Love my Clip+, but there are a couple of real annoyances compared to other players I have had. Maybe there is something I am missing…
Pause often stops working for me. Not sure if this happens in music mode, i typically use it for podcasts, but a significant % of the time when i hit the “play/pause” button, it won’t actually pause, it just cycles to pause and back to play in a flash. I can sometimes get it to work by going back to the main menu and fidgeting around a bit and then coming back to the current song, but that is annoying.
The sleep/powersave operation seems poor in general. i would like it to just turn off after a few seconds if i stop the player- my walkman does this (if i hit pause and lay it down and forget to turn it off, it powers down almost immediately). With the existing system, it is my understanding that you are just setting a limit for how long it will play with no interaction, with a 15 minute setting, if I am listening to a podcast for 15 minutes, it will just go into powersave. this seems wrong. I don’t mind having the option for a hardcore shutdown, but i would probably set that for an hour and just have the unit turn off if it is paused like other players do.
i am on the original firmware, didn’t see that the new one addressed these issues.