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Sandisk introduces 8GB Sansa Clip

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2008 19:41 User comments (9)

Sandisk introduces 8GB Sansa Clip Sandisk has added a new model to their Sansa Clip line of MP3 players. This new addition features 8GB of storage and will have a MSRP of $99.99. It joins existing models with 2GB and 4GB capacity which retail for $39.99 and $59.99 respectively.
The Sansa Clip is a line of small flash-based music portable music players. It's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It weights less than an ounce and is designed to be clipped to clothing, a backpack, or a purse.

Audio formats supported include MP3, WMA, and WAV. They also feature a built in voice recorder and FM tuner.

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9 user comments

112.11.2008 20:46

Its nothin that big. everything is getting smaller.

212.11.2008 20:50

Screw that, i swear i must look like a midget.

*grabs 2nd gen ipod and goes to the next thread*

312.11.2008 22:15

Originally posted by Leningrad:
Its nothin that big. everything is getting smaller.
its a big thing to people who actually own a sansa clip. im guessing your not an audiophile or audio enthusiast..

still waiting for the 16gb version though.

413.11.2008 3:52

Phew! I almost just bought a 4GB version, but heard "in the wind" there might be an 8GB version. Glad I waited.

This looks like an old pic though. AFAIK, all of the new ones have single-color OLED (not dual-color), and I hope it comes in a cool color other than BLACK!

I love my 1GB clip, but it's just too small (memory wize).

Yeah, those other brands are cool to look at, but the clip is made to be put away and HEARD. It sounds great. And for the price, you can't go wrong.

513.11.2008 6:59

Does it play oggvorbis?

614.11.2008 13:25

Looks like a great buy to me. It will give the nano line a good run for the money. I am happy to see Apple get some serious competition.

craftyzan, why would it? They have allined themselfs to M$. Does M$ make Oggs?

What is the quality/processing/quality 2 size ratio difference between a wma and an ogg?

Nothing! They are essentially the same, any differences for a 160 BR file is not hearable. The ogg process does nothing that the wma, m4a and all the other Advanced Process (AP) audio process does not do. If you did your homework you would be listening to VBR mp3s. They use the most advanced set of compression techniques and play on any device that plays an mp3.

717.11.2008 20:52

craftyzan, I did some research on oggvorbis. It does allow for VBR so I was wrong there but is is considered 'young' and not in the same class as the venerable VBR MP3 encodes such as LAME encoder or the faster but not as good Helix encoder. Both are considered the best encoders you can use.

817.11.2008 21:26

I have linux and MP3 can be a ___________ with that....


Crafty

918.11.2008 6:51

Most ogg users come from the linux world. Tell me more.

This is not idle chit chat. I do not plan to upgrade to Vista. Unless M$ comes out with a better product I will be forced into linux. You can't play or use mp3s under linux? I realize there are license issues with mp3s. I have never heard of of a ogg player only mp3 players. The linux users I know of use a M$ computer to load their music.

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