SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip
It doesn't play nice with iTunes -- you'll need to drag and drop your music files -- but the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip is pretty much the closest you'll get to the iPod Shuffle with the added advantage of a screen, 4GB of storage, an FM radio, and voice recorder. Not too shabby for under $50.
- Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $39.99
The good: The SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip is an audio Swiss Army Knife that plays most audio formats, works with audiobook and subscription music services, can be used as a voice recorder, and tunes in to FM radio--all for under $50.
The bad: You get what you pay for in terms of construction quality.
The bottom line: SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.
October 29, 2012 3:39 PM PDT
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| Caption by: John P. Falcone
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