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SanDisk - Clip Jam 8GB* MP3 Player - Green

Model: SDMX26-008G-G46GSKU: 4396006

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1856 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    2018 and STILL only 2000 songs?? Bad Plug Location

    Posted
    SUTHNR
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    I have been a Sandisk fan for about as long as they have been making portable media. I trust their memory cards with all my photography. And I have had several of these little MP3 players over the years. My old Sansa Fuze ran forever until the battery finally bloated the whole thing apart after 10 years! But enough nostalgia... This little Sandisk Clip Jam is good and bad... The bad being really more annoyances than anything, but enough for me to deduct stars. Bad 1 - 2000 song limit? Seriously?? I have a 16gb Micro-SD card installed, which it has no problems reading. BUT... Why oh WHY in the year of 2018 is there STILL a limitation of how many songs it can randomize? I have over 3000 songs on the card. It peaks out at 2000. Not really sure WHICH 2000 it is randomizing amongst... the first 2000? A different selection of 2000 each time it is started? I dunno... but seriously.... Time for Sandisk to grow up and eliminate this ridiculous song limitation. Bad 2 - The port locations. USB out one side and AUX out the other? Say what?? Obviously, the Sandisk designers never actually USED this thing or they would have immediately moved the plugs... BOTH ports should be coming out the bottom, or at least the top, so you can easily and conveniently have your cords going the same direction out of this player. But nope. They go out opposite sides effectively making it the size of your hand by the time the cords get redirected to wherever they are going. I spent some extra money and bought 90-degree adapters for both USB and AUX so the cords can exit the player going the same direction. Other than that, it's good. Screen display is basic, but scrolls titles. It is easy to select random/shuffle play, despite the 2000 song limitation. Battery life seems to be good. Menus are intuitive and simple. Size is just right. It's lightweight. Clip is sturdy enough. Overall, I like the unit. It plays music as it should. I just wish the backing code was updated from its 10 year old brethren and that song limitation done away with...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it! I'm a Clip Jam fan for sure

    Posted
    benonator1000
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    I did a lot of research prior to me buying the Clip Jam and there is really nothing on the market that met my requirements of lightweight, small, that I could transfer my iTunes music to and had an FM Radio, except the Clip Jam. I was concerned about how hard it could be to transfer my iTunes music over to the Sandisk Clip Jam, but it was extremely EASY to do. And from a quality of sound, I find no difference in quality from the Apple Shuffle to the Clip Jam. And my main goal of having something with an FM Radio was achieved. The Clip Jam did great getting all my favorite local stations. The plus is that you can set stations for easy changing while on your Run. It is true the Clip Jam does not have the metal casing as the Apple Shuffle has. It's made out of a plastic type material,.. but it doesn't feel cheap or that it would break easily,.. it just feels light, which is what I wanted for my Runs. It also has the ability to use a microSDHC card to expand the 8GB it already has. Which will make it easy to download a lot of music for longer Runs where you may want more diversity. It also has a screen to search and put your music into folders which makes it easy to organize on the go,.. and to top it off it not expensive. Comparing it to the Shuffle, I was able to get the Clip Jam for $5 cheaper. A very small price to pay to keep one focused on Running to Music which is a life saver. I love it! I'm a Clip Jam fan for sure... it will now be my new go-to music product for Running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent, compact MP3 player.

    Posted
    Torag
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    I must say, I love this MP3 player! It is a huge upgrade over another I had, which had a much smaller data capacity, and no access to the radio as this one has, and definitely a shorter battery life. It also stays clipped on nice and tight! I always use this at work, and it lasts throughout my 8+ hour shifts, and I've never had any problems with it (until recently, more on that later). The previous one I had wouldn't even last the whole shift, so I had to be careful when I used it, and it seemed to use up battery power when skipping songs! The Clip Jam here sure doesn't do that though, so that's a plus! This has an auto power down mode if you have your music paused for too long, which is also nice, as it saves battery power. Not that I was ever close to reaching the 18 hour limit. You can turn off this feature in the settings if it is not to your liking. I DID have one problem with the player recently. One day when going out, I kept the MP3 player in my jean pocket. I didn't use it that day, but when I got home, I saw the screen was frozen on the "Music" icon. I could power the player down, but it wouldn't fix the problem. The only thing I could seem to do was listen to the radio, which was still good! After looking up some information online, I found a link in the player's manual that sends you to a page where you can download a firmware update for the player. This fixed my problem, and it was a simple drag and drop installation and disconnecting the player afterwards to allow it to update. I definitely recommend this and the price is great to boot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I works "Ok"... Not great

    Posted
    WanderingGeorge
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    I wanted something to carry my music with on long outings with the dog, biking, search for photo ops or any combination of these. (Maybe even long drives in the country where radio stations are less than appealing) My files consist of both vinyl and CD rips and I expect some volume level differences and this is supposed to have a feature that helps balance the level from one tune to another but does not seem to work. The output even on the ear buds needs to be at least 1/2 volume on the stronger tunes and over 3/4 on others. Now ear buds do not work for me, they do not stay in and I have a couple different portable speakers or small headphones I use depending on the mode of travel. When the speakers are used the output from the Scan Disc struggles even more and has to be pushed to the point it starts clipping the signal which really takes makes the music less enjoyable. Even when plugged into the car sound system I have to turn the volume up way over where it would normally be. My second gripe is more with Scan Disc's decision to make you choose between blue tooth and expandable memory. I have a large number of files and felt like I needed to be able to add a micro SD card more that having the option of using blue tooth. Now I would gladly pay more for 1 unit that does both, the technology is there people. BTW - it could be a little bit larger with a better clip, it seems to manage to pop loose of whatever I try to clip it to because it is so light and you have to use some kind of mini cable to connect to a listening device. Maybe you are not supposed to move around when it's in use...? I am clicking that I will recommend it, but be aware of it's limitations. I own many SD memory cards and USB drives and never had a problem with those.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little mp3 player

    Posted
    vannigirl
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    I bought this for audiobooks. I didn't want to shell out a bunch of money to get an iPod touch just for audiobooks and my phone doesn't have a lot of space on my phone for all the audiobooks I have. So I wanted something that I could carry around with me that wasn't to big so I could listen to my audiobooks. I saw this on the best buy website and did some searching to see if audiobooks would work on it because I didn't want to buy it find out audiobooks didn't work on it and have to return it and find something else. Well I found out that audiobooks work fine on it. I was debating between this and the Bluetooth version. I went with this one because it was able to expandable storage whereas the Bluetooth version didn't have that capability. I would've liked to be able to use Bluetooth headphones but I prefer having the ability to swap out sd cards with multiple books so that I don't use up the entire amount of storage on the device. I don't know how it works with music or radio since I haven't used it for that purpose but definitely recommend for audiobooks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so easy to operate

    Posted
    MaryM

    I bought this product to listen to my audio books. I wanted a different one than the one I use for my music. I read the reviews before I bought it, and one review said that a man bought this for his 7 year old grandson, who had no problem figuring out how to use it. Well, I guess thats the difference between a 7 year old and a 65 year old, because I was baffled. THe "instructions" that it came with were basically useless for specific things. For example, if im listening to the device and i missed something and wanted to just go back for 30 second, I cant figure out how to do that. Also, one of the big problems I had is that there is a delay, once you push the button to do something. For example, If i put it on pause, and then press the button to unpause it. it takes a full 15 seconds to start to replay. That caused me grief because I thought i was pressing the wrong button. Also when you first turn it on, it takes about 30 seconds to start playing. I bought Sandisk, because it and RCA were recommended for being compatiblel for downloading audio books. Im thinking about returning it, but I am very reluctant to get another Sandisk for fear of running into the same problems. Maybe I should do a little more research and not buy the cheapest model next time.l

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great - simple and portable

    Posted
    melyan
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    Was looking for a replacement for my SanDisk clip that I purchased probably about 10+ yrs ago (still works fine, just doesn't have the capacity I want anymore - only 1GB, and the clip is broken). I briefly considered an iPod but I decided to get this SanDisk clip jam instead because it is very simple to use and extremely light and portable. I use it when I run or walk and it works perfect for what I want - no fuss with setup, just transfer the songs on and you're ready to go. I can do a little more on this player than I could on my old one which is nice - just haven't gotten to check out everything yet since I've only had it a few days. Still has the FM radio, can create playlists, and it's pretty easy to transfer songs from my macbook. Now I know from experience from my other SanDisk clip that the clip breaks fairly easily so I'll have to be careful this time! I expect the longevity will be similar to that of my old SanDisk clip (still has good battery life after 10yrs!). So if you are anti-SMART anything... which I am... and still want to listen to your tunes on something portable (besides a walkman, haha), this is definitely a nice little device and I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome MP3 Player

    Posted
    Stayathomemom
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    I bought this for my 9-year-old son on his birthday because he has an iPod but there's not enough space for music. I actually purchased the exact same one at Target and it was more expensive than the one at Best Buy so I bought this one with a 2-year protection plan for less money than the one at Target and took that one back. He absolutely loved this mp3 player and it was so easy for him to use and an even bigger plus was that it was so easy for me to add music on it for him. I didn't realize it has a radio function on it also and my daughter wanted one just like this one for her because of the radio and how clear the stations come in. She has a phone that she has music on to listen to but this mp3 player is what she actually prefers to use to listen to music on while exercising and doing chores. The headphones that came with it actually fit for my 9-year-old, which is hard to find ones that fit him and is comfortable for him. I have actually thought about, and plan to, get one for myself as well when I go back to get one for my daughter because I would rather use this while gardening, doing household chores, and exercising instead of my phone because this would be easier to have on myself doing those things instead of my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average mp3 player

    Posted
    robbbie
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    I bought this sandisk clip jam to replace a sandisk sansa player. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the price had not increased. However, they are several inconvenient features on this replacement. The screen is much smaller on the clip jam. I have several cds that have a similar . With the sansa I could easily distinguish between them. With the clip jam the screen is so small as to make the distinction between similar cds impossible. The on/off button the sans was conveniently located on the top of the player. On the clip jam the off/on button is inconveniently located in the center of the player. I have to fumble around to find it when riding my bike and listening to the mp3 player. Initially I used the ear buds from my sansa player which were working well . They worked intermittently with the clip jam. This problem went away when I switched to the ear buds that came with the clip jam. I don't know if this problem will return if I ever have to replace the ear buds. Lastly, the clipjam doesn't seem to have as much volume as the sansa. I don't have any experience with other mp3 players so I don't know if there is a competitive model which I might recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice price, don't count on it for the long term

    Posted
    Rich
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    I use the player for music while running or exercising. It is an okay basic player, with a number of drawbacks. It is a step down from the clip sport in that it is more susceptible to water damage. Forget taking it out in a rainstorm, even heavy sweating can cause problems. It is not particularly user friendly and you will need a degree in computer science to create and load your own playlists. (MU3?) Really? It does have three "Go Lists" (internal generic playlists) to which you can add songs one at a time, but the process is tedious. The developer apparently believes that "shuffle" is the preferred mode for listening to your music, so you must be alert to scroll past that option. There are other quirky issues with the player, so learn early on how to reset it. I have owned a number of sandisc mp3 players over the years, and the main reason I keep buying them is the price. If I get a year or more of use, which I normally do, then it is worthwhile. On the plus side, battery life is generally very good, earbuds are adequate, and the player is expandable with an SD card so you can load tons of audio. Another plus is that the competing players at this price are worse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Unsatisfactory

    Posted
    Danser
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    Will return it tomorrow, had it for one day, but this is my third Sandisk mp3 player, and I am not at all happy with it. The architecture is poor; the sd microdisk is not incorporated in the root directory. To access it, I have to find the "folder" list, tell it I want the external drive, then flip through the directories in there to the one I want, navigate down to the listing I am interested in and, finally, play it. Major PITA (pain in the ...). Sound quality is not as good as earlier models. I used these mainly for listening to books from Overdrive, but this one has trouble identifying and loading these books into the root directory and making them uniquely identifiable and readable. I have not tried music playlists yet (I usually use my phone for those), but i have my doubts about those too. Overall, not a happy camper here.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    solid player, great value

    Posted
    leadbelly2550

    I bought this to bring music on my walks and hikes, replacing an ipod nano that died. this has some advantages and some complicating factors. 1) battery life - very good. more than you'll ever need for a run or day-long hike. 2) menus are reasonably intuitive to use. a little bit of trial and error, then it's easy. 3) extremely lightweight, and the clip is convenient. 4) the screen is small but usable 5) it looks and feels cheap, all plastic 6) expandable memory is great - I plugged in a 32gb microsd card. 7) the device treats a microsd card as a separate hard drive, so you have to specifically choose music on the external drive to listen to it - an inelegant and wonky solution. 8) moving music over is easy, doing a couple of playlists was easy. haven't tried to figure out the 'go list' playlists. 9) for a player with 40gb of storage and no bloated operating system, the player plus microSD cost about fifty bucks - exceptional value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost 5 Stars but...

    Posted
    ClaudeT
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    SanDisk seems to have taken 3 steps backward with this model. The best MP3 player ever was the Clip+, which I had for 7 years; however, since this is the closet one I have been able to find I figured I'd give it a try. The display is adequate in doors but just terrible outside on a sunny day. 8gb of memory holds plenty of songs, podcasts audio books. I also loaded up a 32gb micro SD card with tons of music. One thing I noticed is 2000 songs is the max the system will recognize in the Music folder - I put 3000 but only 2000 are identified when playing by artist in shuffle mode. The reason for 4 Stars is because you CANNOT just hit Shuffle and play every song from both the internal and external storage. They are separate and you need to pick from which you want to play. I bought the Blue model and am using the silicone skin from my Clip+ as the cover even though the buttons are not quite in the same place. It works for my purpose. Overall, I am happy with the purchase and just hope it lasts as long as the previous MP3 from SanDisk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    JoeNavy
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    For those who also require, erm.. "non-wifi/bluetooth capable devices" but would still like to listen to music, this is absolutely what you need. I love this thing so much, it's cheap and inexpensive. The only downside is you do have to provide your own SD card - and I'm not sure if this allows you to exceed 8GB, but good luck finding a local store that carries 8GB cards *that small* anymore, just 16GB+. No biggie though. It still has all the major functions, sort by Artist/Album/Song/Playlist, and it allows you to create the playlists from the device, as well as delete songs should you come across duplicates. It's lightweight and tiny, making it perfect for working out. It's amusing, it looks like a walkman-era device and I'm playing dubstep though it. I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This thing is great

    Posted
    Nick
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    So I was in the market for a new MP3 player and didn't feel the need to spend $300 on an iPod. All I want to do is listen to music and didn't need all the extra bells and whistles. I was using my phone for a while but it has limited space and no way micro SD slot. I did some research and thought about getting the more expensive SanDisk MP3 player, the one with Bluetooth, but that one only held a max of 16GB w/no micro SD slot. This one hold 8GB out of the box and has a micro SD slot. It also has a built in FM tuner so I can listen to the radio if I want. The battery life on the device is phenomenal, 18 hours on a single charge makes sure that long days at work are filled with plenty of tunes. The only down side to the device is that it feel like it could break easily if you bumped into something or sat on it. But with its clip-on design and small footprint you can place it anywhere you like to ensure that you keep it safe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Satisfied With This MP3 Player

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    Mike
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    Ok, first off, I am a MP3 junky. I have almost 4000 CD's of every genre and I was looking to put individual genre's on individual MP3 Players. As of now, I have about 30 MP3 players of varying brands, and I've found these little players from Sansa have the least problems and the best sound...better than Sony in my opinion! In fact, I've purchased a number of these players to take the place of other players that tend to freeze up. I've never, and I say never, have had a problem with these MP3 players...and I use them ALOT! They're easy to use and have many features the more expensive ones do. Right now I'm listening to an Instrumental Jazz Christmas mix that I've put on SanDisk and have it shuffling through. Crystal clear sound! It's awesome!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Fatally flawed

    Posted
    Aizko
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    I've had a few different generations of the SanDisk mp3 player. The line has been inexpensive, reliable, with pretty good controls given the small interface. This, the most recent vesion, is also robust (I sent it thru the wash, dried it out and it still works!) However it has a fatal flaw. The on/off button, which used to be on the top, is now on the front. It is too easily activated, which means it turns on in my pocket, runs the battery down, randomly skips chapters back and forth when I'm listening to an audiobook. It is infuriating. Almost makes we want to toss it, even though it is great in all other ways. Did they not do any product testing?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Reasonably Priced mp3 player

    Posted
    Steph1
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    While I've had Ipods and ipod shuffles in the past, I was looking for a cheaper option because I often drop them or lose them when working out. While the Sandisk is a little less user friendly than an ipod or shuffle (fyi there were NO online instructions for how to download your music from itunes...so expect to have to youtube how to do this) once you figure it out, it's just as good as a shuffle of ipod without the pricetag. It comes with a very comfortable basic pair of headphones that you will really appreciate having as a backup pair. All and all this item is very useful and a very good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    tigerdabinsk
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    I bought the Clip Jam to use in the car I drive for work. I deliver auto parts on a part time basis. The company put new cars in service a few months ago and, at first, I was able to listen to SiriusXM. But, after the trial period expired, I was stuck with commercial radio. The Clip Jam enables me to listen to my choice of music without all the commercials and DJ chatter. So far, I loaded about 10 CDs on the Clip Jam and have only used a small part of the storage capacity. The only problem is that I have to turn the Clip Jam volume all the way up and turn up volume on the car radio to get a good overall volume level. I did find that, if I set the Clip Jam equalizer to the Pop setting, the volume is boosted. Overall, it does a good job and I am enjoying listening to my own music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to use, no volume dial

    Posted
    Gadgeteer10
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    Since Apple no longer sells iPod nano or shuffle, looking for an mp3 player for a friend in the hospital. With great difficulty, loaded up his favorite songs and listened. I have sensitive hearing, but it was too soft for me. Then discovered there is a volume switch: the choice is normal or louder. Tried louder. Still soft. My friend, who is hard of hearing, would never have been able to hear the music. Other issues: difficult to create playlists; controls tiny and difficult; earbuds mediocre. I don't see how runners could hear the music over street noise. Surprised, because the product had overall decent reviews.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend