Listen to music on the go with this SanDisk Clip Sport Go digital music player. A 32GB internal memory capacity can store up to 8000 songs, and the FM radio gives access to live broadcasts. The physical buttons on this SanDisk Clip Sport Go digital music player allow for easy navigation.
32GB* internal flash memory
Offers ample space for storing media.
Include WMA, AAC, audible and more audio formats so you can enjoy your music collection.
Enables easy, on-the-move navigation of your media.
Digital FM tuner
Allows playing of your favorite FM stations. Integrated voice recorder for on-the-go convenience.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go MP3 player is amazing if you need something small to play your songs while exercising, relaxing or on a trip. I mainly used the SanDisk as an MP3 player and it turned out to be great tech.
• The size of the SanDisk MP3 Player is incredibly small. It is about 2.5 times smaller than a business card! Don’t let the size fool you though, this MP3 player has 32 GB memory for storing music, pictures, audiobooks, podcasts, FM Radio, Stopwatch and Voice recording. The SanDisk MP3 has a lot going for it as you can see.
• I plugged in the MP3 player about 3 hrs and it was fully charged. It comes with a cable that is mini-USB to 2.0 USB. It plugs into your computer through the USB 2.0 port.
• I decided to use the Windows Media Player. You can choose to burn or make a playlist. But I used the sync feature to get the music on the MP3 once plugged into your USB 2.0 connection. I dropped and dragged my music onto the sync part of the Windows Media Player. Once you have completed your list hit the sync button and the music goes right into your music section of the SanDisk MP3 player.
• I got to tell you, 32 GB is a lot! That is about 8,000 songs!! (32 GB is total, but software that makes the MP3 work cuts about 3 GB off) I have a large collection of music and chose some favorites to put on the SanDisk MP3. I think it took me about 20 minutes to make my selection and then sync. It took about 15 minutes to sync all the music from the computer to the SanDisk MP3. I thought it moved very fast considering how many songs I had to put on the MP3 player.
• The controls are simple and easy to use. There is a back button near the screen, play/pause, left/right buttons for going forward or backward. There are also 2 buttons you use to enter and maneuver the SanDisk menu. You push the top half of the controls or the bottom of the controls to scroll through and select your MP3 to do what you want. There is even a DSP and an EQ!
• Another great feature of this SanDisk MP3 Player is that it has a battery life of 18 hrs! When I needed to charge it, I plugged it in the USB port of the computer and it took about 3 hrs to fully charge. Not bad at all for charging.
• The SanDisk MP3 player, despite its size, has a very readable 1.22” LED screen. The screen is bright and easy to see. It shuts off after a short time to conserve battery life.
• It also has rubber ridges on the sides which keeps the SanDisk MP3 in your hand and not on the floor. In the top rightside of the SanDisk MP3 is the volume controls built in. Tap Up for more volume and tap down for less volume. I like the fact that they are hidden so I don’t change the volume with just a tap. I have to press the button, which ultimately works better.
• Having a radio to listen to is nice. If you get tired of your music or need a break choose the radio section on the SanDisk MP3.
• FLAC, WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC and DRM Free songs a few other formats are supported by the SanDisk MP3 player. That gives you lots of flexibility in choosing what you want to listen on the MP3 player.
• The sound is good with the headphones included, but not as great as I would have liked. I don’t believe they are sweatproof either, but the MP3 player has a 3.5 mm connection for headphones. So I added a new set of in-ear headphones and then the SanDisk MP3 sounded great! An easy and little expense if you want more quality sound.
• Included on the SanDisk MP3 Player is a clip on the back. It is very sturdy and tight, to hold on to your clothing while exercising. You will have no trouble running/walking with the clip engaged on yourself. It is sure not going to unclip with just about any kind of movement.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go 32GB MP3 Player is very small, compact and built tough. It’s all there, in a tiny package that is the SanDisk MP3 player. If you are looking for a small MP3 with options, look no further than the SanDisk MP3 Clip Sport Go!
-= Design =-
While MP3 players have gone to the wayside since smartphones became mainstream, there’s something to be said for the SanDisk’s simplicity. It’s basically just a tiny little box (2.23” x 1.40” x 0.60” in.) with a convenient clip on the back so you can hang it from your clothes.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go is very lightweight, weighing just under 24 grams. The small 1.22″ color display supports a 240×240 resolution. Text is small but still readable, but may be difficult for some individuals to make out.
-= Features =-
MP3 Playback: Of course, the main function of this device is music playback, and it plays MP3s very well. Loading music is very simple: connect the SanDisk Clip Sport Go to your computer and it will show up on your computer similar to how a flash drive would. Just drag your MP3 files to the Music folder on the device and you’re ready to go! You can navigate your music library by Artist, Album, or Playlists. You can also shuffle your entire library, playlist, album, or subfolder.
FM Radio: This is one feature I wish more smartphones had built-in. Sure, you can stream virtually any FM radio station with an app, but the SanDisk Clip Sport Go plays over the air station by using the cord of the earbuds as an antenna. Using the rewind and forward buttons to find a station is a little slow, but you can hold down the button to search faster. Once you found the station you want, you can save it as a preset to get to it directly.
Audio Books: You can save Audible and MP3 audiobooks and podcasts to the Sandisk Clip Sport Go and it will keep track of how far you made into the story so you can easily resume it later.
Voice Record: You can keep voice notes for yourself by using the Voice Rec function, thanks to the SanDisk’s built-in microphone.
Stopwatch: There’s also a simple stopwatch function built into the unit if you want to time your runs.
-= Performance =-
Given that the unit focuses mainly on MP3 playback, it has one main job and it does it well. There’s no fussing with WiFi settings, installing updates, or dismissing advertisements. You simply power up the unit and start playing music.
Startup times seemed oddly long, taking 5-7 seconds to “boot up” and begin playing music. This would really be my only complaint about the unit’s performance.
-= Battery Life =-
You’ll get up to 18 hours of music playback on a single charge, so you likely won’t find yourself charging this gadget very often. The unit utilizes a standard Micro USB input to charge.
-= Some Things to Be Aware of Before You Buy =-
DRM-free files only: Your music must be DRM-free in order for the SanDisk Clip Sport Go to play it. This would be music you “ripped” (copied) from a music CD that you own. DRM-free music can be purchased from Amazon and iTunes. Please note that this player will not be compatible with the files from Apple Music or Spotify. The exception is Audible DRM as that is supported.
No Bluetooth: You’ll need to use wired headphones with the SanDisk Clip Sport Go as it will not support Bluetooth earbuds.
No WiFi: You’ll need to physically plug the SanDisk Clip Sport Go into a computer to transfer music to it. You will not be able to transfer music directly from an iPhone.
-= Summary =-
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go does one thing and does it well: plays audio. Loading music is a simple drag and drop process requiring no extra software on your computer. Of course, this only plays DRM free music, so you will need some plain ol' MP3 file to fill it with.
Like so many other people, I usually use my phone to store and listen to music. However, there are situations when it is much better to have a much smaller, lighter music player. For me, that situation is listening to music while running races. I have tried using my phone for this purpose and it is just too awkward and heavy. That is why in 2010 I bought a predecessor of the Clip Sport Go, the Sansa Clip+ 4GB. And I used the heck out of the Sansa, until the plastic clip snapped off. That was the one great weakness of this device, the fragile, plastic clip. And without a clip, the player is virtually useless. I did find a hack-repair for the old Sansa, which was to glue a tiny clothespin on the back (see picture, side-by-side with the Clip Sport Go). This hack works to a degree, but the spring in a little clothespin can slip out fairly easily, which it did one time at a critical point in a 5K, where I was rushing downhill toward the finish. The Sansa fell to the ground and I had to stop, turn around, and pick it up to carry to the finish line.
So, for me, an initial important question about the new Clip Sport Go is, "How sturdy is the clip?" The answer is that the plastic clip on the newer model looks a little more solid than the one on the old model, but I would still be very mindful and careful with it. If you pinch the clip at the top, it should never extend too far. If you carefully pull up the clip from the bottom, you should be okay. Just don't pull from the bottom too quickly or unmindfully, because I can easily image breaking off the clip that way.
A side-by-side comparison of the older Sansa Clip+ and newer Clip Sport Go (see picture) shows the difference in designs. The screen of the Clip Sport Go is much larger and nicer. Interestingly, though, instead of using the larger screen to display a more readable, larger font, the Go screen shows (in theory—more on this later) a tiny picture of the album cover. That's neat, but as you can see from the picture, the font is still the same size as the old model (very tiny). That means I will continue to have to wear my reading glasses during races if I want to be able to read the words on the screen.
The layout of the basic buttons are the same across models. The "select" button is in the middle, surrounded by "pause-play" at the top, "menu" at the bottom, and "skip back" and "skip forward" at the left and right. The play and menu buttons also serve to scroll up and down in certain contexts. There are two big differences, though. The old Sansa model has a dedicated power on-off button on the top edge of the player, while you must use the middle button on the face of the Go to power on and off. It took me a little while to figure out how to power off properly, which is to hold down that button continuously until the player displays the name SanDisk, which fades out on power-down. The other big difference is that the Sansa has a dedicated home button on its face, while the Go has a dedicated "return-to-previous" button. I'm not sure which I like better. It might have been nice to have both buttons.
Now, for my three biggest complaints about the Sport Go, all three of which are based on the device's behavior when I copied the Hamilton double album to the device. First, I found that the Sport Go displayed the songs from both albums alphabetically. Second, it blended the two album song lists together in mash-up form. That is totally unacceptable, since the sequence of songs on Hamilton tell a story. Finally, when I loaded volume 1 onto the device, the album cover displayed correctly, but when I added volume 2 the picture suddenly became a totally blurry wash-out of the album cover (see picture). Fortunately, I found a thread on his issue in the SanDisk forums. A SanDisk representative noted that the problem has been recognized and will be fixed in a software update. I can't tell whether the latest update has fixed it, because the update failed to install for me. But there are workarounds. One is to rename all songs with the numbers 01, 02, etc. I think that is too much work. Another is to create a playlist with the songs in the correct order and use it rather than the album view. Again, too much work. Finally, the best solution I saw was to use the folder view rather than the album view. I'm not thrilled about this, but it isn't difficult and does provide a work around for the problem of song order. Sadly, though, no pretty picture of the album cover.
Everything else is just fine as far as I am concerned. The Sport Go worked great in two races for me this summer. The controls worked perfectly and I had no issues. I think that this player is going to last a long time. Heck, the Sansa Clip+ still plays songs just fine—it just lacks a sturdy clip now. The Sport Go lacks the SD slot in the Sansa Clip+, but who needs it with 32GB already available? It might have been nice to have Bluetooth in addition to the ear buds jack, but, whatever. I've run with both wired and wireless ear buds, and the main issue is not the presence of a wire but keeping the buds in your ears. I actually feel a little more secure with wired ear buds. So I think the Sport Go is going to last for many more races.
This Sport Clip Go is small and light. I have included a picture of it in my hand. I tested the 16GB model. It is half the capacity of its 32 GB sibling, but still holds about 4,000 songs. Even if your library exceeds that number, we are talking convenience and utility here.
Charge life is excellent. Eighteen hours are claimed, but I have not tested that claim to its limits. It will certainly last all day. It charges through the same USB cable you'll use to transfer songs, and mine charged up fully in less than two hours. I tried both Windows Media Player and MediaMonkey for transfer, and both worked just great to get the songs on the device with very decent transfer speeds over the USB2 cable.
The instructions are sparse, but operation is pretty much intuitive. The earphones are decent, but not exemplary. They stayed in my ears but could not keep a great seal- they don't go in your ear canal. Given the safety considerations of using this player while running, I am assuming this was a design choice. Sometimes you must be able to hear outside sounds!
The device has an FM radio which can be preset to your favorite stations. All my favorites came in loud and clear. You can also load and play Audible books which have DRM protection. I am not a subscriber, so I was not able to test that feature. The Go plays mp3, WAV, and DRM free WMA and iTunes ACC files. I don't use iTunes, but I did load some WMA files from my laptop, which I had forgotten were DRM'ed. Their artwork and information showed up, but the songs got skipped with a "file not supported" message. Album and song titles and artwork are displayed in the Go's LED panel, so that you can quickly navigate to the music you want to hear. You can record memos on it as well. I did not use that function.
Do you need it? I look at is as an alternative entertainment source that I can use without running my smartphone battery down. Clip it on your waist and go. State of the art sound? No, but fine sound, plenty of battery life and great convenience. It does an excellent job at what it was designed to do. And at the price, it's not the end of the world if it gets lost or destroyed.
Thing didn't even last...was using it for yard work and all of a sudden it just gave me a dark screen been trying to turn it on for a long time I'm charging it rn to see if it just died....nope it doesn't turn on.....i mean I've been careful that it doesn't get squished...not turning on....i want refund or replaced or needs a fixing
I purchased this SanDisk 32 GB because it has the storage I need and as a replacement for a Sony which in my opinion is too expensive! This SanDisk player has a lot of storage for my songs and it has an F.M. radio built in. I also got a set of ear buds which are included with the MP3 player. I caught it on sale at Best Buy for around $50. The price was right and it's a great player! I love it.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend
Price, Sound quality
Bluetooth, Buttons, Radio
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Old School, But Fun!
Price, Sound quality
Bluetooth, Buttons, Radio
It’s amazing to think of an mp3 player like this as “old school.” But with more and more people listening to streaming as their music choice, I guess it is, but if you have some music in your library on MP3’s or other music files, this inexpensive device is certainly worth buying.
First of all, it’s feather light and TINY, it’s smaller than my thumb and clips easily on your clothing or a backpack. In fact, not losing it might be a problem, but it’s powerful. This 16 GB model will hold 4000 of your favorite songs. You can buy a bigger version, but seriously, do you have more than that many songs you’d want to take with you?
Loading it is easy, just connect to your computer and drag and drop your music files into the device. After loading your songs, you can locate them on the little color screen by artist or title, create playlists or just have the “Shuffle” feature surprise you with what song will pop up next.
It comes with a built in FM radio, which uses your headphones as an antenna. Here’s a hint I discovered if you buy this player. Pushing the forward and backward buttons tunes the radio up and down. It took FOREVER to tune up the dial. Upon messing around with the player, I discovered that if you hold either button for three seconds and then push it again quickly the radio will quickly scan up or down until it finds the next station. (This is not mentioned in any instruction manual.) If you like the station you can add it to your favorites.
The player also has a voice recorder mode and a stopwatch (you can use it to record laps). Also a timer in case you want to fall asleep to music (not sure that’s a good idea with a cord around your neck though!)
On the negative side, this player does not offer Bluetooth. It wasn’t that much of a problem because my premium Bluetooth headphones from Bose and JBL also contain a cord which fits right into this Sandisk player. The music sounds great with premium headphones.
Bottom line, for under 40 bucks this player is great. Load your music on it and you can listen and save your phone battery for other uses.
I've had it for about a month now and I love the sport clip. The earbuds that come with it are average but good enough. It has a radio option and I use the feature and find that neat. It was a replacement for my old school 4GB white Phillips MP3 which finally decided to break on me... I loved my MP3 so naturally I wanted to get another.
This one is a good replacement, but not for beginners it had no instructions other than to transfer songs from a computer to the MP3. If you never had an MP3 before this one could be a little daunting. None of the buttons functions were explained and even I was confused or had to figure the settings out by cause and effect. So the arrows are the directional buttons, the lined box at the bottom is like for more info for a song or options for it and also used as the down selection arrow depending on where you are in the menus or if you're in a playlist, the middle solid button is used as the power to turn it off or on if you hold it down, but by quickly pressing makes it used for confirmation and selection, and the volume buttons are for you know volume.
Plus it only has two sound options normal and loud. If you're in normal it's for like sound monitoring so you won't mess up your ears, and loud is for environments that have a lower noise or liking loud music. Other than that I'd say pretty solid. Device itself can be dropped but I wouldn't recommend dropping it on purpose of course. I am more of a clumsy person and I bought it specifically for work because they didn't like me using a Bluetooth speaker. For any activity like running, cleaning, on the bus or train, seriously this device now goes everywhere with me. I love it!
And as for the belt clip you can attach it anywhere as long as you test it and tug it so you know that it stays otherwise it will come loose if it's not sturdy, like anything. I normally attach it to the collar of my T-shirt or the belt loops of my jeans. It'll stay!
I got mine during black Friday sales and mine was 36 so if you guys don't wanna pay like 50 or more for it I recommend waiting for a sale.
A:AnswerI never said any of the above.
I will tell you though, DO NOT BUY THIS PLAYER! Poor sound quality (compared to my Apple iPod Shuffle). Low battery life compared to my old Apple iPod Shuffle (whose non-replaceable batteries died). The Apple iPod Shuffle batteries lasted over 2 days and I would play it all night to help me fall asleep while in an overseas hotel (I was a 747-400 First Officer and I flew internationally 3-4 times a month). Finally, I bought the biggest storage SanDisk and was disappointed that it wouldn't even hold more than one playlist. My Apple iPod Shuffle seemed to hold more songs.
I wish they would bring the Shuffle back. This SanDisk is a huge disappointment and a waste of money.
A:AnswerYes, the device has an auxiliary "audio out" jack outlet that should allow you to connect the mp3 player with an auxiliary audio cable to your speaker that has an "audio in" jack. Hopefully, this recommendation will resolve your issue.