Other players also are around with “mega-hours” capacity, such as Cowon iAudio players.
If you really are going to be a big battery user, you may want to consider a replaceable-battery player. SanDisk’s M series uses a AAA battery and so you can keep an extra rechargeable battery around and just swap it in when needed. IMHO, it’s not as cool looking as the Clip but it is just fine (and kinda cool in a different way), and might be just what you need. And it’s only $29.99 with free shipping for a 2gb player at buy.com (“reconditioned,” $2 less); set up a new Google Checkout account and get $10 off of that. A great deal.
(And per the forum product spec. information, the M series gets 19 hours from the AAA battery.)
Message Edited by Miikerman on 03-17-2008 09:19 AM