SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB MP3 Player, Black With Full-Color Display, MicroSDHC Card Slot and Stopwatch- SDMX22-004G-A57K (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Plays music, audiobooks, and podcasts
- FM radio and Voice Recording
- New stopwatch feature
- Plays content from nearly every source (MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC)
- AAC for DRM-free iTunes compatibility
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This item SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB MP3 Player, Black With Full-Color Display, MicroSDHC Card Slot and Stopwatch- SDMX22-004G-A57K (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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|Item Dimensions||1.42 x 0.58 x 2.25 in||1.6 x 0.63 x 2.6 in||1.36 x 2.16 x 0.6 in||2.6 x 0.6 x 1.6 in||0.73 x 1.69 x 2.6 in||0.47 x 1.26 x 2.05 in|
|Item Weight||0.56 ounces||0.96 ounces||0.85 ounces||1 ounces||1.34 ounces||0.79 ounces|
|Supported Standards||AAC; MP3; WMA; Secure WMA; OGG Vorbis; FLAC||AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA||MP3;WMA;secure WMA;Ogg Vorbis;FLAC;Audible||MP3, WMA (NO DRM), AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, FLAC||MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC||FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV|
Shipping Depth: 6.3 Shipping Height: 1.1 Shipping Width: 5.1 Master Pack Qty: 20 General Information Manufacturer: SanDisk Corporation Manufacturer Part Number: SDMX22-004G-A57K Brand Name: SanDisk Product Line: Sansa Clip Zip Product Model: SDMX22-004G-A57K Product Name: Sansa Clip Zip 4GB Flash MP3 Player Marketing Information: Because your favorite songs always take you places, SanDisk has created the ultimate on-the-go music experience. As the newest addition to the acclaimed Sansa Clip product family, the Sansa Clip Zip boasts a bigger screen now with color, expandable memory card slot, added stopwatch, recordable FM radio, and is compatible with the DRM-free iTunes AAC music format. This feature-rich player is perfect to guide you to the finish or accompany you along your journey. Product Type: Flash MP3 Player Product Functions: Voice Recorder Product Functions: FM Recorder Product Functions: FM Tuner Technical Information Music Service Compatibility: Napster Music Service Compatibility: eMusic Music Service Compatibility: Rhapsody Music Service Compatibility: iTunes Storage Flash Memory Capacity: 4 GB Display Graphics Screen Size: 1.1 Display Screen Type: LCD Memory Memory Card Supported: microSDHC Audio Audio Formats: AAC Audio Formats: FLAC Audio Formats: WMA Audio Formats: MP3 Audio Formats: Ogg Vorbis Maximum Number of Songs: 2000 Radio Tuner Type: FM Interfaces/Ports USB: Yes Headphone: Yes Built-in Devices Built-in Devices: Microphone Battery Information Battery Built-in: Yes Battery Rechargeable: Yes Battery Run Time: 15 Hour Physical Characteristics Color: Black Miscellaneous Package Contents: Sansa Clip Zip 4GB Flash MP3 Player USB 2.0 Transfer Cable Earphones Quick Start Guide Starter CD-ROM (Sansa Updater) System Requirements: Windows XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.
From the Manufacturer
Ideal for joggers, commuters, and other active music listeners, the Sansa Clip Zip delivers on-the-go music at an affordable price. This compact MP3 player is loaded with premium features, including an integrated FM radio, built in voice recorder, stop watch, and compatibility with a wide range of digital audio formats from nearly every source including AAC for DRM-free iTunes. And thanks to an innovative clip design, the player attaches easily to your clothing, so you can take it wherever you go.
Ideal Music Player for Exercising and Commuting
The Sansa Clip Zip was designed with active music listeners in mind. It features a unique clip design: the back panel of the device closes on a hinge, and can firmly fasten to a backpack or article of clothing. This makes it an ideal accessory for joggers, athletes, and anyone else who wants to enjoy music while on the move.
The player is light and compact, measuring only 2-1/4 inches tall and weighing less than 16 grams, so you won't feel encumbered while exercising. And with the player's rechargeable battery that lasts up to 15 hours, you'll rarely have to worry about charging the battery.†
Integrated Stopwatch, FM Radio, and More
In addition to playing music, the Sansa Clip Zip can play audiobooks and podcasts and offers several other convenient features. The player is equipped with an FM radio receiver, so you can enjoy your favorite stations while you're on the go. A voice recorder is also included, allowing you to leave spoken reminders for yourself. It even has an integrated stopwatch, which you can use to time your workouts.
Compatible with a Variety of Audio Formats and Services
This versatile player supports a broad range of digital audio formats, including MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC. It is also compatible with AAC, allowing the player to interface with non-DRM files in your iTunes library. You'll be able to enjoy audio from nearly any source--all while avoiding the nuisance of file compression and conversion.
The Sansa Clip Zip has also been optimized for use with a variety of music services. Music downloaded from Rhapsody, eMusic, or Napster matches particularly well with the player.
Full-Color Screen with Graphical User Interface
The Sansa Clip Zip boasts a backlit, full-color 1.1-inch screen. The screen renders your album art in vibrant detail and also displays the time and battery life. The player uses a graphical user interface that makes browsing your music collection effortless. Song playback is also easy to control, thanks to an intuitive set of front-panel buttons.
Expandable Memory for a Large Music Library
The Sansa Clip Zip comes with 4 GB or 8 GB of onboard memory, offering enough space for hundreds of songs, podcasts, and audiobooks.* If you need additional space, you can use the player's microSD/microSDHC card slot to expand your player's capacity.**
Choose from a Variety of Colors
The Sansa Clip Zip is available in a range of different colors, so you can pick the one that best suits your personal style.†† For the 4 GB player, choose from black, grey, purple, blue, red, orange, or white. The 8 GB player is offered in either black or grey.
Minimum System Requirements and Warranty Information
The Sansa Clip Zip requires a computer with Windows Media Player 10, a CD-ROM drive, Internet access, and a USB 2.0 port for playlist creation, synchronizing, downloading, and installation. It is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player, USB 2.0 transfer cable, earphones, starter CD, and quick user's guide.
Click on Your Favorite Color!
|SIZE:||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB / 8 GB||4 GB||4 GB / 8 GB|
|Hours of music||60||60||60||60||60 / 120||60||60 / 120|
|Number of songs||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000 / 2,000||1,000||1,000 / 2,000|
|Hours of music||128||128||128||128||128 / 256||128||128 / 256|
|Number of songs||2,000||2,000||2,000||2,000||2,000 / 4,000||2,000||2,000 / 4,000|
* 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
** Card sold separately.
† Based on continuous playback at 128 kbps MP3; actual life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable.
†† Color availability varies by device capacity.
Top customer reviews
I have many MP3 capable products and reasons why I am very fond of this little one for my new found effort. I have the following list of products and have tried my:
Nexus S (too big and heavy for running, no physical buttons)
iPod touch 4th Gen (Big, expensive at the storage size i wanted and no buttons for music controls)
iPod Nano 4thGen (little, has a clip, but why the hell can't they include buttons?)
iPod shuffle (not enough storage and I don't want to mix in my metal songs from lifting weights into my up beat running songs...)
The clip Zip sounds great, is very small, has a clip and has physical buttons.
It fits every need i want. The bonus is the MicroSD slot, I can not stress this enough. Skip the 8GB version and get the 4GB and pair it with a 16 or 32GB card. Bam 20-36GB of storage, insanely small and still clocks in under $100.
Low rez color screen does what it needs to. Won't knock people over but tells you whats playing with album art.
As for the other areas, the stop watch works like a stop watch...It keeps time and does splits. Not a huge thing and if you are using a polar watch or at a gym, the machine you are on will do just as well and be more convenient. In a pinch it works.
The FM radio works fine. I live in a rural area, so my station choices are limited. From my experience, it works just fine if you are in an area with good recption.
*UPDATE* MM works on updated firmware...still broken on stock firmware. Drag and drop also works, so you have that going for you.
General gripe: The included headphones are perfect for giving to people you hate. You can use them, i guess, if you want to torture yourself, but like any MP3 player, Apple or otherwise, get some better phones...your ears and your music will appreciate it.
Considering you would need to pay twice as much for an iPod with fewer features, no physical buttons and no storage expansion, just to run in a hampster wheel, save your scratch and get this guy. You will be glad you did, as it looks good, sounds good and does a it in a small package that just screams to be used in your fitness routine.
Update of an update: A new firmware patch was released, make sure to update your new Clip Zip or you will experience the "Static Blast" between some of your songs...not fun, but it has been addressed, so make sure to update right away.
Ok,with that out of the way let me tell you why. I am a complete tech geek. I built my own computer AND server and have the usual assortment of laptops, mobile phones, netbooks, and other assorted tech items. I decided I wanted a compact music player because there are times I don't want to use my mobile phone as a music player. Sometimes I want something really small and light. With my tech background my standards were pretty high for what I wanted out of an MP3 player and of everything I looked at, including the various iPods, this was the ONLY player that met all my criteria.
PROs: Super small and light. In fact, if it had been any smaller it would have been TOO small. One complaint some people have with the newest generation iPod is that it's so small they have a hard time manipulating the controls. The Clip Zip has actual buttons you can press which makes control very easy. And don't worry about accidentally hitting a button and screwing up your music. If you tap the power button on top it locks all the buttons except the volume control so that won't happen.
Has a small screen so you can actually select what you want to hear and displays album art if you have it installed.
All the usual music selection options. You can search by artist, album, song, genera, or even by folder or playlist.
SD CARD SLOT!!! This was the most important feature to me. It will take up to a 32 GB MicroSD card. 32 Gigs. Do you understand how much music will fit on that? I have every CD I own installed to an SD card, over 7500 songs, and it only takes 18.5 GB using Windows Media format. Even better, when you pop in an SD card the player takes only a few seconds to scan it and update its internal database. So even if you have 50,000 songs you could just copy them all to a couple of different SD cards and switch them in and out. There are only a small handful of players on the market with this feature and it gives you AMAZING flexibility in using your player. Want to just cram a ton of music on there? Go for it. Want to use a lossless, high quality format like FLAC so your music sounds perfect but don't want to be stuck with only a handful of songs on your player? No problem, grab a few cards and take as much as you like.
When you first get a blank card install it in the player and go to "system settings". Chose "format" and select "external card". The player will format your card for you and install a folder titled "MUSIC" on it. Just drag and drop any music folders you have saved on your computer here and install it in your player. The player reads the card, organizes the files, and you're ready to listen to music.
File Options. It accepts an amazingly wide range of file formats. MP3, WMA, Flac, even the various iTunes formats.
Built in FM radio. Less important these days but still a nice option to have sometimes. And it even does autoscan for stations.
SANSA Updater. If you go to the Sandisk website to the clip zip page you can download their installer. First, it upgrades the firmware on the player. DO THAT. But more important it also installs a small updater program. When you connect your player it pops open and gives you different options including syncing with different folders or just dragging music onto your player. You can use it to create playlists right on the player. Or, if you already have playlists on your windows media player you can sync with those instead.
CONs: Nothing is perfect and this is no exception. First, it is a very light plastic player. If you step on it or sit on it you WILL break it. Duh.
It seems to have a problems with songs recorded in iTunes format. Checking on line it has to do with the way iTunes tags certain songs. A few years ago iTunes adjusted the way they tag songs based on if they were DRM protected. I had a mix of old and new songs in my iTunes folder and if I tried to install them the player would hang up. Deleting the music from the player solved the problem. There is no such problem with ANY windows based format. Personally, I have seen this as yet another problem with Apple being not quite compatible with everything else and not a player problem.
Slow file transfer. Dragging music onto your player is kinda slow. Not a huge deal since you are unlikely to do it very often. It's even less of a big deal because you can take the SD card out and copy music directly to the card, then just pop it back in. In truth, even burning directly to an SD card can take a while if you have a lot of music. I copied 12 GB at once at it took almost an hour. But again, how often are you going to need to do that?
CONCLUSION: The bottom line here is this is an amazingly good MP3 player. Is it perfect? No, obviously not. But there are a lot of players on the market with fewer options for a lot more money. I spent several days researching every player on the market and the Clip Zip has the best combination of options at the best price, hands down.
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