I 've owned at least 15 Sansa Clip players over the past few years (after abandoning the Sana Fuze when its latest version was inferior to the original) . Ive been fairly happy with the Sansa Clip, so when my most recent player was on its last legs, I went to Best Buy and bought a new 8 gb player. I bring it home and come to find that 2 of the most valuable features have been removed.
Ability to play DRM WMA files
Ability to lock the player to avoid inadvertently losing ones place
Whats up with this?
Yes I can buy a different model on amazon, but the real issue is with the Sansa Designers. Is Sansa somehow saving money not playing wma drm files (so there are now thousands of WMA DRM only audiobooks I cannot download?? No lock feature on a model that bills itself as a “Sport”.
So what Sansa has really accomplished by removing these features is removing what differentiates the Clip from listening to audiobooks on my Androiid phone, giving me no reason to buy the Sansa products. Good going Sansa.