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SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Purple)

B&H # SASCZDP4P Mfr # SDMX22-004G-A57P
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Product Highlights
  • Compact Size
  • Clips On!
  • Budget-Friendly
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • MicroSDHC Expansion Slot
  • 1.1" Color Screen
  • Plays & Records FM Radio
  • Voice Recording
  • Stopwatch
  • Plays Audiobooks

The SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB) has some pretty good things going for it. For one thing, it's super-small and light. Secondly, as the name suggests, it clips onto your clothing or bag. Once you clip the Clip Zip on your person and turn it on you can forget it's even there, and just chill out to your tunes. The Clip Zip also happens to be light on your wallet.

In addition to playing your music, it also plays the FM radio and audiobooks, does voice and radio recordings, and acts as a stopwatch. The 4GB internal memory can be given a boost using optional microSDHC memory cards as well. And menu navigation and album art are displayed on the 1.1" color screen. The simple control buttons on the unit also make it easy to switch between songs and adjust volume, even when you're doing sports or other activities.

Easy clip on, easy go
1.1" full color screen with graphical user interface and album art display
Voice recording with built-in microphone
Plays and records FM radio stations
Expanded memory slot
User-friendly interface
Versatility meets affordability
AAC compatible (DRM-free iTunes), MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC
Type Flash Memory
Capacity 4GB
Memory Card Slot Yes
Display 1.1" LCD
FM Tuner Yes
FM Recording Yes
Voice Recording Yes
Photo Capture No
Photo Viewing No
Video Recording No
Video Playback No
Text Reader No
Formats Supported Audio: AAC (DRM-free iTunes); MP3; Ogg Vorbis, FLAC; WMA; Secure WMA
Wireless None
Connections 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone
USB
Battery 1x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Providing up to 15 Hours per Charge
Charger USB 2.0
AC Adapter (optional)
System Requirements Operating System
Windows XP (SP2)
Mac OS X 10.3

Hardware
USB 2.0 Port
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.4 x 2.3 x 0.6" / 35.6 x 58.4 x 15.2 mm
Weight .56 oz / 15.9 g
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Purple)
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Earphones
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SanDiskSansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Orange)
     
    4.4

    (based on 102 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (61)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (76)
    • Simple controls (75)
    • Sleek/compact (64)
    • Great sound (59)
    • Reliable (44)

    Cons

    • Freezes up (6)
    • Difficult setup (3)
    • Short battery life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere (52)
    • Gym / working out (43)
    • Travel (30)
    • At work (16)
    • Commuting (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid listener (33), Casual listener (31), Audiophile (17), Practical (16), Tech savvy (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (75)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (79), Yes (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip Overall thumbs Up

    I use this when I exercise. I bought this one to replace my Sansa Clip. Why - small, clip-on, audiobook formats,price, storage capacity/ expandability & past experience with Sansa Clip....Read complete review

    I use this when I exercise. I bought this one to replace my Sansa Clip. Why - small, clip-on, audiobook formats,price, storage capacity/ expandability & past experience with Sansa Clip. Being able to add memory cards was a great incentive. I don't listen to music on it so I have no review for that. I like that the screen is in color and I can see the book covers, but I don't like that the battery charge color is so light & tiny I can't tell if the battery is charged or needs charging. The old clip used to tell me what book part I was on out of the total number of parts in the book, but the clip zip gives me a time countdown of the current part but doesn't tell me which part of the book I'm on. Controls are easy to use without sight & I like the position of the on/off on top. Earbuds, ouch, just go ahead and get some that are comfortable. When clip zip is on & I pinch it to attach clip to clothes the sound blinks out. Clip zip manual at Sandisk doesn't exist yet, only goes as high as the Clip Plus. If I'd never had the Clip I would love the Clip Zip. Would I go back to the Clip? no, the Clip Zip has too many options I don't want to give up. A few software mods and the Zip would be near perfect.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    a little bit hard

    This little guy is great-so tiny (smaller than I expected), plays fm radio (I love the radio), easy buttons, generally cool and makes me feel smart for not spending a ton...Read complete review

    This little guy is great-so tiny (smaller than I expected), plays fm radio (I love the radio), easy buttons, generally cool and makes me feel smart for not spending a ton more money on an apple product. BUT! I have a mac laptop, and although I was under the impression that I could use the clip zip with a mac with relative ease, it seems that mac users are unable to control how the songs appear on the device-i.e. the order, the titles, the arrangement of songs into easy-to-find albums...this has been frustrating, and disappointing...I must admit I haven't researched all my options, and maybe there's a music program I can download that will fix this problem, but even if there is it's still a pain in the B.

    Reviewed by 102 customers

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    3.0

    Quitter

    By Audiobibliophile

    from Ellicott City, MD

    About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Color
    • Compact
    • Good Sound

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Red):

      I loved my little red Sansa clip, but it quit working on me for no reason I that I can see. Fortunately, it was still under warranty and Sansa did honor it, though trying to get a replacement has been an ongoing process since July 2 and it still hasn't arrived...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A great basic MP# player.

      By Bernie.

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Signal
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Blue):

          A great basic player, no bells & whistles, but copact & easy to navigate.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Great player, but beware

          By Millie

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Sound

          Cons

          • Easily Damaged

          Best Uses

          • Audiophiles
          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

          I fell in love with this little but very useful device. It contained everything I wished for in a player: portability, content, support. Until one day I charged it and the whole thing overheated and fried. My assessment is that the micro SD card overheats very easily and damages easily. I had the device for 5 months before it became useless.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By chris with crystals

          from middletown, ca

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Clear Signal
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable

            Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

            Great for running, exercising, etc.
            Love how small it is and portable,
            the clip is super helpful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Would be 5star if radio reception better

            By Kris

            from Iowa

            About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Reception

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

            Nice this has expandable storage. Interface easy to use, works well when plugged into my portable speaker. Easy to use when plugged into computer, just drag and drop mp3 files from one folder into this drive. Wife likes it, especially since it also has radio.

            The only drawback is the radio reception, which isn't great. Just the strongest local stations usually come in. Probably hard to create enough antenna surface area in such a small unit, but I bought this because it at least has an FM radio option (not AM radio though, I don't think...)

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            • Yes

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            3.0

            More flash than substance

            By Shlomo

            from Lakewood, NJ

            About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Clear Signal
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Purple):

              I got the new clip zip because I thought it would be more user friendly than the old clip. Important since I use it in the car. It basically is the same as the old clip. Just a larger display and in color. It's slightly easier than the old clip and worth the few extra bucks but I was disappointed. And why did they get rid of the timer that tells you how many minutes into the song you are?

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              • No

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              4.0

              i would buy this again

              By aba

              from new york

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer
              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Audiophiles
                • Basic Systems

                Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Blue):

                loads nice music

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Just ok

                By Asterix

                from La

                Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Orange):

                Build quality is the dark side of this device. Sound quality is ok, but could be better. It is very very light and comfortable to run with this player

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                5.0

                great mp3 player at a great price!

                By happy mommy

                from baltimore, md

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Clear Signal
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Audiophiles
                  • Basic Systems
                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Purple):

                  we got this for my daughter as a birthday present when she turned 11 and it was an instant hit! easy to put songs on, easy to listen to, great sound and so small!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  As good as my Sansa clip was

                  By Linny

                  from Montreal, Qc

                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Red):

                      Been using a sansa clip for a couple years. Got the same experience with the zip. Not fancy as an ipod could be, but I didn't buy a fancy thing, I buy something simple that I could wear while jogging and this fit the need pretty well.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Little Radio

                      By Hey, You !

                      from Keller, Tx.

                      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Signal
                      • Compact
                      • Fm
                      • Frequency Lock
                      • Good Sound
                      • Recording Function

                      Cons

                      • Charging Specs Missing
                      • Complicated Controls

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Fm
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

                      The device is used for the FM Radio, and the fact it can record the same.
                      I would have rated it 5 stars, but the operation of it is just not intuitive . I could not operate it without directions, although that may be that I'm over 70, but have always been involved in high tech business.
                      Also, I cannot locate the specifications of the charging system; voltage, amps, etc.
                      All that said, it works well for what I need it for.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good simple MP3

                      By Eli

                      from Waterbury CT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

                          I found this mp3 easy to use and small. So far I would say it is a good choice for listening to music.

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                          5.0

                          THE BEST V-MODA CROSSFADE PARTNER

                          By Philip

                          from Philippines

                          About Me Audiophile, Practical

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                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Controls
                          • Clear Signal
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Audiophiles

                            Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

                            I've been hunting for a small mp3 player that will work best with my V-Moda Crossfade headphones during my travel and exercises schedules. I already have an iPod Nano, a Sansa Clip and a Philips GoGear Raga 4... and here's my verdict: The Sansa Clip Zip outperforms those others mentioned as far as detailed clarity sound is concerned... sounding like as if you're there with the band playing next to you! I would recommend this to a friend. This is still the best choice for what I need it for... and the one that works best to match V-Moda Crossfade's 5 - 30,000 Hz Frequency Response range.

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                            5.0

                            THE BEST V-MODA CROSSFADE PARTNER

                            By Phil

                            from Philippines

                            About Me Practical

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Controls
                            • Clear Signal
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Audiophiles

                              Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

                              I've been hunting for a small mp3 player that will work best with my V-Moda Crossfade headphones during my travel and exercise schedules. I already have an iPod Nano, a Sansa Clip & Philips GoGear Raga 4. The Sansa Clip Zip outperforms those others mentioned as far as detailed clarity sound is concerned... sounding like as if you're there with the band playing next to you! The quality and clarity of sound that the Sansa Clip Zip produces with the V-Moda Crossfade headphones is just exceptionally amazing! I would strongly recommend this to a friend. The Sansa Clip Zip is still the best choice for what I need it for... and the one that works best to match V-Moda Crossfade's 5 Hz - 30 kHz Frequency Response range.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              GREAT BUY!

                              By SARA

                              from Brooklyn New York

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, White):

                                    Great item, great price!

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                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Great for people who can't afford ipods

                                    By Chaim

                                    from Lakewood, NJ

                                    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Controls
                                    • Clear Signal
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                    • Breaks Within 2 Years

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Audiophiles

                                    Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

                                    I'm a frequent user. it lasts me 1 - 1.5 years

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Clip & Go

                                    By Mr. Digital

                                    from New York Metro

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Controls
                                    • Clear Signal
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Good Sound
                                    • Ok Power For The Size
                                    • Size And The Clip

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Purple):

                                        The 1.1" color screen is worth the extra $'s if you vision isn't perfect. It excepts more music file formats than others in this price range; even .m4a files that aren't listed. Those files do take up more space than the converted format. Add an 8GB chip[*] at B&H and you set. Of Course you'll want better ear buds than the ones provided.Great menus and easy to operate.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        satisfied

                                        By couples1

                                        from s. illinois

                                        About Me Audiophile, Practical

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Controls
                                        • Clear Signal
                                        • Compact
                                        • Good Sound

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Audiophiles

                                          Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

                                          got it fast and i use it everyday at work and makes the day a little shorter

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Product, Great Service

                                          By Arty

                                          from New York

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Good Sound

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, White):

                                              Very easy to use, great quality.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Top Rank on the go Music Player

                                              By Mindy

                                              from Monroe, NY

                                              About Me Practical

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Good Sound

                                              Cons

                                              • Not Durable

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Audiophiles

                                              Comments about Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player (4GB, Black):

                                              It's sleek design and colored screen is one of a kind in the Portable Music field.
                                              Where ever you are on the go, this player will keep on rocking with top music quality, guaranteed.

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                                              • No

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