I just purchased the Sansa Clip after reading reviews. I was looking for the simplest device possible to replace my Sony Walkman cassette player. I have music on my laptop currently in the form of windows mp3 files that I’d like to put on the Clip.
Opening the box, there is a disappointing lack of instructions for seniors (complete technological idiots). I gather that I at least need to plug it in to get to start charging off of the 5vdc supplied by my USB port. The little screen says “connected” and there is a little battery icon in the upper left hand corner. The icon is solid. Generally, on other devices I’ve owned that is an indication that it’s charged fully. But it has been solid from the start.
My main question is that I want a device that I can put files on and then listen to them. Is it absolutely necessary to install Rhapsody to do this? I know this sounds curmudgeonly, but I have an excuse. I’m a senior citizen! I don’t want to “open an account with rhapsody”. I don’t want all of the wonderful features of belonging to rhapsody. I don’t want all of the ‘flexibility’ of dealing with new rhapsody software. I just want to put my laptop’s mp3 files on my new Sansa Clip, wear the headsets, and press ‘play’. Maybe adjust the volume. Hopefully somewhere along that way the screen will indicate, without having to take Sansa 101, how to switch tracks.
Is there such an “idiots” guide out there? Thank you very much.