The IRiver at a quick glance its self people will automatically pick it up and see what's it about! Well first the features are those of mp3 players double or even triple the price of any other more expensive mp3s. Well first this mp3 players comes with a radio in which the ipod doesn't even have one of these. Even the radio signal is a quality to be competed with. The special thing about this mp3 player is it supports almost all the formats of any mp3 player out there like an ipod. This Mp3 is definitely one of the tougher competitors. The audio quality is a real good can meet ANYONES standards even the critics. The stylish full color display is nice also. This mp3 comes with a nice set of headphones. The battery life runs on a double a battery but the battery lasts very very long, trust me i've had on myself. These features are not the only good thing the battery runs for up to 48 hours. Also this mp3 comes with a sport clip to run in the park or gym. Id definitely pick this one up! This piece will cost you around 50 bucks but only for 50 bucks more you can get double the memory!