Sandisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB review

Sounds solid, and is a worthy Apple alternative Tested at £40

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

A worthy Apple alternative, the Clip+ is small, simple to use and sounds solid. We like it


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    FM radio and voice recorder

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    bright screen, clean interface

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    sounds good


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    Only that some Apple iPods sound better

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If the Archos 15b Vision looks like an MP3 player that’s shrunk in the wash, the Sansa Clip+ went round for another spin.

This clip-on device is a true ultra-portable. It follows the tried and tested layout of having a central button surrounded by the other key controls.

The volume controls are on one side of the device while you’ll see a microSD slot on the other for expanding the memory.

Intuitive interface
The interface is intuitive and a bright OLED screen makes it easy to read from any angle.

There’s support for the key AAC, MP3 and WAV formats, a voice recorder and an FM tuner, while our 8GB model will deliver 18-hours of battery life.

And it sounds good, too. We’d replace the free earphones; then you’ll enjoy a sound that’s lively and detailed.

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