The Clip was trash.. until Rockbox came along. Why hasn't there been a real alternative since then?
Good things this player had: small, very light, plastic (zero worries if dropped), battery life, boot time, good sound from included earbuds.
Good thing Rockbox added: Flac/ogg/aac support, usable EQ, "better" UI
I am tired of buying second hand clips, and the market is full of different chinese-branded devices which are the same. They also have gimmicks such as: large ipa touchscreen, aluminum metal body, Bluetooth, and other non-sense that plays no part on: audio quality, file support, and portability.
I left out pricing out, because more $ does not necessarily translate into a better player imo.
Are there real alternatives out? Just one.