Pros Price, No addl software needed (uses MediaPlayer), and performance/sound
Cons 4 gig would be nice
Summary I have a 30 gig Zune for the car, but wanted something small for the gym. I can play mp3's on my phone, but don't like to carry that when I'm lifting weights or doing cardio. Saw this unit at Best Buy (black) and bought the 2 gig for $60 bucks. No addl software is needed... the device drivers are automatically installed and then Windows Media player recognizes it and can be used to sync or create play lists. The quality is great and it's very easy to operate. The headphones included are not the best, but it's that way with any MP3 player. I have a ton of better earbuds lying around so that wasn't a problem. The interface is easy to operate and the sound is great, but one of the things I love is being able to clip it onto my shirt or shorts without buying another $20 case. It's only .9 ounces so it doesn't feel like there is anything weighing me down. My wife doesn't like complicated technology and loved mine so much we picked one up yesterday for her (the red one). It took about 10 minutes to plug the usb sync cable to the laptop and select the music to sync and it was ready to use. Also as a small bonus it came with a partial charge. I'd recommend this whole heartedly. The only thing I think could be better is if it could have more memory, but for what I'm using it for it's already got plenty of room to spare.
Pros Tiny size, easy to use, great sound, full integration with Rhapsody
Cons Only 2mb storage space
Summary After losing my iPod nano a few months ago I'd been in the search of a replacement, but had not found a worthy replacement (I don't like the new nano). When I saw it in a store, the Sansa Clip immediately caught my attention. It looks great, it's small enough to take it with you to the gym, the sound is great and it's very easy to use. The design is very user friendly. Something that I didn't like at first is the headphones jack on the side, but after connecting my Shure earphones I realized that it actually works better given my earphone's L shaped plug (that way the cord doesn't bend)
I'm suscribed to Rhapsody and this player was very easy to set up with the service (pretty much plug and play) which for me is another big plus. I started transferring music immediately without any problems.
FM reception is a little poor, but it's very easy to setup (I wish my car stereo was that easy) and FM and voice recording are just icing on the cake.
Using the player is very easy. It's menus are well organized. The screen is very bright, even during the day.
My only beef is that it only comes with 2MB. I wish they made a 4 or 8MB version, even if it was a little more expensive.
Pros Fidelity, price, size/weight, usability.
Cons Buttons rather than true Sansa "wheel".
Summary First thing you'll notice of course is the small size and "cute" look - if a couple big Sansas had a baby, this is probably what it would look like.
The weight is nice and light. Disappears into a pocket for running or gym. The built-in belt clip is a nice option if you don't have (or want to use) a pants or shirt pocket.
The standard USB mini-B connector is nice - so you can use the same cable as your digicam, etc. Everybody's got at least a few of them around the house these days.
When first connecting, my pc had trouble to recognize it. An easy, free call to SanDisk support quickly identified the problem of not having an updated Windows Media Player.
Usability is pretty good. The 5 buttons ("select" in the middle, and 4 directions on the circular pad) are pretty good, but not as nice as the Sansa e260. The volume rocker on the side isn't bad, but that's one of the best features that I miss from the wheel (you learn to nudge the wheel to adjust the volume, without looking, no matter what orientation of your e260. I haven't tried the radio or recording or Rhapsody.
Sound quality is great - clear and very low noise. Definitely a step above the e260. The 5-band custom equalizer is very useful - not quite as handy as the 7-band on the "e", but still allows a fine level of adjustment. This alone blows away anything from Apple! Enjoy!
Pros looks good, works great for a while
Cons FM radio recording isn't great, cheaply made
Summary My sansa clip started acting funny after only 5 days. It suddenly started duplicating every FM radio recording. Then it wouldn't turn on and off sometimes. I had another sandisk sansa, which I paid about $150 for, and that one also stopped working properly. Although my old sandisk sansa lasted for about 1.5 years, I still see this brand as being very cheap and unreliable.
Pros size, easy to use, good sound
Cons battery died after 2 months, I hope costco takes it back
Summary Liked it, loved it, but..................it died!!1