Pros: good price for a player I could leave in truck or take a walk with. expandable memory made it hold more music then I can listen to in a year. very simple and easy to use.
Cons: locked up from time to time and after loading new file to it, it could sit for an hour or more on a screen saying updating media. Now for final time locked there and never got off the screen. when I tried to reset per the sandisk website it doesn't reset just comes up to flower screen and is a brick. none of my PC's see it or the 32gb micro SD card smoked that too it seems. purchased 10/13/2013 so just over the 90 but not a year. now start the how to I get warranty lo...
Pros: I guess itsy bitsy album art is ok. Some menu improvements over my Clip+, but also some things are worse. Battery seems to last a thouch longer than the Clip+. Plays all audio file types I've heard of. Drag drop
Cons: Cost more than Clip+. Stock headphones terrible (what would you expect). USB cord is plug is new to me... I liked being able to use a more startdard one that I had many of. Now I only have one...
Pros: For me, the best attribute of both the Sansa Clip+ and Zip is freedom from the restrictions imposed on music by the corporate giant from Cupertino. The second best attribute is splendid performance for the price. Especially for runners and others who value small size and do not need video, the Sansa units are arguably the best on the market. With decent earbuds the sound is fantastic.
Cons: The downside? Clearly it is their abysmal reliability. In the past three years, I have owned one Clip and four Zips. One of units now is barely functioning and the others have died. Time to failure was 18 months for the Clip + and 2-3 months for the Zips. Their patterns of demise were all different. Unfortunately, many competing brands are reported to be even less reliable.
Summary: First one just quit after 90 days . Second one same after 3 weeks . Third one short in headphone outlet as soon as battery was charged . Fourth one same as number three. Problem is you never know if they work till 24 hour charge on battery . And then the trip after trip back to store . Warranty only good for credit with Radio Shack and they float your money for a week while they send you a card in the mail.