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For all you Joggers out there, MP3's are considered "running" gear, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
This thing is IMHO as close to a perfect running MP3 player as you are going to find right now and they are cheap. Think Shuffle with options.<br><br>
1G is $40 and 2G is $60. It supports WMA so you can get up to 32 or 64 hours of music on the respective players.<br><br>
It's called "Clip" because it has a clip on the back like the iPod shuffle. No need to buy a separate armband or beltclip. It is just slightly bigger than a Shuffle because it has a screen. And, of course the screen means options! Playlist and genre fans now have a cheap sport MP3 player. It's what the shuffle should be.<br><br>
It also has FM with up to 40 preset stations but the reviews on that are mixed. Most are complaining about poor reception indoors.<br><br>
The reviews on the MP3 part are good, the sound is above average.<br><br>
Reviews<br><br><a href="http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2007/10/sandisk-sansa-clip-review.php" target="_blank">http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...lip-review.php</a><br><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/sandisk-sansa-clip-2gb/4505-6490_7-32588380.html" target="_blank">http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/...-32588380.html</a><br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/48/sandisk-sansa-players.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Nice. I wonder if they have it in the Rhapsody version. I have the bigger one, the e260 and I use it with Rhapsody and ** LOVE IT **.
 

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I can attest that it is a great player. I have been using it for some time now and it has a nice feature that turns off the display after a few seconds so the battery isn't displaying something that you aren't even looking at. The only problem I have with it at all is that the clip isn't the most powerful. I worry that if I brush it, I'll knock it off my shorts.<br><br>
FWIW, my all time favorite is the Samsung YP-F1. It's an older style, but it's even smaller than this one, and the buttons are nicely located for running. Oh, it has an integrated metal clip on it too.<br><br><a href="http://bigpondmusic.com/images/uploadedimages/samsung-yp-f1.jpg" target="_blank">http://bigpondmusic.com/images/uploa...sung-yp-f1.jpg</a><br><br>
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There is supposed to be a 4G one coming out in the next month or so for $79.<br><br>
I'm not sure what the rhapsody version means, but it is supported.<br><br>
If you buy someplace like Best Buy, the two year replacement insurance is only 9 bucks. Hard to beat that.
 

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I picked up the 1G version at Office Depot for a whopping 34.99....it's almost disposable at that price.
 

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Nice!<br><br>
Spend the 9 bucks on the 2 yr replacement warranty. It's how I got my Clip to begin with. Another Sansa model crapped out with a bad firmware update and the replacement is good for a model up to 60 bucks.
 

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I might go ahead and buy another one...
 

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Thanks for the review! I bought a pink 2gb one tonight and just made the perfect mix for my half marathon on Sunday. I think this will be my first time to race with music - I guess I missed the music boat and am heading the wrong way when music is getting banned left and right.
 

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Actually I think it's the default.<br><br>
Mine has taken a lot of abuse. I'm now hoping mine breaks so I can upgrade via the Best Buy replacement to the 4G one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 
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