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Sandisk Sansa Clip 4 GB MP3 Player

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The colorful Sansa Clip is a tiny MP3 player that boasts an array of cool features, as well as distinctively big sound for its small size. Perfect for the fitness buff or traveler, the compact Sansa Clip comes with a fashionable clip for wearing anywhere. … see full wiki

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Sandisk Sansa Clip... The Ipod Shuffle Killer

  • Apr 3, 2009
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+4
It seems like the Apple Ipod and all of it's incarnations get all of the spotlight when it comes to MP3 players.   Now don't get me wrong, I love my 80GB Ipod Classic... but there are other MP3 players out there that deserve to be recognized.  One of them is the teeny tiny Sansa Clip.  It comes in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB models in many available colors.   For it's diminutive size, this little guy packs a dynamite punch.   At about the size of a car key remote, it's amazing how many functions are packed into it.   For example, it has a color organic LED Screen (OLED for short... these LCDs can emit their own light), FM radio, voice recorder (mic), built-in rechargeable battery, and yes... it's own little clip so that you can attach it to yourself  (great for work-outs, running...etc).   Another great feature is that it uses a standard mini-usb to USB plug and it's plug and play (meaning that you just plug it into your computer and don't have to worry about software or installation)  When you do plug it into a USB port, it automatically starts recharging the battery inside of it.  You can also use it as an external usb drive, just as you would a normal USB flash drive... except that you need a mini-usb cable (included) to connect to a computer.    Also, it's important to note that as an MP3 player,  the sound quality is very good.   Here are some Pros and Cons I've noticed about this player:

Pros:
-Internal Battery lasts pretty long (up to 15 hours) and charges through USB cable.

-OLED screen is very bright and displays essentials like song titles, equalizer, small icons.

-Tiny and Portable.  This thing really is small and light, the built in clip is actually useful.

-Great audio quality, and has many features... voice recording/FM radio...etc

-Affordable.  For what it can do, this thing is worth the price.

-Plug 'n Play, no drivers or software needed.  Just throw some mp3s in a folder and you're ready to go. 

-You can use it as a external USB drive to store whatever computer files you need to store.  Make a separate data folder... organize it however you want to.

-Easy to use on-screen menu and buttons.


Cons

-The largest capacity you can get is the 8GB version of the clip... I wish it went up to 32GB.  (and external micro-SD expansion slot would be nice too :)

-It has a non-removable internal battery. These batteries can only be recharged a limited number of times before they finally stop holding a charge.  When that happens... what do you do with this player?  I guess you could still use it as a USB flash drive perhaps, LOL.  The battery will probably last a few years under normal use though.

Conclusion:
This little guy is a winner as far as tiny Mp3 players are concerned.  It does much more than the Ipod shuffle can do, and sells for much cheaper.  And yes, it does have a "shuffle songs" function, ha ha.  It doesn't talk to you or take voice commands like the new shuffle does... but I don't wanna talk to my Mp3 player anyways! :)

(note, there is a similar (physically larger) player from Sandisk called the Fuze... it looks like the clip but is much larger in size and has a better color screen)

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