Conclusion: The SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip is a solid budget MP3 player, small enough to clip to a shirt and sturdy enough to survive your workouts. And it offers much more than the same-price iPod shuffle.
Pros: Inexpensive, especially for 8GB of storage. 1.1-inch screen makes navigation easy and displays album art. Easy to set up and use. Storage is expandable. FM radio and Rhapsody integration.
Cons: Slow to boot up. Bundled earbuds are poor quality and uncomfortable.
Conclusion: If, like me, you aren't particularly fond of iTunes (or indeed the many other music management apps on the market today), you'll find the Clip Zip to be hugely convenient and very easy to use. Hooked up via a small micro-USB cable to PC or Mac, the device is recognised as a removable USB storage device - allowing the user to drag and drop content as he/she sees fit, or use a program of his/her choice.
Excerpt: On the face of it, the Sandisk Clip Zip isn’t a million miles from the Clip + that we have also tested. The pair is similar in size and styling, so we expected the same level of performance – but we didn’t get it. From the off, the Clip Zip feels nowhere as convincing in the hand. The finish and buttons both feel flimsy and flakier, and our sample crashed a couple of times, which doesn’t help to inspire.
Pros: Small, well-specified, FM radio is useful on a product such as this, easy to use
Cons: The sound is merely average, feels cheap, doesn’t go very loud
Excerpt: Le Sansa Clip Zip est un mini lecteur MP3 proposé par SanDisk. Il dispose d’un écran 1,1 pouce couleur et de diverses touches vous permettant de l’allumer, de régler le volume, de naviguer dans son menu, ainsi que de diriger la piste en cours de lecture. Le Sansa Clip Zip dispose de toutes les fonctionnalités d’un lecteur MP3 classique comme la lecture des podcasts ou encore la radio FM. On notera qu’il est compatible avec les formats MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg et FLAC.