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Old 06-03-2013, 11:07 AM
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I notice Amazon is quoting a $23 price for these things new, and up to $60 used. Would seem, like fine wine, these things improve with age!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:56 PM
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:05 AM
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Gentlemen,

The following are my impressions of the Sansa Clip Zip after two years of daily use:

Overall I continue very pleased indeed with my first and only portable mp3 player, with the latest RockBox version, a 32Gb SD card, the very same Israel-made, still somewhat sticky, silicon case, excellent enough Sony NDR-G72 folding portable earphones, and 5000 mAh Pebble: continuing faultless all.

Two inconveniences continue intermittently to recur, however: 1. the sometimes inability of my pc, (XYplorer 14.10, Windows Explorer, and MediaMonkey 4.0.7.1692), to recognize the Clip Zip, - even after patiently waiting for the 75% filled SD card to be read, - which, until I unplug Clip Zip, often locks up XYplorer; I simply ensure these programs are open, then connect Clip Zip; 2. Other minor inconveniences, mentioned often by others, are the screen unreadable in sunlight, useless radio.

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Old 06-23-2014, 05:05 AM
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Other minor inconveniences, mentioned often by others, are the screen unreadable in sunlight, useless radio.
Why is the radio useless? I am not having any problems with the radio.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:59 PM
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Sir,

Useless to me, where I am, far away from all decent reception.

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Old 06-08-2015, 02:57 AM
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Default Impressions of the Sansa Clip Zip after three years of daily use

Gentlemen,

The following are my impressions of the Sansa Clip Zip after three years of daily use:

Overall I continue very pleased indeed with my first and only portable mp3 player, with the latest RockBox, 32Gb SD card, silicon case, excellent enough Sony MDR-G74SL folding earphones (recently replacing, but without seeming improvement in sound, the otherwise still good Sony NDR-G72), and 5000 mAh Pebble: continuing faultless all. I have purchased a backup Zip, identically configured, as well an Anker 14w folding solar charger, yet to be properly tested.

The two inconveniences, twice mentioned above, continue intermittently to recur.

Though I have never really dropped my Zip, I dropped from a crouch my zip very briefly out of a shirt-pocket into a puddle, and despite immediately retrieval and drying, it would not turn off, nor in any other way respond. But little by little recovering, by next day and henceforth all was again well.

My home sound system comprises simply a single little Beacon1 USB speaker, which I would like to upgrade. If this is the place for such a question: can anyone recommend anything smallish and good?

Thankyou.

SBookman

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Old 06-09-2015, 01:54 AM
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[QUOTE=SBookman;653206]Gentlemen,

The following are my impressions of the Sansa Clip Zip after three years of daily use:

Overall I continue very pleased indeed with my first and only portable mp3 player, with the latest RockBox, 32Gb SD card, silicon case, excellent enough Sony MDR-G74SL folding earphones (recently replacing, but without seeming improvement in sound, the otherwise still good Sony NDR-G72), and 5000 mAh Pebble: continuing faultless all. I have purchased a backup Zip, identically configured, as well an Anker 14w folding solar charger, yet to be properly tested.

The two inconveniences, twice mentioned above, continue intermittently to recur.

Though I have never really dropped my Zip, I dropped from a crouch my zip very briefly out of a shirt-pocket into a puddle, and despite immediately retrieval and drying, it would not turn off, nor in any other way respond. But tittle by little recovering, by next day and henceforth all was again well.

My home sound system comprises simply a single little Beacon1 USB speaker, which I would like to upgrade. If this is the place for such a question: can anyone recommend anything smallish and good?

Thankyou.

SBookman

What are you looking for in a speaker? something portable? whats your budget
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:14 AM
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Sir,

I am looking for an increase in clarity, far rather than volume. It need not be portable, necessarily, but not larger than a Jawbone. No budget set.

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Old 06-10-2015, 12:44 AM
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Greetings, S. Bookman! I have been using the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, and love the sound and size. (My wife gave it to me as gift). It's about the size of half a brick cut lengthwise; has a charging pad and also a socket for direct power connect (included). It has volume controls, power button, and a Bluetooth pairing button. It'll last 6-7 hours on a charge. There is also a standard mini stereo jack, to which you can connect your ClipZip's headphone output with standard stereo mini cable. On Amazon, it's under $180 http://www.amazon.com/Bose-SoundLink...soundlink+mini

I also have connected a Bluetooth transmitter to my ClipZip headphone jack, and pair it with the Bose, and can control it up to ten meters or so. It's tiny, an inch and a half, made by Indigo. Lasts 6-11 hours on a charge. (Charges by micro USB). It can also be switched to receiving mode. About $30. http://www.amazon.com/BTR9-Bluetooth...r+and+receiver

That's my current portable (and static) setup, which I enjoy very much.
Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:08 AM
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Sir,

I will look into your recommendations.

Thankyou.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the BT transmitter/receiver recommendation! Note that the transmitter/receiver seems to be the same as an Anker BT transmitter/receiver also available at Amazon.com, and so one might want to compare prices when purchasing.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:53 AM
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Gentlemen,

The following are my impressions of the Sansa Clip Zip after FOUR years of daily use:

Overall I continue hugely pleased with my first and only portable mp3 player, with the latest RockBox, 64Gb SD card, silicon case, excellent enough Sony MDR-G74SL folding earphones, and 5000 mAh Pebble battery. I have also a backup Zip, identically configured, but unused.

The two inconveniences, thrice mentioned above, continue intermittently to recur, with XYPlorer 16.60.0300, and MediaMonkey 4.1.8.1751.

Lately, with playing time reduced to 8-9 hours, I have purchased two replacement batteries, (http://www.ebay.com/itm/361521033555...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT). Also the earphones plug occasionally crackles, which I will try to tighten when I replace the battery.

I am also considering buying a 200Gb SD card, which I believe the Zip can handle, albeit slowly; can anyone, please, confirm this?


Thankyou.

SBookman
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:22 PM
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Rockbox can handle any size card as long as it's formatted FAT32. If you aren't using a development version of Rockbox I'd upgrade. The improvement in battery life is impressive.
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I own two MP3 players with headphone jack on the side - Cowon X5 and Sansa Clip+. On both of them I use a "L-shaped" adapter that I leave in the jack all the time. This way the earphone plugs do not excert strain on the headphone jack on the X5 or Clip+.

It's not pretty but it does the trick...

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Old 06-15-2016, 05:27 AM
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Gentlemen,

skip252: FAT32, good. 3.13 stable release is currently installed.

Danneq: I already use an "L-shaped" adapter.

Thankyou, both.

SBookman
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SBookman,
Thank you for your updates! Four years! Wow. Happy you've found the Clip Zip meeting your needs.
I also recommend an L shaped adapter to anyone reading this thread. The less plugging and unplugging the headphone jack gets the better, but even more, the less stress placed on it by long protruding headphone jacks, the better.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:37 AM
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If you're still on 3.13 you should really update. It will probably double your battery life.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:25 AM
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Sir,

According to both Rockbox Utility and their website, 3.13 is the latest version. Am I missing something?

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Old 06-15-2016, 01:18 PM
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According to both Rockbox Utility and their website, 3.13 is the latest version. Am I missing something?
development version
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:34 PM
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Sir,

Ah! This I have now installed. Showing now not 15 but 25 hours of power available, the slowly failing battery is now undergoing a test.

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