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SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎09-23-2008

Sandisk Clip Sport?

I was in a Best Buy recently and saw a new Sandisk player, a Clip Sport.  Zero mention on Sandisk's web site about it; anyone know how it differs from the Zip?

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

Looks like it comes in 16 GB and maybe has a bigger battery from the leaked amazon product pages. I don't think they've announced it yet though.
SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎09-23-2008

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

I stupidly left my MP3 case with my Clip Zip (with a 32G card inserted) and Klipsch S4A phones on a plane 2 weeks ago.  And of course the 'lost and found' system from the airline didn't locate anything yet.   So, I needed go get another Clip.  I was in Best Buy (Raleigh, NC area) a few hours ago and they had a stack of 8GB Clip Sport units for $50, not a bad price so I picked up one. It's definitely not vaporware.

 

I'm keeping it in the box for a few weeks in case the airline does recover the item.  The unit is definitely larger than a Clip Zip, bigger screen mainly but button layout is identical to the CZ.  Don't know about the volume/on-off button design as it's not visible with the package nor are there photos on the box (or Best Buy's web site).  No 16GB in the store.  The box also says 25 hrs. battery life to it must have an upsized battery due to the larger size.  The headphones appear to be upgraded too, they have silicone tips and not foam, sort of like the ones that came with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone.  If they sound comparable to the phone's then they won't be bad sounding either.

 

I just hope the top button on-off button isn't as easy to accidentally toggle like in the CZ.  I much prefer the slider that was on the 1st gen. Clip.

SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎09-23-2008

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?


@saratoga wrote:
Looks like it comes in 16 GB and maybe has a bigger battery from the leaked amazon product pages. I don't think they've announced it yet though.

Well looky here:

 

http://www.sandisk.com/products/music-video-players/clip-sport/

 

That was not there yesterday.  In the US they won't be selling a 16GB version it seems.  And most of the links on the product support page don't work, like the Owner's manual.  I wonder if it's the same guts as the Zip but with a bigger screen and just a GUI update for the larger screen.

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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

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You might be disappointed if you're expecting something extra over the Clip Zip. While it does have a larger screen and longer battery life, there are a number of downsides to it as it is meant to fill a particular niche.

 

  • MSC mode only. NO DRM-encrypted files except for Audible.
  • Internal memory and external SD card are NOT combined into 1 database.
  • Only M3U playists are supported (no .pla) and I understand one must jump through even more and specific flaming hoops in order to create  them.

 

So while it 'sports' (pun intended) a lower price point, there are reasons SanDisk can (and is) selling it that way. You don't get sumpin' fer nuthin'. Smiley Wink

SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎09-23-2008

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?


@Tapeworm wrote:

You might be disappointed if you're expecting something extra over the Clip Zip. While it does have a larger screen and longer battery life, there are a number of downsides to it as it is meant to fill a particular niche.

 

  • MSC mode only. NO DRM-encrypted files except for Audible.
  • Internal memory and external SD card are NOT combined into 1 database.
  • Only M3U playists are supported (no .pla) and I understand one must jump through even more and specific flaming hoops in order to create  them.

 

So while it 'sports' (pun intended) a lower price point, there are reasons SanDisk can (and is) selling it that way. You don't get sumpin' fer nuthin'. Smiley Wink


#2 in your list is one I don't quite understand; does that mean you have to search the databases seperately?  and where did the info come from?  I didn't see a user guide posted yet.

 

Like I said earlier, I didn't crack the box open yet, I wanted to wait a while to find out some details.  Sounds like I'll return it in the end and go back with a CZ.

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

Someone needs to get one of these and open it up. I want to know if its based on the clip or the fuze+ hardware.
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Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

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In my dealings with Best Buy, no issue with most consumer electronics in opening the box to check them out--typically no restocking fee (unless things have changed) with a return.  And unknown when SanDisk will be releasing info.--this is a new product.  So maybe open the box and become the expert?!?

 

Don't count the Clip Sport out--a 25-hour battery is a nice thing, and I understand that the screen is an improvement over the Zip.

SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 182
Registered: ‎09-23-2008

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?


@Miikerman wrote:

In my dealings with Best Buy, no issue with most consumer electronics in opening the box to check them out--typically no restocking fee (unless things have changed) with a return.  And unknown when SanDisk will be releasing info.--this is a new product.  So maybe open the box and become the expert?!?

 

Don't count the Clip Sport out--a 25-hour battery is a nice thing, and I understand that the screen is an improvement over the Zip.


Yeah, I know their return policy but being a 'good guy' I don't want to crack open a box of something I'm not sure I want to keep.

 

Sandisk put the quick-start manual up today.  Button configuration is definitely different from any Clip product, the power switch is the center button.  Not much info otherwise.

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

So apparently the 16GB model sold overseas is once again not deemed suitable for US users?  Smiley Frustrated

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