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5.0 out of 5 stars Would you ever need more than this?, September 18, 2009
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I got one of these as a backup player to use for running. Its great - small, lightweight and you can clip it onto a pocket, shirt sleeve or collar and it will hold firmly without falling off. Only had it a week week and its already taken the place of the Cowon D2 I bought a couple of years ago.

If you're looking for a small form factor, well made and cheap flash player without any frills, you'll find it in the Clip+.

These days, the only real benefit to buying a bigger player is so that you can play video on the fly and indeed the design of a lot of new MP3 players seems to be moving in the direction of Portable Media and Games. But if you're after an old-school, no frills MP3 player that sounds great - this is the one for you.

This is easy to use, the interface is simple (crucial if you're using it for running) and it requires no proprietary software (like iTunes) - just a simple drag and drop, and you have an Micro SD card slot to expand the memory (another $40 or $50 will get you a 16 gb micro-sd). All in all a lot better value for money than the screenless iPod shuffle.

If you are in the market for a budget MP3 player, there's really no reason not to buy one of these.

The only downer is the battery life - at 15 hours its decent, but the battery is non-removable (though the cost of the player is so little that by the time it wears out you'll have got your $50 worth), and I'm not sure how the use of the SD card slot will impact that. On my D2 with its rated 52 hours of battery life - playing music or video from the memory card slot seems to reduce the battery life by up to 50%. Something to bear in mind.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2009 8:32:01 AM PST
Josh Bubbles says:
Corection: the screenless iPod is the iPod Shuffle. Don't want to confuse anyone.

Otherwise, good review.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2010 4:35:29 PM PDT
Marianne-M says:
Are you saying that after 15 hours (conservatively 2 weeks of usage) that I throw the thing away? or are you saying that the battery plays for 15 hours and can then be recharged for another 15 hours - and then throw it away? How many times can the battery be recharged?

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2010 4:41:39 PM PDT
D. Ireland says:
Well it's a rechargeable Lithium battery -that should really tell you all you need to know.

No idea about how many recharge cycles it lasts - you can find that out elsewhere online I would have thought.

My player is still going strong BTW.

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