I just bought the SliMP3 player from Slim Devices (http://www.slimdevices.com
this weekend, and I must say that I just love it. These guys are a genuine
operation in the sense that they've built something that looks cool, and
seems to have the right architecture. It is completely "hackable" (everything
is driven off a server that is open source). And, it sounds terrific.
It is still only for the TechHeads, in my opinion. The server software is
written in perl and requires perl 5.6 (!) and glibc 2.1.3 - something that I didnt
have and had to get. Probably beyond the average joe, but I think its worth a
I picked it over the Audiotron and the Rio because (a) it was easily modifiable
(b) had a wonderful readable display (c) had a sensible architecture and
(d) reasonably priced ($249 and dropping).
The guys there turned out to be nice guys as well, a nice little bonus!