iPod killers

I'm looking around for a mp3 player with some more space; and by looking around, one cannot ignore the Apple iPod. I still wonder why iPods have so many success : the feature/price ratio of them is way lower than its competitors. I only can attribute the success to the sweet design (though I find the new Nano with its square corners plain ugly) and the combination with iTunes.

Mp3newsire.net features an early Xmas article with a list of the iPod killers; though I cannot really see anything the would threaten the iPod (except maybe the Zune or the Creative Zen Neeon 2).