"Cnet":http://reviews.cnet.com/Music/2001-6450_7-0.html? has gone through a list of alternatives. None as easy as the iPod, but they can all at least play WMA format which is need for "KCLS":http://kcls.org content:
* "Samsung Yepp YP-Z5":http://reviews.cnet.com/Samsung_Yepp_YP_Z5_4GB_silver/4505-6490_7-31644076-2.html?tag=nav. Like the Nano, but twice (!!!) as thick.
* "Creative Zen Vision:M":http://reviews.cnet.com/Creative_Zen_Vision_M_30GB_black/4505-6490_7-31632696-2.html?tag=nav. This is a 30GB hard disk player. As the name suggests, it is a very much like the 5G iPod Video and has the same size screen and is just a tad thicker and the same height and width. The main drag is that you need a power cord *and* a dongle to connect to your PC. Yuck! The iPods work much better than that.