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.
Excerpt: When it comes to small portable media players , the iPod shuffle and iPod nano are tough acts to follow. The SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip is neither as petite nor as stylish, but it has features in spades: an FM radio, a voice recorder, a workout timer, and a microSD card slot for adding more storage - and all for a very modest price, making it well worth considering if you're on a tight budget.