Summary: I think I had six versions of the previous iteration of this player. I had only paid for two, but the rest were warranty replacements. That version was horrible, even if the size was perfect. I hated it but was resigned to the fact that it was my only non-Apple choice. This version, I've had for a year, and it works fine. It actually replaced a Sony version of an mp3 player that cost twice as much.
Summary: I bought this device to use while working out. It's very small and light weight, perfect for clipping to my shorts while exercising. The player works flawlessly and is easy to use. It's hard to imagine a better deal or a device better suited for my need.
Best small music player available, once you tweak it
J. Nyberg, Amazon
23 October 2013
Summary: The Clip Zip is 3 or 4 stars out of the box. A decent little player, but lacking that special something to make it phenomenal. Like most manufacturers, Sandisk does not maximize their hardware via their software; rather, they do just good enough of a job to make you keep the player, but just bad enough to make you upgrade when the next one comes out! Slightly evil? Yes. Profitable and keeps them in business? Yes.
Summary: Got this to replace a Zen Stone Plus whose display was fading away. This little Clip Zip is a nice replacement. I like how audio books can be separated from the music...so I can shuffle only music. I wish it had a way to attach to a keychain.
Summary: SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB MP3 Player (White) This player was great. worked well for about 11 months. Then the screen's backlight stopped working correctly. I can not tell now when the player is on or off. It just has a black screen. If I am in a dark room I can just make out the menu screens enough to navigate around. In daylight I am just blindly pressing buttons to get it to do something. I played with the screen settings which made little improvement.
Summary: Well the reviews said it was made for active people. Who's more active than a kid? So I got this and Sungale S-T1 Portable Teddy Speaker For iPod, iPhone, Smartphone, MP3, Media Player (White). MP3 player made for active people + huggable teddy bear speakers = perfect child radio. We ran it for hours and when we went to charge it and change the music on it and it was only at 61%. I love the lock feature.
Summary: What in the box? Sansa Clip Zip, Quick Start Guide (photocopied), Ear Buds and USB charging cable. Other than this being in a plain brown box with a photocopied instruction sheet and REFURB stamped on the bottom, I can't tell this from new. Not a scratch, even the plastic overlay that looks like album art needed to be peeled off the screen. Easy to use, drag and drop the same as files to a flash drive. There are folders for Audiobooks, Music, Playlists, Podcasts.