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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package

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@slotmonsta wrote:

 

Letting Consumers Listen to Thousands of Additional Songs in Seconds 


 

That's a good feature. I want to listen to thousands of songs in mere seconds too Smiley Wink

 

Edit: I hope they will come to europe soon so I can pick up one myself.

Message Edited by 7o9 on 09-01-2009 12:28 AM
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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

Have you seen the newest iPod Shuffle? Somebody was asleep at the wheel there.Smiley Wink

Maybe.

Personally I don't like new Shuffle, but it's Apple and glamour. So it sells 

Also I hope that new Clip+ will easier to find in shops.

In Italy it's really hard to find a Clip or a Fuze in a shop, while you can find iPod everywhere. 

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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package


@7o9 wrote:

@slotmonsta wrote:

 

Letting Consumers Listen to Thousands of Additional Songs in Seconds 


 

That's a good feature. I want to listen to thousands of songs in mere seconds too Smiley Wink


Heh ... you beat me to it.  Smiley Wink

 

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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package


@7o9 wrote:

@slotmonsta wrote:

 

Letting Consumers Listen to Thousands of Additional Songs in Seconds 


 

That's a good feature. I want to listen to thousands of songs in mere seconds too Smiley Wink

 

Edit: I hope they will come to europe soon so I can pick up one myself.

Message Edited by 7o9 on 09-01-2009 12:28 AM

 So they sped up the database refresh a whole lot.. or they mean a lot of seconds.
 

 

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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package


@donp wrote:

@7o9 wrote:

@slotmonsta wrote:

 

Letting Consumers Listen to Thousands of Additional Songs in Seconds 


 

That's a good feature. I want to listen to thousands of songs in mere seconds too Smiley Wink

 

Edit: I hope they will come to europe soon so I can pick up one myself.

Message Edited by 7o9 on 09-01-2009 12:28 AM

 So they sped up the database refresh a whole lot.. or they mean a lot of seconds.

 


 

Not sure whether you're serious or not.  I think they meant that it takes seconds to insert/swap microSDHC cards.
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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package


@PromisedPlanet wrote:

@donp wrote:

@7o9 wrote:

@slotmonsta wrote:

 

Letting Consumers Listen to Thousands of Additional Songs in Seconds 


 

 


 So they sped up the database refresh a whole lot.. or they mean a lot of seconds.

 


 

Not sure whether you're serious or not.  I think they meant that it takes seconds to insert/swap microSDHC cards.
 It probably is what they meant.  I'm just pointing out that inserting thousands of songs in seconds isn't the same as listening to them (the wording they used) as soon as you're done inserting if you have to wait a few minutes for the refresh.
 

 

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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package

It seems like a very nice player. I am impressed not just by the addition of the card slot, but the addition of folder browsing, improvement of the clip, elimination of the blue light ring(it  added to the cost of the player and battery usage, and was annoying), moving the volume buttons to a better location, and replacing the annoying power slider switch  with a button. I am glad that the MSRP of the 4 GB Clip+ is just $50. Many stores had high prices on the Clip. I will probably buy one of these soon.

 

I am still waiting for a nice AA or AAA battery powered player though. The two Sandisk released within the past year, the Slotmusic Player, and the Slotradio Player To Go both lack a display. For a AA or AAA battery based player, I want a basic LCD alphanumeric display like on a digital watch that is on all the time(or perhaps just while the player is playing?) and has a backlight that is on only while a dedicated button is pressed. One thing that drives me crazy on the Fuze and on the Clip is the display turning off just when I am trying to read it, and not being sure the player is off just by looking at it(I turn the wheel on the Fuze and press a button on the Clip to verify this).

 

 

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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package


@JK98 wrote:

 

I am still waiting for a nice AA or AAA battery powered player though.


Oldies but goodies?  http://reviews.cnet.com/4321-6490_7-6582800.html

 

Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package

As has been pointed out in some other threads, with digital cameras the models using AA's still sell pretty well against the smaller ones with flat lithium batteries, and aside from size they aren't lacking in features. 

 

WHile the clip is all about small, and more power to them on that..  why can't Sansa make something in a AA format with the memory, card slot, extra formats etc.  IN short an updated  M200?  

 

I suggest AA as they are more available than AAA, more interchangable with other gadgets, and for the slightly larger size they have 4x the capacity.

 

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Re: Sansa Clip+ Offers Big Sound & Tons of Features in a Tiny, Stylish Package

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For nimh rechargeables the power rstio for leading edge AA/AAA batteries is 2.9( 1000 mah AAA, 2900 mah AA).

For alkalines the ratio is around 2.5. The AA is smaller in power per volume, as the AAA has more overhead per unit of power for packaging.

 

I mentioned AAA vs AA due to size constraints. While I would prefer AA, Sandisk is currently making some AAA players(Slotmusic, Slotradio TO GO) but without a display, and has made some with a display in the past. AFAIK, they have never made a AA battery based player.

 

A player based on an easily swappable(not soldered in) 18650 lithium ion battery would be cool. That battery has around two and a half times the power of a AA nimh battery but is only slightly larger. They retail for under $5 each, and a charger that charges one or two at a time retails for under $10. This might be easier for Sandisk to design around than A AA, since it is 3.7 volts, which is what the Fuze, Clip, etc. use. It would be interesting  to see a player that has 80+ hours of battery life and large flash memory storage(32 GB built in, and expandable to 64 or 96 GB) that still fits comfortably in a shirt pocket. I also want it to have 30+ mw/channel output into 32 ohms(and also provide decent output into 80 ohms) so that it can adequately power most full sized headphones without an additional headphone amp. It would be nice if the player also has a real line out.

 

Since the days of the first transister radios, fitting in a typical shirt pocket has been an important standard for portability.

 

Message Edited by JK98 on 09-01-2009 12:59 PM