02-20-2009 05:10 PM
I have had the 8GB Clip for a couple of months now. It is superb. Only drawbacks:
The battery will die someday, and since it is not replaceable.. that means the Clip dies forever.
Storage is limited to 8 GB.
What I really like about it is :
Very small, lightweight
Resume/bookmark function for audiobooks that works beautifully.
Incremental (Longer you hold fast forward down the faster it fast-forwards) fast forward for music or audiobooks
Excellent sound quality -- and enough power to drive even big (Sony MDR-50 Noise Cancellers) headphones
Can delete songs from the player... faster than you can from the Fuze..
Supports, and sounds very good playing low bitrates (20kbps audiobooks and music)
Only serious problem I have enountered is frequent error messages when transferring files to this player. Messages telling me that the player is not connected, etc..
I also have other Sansa's including the E104, E270, and Fuze.
I agree with others that Video is not needed in this tiny player, but would like to see 4 new features soon:
optional aa or aaa battery support for long trips etc.
replaceable internal battery
16 or 32 GB internal memory
a MicroSD slot.
All in all, a very nice job, Sansa. You seem more responsive than most other companies to what your customers want.
02-22-2009 06:53 AM
I would not get a fuze for one reason and one reason alone. The proprietary usb port. IMO I think that sandisk made the right move with the clip where they have a mini-usb interface, but the proprietary usb interface on the fuze is just silly.
02-22-2009 07:15 AM
The one nice thing about a proprietary cable on the bottom of the player: the possibility of a dock for the player.
Wouldn't a mini-dock for the Clip be superb?
02-23-2009 03:24 AM
I guess that is one thing that sandisk could learn from creative, creative made a dock for the zen stone . there is a speakers/dock to the zen stone that fit it just right. Thogh the only design flaw is that you can't use an external power supply since the mini-usb is covered by the dock, still a very clever idea.
02-23-2009 05:09 AM
My the time you guys are done adding card slots and docks to the clip it'll be more like a fuze.
I really don't want to lose the mini-usb slot. More memory and a few more lines on the display would be nice though.
03-04-2009 03:15 AM
I think the database refresh time for 32GB of music would be quite painful on the current hardware.
That said, I have a V1 Clip. Is the V2 any faster on database refreshes?
I think we'll see a 16GB Fuze before a 16GB Clip.
The Clip occupies a niche at the bottom end of the range (although for many it has all the features they need), and needs to be sufficiently different from the Fuze.
Otheriwse it's like asking Honda to make a Fit with a 2.0L engine, or a 3.5L V6.
03-04-2009 08:30 AM
I can't give you a valid database refresh comparison because my Rev. 1 Clip is 2GB, and my Rev. 2 Clip is 8GB. Ibelieve you are right about Fuze vs. Clip 16GB. As far as your Honda analogy, a 2.4L Accord engine would make the Fit a giant-killer, wouldn't it? lol
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