After spending several hours trying to get the clip to recognize my mp3 music that I drag n dropped into the music folder, I give up. I even tried downloading new firmware; but that was no help.
I have a 3rd gen iPod and have previously purchased 2 nanos for my kids. I bought two of these ScatDisk Clips for Christmas gifts, thinking to save a few bucks. What a mistake!!!
Every iPod I’ve purchase worked flawlessly the first time I connected it to the computer. Their operation was so intuitive and easy that my 3rd grader was able to do it. The Clip? Well, let’s just say that it sucks.
Apple knows how to develop real “Plug n Play” hardware/apps. The SanDisk Clip barely amounts to “Plug n PRAY” hardware. The cost in my time and aggravation spend fighting with the Clip greatly exceeds any dollars saved. Even if I could get it to recognize, index and play the music I’ve already loaded on it, I have horrible visions of my wife and daughter being unable to update their playlists, successfully get music on and off the music folder.
iPod vs Clip…Hmmmm… it really depends on how much your time is worth. A clip would make a great gift for that person that you secretly loathe, but want them to think you hold them in high regard.
As for me…well, my time is worth a lot more than the one-time extra cost of buying an iPod. These two clips are going back to Best Buy first thing tomorrow morning.