Our Verdict The Clip Zip looks good on paper but fails to deliver fully in practice For Small, well-specified FM radio is useful on a product such as this easy to use Against The sound is merely average feels cheap doesn’t go very loud Reviewed on 2nd December 2011 On the face of it, the Sandisk Clip Zip isn’t a million miles from the Clip+ that we have also tested. The pair is similar in size and styling, so we expected the same level of performance – but we didn’t get it. From the off, the Clip Zip feels nowhere as convincing in the hand. The finish and buttons both feel flimsy and flakier, and our sample crashed a couple of times, which doesn’t help to inspire. So-so soundStill, colour menus are eye-catching, the interface is simple enough and there’s an FM radio, voice recorder and a microSD card slot for expanding the 4GB memory. Ditching the supplied headphones, we’re surprised the volume doesn’t go very loud. Loud enough, but only just. More after the break Sonically it’s so-so, not quite sharing the detail and refinement of its sibling or indeed others here. Vocals don’t sound as intimate, drums don’t hit with the same power. Our gripes with this product add up and leave us looking elsewhere. See all our MP3 player reviews Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News Mixxtape Kickstarter reminds us people still inexplicably want cassettes Tue, 23 May 2017, 12:08pm Miro is an all-in-one media centre that can fit in your bag Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 11:18am Astell and Kern makes limited edition stainless steel AK380 hi-res player Mon, 13 Feb 2017, 04:36pm CES 2017 Day 2 highlights - Sony OLED, new Walkman, Technics turntable and more Thu, 05 Jan 2017, 11:25am Sony launches new NW-A35 Walkman Thu, 05 Jan 2017, 03:47am Music players Portable SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.