Clip vs Clip+

My 2Gb Clip has finally given up the ghost after being dropped on  the floor too many times. Overall I was very happy with it. Mine did have the problem of losing battery charge for no good reason but that didn’t bother me too much as I usually kept it charging while connected to the computer at work.

Can anyone give me their recommendations or otherwise for the Clip+? Battery life is important. I already know about the ability to add a memory card. Or should I buy another Clip (without the +)?

I have both the Clip and the Clip+. They are very similar except that the Clip+ has the card slot and folder browsing, and is missing the ring of blue lights around the buttons. The Clip+ has the volume buttons on the left side, so the headphone jack isn’t in the way of them. The Clip+ has a power button, rather than the annoying slider on the Clip. The Clip+ does have a smaller battery than the Clip(290 mah vs 330 mah), but the lack of the blue lights helps compensate for this. Some do report much less battery life with the Clip+ than the Clip, however I don’t seem to be experiencing that(I haven’t timed them though). If battery life is an issue, you could get a small external USB battery pack like the Duracell Instant Power. I wish Sandisk would make a long play version of the Clip+ that is around 50% thicker, but with a battery that has around 3 times the capacity of the Clip+ battery.

For reasons of the microSD card slot and folder view capability, as well as continuing support from SanDisk, I would go the Clip+. 

The main purpose of these things are to play music (or maybe audio books). But if battery life is really that important to you, maybe you should consider an “original recipe” Clip again. The Clip+'s battery is slightly smaller, and playing from an external memory card burns a bit more juice so no, the Clip+ will probably not give you the same performance in this aspect as your previous player.

But . . . you gotta admit, the advantages that the Clip+ offers is probably a decent trade-off. :wink:

The main purpose of these things are to play music (or maybe audio books). But if battery life is really that important to you, maybe you should consider an “original recipe” Clip again. The Clip+'s battery is slightly smaller, and playing from an external memory card burns a bit more juice so no, the Clip+ will probably not give you the same performance in this aspect as your previous player.

But . . . you gotta admit, the advantages that the Clip+ offers is probably a decent trade-off. Neither one is particularly good at bouncing though, so quit dropping it on the floor Butter-Fingers! :smileyvery-happy:

The main purpose of these things are to play music (or maybe audio books). But if battery life is really that important to you, maybe you should consider an “original recipe” Clip again. The Clip+'s battery is slightly smaller, and playing from an external memory card burns a bit more juice so no, the Clip+ will probably not give you the same performance in this aspect as your previous player.

But . . . you gotta admit, the advantages that the Clip+ offers are probably a decent trade-off. Neither model is particularly good at bouncing though, so quit dropping it on the floor Butter-Fingers! :smileyvery-happy: