05-09-2014 10:13 PM
I recently e-mailed sansa about the firmware update and they couldn't even give me a date if and when a firmware update will happen. Although I think the Sport is good it needs an update like all the other had.
05-10-2014 02:48 PM
If they actually listened to customer feedback and gave a rat's *ss about it, there might not be this great demise. People get frustrated when they buy the next generation product and realize it's only next gen in name only. They constantly take steps backwards and update things people don't care about, remove things people do care about, and leave other things completely out of it.
This is such a basic device. It shouldn't be hard and take some crack R&D team with vast resources to improve a well liked niche product. When you come out with new crap people don't like, they start buying up the old product and just keep the train going.
The Sport is just Sandisks version of Planned Obsolescence. Enjoy your bugs and quirks. You'll be stuck with them. A firmware update is only a couple months away from being a couple months away. Hold your breath and it might get here quicker. If not, they have one less customer to worry about.
05-10-2014 02:49 PM
Like stores are going to give shelf space to multiple models of the Clip. Good luck with that.
05-10-2014 07:16 PM
It is rare for a company to release a date for a software improvement--stuff happens.
But keep your eyes open here later this month . . . .
05-29-2014 11:21 AM - edited 05-29-2014 11:29 AM
Yes, I like listening to my chapters in order they were written, not however the player decides to order them.
I bought this as I wanted a decent MP3 player to listen to while I was at the Gym. I didn't want a "super duper player" I wanted something basic that worked well. The only flaw is that it doesn't play tracks in order for me. I like listening to my music in the order it is on the album not whatever order the player uses. It's not much to ask that the product work correctly. It's been out for months now with no update and that is unacceptable.
05-30-2014 06:40 AM
Common sense tells me that without the lock on the player, you will not able to use it for spot (sometimes song will skip while walking). Don't tell me SanDisk engineers or designers don't have common sense??? So can we trust their products in future??? Seems like they don't even bother to test their products.
05-30-2014 08:48 AM
And as you likely read here in the forum, SanDisk already has definitively confirmed that the forthcoming Sport firmware update will add a lock functionality.
And so, while it would have been nice to have that function originally, is there a reason to complain now? Or, should you be adding a comment now, thanking SanDisk for being responsive (something unfortunately rare to see nowadays)?
05-30-2014 10:14 AM
That's never happened to me with any of the Clips so far, including this one.
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