SanDisk Sansa Clip 4 GB MP3 Player (Silver)

SanDisk Sansa Clip 4 GB MP3 Player (Silver)
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Product Description

The colorful Sansa Clip is a tiny MP3 player that boasts an array of cool features, as well as distinctively big sound for its small size. Perfect for the fitness buff or traveler, the compact Sansa Clip comes with a fashionable clip for wearing anywhere. Other features include: microphone, long-lasting rechargeable battery and a bright screen for exceptionally easy navigation of tunes. of tunes.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #297 in Consumer Electronics
  • Color: Silver
  • Brand: SanDisk
  • Model: SDMX11R-004GS-A57
  • Released on: 2008-03-15
  • Dimensions: .65" h x 1.35" w x 2.17" l, .6 pounds

Features

  • Tiny, ultra-portable 4 GB MP3 player
  • Plays MP3, WMA, secure WMA, and Audible audio file formats
  • FM tuner with 40 preset channels
  • Up to 15 hours of play time with internal rechargeable battery
  • Voice recording with built-in microphone

Editorial Reviews

From the Manufacturer
With my Sansa Clip Player, my whole day comes together

Product Description

Sansa® Clip 4GB MP3 Player
Sansa
Clip it on and roll For the movers and the shakers who want to shed the baggage of a bigger MP3 player—it’;s time to get the skinny on the Sansa® Clip player. Offering five colors to choose from, this lightweight MP3 player delivers major sound for its matchbox size, and storage capacity of up to 2GB*. And with its smart design, you can clip your Sansa® Clip player to your bag, pants or sleeves, allowing you to enjoy all the perks of an MP3—hands-free. Listen Keep up to 1,000*** songs at the ready wherever you go. Or tune into FM radio for news and fresh music anytime. Record With the built-in microphone, you can record memos, lectures or all those unexpected, mic-worthy moments throughout your day. When you're ready, transfer your files to your PC for listening and sharing.
Listen to all your favorite music
Get together The Sansa® Clip player plays MP3, WMA, secure WMA and Audible file formats. Connect via USB cable to your computer for charging or synchronizing. Sort it out A compact MP3 player with a screen, the Sansa® Clip player makes navigation simple, so you can sort your music, FM stations and audio books ease. So what's in the box? Sansa® Clip MP3 player, Clip accessory, USB 2.0 transfer cable, earphones, promotional inserts, and quick start guide. * 1 gigabyte (GB) =1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage. ** Based on continuous playback at 128kbps; actual life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable. *** Approximation based on 4-minute songs at 128kbps.
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Choose Sansa®, a smarter way to play Sansa® products are brought to you by SanDisk, the minds behind flash memory. Around the world, wherever people take pictures, listen to music, use cell phones—or do much of anything at all with digital devices—you’;ll probably find SanDisk products. Maybe that’;s why, after more than 20 years in the business, SanDisk has never stopped innovating.
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Customer Reviews

TINY, and packing WAY more than you should expect!5 I was leaving my bulky 80 gig video iPod at home all the time because it was just too large to comfortably stick in my pocket. I wanted something small that I could use for both music and audio books (I use Audible.com). It has achieved that and a LOT more. I never even use my iPod at home anymore! I'm actually thinking of returning it (Costco gives cash back forever) and buying four or five of these to give away as gifts! I initially bought a shuffle and returned it the same day because it had no way of bookmarking in my audio books-- a chapter is often more than an hour. Next I bought the smallest Sony Walkman mp3 player... it was very sexy and sleek, and about twice the size of the Sansa clip... but I couldn't load my Audible.com files onto it, so that was returned the next day. After what seemed like a full week spent in BestBuy I finally settled on the Sansa 4GB Clip and could not be happier. It's ridiculously small, AND (unlike the iPod shuffle) it has a display. I don't know about you all, but bookmarks aside, not being able to choose a song now and then, or confirm who is performing one when I am unsure, that would drive me crazy! It is PERFECT for my Audible content. It actually asks when you first hook it up to the PC if you want to sync with Audible Manager. You can also simply go to the Audible Manager and "add device" and follow the steps to activate the Sansa. That way you can just add the specific books you want and not attempt to sync your entire library if you have a lot. I've been a member of Audible.com for nearly ten years and getting two books a month you can imagine the size of my library by now. I loaded five large unabridged books (average ten hours each) and then nearly 1000 songs and I still have plenty of space left to add more as the spirit hits. Transferring files to the Sansa is VERY smooth and fast. Best of all, it resumes where you left off in a book when you turn it off. There are other nifty "extra" features, as well! The FM radio is pretty special, and I get excellent reception both in San Francisco and out in the sticks around Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. Even near the airport! Pretty impressive for such a tiny thing, huh? It has a voice recorder that I have not really tested out properly, but i know it works, just from speaking into it. I will try to record a lecture or some other more demanding application before giving the recorder feature the same accolades I have bestowed upon the rest of the amazing little player. A lot of people have posted excellent, detailed reviews, and I agree with almost all they have said, so I'll try not to repeat it all. I will just say that I LOVE THIS LITTLE DEVICE! It's tiny. Yes, it is almost twice the size of the ipod shuffle, but seriously, still small enough to put in the "key pocket" of Levi's 501s (you know, the tiny useless pocket inside the right hip pocket). It has good sound, easily on par with my video ipod. If you replace the earphones with something better it has the potential of VERY good sound. So, how does it compare to the iPod shuffle? For only $20 more this has: ~ four times the capacity ~ a visual display ~ a voice recorder ~ an FM receiver ~ drag and drop functionality in both PC or Mac format (no iTunes or other software needed) ~ standard USB cable, so easily replaced. ~ can be rapid charged using the same AC (wall) or 12v (car) adapters that came with my Motorola RAZR phone! ~ can be used as a regular portable drive (like a thumb drive) for any data ~ seamless Audible.com audio books loading and listening ~ clip on the back is removable, if you don't want to use it, making it even smaller One poster complained that it was "Difficult to tell when it is fully charged - I charged it for 5 hours and didn't see any indication that it was fully charged yet" I found the same thing happening, the first time I charged it right out of the box it took several hours using the USB cable. Later, much by accident I stumbled upon this: when it is plugged in to your computer (I use a PC, not sure if this will work on a MAC), right-click on the Sansa drive icon and choose PROPERTIES, it will tell you the % of the battery charge. I also discovered the car and wall chargers from my Motorola RAZR phone work for it, and MUCH faster than the USB cable. When charging I also found that when I unplugged it from the cable I had to power the Sansa off and back on to see the battery indicator register the "full" status. Hope that helps. Sansa Clip 4GB - Sandisk Raises The Bar in MP3 Value! Give It A Try!5 I'm a big fan of the Sansa Clip. I have a few of them, some I have my workout music on and one I use to take notes. At CES in January 2008, Sandisk has introduced this new 4GB version in a limited addition silver color. The Sansa Clip was a great value in 2GB; at 4GB it ROCKS! It has four times the capacity as the iPod Shuffle for about the same price. It also has a screen, FM Tuner, voice recording and more. You can get the 1GB version for $35 Sansa Clip 1 GB MP3 Player or the 2GB for about $60 SanDisk SDMX11R-2048K-A70 Sansa Clip 2 GB MP3 Player (Black). But by coming out with the first 4GB clip MP3, Sandisk has raised the bar. Now with MacWeek next week, can a bigger iPod shuffle be far behind? We'll see. Pros - + good sound + nice capacity for a decent price + light-weight + FM tuner with 40 presets!!! + voice recording + nice design and color options + Nice format compatibility (MP3, DRM WMA, WMA, Audible) + USB 1.1 and 2.0 connectivity + Can be used as a USB drive / mass storage + Can sync music with drag & drop or via software + 15 hours battery life is better than Creative Zen Stone Plus or iPod Shuffle Cons - larger body than the 2nd and 3rd generation iPod shuffles The new Sandisk Sansa Clip has the advantages of the iPod shuffle with some of the compatibility, feature, and price benefits of other MP3 players. Unlike the Sansa Express, which you can plug in directly into your USB port, the clip uses a standard USB B cable. The Clip is definitely a little bigger than the iPod shuffle, but not by much. It has a great feel and a nicer clip. It is also priced right. It fills the market for a starter MP3, workout unit, or gift. The rechargable battery seems better than the Creative Zen Stone Plus and gives you a respectable 15 hours. The sound is nice. The earbuds are passable for beginners but most people will replace them. As for durability, only time will tell; so far my units are holding up nicely. I definitely recommend the larger sizes, whether 2GB or 4GB. For those needing more space, you will have to explore the CreativeZen, Sandisk Sansa, Sansa View or new iPod Nano. All of those units have higher price tags. SanDisk Sansa View 8 GB MP3 Player SanDisk Sansa View 16 GB MP3 Player Creative Zen 8 GB (Black) Creative Zen 16 GB (Black) SanDisk SDMX4-8192 Sansa e280 8 GB MP3 Player (Black) Apple 8 GB iPod nano AAC/MP3 Player Black (3rd Generation) Overall, an awesome starter unit that deserves a try. Enjoy!!! Very good player for the price, check it out...4 The Sandisk Sansa Clip accomplishes all that I wanted in an MP3 player which I intended to use at work, to use while riding on the subway and to use while working out at the gym. Pros: - Small, compact, light-weight, and better looking than pictured (as is the case with the 1MB, 2MB and 4MB versions). The 4MB has a very cool, beautiful mirrored finish. But I would recommend you buy a silicone case or something to protect this finish and the player itself. - Crisp, bright display but as mention in other reviews, because of the mirrored finish it can be a bit hard to see in the sunlight - The clip in the back, hence the name, which makes it easy to attach the player onto your pockets, an armband, or anywhere you want to clip this unit. - Awesome sound coming out of this little player. The better the headphones you attach the better the sound. But even with the included headphones, very nice sound. - Better value than the 4MB iPod nano that I was considering purchasing. Way more features and most importantly, it has a radio. Not sure why after all these years Apple never seemed fit to put FM tuners on their players. - I like that there's a mute button for the radio as opposed to having to turn the volume all the way down. - There's radio broadcast recording. - A voice recorder - The unit has an on-the-go playlist. You can compile all your favorite songs at an instant. - You can drop and drag songs and create playlists right onto the player itself. You don't have to use another program such as iTunes or Winamp. You will find out once you get the Sandisk Sansa Clip that Sandisk recommends that you use the Rhapsody player program, which you can download and use for free and works best for editing the songs and playlists on the unit. Just another note about creating playlists on the Sansa Clip. I found through trial and error that it's best to first create playlists on the unit itself, meaning when the player shows up in My Computer on your desktop, double click on it and add songs to your Music folder, then select and right click on the particular songs you want to make a playlist. Click the option to "Create Playlist". By default, you will see, "New Playlist" in your Music folder. When you double click on it, you will see all your songs you made into a playlist. You can rename "New Playlist" to whatever you want ex. Playlist 1. You then cut and paste your newly created playlist to the Playlist folder. This method is preferable rather than doing it through programs such as Rhapsody, Windows Media Player, or Winamp. In my experience, when doing it with these programs the playlists either didn't display correctly or didn't show up at all. Once your playlists have been created successfully on the unit then you can go into Rhapsody(recommended) or any other MP3 player program and edit or add songs to your playlists. Cons: - For some reason certain songs are unable to show up on the list of songs on the playlists I create even though they are on the unit. In other words, say you put, "Elvis - Heartbreak Hotel" onto the player and that's in "Playlist 1", the song will be there and you will be able to play it, however when you look through the list of songs in "Playlist 1", all you see is a blank space where the artist and title should be. Even when I edit the tags and type in the artists and titles of the songs, it still doesn't display. This can be a problem when you are looking for a particular song via the list. Strangely though, when you are playing the songs within the playlist and you manually scan through the songs, the artist and title that was not being displayed before shows up. I haven't figured out why this happens. Very weird. - As far as design and function, I think it would be easier if the Power/Reset button slid down as opposed to up. - As said by other reviewers, I don't like that the volume toggle switch is under the headphone port. The headphone plug gets in the way. If the headphone port was at the top of the unit, this wouldn't be a problem. Because of the location of the headphone port, having headphones plugged in and sticking out increases the width of the player. Overall, even with the minor gripes I have, the Sandisk Sansa Clip is a solid MP3 player and a great value for the price.