Pros Supports many file types; infinitely expandable memory w. microSD cards, durable. FM radio, built-in recording, small size, no hard drive. Battery life on high volume, just fine.
Preset & Programmable EQ.
Cons It may be my misunerstanding, but when I put it on 'shuffle'
it mixes my microSD nusic with music loaded on the mother
chip. I think it's my fault. I need to specify certain
folders, I'm sure. Easy to misplace, it's so small.
Summary It's small, light, intuitive and has every function and more
that I would expect from an mp3 player. I love it. The boys
at work had me order three for them as well. We all love
the Sansa Clip+. I lost mine for a week. It was outside on
the lawn when I found it, sloppy wet from 2 downpours. It still worked. I thought surely the water would have got in
and destroyed it, at least through the SD slot, but still
works fine 3 weeks later, without loss of data.
Pros very easy to use if you're just looking for music, podcasts, fm; very easy to click and drag files from your computer's harddrive to the player; very easy to scroll through
Cons none that I can see
Summary I was in the market for an MP3 player, my old 1GB finally broke on me. For less than $70, you get an 8GB player, and for another $40, you can buy a 16GB SD card, so in total you get a 24GB MP3 player for @ $110. I use this at the gym, on the train, on planes, etc. Very easy to click and drag music files from your computer, and then to listen to. It doesn't do pictures, movies, games, no wifi, etc. Just pretty much a straight player. If you're not into all the bells and whistles, and don't want to spend a whole lot of money to get a great little player, this is the one for you. Also, the CNET video doesn't do it justice in terms of the size, you can't really appreciate how small this player is till you're holding it.
Pros With the SD card, it has 16 GB or more storage which is important if you have many audio books. It automatically returns to where I was in the audiobook when I turned it off. Small & with clip so can wear it when shopping,cleaning, exercising, etc.
Cons It began to malfunction after 1 year of frequent use. The small size is convenient except that it makes it very easy to misplace. I wish the 8 G came in red. The screen is small so it makes it more cumbersome to go through the menu
Summary I really like this Clip+ since it is so good for audio books and the small size is so convenient. I use it more frequently because of these factors. For the low purchase cost, I think having to replace it after a year is not bad. I understand San Disk has a 1 year warrantly, but mine lasted for a few weeks beyond 1 year.
Pros Small size, light weight, clips to clothing when exercising or napping, works well with full sized headphones., the original firmware is good for those wanting simplicity.
Cons Battery life is "meh", the EQ could be better (the volume drop when used is annoying), the original firmware is merely OK - for the average user(use ROCKBOX PPL).
Summary Well worth the low price, especially with the great SQ this little giant produces. I threw Rockbox on it and there's no going back.600ohm headphones for the ***fail***
Updated on Aug 26, 2011
Pros Love the size, the clip, usage when doing sports ..... and very happy the first months of usage.
Cons however 6 months down the road my intitial passion and love is almost gone. Music gets stuck (only switch on and switch off helps to return to music), battery life pretty short (and display signage poor- seems that it's still fullm however within 15 minut
Summary Still some work to do for Sandisk to convince me to buy one of their Mp3 players a 2nd time .... . Frank