conclusion:We like it

82 April 9th 2012 12:42 pm

With the Clip Zip, Sansa shows there are still alternatives to the iPod worth considering. This portable media player isn't as small as Apple's iPod nano or shuffle, but is cheaper than either, and includes some features that neither Apple model has, such as integration with the Rhapsody music subscription service. It also includes an FM radio, a workout timer, and a microSD card slot, which lets you add up to 32GB of additional storage. No, it won't fit on your wrist like the nano. But even with the added cost of a microSD card, it's still cheaper, and may be just the right gym companion.

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PC Mag Aug 24, 2011

If you're looking for a solid, inexpensive, easy-to-use, expandable-storage music player that's sturdy enough to work out with, the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip ticks all those boxes. It's isn’t quite a perfect package, held back by a couple of minor quirks.

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CNET Aug 24, 2011

The bottom line: SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.

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Gizmodo Aug 24, 2011

If you don't mind using your phone, then don't bother... Having a dedicated music player for working out is not a terrible idea, and the Clip Zip's light weight, cheap factor and other features make it a pretty decent one.

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PC World Jan 23, 2012

Overall, the Sansa Clip Zip is an appealing value alternative to the Nano or Shuffle. Yes, it’s not as cool-looking, and yes, it lacks some of the sexier features on Apple’s MP3 players,... but it delivers a lot of meat-and-potatoes functionality for not too much money.

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TrustedReviews Feb 16, 2012

Low cost, good format support and expandable memory team up to make the SanDisk Clip Zip MP3 player a solid choice if you're strapped for cash...For a primary MP3 player? We'd recommend considering a slightly more expensive player with longer battery life.

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beejreit beejreit

I used this to replace my ipod shuffle (clip model). Having a screen makes this a much better device. It feels lighter which is better for working out. Plus it has an FM radio which is also a plus at the gym. Solid build quality. Podcast and audio book support.

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DantheMan DantheMan

I owned this device's predecessor, the original Clip, which I loved for its no-frills but feature-rich style. I'm going abroad and not bringing my Galaxy Nexus for fear of theft so I decided to buy a new MP3 player to bring along to supplement my dumbphone. This device is essentially the same as...

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Handy50322 Handy50322

This has to be one of the best little players on the market today, large capacity with ease of use and portability. I use it almost everyday for extended periods and it has not failed to deliver quality sound and performance. Highly recommend.

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