I absolutely must have music when I’m walking for exercise or working out; it’s a necessity for my motivation and entertainment.
Until now I’ve been using my iPhone for music, but I constantly worry it will fall out of my pocket or off the exercise bike, and I don’t like using the arm band accessory I bought to hold my iPhone in place. Also, when I’m exercising, I don’t need the distraction of possibly getting a phone call or the temptation of wanting to check my email. I want music, plain and simple.
Which is why I’ve enjoyed reviewing the SanDisk Clip Zip mp3 player. It’s compact, lightweight, and clips directly to my shirt. It has a clear, back-lit, 1.1 inch screen that display information and album art very well, and the navigation buttons are easy to use.
It has a rechargeable battery that is said to last 15+ hours. I haven’t used it that long before just plugging it in to charge, but I’ve never had a problem with battery drainage, either. It also has a micro SD slot to easily expand its built-in 4GB of memory.
The SanDisk Clip Zip plays audiobooks and podcasts, has an internal FM radio tuner, stopwatch, and voice recorder. But, honestly, I’m just loving it for the music.
I’m also loving the SanDisk Clip Zip for how EASY it is to get music loaded. While I love our Apple products, it’s sometimes a pain to try and sync music from three different computers onto one device. With the SanDisk Clip Zip, you can quickly drag and drop files from any computer’s Music folders, or use Windows Media Player to upload your music library.
The SanDisk Clip Zip comes with a free trial offer for Rhapsody and eMusic, but honestly, I’m not a big fan of either service, and didn’t install any of the software or take advantage of the offers. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on any additional features, and my player is working just fine on its own.
Because I’m using the SanDisk Clip Zip mp3 Player primarily for workout music (but do have other tunes on their as well), it was essential that I figure out how to use the Playlists feature. That was such a process in-and-of itself, that I created a whole new post about Creating a Playlist in the SanDisk Clip Zip mp3 Player. Definitely check out the post if you decide to buy this player for yourself.
GIVEAWAY: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a coupon code from me via email to order a SanDisk Clip Zip mp3 Player via SanDisk’s online store, 100% free, including shipping! Four (4) additional winners will receive a coupon code from me via email for 20% off a SanDisk Clip Zip mp3 Player (shipping not included). US entries only, please. All entries due by 11:59pm Central time, Friday, November 18.
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Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of SanDisk and received a product sample to facilitate my review, and coupons to giveaway. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.