Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player Review

Do you like to listen to music? If you do, this is one MP3 Player you really need to check out! The Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player with 4 GB is the latest addition to the the popular Sansa Clip product line that ranks among the best selling $50 MP3 players here in the U.S. It follows the Sansa Clip + MP3 player. All I know is that it is the smallest, lightest and gives you 15 hours of playback!

I must admit that I have never owned an MP3 player in my life but my granddaughter knows all about them and I bought her one a few years back for Christmas and she used it so much that it finally wore out. My husband helped me load the software onto my laptop and we got it all set up pretty fast and it was not as hard as I thought it would be. Sansa provided us with excellent directions and easy to understand commands that even I had no trouble understanding.

I am very much in awe how little this MP3 player is to have so much power to go 15 hours! It also features the ultimate on the go audio experience and has a large color screen, a stopwatch, a microphone with voice recording capabilities and an FM radio! Wow, all that in that tiny little red box! This particular player also has a high resolution color 1.1" LCD screen with 83% more viewing area than other Sansa Clip players. Find more product information on Sandisk's website.

Included in the package is a microSDHC memory card slot that lets you instantly increase your storage space by up to 32 gigabytes(GB). This player also uses a micro-USB connector that replaces the mini-USB connector found on the Sansa Clip + MP3 player. The player is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems and is preconfigured to work well with Rhapsody, eMusic and Napster.

The major music formats it is compatible with include AAC (DRM-free iTunes), MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis and Audible files for audio books. Whew, that was a mouthful! I had to have help with all of that as I am not a MP3 whiz so I had to read all of that carefully to be able to translate here. I hope I did not confuse anyone, of course, if you are like my granddaughter, you understand all that! If you are like me, I just need to know the basics and I will learn as I go.

Thankfully, they made this pretty simple and easy to understand so you should have no problems. If you need more product information please go to Sandisk's website and you will find a whole lot of information there.

I got the red one but you can get them in an array of colors which include black, grey, blue, purple, orange and white. The Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player is available now at major retailers and at in either 4GB or 8GB and the retail prices are $49.99 for the 4GB and $69.99 for the 8GB, with retailers to set in-store pricing.

Just a quick note to let you know that the 4GB will carry up to 1,000 songs that are about 3 1/2 minutes long while the 8GB will carry about 2,000 songs that are about 3 1/2 minutes long. Hopefully, that information will make it easier for you to decide which one you need. If you are like me, the 4GB is plenty big enough!

But for someone like my granddaughter who listens to music all the time, the 8GB is probably better for her. I have both knee's replaced so I can't use the MP3 for excerising but if I were able to this would be perfect to help occupy my mind while doing my daily exercise. According to my granddaughter this MP3 is excellent for any of your music needs whether casual or heavy use.

She says the sound is just right with a balance of bass and treble and the best part is that she says it is small enough to clip onto her clothes while she is walking and no one can see it and it does not make a bulge. It took us all just a tad minute to get used to the teeny weeny MP3 player but once you do, you will love that it is compact enough to hide under clothes, deliver great music and stays clipped without falling off of whatever you clip it to!

She gave the Sansa Clip Zip MP3 a thumbs up on all features and she really loved that it could be used on so many music formats!

 Here is what was included in the package:

•SanDisk® Sansa® Clip Zip™ MP3 Player
•USB 2.0 transfer cable
•Quick Start Guide
•Starter CD

SanDisk has graciously agreed to give my readers the following. Thanks SanDisk for being so generous!

*Please note – Codes only work with single purchase orders. That means that if you order more than 1 clip zip, the code will be ignored. Coupon codes will expire November 25th, 2011 and are only redeemable at the SanDisk online store.

No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. SanDisk® provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway. This Giveaway is brought to you by SanDisk® and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of SanDisk and received a product sample to facilitate my review, and coupons to giveaway.


Chelle said...

SanDisk® Mobile Ultra™ microSDHC™ memory cards
This would be great for my daughter.

Smash Bravo Team said...

I would love this in 16gb for my camera, that way I dont have to erase pics so often.
SanDisk Ultra® CompactFlash® Cards

royalegacy said...

I could really use a Cruzer® Switch™ USB Flash Drive

Patricia P. said...

I'd like the SanDisk® Memory Vault™, so I can back up all my photos in case something happened to my computer.

Robin Quick said...

I like the Fuze MP3 player

Anastasia said...

I'd also love the Cruzer® Switch™ USB Flash Drive :D

Paula L. said...

I also like the Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player.
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ape2016 said...

The Fuze mp3 player

latanya said...

SanDisk Extreme® HD Video SDHC™ Cards

BethElderton said...

The Sansa Fuze looks cool!
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♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Cruzer® Fit™ USB Flash Drive

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Robin Quick said...

The Fuze mp3 player

Gianna said...

Cruzer® Fit™ USB Flash Drive.

Debbi said...

I would like the SanDisk® Sansa® Fuze™+ MP3 Player.

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Amanda said...

the fuze mp3 player

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Stacey L said...

I like the ImageMate® Multi-Card USB 2.0 Reader

Tanya said...

I would love to try the slotRadio card for my mobile phone.

Sherry said...

I would like the SanDisk® Sansa® Fuze™+ MP3 Player.

Mrs. Sherman said...

Yay! Just in time for Christmas! I would love to get a Cruzer® Switch USB Flash Drive, I dont think they have them at Walmart, maybe I would have to buy it online