It can be done you know. Sometimes, somebody does make something look even nicer than Apple. Like BRAINic, which seems to make some totally rad looking MP3 and PMP players. The Morphe D5 is a tiny movie player with a 2.5 inch screen that comes in 1-4GB capacities. And not to worry, it plays all the usual formats. Also check out the Diana DB-300 MP3 player. Nothing really special technology-wise, but very cute and very small. The problem is, strangely enough, we don't know much more about them, other than they exist. But check out the BRAINic website and see if you can't get more info. It's not the best site, but maybe you'll find something I missed.
iPod-alike we like [Inquirer]