Due to a magically disappearing device, I had to buy a replacement mp3 player. I’ve still never taken the iPod plunge, and keeping the trend alive, decided to go with the Sansa Clip. I enjoyed the missing Sansa Express for a couple of years and since it was no longer available for sale, I decided to go with the next smallest model available. I need to keep it simple so that I can easily run with it. I bought my mom the Clip a year or two ago and I never heard anything bad about it.

Now that I’ve had my hands on it for a couple of days, I can say that it is really similar to the Express I was used to. Though the display isn’t the best, it gets the job done. There aren’t too many fancy features, but that’s not what I wanted. I just want to easily be able to select an album to listen to, hit play, and start running. My one complaint so far is that the Clip doesn’t have an expandable memory slot like the Express had. I did upgrade from 1GB before to 4GB, but you never know when I’ll want even more available. Oh well, it was hard to beat for the $60 price tag.

Oh yeah, one amazing thing was the preloaded music that it came with. I was shocked to find O.A.R.’s “Whose Chariot?” from the November 27, 2004 show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Not only was I actually at this show, but I also taped it. However, I think the included track actually comes from the other recording of the night direct from the soundboard. Still pretty dang cool!

3 Responses to “Small But Powerful”
  1. claire says:

    I love my little sansa clip mp3 player… it’s nothing fancy but it works great! I bought dad one too and he likes his alot!

  2. Phil says:

    I actually managed to run out of space on my 4 gig, had to go get an 8. With 3 ipod’s and Donette’s iphone we’re pretty tied to stupid itunes now. Maybe someday I’ll like it…

  3. edpaffjr says:

    I’m still considering an iphone for my next purchase. That or a blackberry bold, or whatever they will call it once it’s on Verizon.

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