SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Store up to 1000 songs
- Memory card slot for pre-loaded cards
- Digital FM tuner with 40 presets
- Rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours
- Built-in clip for easy carrying
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Shipping Depth: 6.1 Shipping Height: 1.4 Shipping Width: 5.1 Master Pack Qty: 20 General Information Manufacturer: SanDisk Corporation Manufacturer Part Number: SDMX18R-004GR-A57 Brand Name: SanDisk Product Line: Sansa Clip Product Name: Sansa Clip Plus 4GB Flash MP3 Player Marketing Information: The Sansa Clip+ is a tiny MP3 player that boasts an array of cool features, as well as distinctively big sound for its small size. Rock out with up to 1,000 songs on this black player. Enjoy even more play when you use the expandable memory slot to play preloaded microSDHC cards. slotRadio and slotMusic cards are preloaded with tunes ready to pop into the player's memory card slot. Rock on with a 15-hour battery life. Product Type: Flash MP3 Player Product Functions: FM Tuner Product Functions: Voice Recorder Storage Flash Memory Capacity: 4 GB Display Graphics Display Screen Type: OLED Memory Memory Card Supported: microSD Card Audio Audio Formats: Audible Audio Formats: Ogg Vorbis Audio Formats: FLAC Audio Formats: MP3 Audio Formats: WMA 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 Rechargeable: Yes Battery Run Time: 15 Hour Physical Characteristics Color: Red Height: 2.2 Width: 1.4 Depth: 0.6 Weight (Approximate): 0.85 oz Miscellaneous Package Contents: Sansa Clip Plus 4GB Flash MP3 Player USB 2.0 Transfer Cable Earphones Quick Start Guide Green Compliant: Yes Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS Warranty Standard Warranty: 1 Year Limited
From the Manufacturer
There's so much more to love when you play with a SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 player. With four gigabytes of storage, this tiny player lets you listen to up to 1000 songs in stunning audio quality. It boasts a wide array of outstanding features, including an FM radio, long-life battery, and integrated voice recorder. And with its expandable memory card slot, you can add pre-loaded microSD, microSDHC, or slotRadio cards so you can listen to your favorite music, podcasts and audio books without having to access a computer or wait for downloads.
An expansion card slot lets you easily add more music. View larger.
The Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player plays MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Audible, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC music files. View larger.
Brought to you by SanDisk, the global leader in flash memory cards, the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player offers distinctively big sound and a wide array of features packed into a tiny, ultra-compact design.
The Sansa Clip+ MP3 player, recipient of an August 2009 CNET Editors' Choice award, is built to bring your music to life. The player features solid-state flash memory for skip-free playback, making it ideal for working out, and with MP3 quality for a rich, full-bodied sound. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or a classic rocker, the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player will ensure that your music comes through loudly and clearly.
The Sansa Clip+ MP3 player supports the most popular audio formats, including MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Audible, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC.
Expandable Memory Slot for microSD, microSDHC, and slotRadio Cards
Thanks to the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player's expandable memory card slot, you don't have to rely on your computer or the Internet to listen to the music you love. Simply insert a preloaded microSD or microSDHC card, and you'll be ready to play music, podcasts, or audio books in seconds--with no waiting for downloads and no computer required.
You can also use the memory slot to add slotRadio cards for even more music options. slotRadio cards let you instantly enjoy your favorite music without being dependent on a computer or Internet access.
(Note: microSD, microSDHC, and slotRadio cards are sold separately. Visit sandisk.com or amazon.com for details about slotRadio cards.)
Just Clip and Go
Everything about the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player is designed with your active lifestyle in mind. About the size of a matchbox, it weighs less than an ounce and features an integrated clip that secures firmly to your clothing for easy, hands-free portability, making it the ideal MP3 player to take on your morning runs or afternoon workouts.
A large, bright, easy-to-read OLED screen and searchable menus make it easy to choose playlists or songs, while the long-life rechargeable battery offers up to 15 hours† of continuous playback.
In addition to all the great digital music features, the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player includes an integrated digital FM tuner with 40 presets for listening to sports, talk radio, or your favorite music stations at the gym. It also has a built-in microphone for recording your latest and greatest thoughts on the go.
The Sansa Clip+ MP3 player is backed by a limited one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Sansa Clip+ MP3 player, USB 2.0 transfer cable, earphones, and quick-start guide and a Starter CD (Rhapsody offer).
‡ These slotRadio cards contain songs pre-programmed in music playlists for unlimited playback with slotRadio card compatible devices only. Visit slotRadio.com for slotRadio compatible devices. Much like radio, these songs are played in sequence and cannot be rewound or re-arranged, yet individual songs can be skipped as often as you want. Song and playlist files cannot be copied or viewed (for example on a PC).
Top Customer Reviews
- Overall build quality has improved, but especially with the clip mechanism.
- Files on MicroSD integrate seemlessly with the on board memory.
- The volume and power buttons have more ergonomic placement on the device.
- Sound quality remains great.
- Audiobook files can be sped up slightly to save some "reading" time.
- The interface is a little smoother and nicer to move through.
- The square trackpad makes it easier to navigate without looking at the player. (good for runners)
- No cap on the MicroSD slot, so that could potentially get dirty.
If you don't need gimmicks such as touch screens and web browsers, then this player is quite possibly the best on the market for value, size, and quality. The Clip+ is definitely worth the few extra bucks over what the first gen clip is selling for now.
UPDATE: Having used the product for a while the one thing I'm disappointed with is battery life. The meter drains down to 50% at the expected pace, and then goes from 50% to 0 quite fast. I haven't timed it but i'm sure the battery life (using all default settings) is quite less than the advertised 14-15 hours.
After that experience I was doing research before buying the Sansa Clip I had trouble finding the information that is specific to audio book listening audience. I was grateful to the reviewers who answered my comment questions regarding remembering the previous location while listening to audio books.
1) Sansa clip has the most important feature for audio book listening audience. It remembers where you left when you last listened to the MP3 player. But there is more! Sansa clip a mode specifically designed for audio books. In this mode the display shows the chapter and specific tracks you are on, so it is easy to navigate or repeat portions as needed. It also has a special mode "Chapter on" which allows you to skip from chapter to chapter (rather than track to track) when you press the forward/back navigation control. Chapter mode is off by default.
2) Sansa is sized 1 1/4"W x 2"H x 5/8"D. The screen is 1"W x 1/4"H. Despite the small screen the font is bold
and crisp (see attached photo of the screen display) and I can read it even with my presbyopic eyes without the glasses. This was a nice surprise since I could not do it with the previous two MP3 players I owned.
3) The navigation controls are extremely well designed, they are intuitive and easy to use. In combination with the easy to read screen this MP3 player is a pleasure to use. Much better than the iIriver and Visual Land, the two previous MP3 players I have had.
4) The volume control is on the side, and it is very easy to control the volume without looking at the MP3 while you walk. I like the control on the side better than the control integrated into the joystick as was the case with my other units.
5) Quick start Guide that comes in the package is of very limited use, however the full manual available on the Sandisk web site very good. I recommend saving a copy of the manual on your local hard disk. This is based on experience with my first MP3 player, which I had for years and when I needed a manual years down the road to sole a problem I could no longer find it on the manufacturer's web site.
I DID NOT LIKE:
1) USB cable that came with the unit is 7 inches long (including plugs on both ends). It did not work conveniently on my work space, and I had to use a regular length USB cable purchased separately.
2) Sansa stops after each chapter. I have to manually jump to the next chapter to continue. This happens both with chapter mode on and off. Screen navigation is easy, but I would have preferred no stops. Not a show stopper... but if someone knows how to change this options, please post a comment with a solution. I would appreciate it!
3) The blister pack was very hard to open, I had to make 4 cuts to get all the pieces out. I don't recall anything that has been that hard to open in several years. Be careful, it is easy to cut yourself!
4) This MP3 player has built-in rechargeable battery and it is not replaceable. To battery is recharged by plugging in MP3 player into the USB port. This means you have to plan ahead and recharge the player when not in use. I prefer the players that have removable batteries for convenience and longevity.
I also want to share one, somewhat embarrassing, tip based on my experience. When I got the player, I could not figure out how to get past the first screen - an animation showing the earphones and the word Music. Turns out it has a very tightly affixed plastic cover over the screen, and the animation was really the changing screen lightening portions of the sticker from below.
Overall, a terrific MP3 player and I am very pleased with it.
As I was considering this Clip+ MP3 player, the next version of this MP3 player Sansa Clip Zip just became available. After reading its manual on-line I was concerned about the lack of references to audio books and decided to purchase the older version of the product. At the time I made the purchase Clip Zip had no reviews, and now there are reviews that mentions a problem with audio book support.
Sansa Clip+ plays the MP3 files in the order of the MP3 tags. If the tags are not in the right order it will play audiobooks out of sequence. If the order of the tags is not correct for some reason ordering tags is pretty easy. There are a number of free utilities that allow you to rename tracks automatically so you don't need to do it manually. I used utilities on both for Windows and Linux. My favorite is Linux "Easy tag" it does ordering for you with a single click for all selected files. I find Windows utilities by Googling for them, and I found Linux utilities by searching the Linux distribution. Search for "ordering MP3 tags".
I ran into several technical issues. Forums are full of users experiencing similar issues so I wanted to post my solutions here.
1) There are a number of known issues with the firmware shipping with Clip, most notably freezing of the unit on one of the screens. I was able to unfreeze it by doing a reset (holding down the down button for 20 seconds).
The recommended solution to the freezing problem is to upgrade firmware. However, the firmware upgrade application reported that it could not detect a Clip device attached to my system (it was). Turned out what it was missing is Windows Media Player version 10 or higher.
2) I lost 1.6 gigs out of 4 gig Clip in the fist month of use. I was able to reclaim lost space by reformatting the Clip. This can be accomplished by doing format from the device MENU / SETTINGS / FORMAT. I read the forums and noted that some people tried formatting using Windows and ran into issues. When you format you will loose all content stored on the Clip. To preserve the content you can copy it back to the PC, format, and then copy it back to the Clip. I copy files my just dragging them to/from folders.
3) Several times my Clip turn off in the middle of playing and became unresponsive. I could not turn it on by pressing the on button or by recharging it. I thought it was completely dead. However, this was a crash not a death of the unit. I found that the solution to this problem is to "reboot" the unit, which is accomplished by pushing on the button on side (normally it controls volume) and power button at the same time and holding them down for about a minute. When you release the button, Sansa will reboot and start again.
Finding all the solutions to all problems took many hours. I have not received response from support yet. Some people in forums reported waiting for many weeks. Forums, FAQs and perseverance were helpful in finding the solutions. I am down grading the rating to 4 stars.
Ali Julia review
Updated 6/3/2013 to answer a question I received regarding warranty period:
You can find warranty periods for all Sansa products on their web site. Under Support, then Warranty, and then Warranty Period link.
Audio Visual Players Warranty Period (Years)
Sansa® Clip MP3 Player..........1(Except EMEA) ; 2(EMEA)
Sansa® Clip+ MP3 Player.........1(Except EMEA) ; 2(EMEA)
Sansa® Clip Zip(tm) MP3 Player.....1(Except EMEA) ; 2(EMEA)
Sansa® View MP3 Player..........1(Except EMEA) ; 2(EMEA)
Sansa® Fuze(tm) MP3 Player.........1(Except EMEA) ; 2(EMEA)
Sansa® Fuze(tm)+ MP3 Player........1(Except EMEA) ; 2(EMEA)
slotRadio(tm) Player...............90 days(U.S. & Canada only) ; 2(EMEA)
- 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.