ClipZip SanDisk revives its MP3 player range with the Sansa Clip Zip

It's been nearly a year since SanDisk's last MP3 player; the Fuze+ which turned out to be a bit of a flop with its touch sensitive controls. On the other hands, SanDisk's range of Clip branded MP3 players have proven to be one of the most popular, low-cost MP3 players every and now the company is back with a new model, the Clip Zip.

It's been nearly a year since SanDisk's last MP3 player; the Fuze+ which turned out to be a bit of a flop with its touch sensitive controls. On the other hands, SanDisk's range of Clip branded MP3 players have proven to be one of the most popular, low-cost MP3 players every and now the company is back with a new model, the Clip Zip.

Compared to the last Sansa Clip, the Clip Zip has gained an improved display which measures a massive 1.1-inches, ok, so it's tiny, but it's still big enough for checking the important stuff. SanDisk claims that it offers 83 percent more viewing area than the Clip+ and although this might be true, it's not quite a fair comparison as the old models featured basic OLED displays. It's not a fantastic screen by any measurement, but keep in mind that the Sansa Clip series of MP3 players are low-budget models.

ClipZip SanDisk revives its MP3 player range with the Sansa Clip Zip

The control layout has also changed, albeit only very slightly and instead of a home button, there's now a back button. The remaining controls remain unchanged, although the navigation pad has grown in size. SanDisk has also caught on that the world is moving towards micro USB and as such the Clip Zip features a micro USB port instead of a mini USB port found on the previous models. As SanDisk is a Flash memory maker, the Clip Zip does of course feature a micro SD card slot which accepts 32GB memory cards.

Other features include a built-in FM radio (might vary by regions) and a microphone. The Clip Zip supports DRM free AAC, MP3, WMA, secure WMA, OGG and FLAC audio files. SanDisk is offering the Sansa Clip Zip in white, orange, red, purple, blue, grey and black, although the 8Gb model appears to only come in black and grey. The 4GB model retails for US$49.99 (S$61) while the 8GB model comes in at US$69.99 (S$85).

Source: SanDisk