02-16-2014 12:45 PM
To be fair, audiobooks are also very low bitrate files. With higher bitrate/quailty music files, I'm sure more battery willl be used. That said, it is an encouraging sign.
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
02-16-2014 03:52 PM
Just got this thing home and I'm not seeing a lock function and no single button when held or just tapped will lock it. I listen to podcasts that are 1.5 to 2 hours long and an accidental bump results in some consternation. Does anyone know if I'm just missing it? If it doesn't have a lock, it's going back to best buy in the morning.
02-16-2014 04:15 PM
I guess it all depends on the audiobook bitrate, as well as the bitrate that one uses on other files. In the end, though, indeed encouraging, where the battery is rated at 25 hours by the manufacturer and a first report ostensibly confirms better than that, in regular play use. I'm sure that others will do their own testing and reporting, in all kinds of use.
02-17-2014 05:11 PM
The screen isn't better. It's larger and crappier. I say crappier because the pixel density, which was quite substandard on the Clip Zip, is just as low now, several years later, when the standard has risen substantially for pixel density on displays. It's not even an LED type display anymore, it's now an ordinary LCD screen. If they could have feasibly stuck a 1" vacuum tube display in it, they most likely would have. WTF SanDisk?
It's basically the Clip Zip, minus some useful features, with slightly less intuitive interface. But a bigger hard drive (which my computer won't recognize)!!!!
I went out of my way to gripe because, since the release of the Clip+, the most advanced, most perfect mp3 player ever created, the absolute pinnacle of media player technology in its time, SanDisk has, with each subsequent generation, listened to what the consumer loved about their device, and systematically removed those teatures from the next version. Luckily, the Clip+ was SO amazing, even with the rate of degradation in 3 generations, the Clip Sport is still a great device. It's just tragic considering it could have been so much better. Why SanDisk, Why?
02-18-2014 10:14 PM
No need to double-post. See my comment on your other post.
02-19-2014 06:22 AM
so, let's summarize the differences between Clip Zip and Sport, please.
what is size of the Zip screen, btw (in pixels and inches)? What about screen type (Zip/Sport)?
what kind of SoC does Sport have? AMS or some newer/different one? What about battery capacity in mAh (again, compared to Zip).
I hope Rockbox port (at 1st, unstable) will come pretty soon (with combined 1 database).
And last, any 1st reports on SOUND quality (compared to + and ZIp)? I think no one has mentioned it, yet.
02-19-2014 09:52 AM
Don't count on it, at least anytime soon: the Sport uses a different chip than the other Clips. Although the chip is not unknown to the Rockbox devs, it complicates matters. Who knows if a dev. might want to take the project on--might just instead say, if you want Rockbox on a Clip, get a Clip Zip or Clip+, both of which are similar (enough).