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Newbie
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Registered: ‎07-25-2008

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

I guess no one knows and/or is willing to help.  Thanks for nothing.
Newbie
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Registered: ‎07-26-2008

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

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Dude, you have to give it a little time on a product forum.  Plus you buried your question in this thread titled "General info".

 

The battery meter when charging, pulses from the current level of charge to the max.  So if it's completely dead, you see the bar filling from left to right.  If it's half charged, it starts in the middle.  If it's fully charged, you get a solid bar.

Message Edited by Down2TheC on 07-26-2008 08:05 AM
SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

During all those hours, the first page of this thread has it all: you can simply download the Sansa Clip User Guide, sit back, and read all about using your Clip, with color diagrams too.

 

The forum is quite helpful, but it is NOT an instant chat.  For someone to help, you must open a new message with an appropriate title, or ask a question within an appropriate thread.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

Newbie
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Registered: ‎08-31-2008

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

You wrote here the battery life details only when in MP3 playback. How long is the battery life when in FM radio mode?
SanDisk Guru
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Re: Sansa Clip General Information

If you select FM, you are enabling another device within the wee Clip.  It does not draw very much additional current.  I have enjoyed the FM for many hours, without noting a significant increase in battery use.

 

Note that the FM mode is continuous, unlike selecting a group of mp3/wma files.  With digital media, the Clip shuts down after ending playback if you enable auto power mode.  The FM will play until the cows come home.  There is a cool sleep timer, though.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

Newbie
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Registered: ‎08-31-2008

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

Thanks, but how many hours does the Clip work using continuous FM receiving? How long-lasting is it? You know, turn it on in FM mode, with full batt, 'til it turns off when batt is too low.
SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

I don't have a means of comparing current draw (no open Clips on hand), but playing FM all day doesn't deplete the battery much faster than listening on the digital side.

 

Sansafix may have the actual draw figures, but I'd venture that if you add in the factor of volume level settings, you can enjoy the FM or digital equally without having to fret about battery depletion.  The wee beastie will most certainly play all day long.

 

Bob Smiley Very Happy

Newbie
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Registered: ‎10-19-2008

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

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Are you saying the headphones that came with the clip suck or the sound of the clip sucks? If it's the latter, how much better is your Sony Ericcson cell phone sound compared to this? I thought the sound quality on the clip was supposed to be really good? That's why I want one...if it's not? A voice recorder is cool too though.
Message Edited by bdisagree on 10-19-2008 12:54 PM
SanDisk Guru
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Re: Sansa Clip General Information

Sound quality can be subjective, but in the case of the Clip, I've never known an MP3 player that has gotten such consistent raves.

 

The stock earphones aren't bad as far as stock earphones go, but I'd recommend getting better ones (plenty of them out there).

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎10-24-2007

Re: Sansa Clip General Information

FM radio should be about 8-9 hours continuous playback, based on our current measurement.