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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

Judging from Sandisk's last two players, the next one might be disappointing as well. The Clip Zip doesn't seem so bad, however it just doesn't seem any better than the Clip+. Why doesn't Sandisk put a door over the card slot?  Olympus puts a door over the card slot on their latest recorders with a card slot. Yes it will cost a bit extra to add this, however imo it is well worth it.

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Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

Tiger Direct just had a small 32 GB  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small 32 GB  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is.....nobody would buy memory cards anymore! Smiley 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

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@gwk1967 wrote:
Wouldn't surprise me if he did. JK98 is nothing if not persistent.

Some would even say incessant! Smiley LOL



Well, I was trying to be polite... Smiley Wink

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@gwk1967 wrote:

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@gwk1967 wrote:
Wouldn't surprise me if he did. JK98 is nothing if not persistent.

Some would even say incessant! Smiley LOL



Well, I was trying to be polite... Smiley Wink


I mean no disrespect towards JK98, and I'm sure he knows that....he means well, and he is a nice guy, we simply disagree on some things, that's all.Smiley Wink

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

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@Miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small 32 GB  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is.....nobody would buy memory cards anymore! Smiley LOL

 

 

True--but you're charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  Smiley Wink

 

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Miikerman wrote:

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@Miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small 32 GB  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is.....nobody would buy memory cards anymore! Smiley LOL

 

 

True--but you're charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  Smiley Wink

 


So would you buy a 64GB Clip for $200? lol

The 64GB devices from other manufacturers all have cost $350 or better (and I've had a couple of them), although they are more full featured.

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

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

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@Miikerman wrote:

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@Miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small 32 GB  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is.....nobody would buy memory cards anymore! Smiley LOL

 

 

True--but you're charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  Smiley Wink

 


So would you buy a 64GB Clip for $200? lol

The 64GB devices from other manufacturers all have cost $350 or better (and I've had a couple of them), although they are more full featured.


For a 128 GB player, likely, yes, if it functioned well.  Let's not forget that the original iPod (with a 40 GB hard drive, if I recall correctly) was $500.  

 

But there's no need to go there:  there's no need for the player to be $200.  As I wrote above, Tiger Direct was selling a 32 GB flashdrive for $10 after rebate ($20 before).  Putting the memory from 4 of those in a player would only cost $40 (or $80, ignoring the rebate).  Add that to a $50 Clip player cost and you have a 128 GB player for $90 (or $130), with the memory manufacturer getting the full price for its memory.

 

Some memory company, such as SanDisk, could make a killing from this.  

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@Miikerman wrote:

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@Miikerman wrote:

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

@Miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small 32 GB  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is.....nobody would buy memory cards anymore! Smiley LOL

 

 

True--but you're charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  Smiley Wink

 


So would you buy a 64GB Clip for $200? lol

The 64GB devices from other manufacturers all have cost $350 or better (and I've had a couple of them), although they are more full featured.


For a 128 GB player, likely, yes, if it functioned well.  Let's not forget that the original iPod (with a 40 GB hard drive, if I recall correctly) was $500.  

 

But there's no need to go there:  there's no need for the player to be $200.  As I wrote above, Tiger Direct was selling a 32 GB flashdrive for $10 after rebate ($20 before).  Putting the memory from 4 of those in a player would only cost $40 (or $80, ignoring the rebate).  Add that to a $50 Clip player cost and you have a 128 GB player for $90 (or $130), with the memory manufacturer getting the full price for its memory.

 

Some memory company, such as SanDisk, could make a killing from this.  


Let's be honest though....while I agree with you that in theory there's no need for the player to cost $200, I don't think there's a snowball's chance in hell that they'd charge less than $200.

 

They charged $120 for the 16GB Fuze+, after all......Smiley Surprised

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

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

Hope springs eternal.   Smiley Happy   And just think of the corner of the market that would be captured.