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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|Supported Standards||MP3;WMA;FLAC;Audible;Ogg Vorbis||AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA||WMA||FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV||MP3, MP3, MP3, MP3, MP3||—|
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
All in all, this little player has just enough features to make it easy for everyone, and also enough to keep most experienced users happy as well. While I have not had a chance to really stretch the battery life, my other one lasted waaay longer than I ever needed it to, and I suspect this one will do just as well. The charging cord (also used to download music) is very short (very very short). At first I was wondering how I would like that. I now actually prefer it to longer cords. Much easier to distinguish from all of the others. :)
Update: Well, sadly, the "clip" on my new player has broken. I've only used the actual clip one time, and the little hinge broke (not all the way off, but it can no longer be clipped on). I had no plans to use the clip (I just drop the player in my pocket most of the time), but was a little surprised at this. The battery is great, the player still functions great, but this clip seems a little weak. I'd still recommend the Clip+, but be very careful with clipping it to your clothing. Not sure it can handle it.
12/23/09 Update. I have used this player everyday since owning it. I have never overcharged it, and always use it on the most "power friendly" settings. Sadly, the battery life is far below Sansa standards, and frankly well below the claimed battery life. I should not compare it with my Sansa Fuze 8 gb, but that little player (awesme) will outlast the clip by 4 times over on battery life. I am saddened that I will not be able to use it for my intended purpose (long motorcycle rides), so it will just be my "workout" player. I will use my other player for the motorcycle. Oh well, can't win them all.
- 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.
The volume control is now on the opposite side, the side with the usb plug rather than the headphone. With right-angle headphone plugs, you needed to swing the headphone plug out of the way to use the volume control on the old Clip.
The on/off switch is now on the top instead of the left side (where the volume control now is). I often needed to turn off my Clip while under a shirt and not looking at it. I actually turned it off only about half the time because of slide switch. Now there's simply a button on the top. The hold button, which used to be on the on/off switch, is now activated by holding down the menu button. Since I rarely used the hold button I can't say whether this is an improvement.
The clip on the back is a big design change. The clip, for better or worse, is no longer detachable. Personally, I liked being able to detach it if I was using velcro rather the clip to attach to something, like a bag. That being said the new clip is sleeker. Closer to the back of the body and a bit wider. The clip now has a ridge at the end of the clip as opposed to the circle of the old Clip. It seems to hold on just as well.
The square controls (as opposed to the former round controls) doesn't make much of a difference. If you are using the controls by feeling rather than seeing, the square may make it a bit easier to know where you are at on the controls.
Otherwise it is the same size and all. My old Clip silicone case fits it OK, but I will get a new case when they come out.
Inside there are some firmware changes. Included now is a menu item for Slot Player chips (a soon-to-be obsolete format if I've ever seen one). The menus slide rather than jump, giving it a smoother look (I guess). In the old Clip, when you pressed the center button while a track was playing, it went to a visualization, then a listing of the current track playing. Obviously a redundancy. Now, it show info on the next track to play, instead of the current one. Other changes had already been incorporated in firmware updates for the original Clip.
One new function is the replay gain function. Very useful if you shuffle songs. This allows music to play back at about the same volume without you, the listener, having to actually change the volume. It works by adding a bit of instruction to each music file with information about how loud or soft the track is and then the volume of the player adjusts accordingly. Whether your tracks have replay gain information on them depends on how you got them. Many media players, like Media Monkey, can read the tracks and add this information.
One further note on the replay gain function. It should be set to song if you are on shuffle. Also the pregain is set a bit low. If you find yourself fiddling with the volume, increase the replay gain setting to 6 or 9.
The manual says it has gapless play. I believe you need to rip your tracks as gapless for this to work. Many standard mp3 converters don't do this, but maybe it is more prevalent for AAC (iTunes).
The best for last: a micro card slot. This allows you to add capacity to the player (currently the limit is 16gb with larger cards on the horizon), well above the 4gb that it comes with. If you have gone lossless (I use FLAC) then you know that extra file space is a big plus. With only FLAC files, the 4gb player holds about nine hours of music (probably five times more with normal MP3 files). This is fine by me but if I'm going on a trip then having the expansion capacity will be a big plus.
Sound quality wise, it sounds about the same to me, compared with the old Clip. Which means it sounds great, amped or not. Some have noted a fuller, warmer, louder sound, but my old ears can't pick that out.
Why people don't use these by the droves at the gym is beyond me. I still see very few of these players down at the Y, while I see all manner of big iPods. This little machine is perfect for the gym or any on-the-go activity.
August 2011 update: Nearly two years later and this player is still my favorite. The one I recommend to everyone (great Mother's Day present as long you include upgraded ear buds, such as the Yuins). Durability isn't an issue at all. If you want to up your listening experience pair it with the DigiZoid portable sub-woofer (yes, that's not a typo).