. My other choice is an ipod nano, but i'm not quite sure how well it works with a pc.