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Registered: ‎01-11-2010

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread


@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@batkinson001 wrote:

my clip zip came with 01.01.20 firmware... can you guys please make a more stable and accurate battery meter?  mine has been jumping from 22% - 11% - low battery & shut off, faster than I feel it should...


Your best bet, is once you see 40%, plug that sucker in. Smiley Wink


it shouldn't be like that though.  also noticed while charging the percent indicator in settings jumped pretty **bleep** quick from 11 - 22 then stayed at 55% for a while....  the software for checking the battery needs to be finetuned ASAP.

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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread


@batkinson001 wrote:

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@batkinson001 wrote:

my clip zip came with 01.01.20 firmware... can you guys please make a more stable and accurate battery meter?  mine has been jumping from 22% - 11% - low battery & shut off, faster than I feel it should...


Your best bet, is once you see 40%, plug that sucker in. Smiley Wink


it shouldn't be like that though.  also noticed while charging the percent indicator in settings jumped pretty **bleep** quick from 11 - 22 then stayed at 55% for a while....  the software for checking the battery needs to be finetuned ASAP.


I agree with you that it shouldn't be that way. However, the likelihood of it being addressed at this point is probably not so good.  There are other solutions available, if you are somewhat tech-savvy....

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520

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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

I have owned both a Clip and a Clip +. My Clip + recently died. I use them mostly for audio books and FM radio. here are a few things I noticed.

 

The Clip has better FM reception and better station lockon.

The Clip can rewind into the end of previous chapter. The + cannot.

The Clip only jumps to the beginning of the next chapter if you are in pause. The + jumps if you push the forward twice.

The Clip's "Play previous" would take you back to the audio book from FM, The +'s takes you to last song.

Both have clips that that break.

 

So I would make the ZIp with better FM reception, able to rewind into the end of a previous chapter, only jump into the next chapter while in pause, and change the play previous function. I think it already has a stronger clip.

 

2, 3 and 4 are software, I know it is possible. For 1 it should be possible, but I don't know what has changed.

As others have stated, I like having time of track info, I don't care about album art, I do care about battery life.

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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread


@jefff wrote:

I have owned both a Clip and a Clip +. My Clip + recently died. I use them mostly for audio books and FM radio. here are a few things I noticed.

 

The Clip has better FM reception and better station lockon.

 

. . . .So I would make the ZIp with better FM reception . . .

 



The Clip Zip does indeed have better FM reception that the Clip+, as well as RDS (RBDS) that allows it to display the radio station's call letters and Artist & Track info about the song is being played.

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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

I was sort of expecting the Fuze+ firmware options in the ClipZip size (minus video of course).  

 

Two bugs that need fixing.  1.)  My GoList disappears everytime I add a song or audiobook.  2.)  The display for audiobooks disappears as soon as I navigate to Music.  I either get a colored screen or a miniature display from Music.

 

A new feature to be added:  The ability to create playlists on the player rather than going through a media player on my PC.

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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

My appologies if these have been suggested already but I don't have the time to sit and read every post here.  Will be reading some and commenting on those I agree with.

 

1.  Make deletion a three step process of all files.  (8 year old accidentally deleted an important voice recording before I had an opportunity to tranfer it to computer & I accidentally deleted a stop watch file while deleting an old file before I could record all my lap data).  2.  Make it possible to select more than one file for deletion from the device itself.  3.  An alternative to 1, make it possible to restore deleted files from the device.  4.  Headphones that can control the player from the headphone itself even if the player is in lock mode.  5.  Make an option to have the clip hook onto a button or loop for more device security to prevent loss during exercise (the clip doesn't hold tight enough for what I do).  6.  Make a swivel clip so the device could hang upside down without falling off the anchor due to gravity (5 & 6 would be useful for the upgrade of the clip zip).  7.  Be able to view saved lap times for an extended period without the device switching screens back to whatever was being listened to most recently, ESPECIALLY if music/books/radio isn't being played.

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Registered: ‎04-16-2013

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Ability to add bookmarks to audible books, other formatted audio books, and music files.

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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Please allow users to browse the podcast and audiobook folders in folder browse. This was available on the clip+ but it's not available on the clip zip. I can browse if I put my podcasts/audiobooks in the music folder, but then I am not auto-bookmarked in the file. There's no good reason to assume that podcasts or audiobooks are going to have good ID3 tag information. In general, I'd say they're LESS likely to have good tag data than music files. This was a tremendous oversight and should be fixed in a future firmware upgrade. Please. I'm begging you.

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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Agreed--but, unlikely there will be further firmware upgrades with this mature electronics product (unfortunately).
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Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

I use the Sleep TImer feature a lot.  But it is very annoying to have to navigate to there every time.  Could a Sleep TImer Reset function be added to the Menu Button?   So one could reactivate, or disable the sleep timer in just a couple of clicks?   Perhaps just setting the timeout value would place the item on the menu.

 

Thanks,