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SanDisk Sansa Clip review | Introduction

Published on: Monday, November 3rd 2008                   Written by: Martijn Kooijman - Photography by: Mark Peters

SanDisk Sansa review

S anDisk was founded in 1988 by a gentleman named Eli Harari. SanDisk is the inventor of flash memory cards, and is today's largest supplier of flash memory products in the world. With in-house developed technologies, large amounts of files can be stored on USB sticks, mobile phones, digital cameras, camcorders and, the most recent addition, even on digital audio / video players. The SanDisk Sansa Series was launched into the market in one sudden blow, where it proved to shake things up and up to this day continues to develop and enhance its technologies.

SanDisk Sansa Clip review


SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player

SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player

Appearance of the SanDisk Sansa Clip

The 4GB model of the SanDisk Sansa Clip is available in silver. Its dimensions of 55 x 34 x 17 mm (without clip) make the Sansa Clip about equal in size to the Creative Zen Stone and the Apple iPod Shuffle. The monitor of the Sansa Clip is at the top and is placed under some sort of mirror layer that covers the entire front of the MP3 player. The dual coloured OLED monitor is bright, and is easy to be viewed in virtually every light environment except direct sunlight. Its design is nicely curved and the scratchproof plastic gives it a durable feel, although the MP3 player itself feels light weighted and vulnerable.

SanDisk Sansa Clip test

SanDisk Sansa Clip test

SanDisk Clip navigation set-up

As for the way the buttons are placed on the MP3 player, they are on the same spot as those of its big brothers; the SanDisk Sansa Fuze and the SanDisk Sansa View series. On the front, on the lower left of the huge black 'Home' button, the familiar navigation ring is positioned, which beams with a blue light when the device is activated. This gives the MP3 player a fashionable appearance. On the right side of the music player, a 3mm jack connection is found to connect headphones, with right below the volume buttons. Furthermore, the device can be set to on/off or on hold with the slide on the left side of the MP3 player. A USB connection is also found here. On top of the Sansa Clip, a microphone is placed and on the back a transparent removable clip in the same color as the MP3 player.

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