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So my Cowon iAUDIO 7 died....

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....and I'm looking for a new player. Unfortunately I cannot find the discontinued iAUDIO 7 anywhere online - if anyone knows where to buy (even refurbished is fine) it I'm all ears.

As for its replacement, here's what I'm looking for:

Absolute requirements:
- 8 GB or more
- Flash-based
- Folder browsing
- Good sound quality
- USB host, i.e. I don't want to futz around with iTunes or similar bloatware

Nice-to-have requirements:
- Good battery life
- FLAC support
- Small form factor
- Gapless playback
- (micro)SD(HC) support
- Sturdy (since I'm a spazz ;-))

Very-unimportant requirements:
- Easy interface (I'm a software engineer, so a completely moronic GUI is fine by me ;-))
- Video support (this will be an audio-only device)

Recommendations? A store near me is selling the Sansa Clip 8 GB version for 40 euros:
http://www.tvaudio.nl/Catalogus/BekijkProduct/SANDISK/SANSA-CLIP-8GB-ZWART-619659059989/
Recommended? I think this model is actually the Clip+, right?

Thanks in advance for any pointers!

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Edit/addition: Amazon lists the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 8 GB as the "newer model", but besides AAC support and a somewhat snazzier design I don't see any other advantages to justify the higher price tag - or am I missing something?

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