Product Review: SanDisk Sansa Clip +

The SandDisk Sansa Clip + is one of the best inexpensive MP3 players on the market. There are three sizes for the Sansa Clip+; 2 GB, 4GB and 8GB. Right now they are selling for $39.99 to $69.99.  If you are looking for a basic MP3 player without many bells and whistles, the Sansa Clip+ could be right for you.

This version looks very similar to the older versions with the major difference being the new microSD slot.  You can download your own music onto a microSD or purchase Sansaslot Radio microSDs.  Sansaslot Radio cards are preloaded with music. These cards create stations by genre and allow you to choose the genre you want.

By design the Sansa Clip+ is small and light weight. It weighs just under an once and the dimensions are 2.16″ by 1.36″ by .61″. The player has a one inch OLED screen on the front, but only supports basic graphics. The screen will not show pictures or video. You only get the text and basic info from the songs.

The interface on the Sansa Clip + will appear unbelievably simple and boring, especially to those who have used an iPod or Zune. For people that are not familiar with MP3 players, working the Sansa Clip+ should be a cinch. You do have the ability to record voices and use an equalizer to balance sound.

The battery holds a 15 hour playback which is not fantastic in the MP3 world. However, most inexpensive players are about the same.  The Sansa Clip+ is about equal to an iPod shuffle with the addition of a screen.

The Sansa Clip+ is not the most technically sophisticated, but it is a great value for your dollar.  I would even go as far as saying, that right now the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is in the top five MP3 players under a hundred dollars.