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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,231
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: AA battery powered mp3 player?

One could make a clip on player that takes a AA battery. Or if they are so obsessed about size, they could make one that uses a AAA battery. There is room for a model that uses a AA battery, and for a model that uses a AAA battery.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: AA battery powered mp3 player?

Yes, indeedy, many things can be done.  Smiley Wink    But whether consumers want those form factors is another matter, in this age of (Apple) micro-ism.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,231
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: AA battery powered mp3 player?

On of my friends just bought a Sandisk Clip+. His first comment was a complaint that the player is too small. I asked him a few days later how he is enjoying the player, and he said he can't find it. Having a player that is somewhat larger is a good thing. Not only can the display be larger, but the player wouldn't be as easy to misplace. I like the Clip Sport form factor much better than that of the Clip+ and Clip Zip, however i would prefer a player that is even slightly larger than the Clip Sport that is still a clip on one, which has an even larger display and even more battery life.

 

When the first portable transistor radio was made, they tried to make it fit in a shirt pocket, but still couldn't get it to fit in a standard shirt pocket. Their solution was to cheat a bit, and make a shirt with an extra large pocket, and have the radio shown going into the shirt pocket. Imo the paradigm of portable music fitting into a shirt pocket is still relevant today, although since most are listening using earphones, so there should be room in the pocket for earphones as well. Having a player be as small as the Clip+ is , seems somewhat couterproductive, as it means skimping on battery life and display size.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: AA battery powered mp3 player?

Personally, I prefer the size of the Clip/Clip+/Clip Zip.  Perfect to clip onto a belt loop or pocket, and for what it is, I don't need a larger screen the only purpose for which would be is album art.  I think SanDisk got it right--the Clip for small and the Fuze if you want bigger. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,231
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: AA battery powered mp3 player?

The Fuze is gone, and the Clip has been Jammed!