Hip Mover

Hoping to duplicate the success of Apple's iPod and iTunes Music Store, several companies have launched portable players tied to powerful music managers and music-download stores. One compelling entry is Dell's DJ Player with Dell Jukebox powered by Musicmatch (from $224 for 15 GB; from $279 for 20 GB). First, the bad news: at a hefty 215 g (a comparable iPod weighs 57 g less), the Dell DJ is a little too big — it barely fits in a pants pocket. But the player has some nice improvements over Apple's. The large volume buttons are a plus; with the iPod, it's...

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