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Review: Sandisk Sansa Clip Audio Player

Apr 14, 2009, 18:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Dowdle)

"I did a little bargain hunting online and found a refurbished 1GB unit for $18.95 plus shipping so I thought it was hard to go wrong for that price. The unit arrived three days ago and I spent all weekend using it.

"All of the reviews I'd come across (including a few video reviews) gave it high marks. The latest firmware available for it allows for playback of .ogg (Ogg Vorbis) and .flac (Free Loseless Audio Codec) in addition to .mp3, .wav, .wma and Audible.com DRMed audiobooks. It DOES NOT play .m4a (AAC) format. I prefer to use formats that are not patent encumbered so the vast majority of my music is in .ogg/.oga format.

"Some of the reviews I read said the Sansa wasn't as stylish as the Apple iPod products but I have to disagree. I think the Sansa is very stylish. It actually looks like an earlier generation iPod but smaller. It comes in the following storage capacities: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. As previously mentioned, the unit I got was the 1GB model."

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