I have owned 3 Clips and a Fuze and I just love Sansa products. To me the Clip was the ultimate mp3 player – it had everything I wanted (and few things I didn’t want!) in a tiny package. I’m definitely not someone who cares to watch video on a tiny little screen. I ordered a new “2 GB” Clip+ since my latest Clip got rained on during a long run, and the screen doesn’t work (I’ve used it for months with no screen). I went with the 2GB size on purpose because I want to force myself to be really selective about what I included, with the goal of coming up with a set of songs that never had me skipping to the next track. My Fuze is for holding a larger music library for long trips and such.
I opened the box and was a little taken aback. It looked bigger, and who decided to put a sticker on my mp3 player? Oh well, I liked that it wasn’t glossy and I’m sure the new features will be useful. Then I tried to copy over my music from my old “2 GB” Clip to my new “2 GB” Clip+. Not only is there not enough space, the difference is like 200MB. I did the math and my new “2 GB” Clip+ holds 13% less music than my old “2 GB” Clip! Thats like one out of every 8 songs I have to delete. I am sure there is a valid technical reason for this, but I feel like an idiot for spending $13 more to get 13% less.
SD: when you are designing the Clip++ I strongly recommend you make it cost $5 more and include enough memory that it holds the same amount of music as a Clip+ of the same capacity.
What a disappointment.