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Old 05-22-2012, 07:42 AM
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Default article on Clip Zip taking over the iPod

http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/switche...zip-mp3-wonder

This is an interesting article about how the Sansa Clip Zip is in many ways better than the iPod.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the post and article. But funny, the article discusses matters 9 months after the Zip came out . . . .
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for the post and article. But funny, the article discusses matters 9 months after the Zip came out . . . .
Maybe it took them that long to realize what we've known for a long time now
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:32 AM
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The writer on the article fits into the mold of most ABI members, who never fully embraced the iPod. Chris Jenkins should be an ABI member.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:50 AM
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That was a nice review. I feel he should be a member here on ABi as well,...
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:55 AM
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From that article referenced in the OP....
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Why is everyone enslaved by Apple's iPod? Through its combination of stylish design and smart marketing, it seems to have convinced the vast majority of people that it's the only MP3 player worth considering. I've never been convinced – mainly because I don't want to be tied into the way Apple's iTunes music market does things.
I've had my Touch for over a year now, and I had a Shuffle for a while too.....and in all that time I've never bought any music from iTunes. I guess I am one of the enlightened minority.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:18 AM
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From that article referenced in the OP....


I've had my Touch for over a year now, and I had a Shuffle for a while too.....and in all that time I've never bought any music from iTunes. I guess I am one of the enlightened minority.
Hmmm, didn't know this. You mean you can download music via iTunes?
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:34 AM
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And I thought the "enlightened minority" where the ones that jailbreak their ipod touch
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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And I thought the "enlightened minority" where the ones that jailbreak their ipod touch
Yes, and then complain about how it behaves afterwards!
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the post and article. But funny, the article discusses matters 9 months after the Zip came out . . . .
The date that the Zip came out is fairly meaningless. The Clip Zip isn't revolutionary by any means. It's just the Clip+ in a different package. And preceded by the Fuze and how many others?
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The date that the Zip came out is fairly meaningless. The Clip Zip isn't revolutionary by any means. It's just the Clip+ in a different package. And preceded by the Fuze and how many others?
The date is meaningful as to the fact that the review came out 9 months after the fact, my original point.

And you're right, the Clip Zip isn't revolutionary, just as the Clip+ isn't. But, IMHO, each offers advantages over its predecessor and they are far from the same in a different package. Especially to those who want folder view or a microSD card slot (with the Clip+) or album art, a clock, exercise features, and (kinda) aac compatibility (with the Clip Zip).
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.....and in all that time I've never bought any music from iTunes. I guess I am one of the enlightened minority.
Story time: The only time I have bought music off iTunes was with the release of Death in Vegas' album 'Trans-Love Energies.' i normally use emusic or amazon, who both happened to carry it as well, but the funny thing is out of all the online digital music retailers I could find that carried the album, only iTunes had the 10 extra tracks from the deluxe edition (amazon has it now, too). I wanted to do right by one of my fave artists, so I got it off iTunes. Interesting that they were the only digital retailer w/the extra tracks that day…
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Maybe it took them that long to realize what we've known for a long time now
Better late than never

I really should use my Clip+ sometime, I haven't touched it much lately.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:27 PM
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Better late than never

I really should use my Clip+ sometime, I haven't touched it much lately.
My clip+ & clipzip are, sadly, dusty. I need to pop some tunes on 'em and enjoy!!!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:28 AM
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I really should use my Clip+ sometime, I haven't touched it much lately.
I haven't used my Zip in a couple of weeks.....not since the last time I went grocery shopping....lol. (no in-store Muzak for me)
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I have been using my zip daily until this week i broke out the Fuze. Different music on it
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And here I am putzing around with an original clip and 2GB of storage (maybe 1) that makes it almost unusable for me...
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:43 PM
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And here I am putzing around with an original clip and 2GB of storage (maybe 1) that makes it almost unusable for me...
These days my most used player is the 2GB original Clip that lives in our car.

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Old 05-26-2012, 03:04 PM
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When I am out and about, I use the Zip, but lately I'm either always home or at work, so the SGP 5.0 and Touch are the ones getting used. Of course, when my A867 arrives in a couple days, that's sure to see some use.
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