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

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?


@Miikerman wrote:

@Tapeworm wrote:

@Miikerman wrote:

But, that's without a 25-hour battery and improved screen . . . .


 

But that's without the alleged 25-hour battery and improved screen.

 

Fixed that for 'ya . . . and the screen is claimed to be larger, but not any bettter.

 

Time will tell. Smiley Wink


At the anythingbutipod.com forum, a new Clip Sport user reported that after playing an audiobook for 24 hours, the Sport showed that its battery was still 1/3rd charged. 

 

Time has told.   Smiley Wink


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.
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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-16-2014

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

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.

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

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?


@Marvin_Martian wrote:

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.


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.   

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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎09-28-2011

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

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?

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-18-2014

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

Did any manage to get the device activated to play audible files? I had no luck in doing so. The device fails to be recognized by Audible Manager

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

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?


@yamanoorsai wrote:

Did any manage to get the device activated to play audible files? I had no luck in doing so. The device fails to be recognized by Audible Manager


No need to double-post.  See my comment on your other post.

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/SanDisk-Clip-Sport/Loading-Audible-files-on-to-Clip-sport/m-p/318215/hi...

SanDisk User
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎02-04-2012

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?

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)?

 

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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.

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

Re: Sandisk Clip Sport?


@juhaz wrote:
 

I hope Rockbox port (at 1st, unstable) will come pretty soon (with combined 1 database).


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).