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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,669
Registered: ‎10-07-2007

Re: Metal button panel and back clip?


@TonyBigs wrote:

Is it really metal or "metal looking" (painted, brushed plastic with a metallic coating) ?


Good point.  It's plastic with a metal-looking coating.

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Metal button panel and back clip?

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Well, my blue one arrived today, and it is actually a darker blue than in the computer pictures. The buttons on the front have that metallic look, but the clip does not.

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,310
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Metal button panel and back clip?

So the only difference is the metal-plated back of the clip? All the other ones I've seen have the metallic-looking keypad, including mine and any I've seen featured on websites like Amazon, SanDisk, etc.

 

 

The only one I've seen that deviated from this is the black one

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-24-2011

Re: Metal button panel and back clip?

The actual keypad appears and feels metalic. It has a more flat appearance without the grooves you can see on plastic version which is just metalic paint. The clip still has a plastic peice but the outside section has the additional metal strip stuck on it. It does feel a bit more stiffer when you press it, but that could just be the effect of pressing down on metal as oppose to plastic.

SanDisk User
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎10-11-2011

Re: Metal button panel and back clip?

Picked up one of these at Costco yesterday ($39.99 after $15 instant rebate).  The back of the clip is definitely aluminum, the front panel pad is painted silver on a "brushed" plastic surface.  The small buttons:  on/off, volume, select, seem to be not painted surfaces but vacuum deposited metal (not paint) which should decrease wear.  The buttons appear to a bit more shiny than the originals.  The printed indication for "microsd" seems to be a brighter white.

 

I wonder if there are other variations?

 

The firmware on my player is 1.0.1.15A

 

Get 'em while you can.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Metal button panel and back clip?

Still think that SanDisk could do well with an "Olympics" metal/metal-colored line of Clips: gold, silver/platinum and bronze (different metals/colors for different capacities). Smiley Happy Plus, it would be nice to have some attractive cases (ok, how about even ONE?) available for the Zip line, apart from the silicones that are around and that cover the Zip's attractiveness. Leather cases always add class . . . .