dealssandisk sansa clip zip 4g mp3 portable player for…

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I soooo want this!!!! Don't have the zip yet... and it is red!!!

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I have two of these, and they are excellent. Long battery life, durable, small but functional screen, and buttons-not-crappy-touch-screen. They come with earbuds, but I've never tried them out. I pop my favorite set of Koss plugs in them, and they are great. At $30 the Sansa Clips are a steal.

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I bought 2 of these last time they were on sale - one for me, and one for my Dad. They're great. I've been using mine at the gym; it gets at least a couple of weeks on a charge. For $30, it's a great deal.

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I have these and they are excellent. Two minor points, the screen will wash out in direct sunlight. It is a bit annoying when you use it outside, but definitely nothing you can't deal with. The clip has a tendency to spring off. Again, the player is still great.

People don't realize it's not the player that makes the sound. It's the headphones.

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The device does make a difference, in terms of sound quality. Every MP3 player doesn't sound exactly the same, even if you're using the same set of headphones on all of them.

I've got one of these players (even in red!), perfect for the gym.

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@clayholio: exactly. I have a couple of players that came from Woot years ago and they don't have the audio these do. In fact Sansa is as good as any player I have used. Obviously the quality of the earbuds matters as well. For us old guys it's similar to "stereo" which is a bunch of boxes that sit in the living room.

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Wow! 4G? SanDisk really is taking their product to the next level! Wonder if I can get Pandora on this thing... JK, but but seriously, if I didn't already have a smartphone with bluetooth headphones, I'd definitely pick one of these up. Only problem I've ever had with mine is that it sometime won't load larger memory cards.

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@mrbarister:

The idea of using my cell phone at the gym or during exercise does not appeal to me because it can easily be damaged and it would be a huge inconvenience. On top of that they're hardly portable and the battery life is not good on those phones even the godly iPhone.

No need for Pandora if you Rockbox it and use the fader feature, and also set the play mode to shuffle which is a true shuffle mode unlike most audio players out there. Set that up and it's like Deadmau #5 in your head mixing playlists or DJ Jesus coming down from the heavens resurrecting fresh beats. 4GB of music is pretty good, it's expandable which is a huge plus.

They're pretty durable too, I know people who have put theirs through the wash or dropped them on concrete and they work fine with no cracks.

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Rockbox, Rockbox, Rockbox! Loving my used Sansa Fuzes that I had picked up from eBay a bit ago, but the headphone jacks on those are getting a little flaky as is the battery life. Hey, they were cheap and got me by for a while. But they introduced me to the wonder that is a Sansa player and the incredible features unlocked via the Rockbox software. Ordered up one of these Clip Zips and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. A plus compared to the Fuzes is that I don't need s special cable for them, just micro USB. It will be Rockboxed as soon as it is unpacked. Would have ordered a second if there were any other color options, but since I only need one replacement right now I'll save my funds for the next Sansa deal.

One day left to get in on these people!

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What does a RockBox mix feature that a playlist of your favorite songs set on Sansa shuffle not have to offer? I'd like to add improvements to my Clip but don't know what I'm missing!

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@scott479: Last time I used the shuffle feature on my stock Sansa Clip, it would randomly pick songs in the playlist so you could potentially hear a song repeated before others are played for the first time. It would not randomize a set playlist and go through each song on the list until it's complete and then randomize it again, which is a true shuffle mode. That's the big difference, you may have a newer model which might do that now but the model, which was a Sansa Clip v2 I had did not.