Listen to music throughout the day with this SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player. It last for up to 18 hours on a single charge, and even then, you won't get through the 2000 songs you can store on it. This SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player is compatible with a variety of music formats.
8GB* internal flash memory
Offers ample space for storing media. The microSDHC slot for expanded storage options.
Include WAV, WMA, AAC and more audio formats so you can enjoy your music collection.
0.96" OLED display
Enables easy, on-the-move navigation of your media.
2018 and STILL only 2000 songs?? Bad Plug Location
Battery, Ease of use
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 was looking mostly for a FM player and found this compact MP3 player with FM! It is very small and lightweight. Surprisingly good sound! Headphones, comes in packages, not a good ones so you better use something good. I use this player with Sennheiser CX 300II. Sounds even better!
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 bought this MP3 player to kill time on the road to a place that was 48 hours away. It lasted about 9 or so hours without charging in between. I've also been able to charge it on my desktop, laptop, portable charger, and wall outlet. It's held 500+ of my songs and I've taken up ~5.6 GB of the 8 GB. It's great! It's very small so it takes up no room.
I bought this over the more expensive version because I didn't have a lot of music. When I got this device it was smaller than I thought it would be but was amazed what it does. Uploading my music was easy and making my settings so it would shuffle after playing a selected song instead of shuffling a random song made it better. I would recommend using a different headphone though but for the price this device does what I want and I have lots of room to add more songs.
The Clip Jam is a very nice little MP3 player. It has a bright black and white screen that's very readable. In addition to its 8 GB of onboard storage, it can use MicroSd cards and can handle up to 2000 music cuts. For me, its biggest feature is the ability to play Audible audio books. It can sync with the Audible Manager program and does "bookmark" your place when you pause or leave a book. Overall, the Clip Jam is a good option for anyone who wants a compact music/audio book player.
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.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about storage, performance, sound and battery. Editors are less positive about image quality and connectivity and have mixed opinions about durability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
CNETRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Xiomara Blanco on June 22, 2016
SanDisk Clip Jam review: A no-frills MP3 player for taking to-go
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