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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Sansa clip Reply with quote

I think those new little SanDisk Sansa Clips look pretty cool. I might buy one for working out and stuff. They cost less than the shuffle and have a screen, FM tuner and voice recorder. They only do MP3 and WMA though. The 2GB player sells for $60 and the 1GB for $40. Dare I say a shuffle killer. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it works good on a Mac, I wouldn't mind getting one either.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks good.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
If it works good on a Mac, I wouldn't mind getting one either.


You'll probably be able to drag and drop files onto the player or use XNJB.

http://www.wentnet.com/projects/xnjb/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZNJB looks like a nice application for players other than the iPod. Seems like it would do the trick.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That screen is awfully small - it looks like something out of Zoolander.

I would fear that it would get lost or eaten very easily!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbstingray wrote:
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I'm not that hungry. Wink

The screen is small, but the text looks big enough to be readable.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
The screen is small, but the text looks big enough to be readable.


I would assume it scrolls. Having a small display the tradeoff for having a small device. You should be able to find the song/album/artist you are searching by only viewing the first few letters of each. It looks like that display has room for around 16 characters across (without side scrolling). Seems good enough to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not so much worried about the screen as the size of the buttons. Compared to the car key, they're tiny! I doubt you'd be able to operate it if you happened to have Homer Simpson-style sausage fingers. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
I doubt you'd be able to operate it if you happened to have Homer Simpson-style sausage fingers. Smile


Sausage fingers aside Smile...

This style of control wheel is pretty forgiving.

If you look at the unlock button on the keychain... that button is about equal in size to what you could get away with in pressing the directional buttons on the MP3 player.

I personally think I could use this device and I have big fingers, but to each their own.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbstingray wrote:
That screen is awfully small


At least it HAS a screen, unlike the Shuffle...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:39 pm    Post subject: how it works? Reply with quote

If my 2GB nano dies I would probably look at this.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
I'm not so much worried about the screen as the size of the buttons. Compared to the car key, they're tiny! I doubt you'd be able to operate it if you happened to have Homer Simpson-style sausage fingers. Smile


I have a few of those sausage fingers, but it looks doable. Here are some more picutres from Engadget.

http://www.engadget.com/photos/hands-on-with-the-super-tiny-sansa-clip/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I have a few of those sausage fingers, but it looks doable. Here are some more picutres from Engadget.

http://www.engadget.com/photos/hands-on-with-the-super-tiny-sansa-clip/

I'm sorry, but those pictures just underline my point. Sausage fingers or not, you need the hands of a 5 year old to operate those buttons. Maybe that's the target market?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, SanDisk is back with another cool looking player. It's called the Sansa View.



Specs:
Plays videos, music, photos, radio, and audio books
2.4" screen
Video compatibility with MPEG4, WMV, H.264
Built-in FM radio
Built in microphone for recording
Expandable MicroSD/SDHC card slot for additional storage
16GB for $199
8GB for $149

I might be turning into an underground SanDisk fanboy (if there is such a thing) with those sweet specs. Maybe one of these will do me until the iPhone gets a memory bump.
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