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Sandisk 8GB Clip Jam MP3 Player (Black)
- Super lightweight wearable personal music player
- Deep rich sound quality with a built-in micro SD card expansion slot
- Play audio files in lots of formats (MP3 WMA (no DRM) AAC (DRM free iTunes) and Audible (DRM only)
- Big bright readable screen and large navigation buttons up to 18 hour battery life
- 2 year limited warranty
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Clip Jam player
At a Glance:
- Compact and lightweight wearable MP3 player with FM radio tuner
- Holds up to 8GB with additional storage through microSD card slot (3)
- Supports popular audio formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and Audible
- Battery lasts up to 18 hours (4) per charge
- 2-year limited warranty (5)
SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player, 8 GB, Black
The SanDisk Clip Jam player puts the fun back into listening to music while on the move. This lightweight clip-on MP3 player comes with 8 GB (1) of storage, so you can carry up to 2,000 (2) of your favorite songs or audiobooks, and it also has a built-in microSD card slot, so you can add even more storage (3). Compatible with most popular audio formats and featuring an FM radio tuner, the player delivers great sound for up to 18 hours (4). Its bright screen and large navigation buttons let you easily choose songs and create playlists.
What's in the Box?
- SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player (Black)
Tote A ll Your Tunes in Style
The SanDisk Clip Jam player has 8GB (1) of wearable storage, so you can clip it on and carry your music collection and favorite podcasts or audiobooks anywhere. If you need additional space, the Clip Jam player comes with a built-in microSD card slot (3). The compact and lightweight player is available in a rainbow of bold colors--black, blue, green, orange, and pink to match your personal style.
Supports Most Popular Audio Formats
Now you can enjoy audio from almost any source, because this digital music player is compatible with many popular audio formats, including MP3, WMA (no DRM), WAV, and Audible (DRM only). With AAC file compatibility, the player allows you to load songs from your iTunes library without having to first convert them to MP3 format.
Big Sound, Long Battery Life
The SanDisk Clip Jam player delivers rich sound quality that helps make your commute and workouts more pleasurable. And you can crank up the volume without having to constantly recharge your player--the battery lasts up to 18 hours (4) on a single charge.
Includes Earphones and Built-In FM Radio Tuner
The SanDisk Clip Jam player comes with a comfortable set of earphones and a built-in FM radio tuner, so you can listen to the radio or news.
Bright User Panel and Easy Navigation
This user-friendly player has a bright display screen that helps you see song choices easily, as well as large buttons for easy navigation.
(1) 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
(2) Based on 3-1/2-minute songs. Approximations: results may vary based on the file attributes and other factors.
(3) Card not included; sold separately.
(4) Based on continuous playback at 128 Kbps MP3. Actual life and performance may vary upon usage and settings; battery is not replaceable.
(5) Visit our official website.
|SanDisk Clip Jam, 8GB, Black||SanDisk Clip Jam, 8GB, Blue||SanDisk Clip Jam, 8GB, Orange||SanDisk Clip Jam, 8GB, Green||SanDisk Clip Jam, 8GB, Pink|
|Screen||0.96 inch White OLED (128x64)||0.96 inch White OLED (128x64)||0.96 inch White OLED (128x64)||0.96 inch White OLED (128x64)||0.96 inch White OLED (128x64)|
|Battery||Up to 18 hours||Up to 18 hours||Up to 18 hours||Up to 18 hours||Up to 18 hours|
|Micro USB 2.0 port||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|microSD Card Slot||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|FM stereo radio tuner||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|OS Compatibility||Windows XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.3,USB 2.0 port||Windows XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.3,USB 2.0 port||Windows XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.3,USB 2.0 port||Windows XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.3,USB 2.0 port||Windows XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.3,USB 2.0 port|
|Audio Formats||MP3, WMA (NO DRM), AAC, WAV, and Audible (DRM only)||MP3, WMA (NO DRM), AAC, WAV, and Audible (DRM only)||MP3, WMA (NO DRM), AAC, WAV, and Audible (DRM only)||MP3, WMA (NO DRM), AAC, WAV, and Audible (DRM only)||MP3, WMA (NO DRM), AAC, WAV, and Audible (DRM only)|
|Warranty||Two year limited warranty||Two year limited warranty||Two year limited warranty||Two year limited warranty||Two year limited warranty|
Western digital technologies, inc. Is the seller of record and licensee in the Americas of SanDisk products.
Put the fun back into music-on-the-go with the compact and colorful Clip Jam digital music player you can clip on and take anywhere. The bright one inch screen and big navigation buttons make it easy to drag, drop and play files in popular audio formats including AAC. Add even more music via the micro SD card slot for up to 18 hours of big sound.
Top Customer Reviews
This is quite obviously based on the Clip Sport, with a smaller screen. In fact if you go to the site, the manual listed under the Jam is actually the Sport manual. I was not a big fan of the Clip Sport (or the Clip Zip) the larger screen sucked the battery, and I just do not care enough about screen art. But I decided to give this one a chance as it seemed more like the Clip Plus in the description.
The Jam is the same size as the Clip plus. The clip design also the same as the Clip plus (non removable, unlike the original Clip which could be replaced). There is no longer an on button on the top, the middle oval button is the on/off as well as “select”. Not too happy about that, I tend to have problems sometimes with pausing the Clips accidently and having the on/off button in the middle is going to mean sometimes it will turn off when I happen to lean against something (or roll over when listening while going to sleep).
I really think this is the same chipset as the Sport, which will mean you cannot Rockbox it.
The Clip Plus has recording capabilities, this Jam does not.
Build quality does not seem as good as the Plus. This Jam has a bit of a rattle to it, right out of the box.
I do not like the buttons as much, it is harder to tell when you have pressed them compared to the raised button on the Clip Plus.
Sound quality is still good, I cannot tell the difference between this and the Clip plus.
The Jam does come with 8GB, some of the Clip Plus were smaller. Also can use up to a 32GB sd card. Mine is working fine with a 32GB sd card.
I was able to transfer an Audiobook from Overdrive (mp3 format) which I downloaded from my library to the Jam. (Edit, someone asked for specific directions, I have added these in the comments of this review)
I do not know what Sansa is doing. The Clip Plus was a great upgrade from the original Clip, with the addition of the ability to add an SD card. Since then they seem to be flailing around, each new version has added more problems and removed features. This Jam is better than the Fuze, Zip or the Sport, but it’s older big brother, the Clip Plus is still my favorite. I see, however, that the price for those is jumping over the last few weeks.
*added after using for a few weeks*
I really do not like that you have to hold down the middle button to turn it on. I like to be able to reach up with one hand to where I have it clipped on my shirt to turn on and off. The two button on also will turn off if I bump it.
I also do not like that the sd card and the Sansa do not merge files. I have to remember where I put the file to find it (the Sansa plus shows you everything under, say podcast, on both the sd card and the Sansa. On the Clip plus, all audiobooks, or music or podcasts can be found under that file location regardless of if they are on the SD card or the actual device. On this Clip Jam they are separate.
The battery life is a bit better, about 25% longer than the Sansa Clip Plus
My name is Daniel from SanDisk support. I appreciate your feedback. If there is anything we can help you with, please contact SanDisk support at 1-866-SANDISK or submit a support request at www.sandisk.com/support. We would be glad to assist you.
I don't get it. They had several years to update hardware/specs, reintroduce features that consumers expressly missed in the last Clip, and maybe even *gasp* actually ADD features. Nope. Here's the crappiest Clip yet. Please pay $50 for the same slightly more worthless device because it's now LARGER.
Bottom line: Screw this thing. Buy yourself a Clip+. Outside of not having a color screen here are the advantages of the Clip+: AMOLED screen (not full color but WAY easier to read in sunlight), more intuitive interface, better options including voice recorder, the ability to record and save radio broadcasts, better audiobook controls, smaller and more lightweight. If you need AAC (iTunes music format) compatability, go with the Clip Zip. It's not as good as the Clip+, but still better than the Sport.
Because of your body sweating during long runs, I can go through 3 to 4 Shuffles a year. I know there are ways one can waterproof a Shuffle, but I've not done this. The other issue I have with the Shuffle is it doesn't have an FM Radio (which the Clip Jam does).
I know there is an Apple Nano that has an FM Radio, BUT it doesn't have a built in clip to the product and I wanted something smaller to the Shuffle that I could attach to my running shirt of short without any weighing my clothes down.
I did a lot of research prior to me buying the Clip Jam and there is really nothing on the market that met my requirements of lightweight, small, that I could transfer my iTunes music to and had an FM Radio, except the Clip Jam.
I was concerned how hard it could be to transfer my iTunes music over to the Sandisk Clip Jam, but it was extremely EASY to do. And from a quality of sound I find no difference in quality from the Apple Shuffle to the Clip Jam.
And my main goal of having something with an FM Radio was achieved. The Clip Jam did great getting all my favorite local stations. The plus is that you can set stations for easy changing while on your Run.
It is true the Clip Jam does not have the metal casing as the Apple Shuffle has. It's made out of a plastic type material,.. but it doesn't feel cheap or that it would break easily,.. it just feels light, which is what I wanted for my Runs.
It also has the ability to use a microSDHC card to expand the 8GB it already has. Which will make it easy to download a lot of music for longer Runs where you may want more diversity.
It also has a screen to search and put your music into folders which makes it easy to organize on the go,.. and to top it off it not expensive. Comparing it to the Shuffle, I was able to get the Clip Jam for $5 cheaper. A very small price to pay to keep one focused on Running to Music which is a life saver.
I love it! I'm a Clip Jam fan for sure,.. it will now be my new go to music product for Running.