SanDisk - Sansa Clip 4 GB Flash MP3 Player - Blue
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Flash Memory Capacity: 4 GB
Display Screen Type: OLED
Memory Card Supported: microSD Card
Audio Formats: Audible, FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA
Maximum Number of Songs: 2000
Radio Tuner Type: FM
Built-in Devices: Microphone
Battery Rechargeable: Yes
Battery Run Time: 15 Hour
Weight (Approximate): 0.85 oz
Green Compliant: Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
Limited Warranty: 1 Year
- Sansa Clip Plus 4GB Flash MP3 Player
- USB 2.0 Transfer Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Assembly RequiredNo
- Storage TypeFlash memory
- Music Service CompatibilityNone
- PlaysForSure CompatibilityNo
- Battery SizeBuilt-in rechargeable
- Battery Quantity1
- Battery LifeUp to 15 hours
- Headphone TypeEarphones
- FM tunerYes
- Color CategoryBlue
Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 169 reviews(169 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome MP3 player with Rhapsody DNA (Channels!)Posted .
I bought the Sansa Clip+ online and picked up just hours later in my local Best Buy store... great price and convenience! I've been using the Sansa Clip+ for about a month now, and I am 100% happy with my purchase. I love everything about it and completely agree with the website "anythingbutipod" which named it the top MP3 player of 2009. I have an expensive 10+1 speaker sound system in my car with Alpine brains and Diamond speakers, and the Clip+ sounds awesome in there - much better than my friend's iPod. It also works great at the gym and has a very strong FM tuner with easily customized presets. I bought a 16GB Class 6 microSDHC card to expand the total capacity to 20GB, and that's pretty much all the space I'll need. Even though my MP3 collection is over 50GB, there is a lot of music that I don't need to have with me every day (Christmas music, etc). The only other accessory I bought is a screen protector from Amazon. I purchased the Sansa Clip+ and the Sony X Walkman at the same time, put the same music library on both of them and used them both for a couple weeks. The SANSA CLIP+ won the battle easily. The 16GB Sony X Walkman was $350 including shipping from Amazon, and has a lot of nice features but came up short in key areas. It's not expandable, its menu system isn't as easy to navigate as the Sansa, it uses a proprietary cable, and it doesn't integrate fully with all Rhapsody features. I'm a long-time Rhapsody subscriber and really wanted something that would easily integrate with my music library, including Channels. Both the Sony X Walkman and the Sansa Clip+ have stellar sound quality, but over the course of a few weeks I found myself always reaching for the Clip+ even though I put the same music library on both players. It's easier to use and much easier to carry along just about anywhere you go. The ONLY reason I'd recommend the Sony X Walkman over the Clip+ is if you absolutely must have a player that shows videos or if the touch screen is your preferred method of interface. For me, though, the Clip+ is the perfect MP3 player. About me: I'm a 31 year old male engineer, photographer and athlete. My previous players have been a Creative Nomad (old school), Creative Zen Vision:M 60GB, Creative Zen 16GB, Sansa e260, and the 16GB Sony X Walkman. I also use my BlackBerry Storm as a music player sometimes.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'd buy another one...Posted .
I have read a lot of the comments trashing this device and while I have already written a review, I'd like to adress some of the improper claims I've seen. First, the device offers great sound, is convenient to wear with the clip on its back, and is easy enough to navigate through. There was a complaint that it will not play music while charging. Get a wall charger and connect the sansa and usb cord into this. It will charge from the wall outlet and play music, just not when plugged into the computer (it thinks it has to download). This is the third one I have owned in the last three years. The first one lasted just over two years (just past the protection plan) but for around $50.00 I was satisfied with its life span considering I played the heck out of it. The second froze up in the first two weeks and was replaced with the one I am listening to as I write this review. My son's 2GB sansa is over 4 years old and still plays well (low to moderate use). They are a pretty well made device though I would recommend a protection plan to make sure you get at least 2 years out of it. The option to insert a micro SD card with additional GB is a really cool function but, again, get a protection plan on the micro SD card (I didn't and now I have to buy another after about 60 days). The entire sansa player froze up and I thought I had another dud. Removing the micro SD card remedied this and now the sansa works perfectly, except that all my music was stored on the card. Loading music onto the device is easy enough through windows media player. I never inserted the cd that came with the sansa into the computer. there is no need for this. Just use windows media player. KEEP IN MIND. If you choose to automatically sync your sansa with your computer (WMPlayer) and you have removed music from your compter's windows media player since your last sync, it will be deleted from the sansa. Just open WMP and add songs to the sync area and hit start sync. If, when you plug the sansa into the computer, It asks if you want to sync the decive, just close that window and open windows media player. This should keep you from losing songs. I found that out the hard way (good bye 786 songs) and had to rip my CD's to WMP player all over again. The card is a great idea, I just hope that it works better once replaced. I had purchased the card on sale and had increased my storage to 12GB on this tiny device. All in all, this is a good device. If you're reading a horror story of a review, it's probably a fluke or someone who didn't get a protection plan. Get a protection plan and save yourself a possible headache down the road. I initially wanted to be one of the cool kids on the block that had an IPOD TOUCH or some other form of the pod, but having bills, kids and responsibilities meant that I had to work within my budget. The sansa has been a very reasonable purchase and has served me well on many miles of running, biking, hiking and laying around. Wherever I am, I need to have music with me. This has been a great device because of its size, portability and the fact that I didn't have to buy an accessory to carry it with me. I hope that this helps. -EricI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Nice little player, love the clipPosted .
Overall an excellent little player. It is so light and small that you hardly notice it there, even clipped to a small tank top or shorts. Also the micro XD card adds wonderful versatility for audiobooks, music and podcasts. I also love that it does NOT have a fancy screen, I think watching videos and movies on these and phones is just a silly idea. I would rather have the battery, tyvm. Very easy to use, and you can control the main features without looking and with only one hand. It's plug and play with Windows, and easy to charge (and manage content) with the mini-usb charger/pc cable. It does take some getting used to as it is so small, and you do have to learn how to use it. The small size and light weight also make it pretty easy to drop... like on my tile floor! But it's pretty resilient despite numerous drops. It's almost too small at times, but now that I'm used to it, I just love it. (This is my 2nd one!) My main issue is that the clip is made of plastic. It's a great design however, as far as a clip goes, good spring tension, large surface area, very easy to use, etc. But the one problem is that it is made of plastic, so eventually it does get sat upon, it does get bumped and scratched, or torn off it's place if the headphone cord catches... eventually the clip fails and that makes it much less convenient. I just would love to see this be a metal clip and back, or at least some very high quality industrial strength material. The only other annoyance is it occasionally shuts off or won't pause, but a simply off-on cycle and it's right back in action, and it is pretty rare. Overall would buy this again.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not bad for a small playerPosted .
When my Creative Zen Stone battery finally bit the dust, I started looking for a similar mp3 player, one that was small as possible yet still had an LED display. My main use for my mp3 player is for having music when I go for runs, so small size was extremely important--something smaller than credit-card size. I actually wanted another Zen Stone, but it seemed that Creative had discontinued the model and prices for what you could find were about double what I wanted to pay. Also, the display on the Zen was extremely tiny and unreadable in bright sunlight. The SanDisk Sansa Clip looked like the device that was closest among all players to meeting my needs, so when it went on sale at my local Best Buy I snatched it up. It took me quite a while to learn the basics of navigating the menu system, and I still fumble to hit the correct button for what I want to do. But the controls are adequate. Also, unlike the Zen Stone, the display is clearly readable in bright sunlight. I really like the Sansa's ability to accept a microSD card, which allowed me to instantly add a library of tunes I had previously compiled. The software for managing the library and communicating with my PC is easy enough to use. I wish I had bought the model with FM radio; the models on sale did not have it and I miss that feature from the Zen. I did experience one major problem with the player last weekend when I ran a half-marathon. The first song in my queue played perfectly and then the player just stopped. All attempts to get it restarted failed. So I had to run 12 miles without music. :-( When I brought it home and connected it to either my charger or to my PC via USB, it did not turn on. I thought it was dead. On checking the SanDisk Web site, however, I read a suggestion to reset by holding in the power button for 20 seconds, releasing, and then powering on. Not an intuitive way to reset; I am used to sticking a pin into a reset hole. At least I know what to do if this happens again, although I hope that resetting on a regular basis will not be necessary. If the player continues to perform in a stable way, I would recommend it to anyone looking for an ultraportable player at a reasonable price.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
How durable can you get?Posted .
I owned this mp3 player for a couple of years and it gave me no trouble whatsoever until one day, I forgot to take it out of the pocket in my shorts after I went for a walk. My wife threw my shorts in the wash and, not only threw them in the wash, but also the dryer! After discovering that my Sansa Clip had gone throught the entire laundry routine, I took it out and turned it on. Nothing! I set it down on the counter for a couple of days and was going to throw it away. Before doing so, however, I thought I would plug it into my computer. Lo and behold, the display lit up and it showed up as connected. When viewing the files on my computer they were all intact. I then decided to let it charge for a while to see if it would hold a charge. After disconnecting I found that it still held a charge. One note of interest is that the earphones that came with the Sansa Clip also went through the same wash and dry and survived intact. I now not only have an inexpensive, easy to operate mp3 player, I also have one of the cleanest!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Compact & effective little Player w/ few problemsPosted .
The 4 GB space is nice size, not too large where you have to sift through too much to get the songs you want. It is nice and small so it does not take up space and extremely light in weight. The clip makes it easy to take on walks. The ear buds fit nicely into my ear, unlike other ones I have used, and stay put and are not constantly falling out. I am able to hook the player up to my speakers and listen to the music without having to spend extra money on a docking station (my speakers plug into the wall outlet). I like the color I picked - blue, it is a very cute little player. The downfalls of the player are: It does not come with a protective casing like my last one did (clear Plastic) so you have to be extra careful when you pack it to take with you places. When you want to look at the song information of what you are listening to, it does not show you all the information and it scrolls it all because the screen is so small. Also when playing music - unless you make a playlist it does everything in alphabetical order... If you go by songs title, or Album they are in alphabetical order. Haven't figured out how to make a playlist yet... so that maybe my fault. Also the songs downloaded play at various degrees of loudness. Some are Louder than others, this is a problem, because you are constantly turning up and down the volume. Also, I don't think it plays too long before you have to recharge it. Maybe 4-6 hours at most. My last one played 8 hours before needing to charge.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rarely do I review anything for print.Posted .
Basically because they are using my words to help sell their product. Nonetheless I purchased this product for my 21 year old austic son. His brother had an IPod and he wanted something as well. I flip-floped between the Sony walkman 4g and this model. Both seem pretty well and are priced near the same. I have to say SanDisk did a very good with this product. It is very easy to carry and the snap on was the final selling point for my son. The music is clear and crispand the controls very easy. Even an austic young man can do. I think the fact that the product is so consumer oriented it is big selling point that persons with disabilites can use this prodcut with ease. He loaded a few hundred of my oldies onto his model and is happy as a clam with the player. Thank you SanDisk for making a product that my son can use to enjoy his music.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Cannot beat itPosted .
I don't write reviews ever but I find myself looking for another one of these because I bought my daughter one 5 years ago an my father one back before he died 8 years ago. Both still work. Back then they didn't make the pretty colors, just blue. But now that they have purple, they've fulfilled every desire I really want as a simple person. A simple and easily amused person. I ADORE the clip on it. You want that on an apple product and you'll pay $150 bare min. The new ipod nano is ridiculously expensive an doesn't even have a camera or other simple features the prior nano's did. So why pay $165/145 on sale for an ipod when you can get this baby for the change in your pocket? And then you can stick this right back in your pocket because it's durable-will last forever. The battery life on any mp3 player will go down after a year, maybe even need to be replaced. This keeps on trucking. Easy to use, I like to push buttons because I'm less likely to become a distracted driver or spend time fumbling on my workout as opposed to touch-screen or the ever popular "dial" feature on the ipod yet their "next" arrow is counterintuitively too small to use on the ipod. Go figure. This is like a grass roots Mp3 player to me and it's the solid piece of equipment that never fails and you can depend on when your trendy piece of junk becomes a glorified paper weight. Just sayin.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: Questiondoes it play audible.com books
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Any books that you can download as a mp3 or wma file are playable on this device. Be sure that you download them to audiobooks or move them after you download them. The device will hold your place in chapters if they are under audiobooks, but will not do so if they are under music.
Answered by Momsrule
Q: QuestionCan iTunes music be downloadedCan you download music purchased from iTunes or does it have to be only Napster music?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer convert iTunes to an mp3 file(under advanced in dropdown menu) and it will play on the Clip.
Answered by dimmer
Asked by mc.
- A:Answer plug in MP3 player to PC then right mouse click on scandisk icon properties option. it should show percent of battery charge. close it try again after a few minutes it should increase percentage.
Answered by Craigmv
Q: QuestionCan the SanDisk record an FM station, then can you down load those wave files to your PC and convert them to an MP3 format? If so how do you do that?
Asked by Debs.
- A:Answer Yes. The Sansa Clip + is equipped with a built-in FM Recorder that allows you to record live broadcast from an FM station and transfer the recorded wav files to the computer. To learn more about converting the files to MP3, you may reach SanDisk Technical Support through 866-SANDISK (726-3475).
Answered by SanDiskSupport
Q: QuestionAccessories for SanDisk - Sansa Clip+ 4GB* MP3 PlayerWhere can I purchase a case and speakers for this item?
Asked by Cat16.
- A:Answer Accessories section but it's really not worth it since this alone isn't too pricey; not really worth spending half the amount just to for a case or speakers.
Answered by shop2much
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Yes most after market headphones & earbuds can be used.
Answered by Video