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Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-29-2013

The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

I am a SanDisk Clip fan and have recently bought a SanDisk Clip Sport Plus. It's my third SanDisk Clip. I like it ... but...

 

With my previous players I have installed Rockbox. This allowed me to really customise my player. However, it was only after I purchased my Clip Sport Plus that I discovered that I cannot install Rockbox on it. It also looks unlikely that there will be a version of Rockbox for Clip Sport Plus due to hardware constraints.

 

This means I am stuck with the native Clip Sport Plus interface which offers very little by way of customisation. But I know that SanDisk are constantly evolving the firmware so I thought it might be helpful to list here some of the features I would like to see in future versions of the Clip Sport interface. For background, I mostly use my Clip Sport Plus for listening to podcasts. I use MediaMonkey as my podcast manager:  So here it is, in no particular order, my

 

Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List:

 

  1. Accelerating fast-forward and rewind, where holding down the fast-forward or rewind button will speed up the fast-forward or rewind. The standard speed is fine for finding a place in a song or short clip. However, it takes too long to get through a 2-hour podcast!  
  2. Option to auto-change from one folder to the next so I don't have to manually navigate to the next folder.
  3. Option to display the date and time on all screens
  4. Option to display remaining battery as a percentage rather than an icon
  5. Option to speed up horizontal scroll speed - it can take quite a while to read a long track title
  6. Option to change how a track title is displayed e.g. change if and how date, track number, title, next track title and previous track title are displayed
  7. Theme options - including themes that use the screen real estate better. There's a lot of unused or underused space on the display screen. Consider a dark theme. 
  8. More reliable display of album art: album art is not displayed for many of my podcasts.
  9. Voice cues so I can navigate the Clip Sport Plus without looking at the screen (would be a great addition for users with sight constraints too) 
  10. Have a dedicated top-level section for podcasts. It doesn't make sense to me why the Podcast folder is under the Books top-level section
  11. Option to maintain the folder structure in the Music section - when I drag and drop folders of music onto the device and open the Music section I can no longer see the folders I dragged and dropped. I've overcome this by creating playlists but that's an extra step I'd rather not to have to do. 

That's it for now. I'll add more feature ideas if I come up with more. Would anyone else like to add some features they'd like to see in future versions of the SanDisk firmware or hardware?  

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-29-2013

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

One more item for the wish list:

 

12. Option to control the order in which tracks are listed. My podcasts synchronise with the oldest episode first. I'd rather it the other way around so that the latest episode is displayed first. 

SanDisk User
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎05-26-2012

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

i Agree with this person i like this wish list i hope sandisk make this come true on the next firmware update Smiley Happy

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-29-2013

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

Another wish list item

 

13.  Option to be able to adjust playback speed of podcasts. Oddly, this option is available for audiobooks but not for podcasts.

SanDisk User
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎12-04-2009

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

#14 For audiobooks, have the option for the right side time, which currently lists the total audiobook length, count down the remaining time, while the left side time continues to count up.

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-29-2013

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

Another one for the list...

 

#15 Back button operation when navigating podcast hierarchy: When I'm listening to a podcast and want to return to my list of podcasts, clicking the back button once brings me to the list of episodes for that podcast.  Clicking the back button again should bring me back to the list of podcasts (i.e. to the folders for each podcast e.g. 99% Invisible, Radiolab, Science Friday). Instead clicking the back button brings you back to the Books menu item which required that I click twice to return to the list of podcast folders. Very annoying! 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,161
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

when the player is in play mode the back button will go to the previous screen in your case the list of episodes. Now the player is in a list view. if you want to go to the previous screen from here use the << button. it will go back to the previous screen which should be the list of podcasts. If you use the back button from a list view it will go back to the main menu. It is a bit unintuitive but the clip sport, jam, and sport plus all work this way. 

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-29-2013

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

Thanks drlucky, that worked. It's a bit counter intuitive though. 

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SanDisk User
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎02-11-2009

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

Gapless Playback and Auto advance to next Folder is all I need!

Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: The Great Big SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Wish List

This suggestion is a little out there but stick with me.  I would like to see the Sport Clip Plus support incorporate the rebble.io OS or the FreeRTOS.  It would be able to load apps through a phone like the old pebble watch.  It would communicate with your phone over blue tooth and apps might use the phones extended capabilities.  Sandisk could have it's own app store or leverage one from rebble.io.  It would extend the device much further than an mp3 player.  I don't know the processor and ram in the SCP.  Perhaps it is unable to meet the challenge.