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Great upgrade to an already great budget player,
This review is from: SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Black) (Electronics)If all you are looking for is a great sounding, small, cheap mp3 player with a display and expandability options, then the clip + is your best choice. This is very similar to the old clip with the following major differences:
- two minor button placement changes (improvement)
- UI is a bit smoother (menus scroll now)
- volume normalizing/gain
- micro-SD slot for up to 16 added gigs (which is huge)
- a little thicker, probably due to SD support
- clip is no longer removable (depending on your preference, this is a good or bad thing-guess you could just rip it off and file it down if you wanted to)
As always, it sounds great and blows away the iPod Shuffle in terms of value. So light and small--great for the gym. If you need your mp3 player to play games, surf the internet or serve double purpose as a grocery list, then this isn't for you, but if you're on a budget or just need something that plays music and does so well, this is the one.
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Initial post: Nov 5, 2009 10:05:01 PM PST
laura andersson says:
ok, so my questions will be like DUH to experts, but.... i don't want music, but audio books. like to listen to buddhist/meditation talks when going to sleep or running errands.
a) what's the idea of the extra loading memory thing? and if they're so great - where do you get them?
b) why do i need one when i can put on 15 or so books worth and just delete as i listen and store them for "maybe again later" on computer?
c) how do you recharge it? don't see the "port" for the usb connector. will this connect by usb to my laptop?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2009 10:08:23 AM PST
John R. Ridley says:
The Clip (and Fuze) are excellent audiobook players; they are probably one of the best choices for that purpose. It will automatically remember what chapter and where within that chapter you were at whenever you pause or turn it off.
The extra memory is a standard micro-SD(or SDHC) card. They are absolutely standard, you can get them almost anywhere.
For just audiobooks, you really don't need the extra memory. 2 or 4 is probably plenty. I think the extra memory is for holding music as well; music takes more space per hour and generally a wide variety is desirable.
It does have a USB port, and charges via that. It's also how you get stuff on and off of the device.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009 10:22:50 AM PST
I love my new Sansa Clip so much I'm buying one for everyone in the family. I'm happy with the battery life and love the ease of use and functionality. I have an Apple Ipod Classic and this is much easier to hold, use and transport around to the gym. I love everything about it!
Posted on May 16, 2010 2:04:47 PM PDT
I. Stensrud says:
I have a question.... Did a charger come with it? And if not, how can I charge it then?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2010 10:42:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2010 10:45:00 AM PDT
Rolla Gravett says:
Hi I.Stensrud. To charge the player all you need is a USB charger. Here is one for cheap on Amazon. USB/AC for MP3 Players - White
Posted on Nov 28, 2010 5:20:20 PM PST
Another difference from the Clip:
- added the option of folder access (to access content via the player's folder hierarchy)
Posted on Jan 13, 2012 6:42:57 AM PST
Albert Lee Esse says:
The memory can be expanded by an additional 32 GB--about 29.8 GiB.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 4:16:09 PM PDT
Inspired Fiction says:
and it charges from your laptop via the usb port.
Posted on Oct 23, 2012 6:22:42 PM PDT
Hi musicfan: what do you mean by volume normalizing/gain? thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 7:53:00 PM PDT
Hi: different mp3s from different sources are often ripped at different volume levels. So you go from one song to another and the volume increases/decreases too much, either blowing out your ear or requiring you to up the volume on your player. On the Clip, there's a setting called ReplayGain that tries to even out ('normalize') volume levels across all songs when you play them on the Clip.