At 4.1 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick, the Ibiza isn't overly bulky--an especially impressive trait given the built-in wireless antennae (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth). Plus, it has a nice, substantial feel to it, with plenty of tactile controls to complement the square touchpad on the front.
The Ibiza offers integrated Wi-Fi, which allows you to access Rhapsody content on the fly, as well as download podcasts and browse basic Web pages. The Wi-Fi antenna juts about 1/16th of an inch out of the back of the player, so it's pretty low profile.
A dedicated Volume toggle and a Power key are embedded into the right spine of the player; the latter can be a bit difficult to press as it rests flush with the edge.
The top side of the player contains the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, a Hold switch, and the Connect button, which allows you to activate the Wi-Fi with one press.
Oddly, the bottom edge of the Ibiza houses both a standard mini USB port and a proprietary dock connector. The former handles syncing and charging, so we assume the latter is meant to accommodate future docking accessories.
Our Ibiza came with the player, a basic silicone skin, some V-Moda-esque earbuds, a USB cable, and a power adapter.
There's support for MP3, WMA (DRM 10 included), WAV, AAC audio, and MPEG-4, WMV, M4V, AVI, H.264, and MPEG video. (PNG and JPEG are the supported photo formats). The player also has an FM radio with RDS and integrated podcast support.
As yet another added bonus, the Ibiza lets you access video on the go through AOL Video--for free.
The Ibiza Rhapsody is an impressive performer in some respects, but not in others. The processor is definitely up to the task; but the rated battery life of just 10 hours for audio is not so great. Audio quality is solid.
The Ibiza handles album art in a unique way: there's a full-screen, faded-out image behind the thumbnail on the main playback screen. It's a cool effect. If you're listening to Rhapsody Channels, you can click the center of the control pad to save the currently playing track to the player.