Sansa Clip+ User Manual and General Information

Sansa Clip+:  User Guide 

 

The Tiny Wearable MP3 Player with BIG Sound! Enjoy more entertainment.

The Sansa® Clip+ is a tiny MP3 player that boasts an array of cool features, as well as distinctively big sound for its small size. Perfect for the fitness buff or traveler, the compact Sansa Clip+ comes with a fashionable clip for wearing anywhere. Other features include: memory card slot, FM radio, microphone, long-lasting rechargeable battery and a bright screen for exceptionally easy navigation of tunes. The Sansa Clip+ comes in sleek black, burgundy red, and ice blue. (Colors are only available in the 4GB capacity.)

Feature List 

  • Supports MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Audible, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, plus audio books and podcasts 
  • Expandable microSDTM and microSDHCTM memory card slot grows with your music library and easily loads slotRadioTM or slotMusicTMcards 
  • Digital FM tuner with 40 presets for listening to sports, your favorite music station or tuning in at the gym
  • Long-life, rechargeable battery with up to 15 hours† of continuous playback
  • Built-in microphone to record your thoughts on the go
  • Large, bright (OLED) screen with a simple user interface that makes it easy to choose playlists or songs sorted by title, artist, album
  • Solid state flash memory for skip-free playback of music
  • A wearable clip for hands-free portability
  • Compatible with Windows 7

Minimum System Requirements 

  • Windows® XP SP2, Linux or Mac OS® X 10.3 (Mass Storage Class Only)
  •  Internet access (for downloading)
  •  USB 2.0 port (for Hi-Speed transfer and battery charging)
  •  Windows Media Player 10 (for playlist creation and synchronizing library and device)
  •  CD-ROM drive to download partner applications 

Package Contents 

  • Sansa® Clip+ MP3 player
  •  USB 2.0 transfer cable
  •  Earphones
  •  Quick Start Guide 

Technical Specs 

 

Message Edited by slotmonsta on 10-05-2009 11:42 AM

Message Edited by microsansa on 10-08-2009 12:08 AM

Message Edited by slotmonsta on 02-17-2010 10:36 AM

Might be a good idea to add this to the downloads section also, if it hasn’t been already. At least a few days ago, it wasn’t there and I could only find the manual through this forum.

Does the clip+ support a “easily jump to a minute ago” feature? I don’t know the correct name of the feature, I mean the ability to (e.g. clicking the central button) skip only 30 secs/1 minute back.

this feature would be very handy for whom among us want to listen lessons and audiobooks instead of music.

It’s easy to get repeatedly distracted by noise or traffic and to have the necessity to rewind only a few seconds; the problem with the standard key behaviour is that if you’re 45 minutes inside the lesson, and your clicking action is not extra-firm, you risk to accidentally jump back to the beginning of the entire track. This can be very annoying.

Thank you in advance.

wxyz wrote:

Does the clip+ support a “easily jump to a minute ago” feature? I don’t know the correct name of the feature, I mean the ability to (e.g. clicking the central button) skip only 30 secs/1 minute back.

 

this feature would be very handy for whom among us want to listen lessons and audiobooks instead of music.

No.

Yes, it would.

I have a Clip+ plus recently purchased and was wondering about the capacity of the microSDHC cards that it can handle.  There are new cards that are greater than 16GB - will the Clip+ use them??

@lecturerrich wrote:
I have a Clip+ plus recently purchased and was wondering about the capacity of the microSDHC cards that it can handle.  There are new cards that are greater than 16GB - will the Clip+ use them??

The Clip+ can use any microSD or microSDHC card. The largest is 32GB. Anything larger will be microSD XC (the next-generation microSD specification), which likely won’t be compatible, not even with firmware updates.

wxyz wrote: the problem with the standard key behaviour is that if you’re 45 minutes inside the lesson, and your clicking action is not extra-firm, you risk to accidentally jump back to the beginning of the entire track. This can be very annoying.

Another problem is that it is all but impossible to accurately jump to the 45-minute mark.  Fast-forward is very poorly implemented.  Through the first couple of minutes of skip, it advances a few seconds per jump.  Then by a minute or two.  And it continues to accelerate.  By 45 minutes of FF, it’s jumping several minutes at a time.  There’s no reason for that.

But the alternative is, without accelerated searching, searching could be slow and frustrating.  I’m not sure what the solution might be.

Miikerman wrote:
But the alternative is, without accelerated searching, searching could be slow and frustrating.  I’m not sure what the solution might be.

You just can’t please everyone. Before there was accelerated searching, everybody was screaming for it, whining about how long it took to FF or REW. There was quite a commotion over it here on the forum; kinda like the gapless or pitch issue. Many have been here long enough to remember and suffer through the **bleep**storm that resulted.

Now that SanDisk responded to all the crybabies here and added this feature (and others) in a firmware update on the original Clip & Fuze, and subsequently as ‘original equipment’ on the Clip+ are we now going to be subjected to the other side’s wrath?

And before it is suggested, yes it would be nice if it were user-controllable; slow when you need it and/or fast when you want it, but it’s just not possible to put every little option and feature on a device in this price range. I think SanDisk has done a fantastic job of giving us (their custoners) what they have already on such a small and inexpensive product.

Miikerman wrote:
But the alternative is, without accelerated searching, searching could be slow and frustrating.  I’m not sure what the solution might be.

You just can’t please everyone. Before there was accelerated searching, everybody was screaming for it, whining about how long it took to FF or REW. There was quite a commotion over it here on the forum; kinda like the gapless or pitch issue. Many have been here long enough to remember and suffer through the **bleep**storm that resulted.

Now that SanDisk responded to all the crybabies here and added this feature (and others) in a firmware update on the original Clip & Fuze, and subsequently as ‘original equipment’ on the Clip+ are we now going to be subjected to the other side’s wrath?

And before it is suggested, yes it would be nice if it were user-controllable; slow when you need it and/or fast when you want it, but it’s just not possible to put every little option and feature on a device in this price range. I think SanDisk has done a fantastic job of giving us (their customers) what they have already in such a small, high-quality, but inexpensive product.