11 November 2011

Review & Giveaway: SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player

Mom Central recently asked me if I wanted to be a part of the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip Blog Tour. Well, of course!


We love our music around here. The right kind of music can make any day better - and can motivate. I have certain music I like to listen to when I am kneading dough for instance (hey - it's a great arm workout!), certain music I listen to when I am getting ready to go out for a special occasion, and even certain music I listen to when I am working out. I can't get motivated to burn calories without music playing.

When I was 18, I decided I wanted to travel the US backpacking style. In the months leading up to carrying that backpack, I started to work out first thing every morning, and ran five miles daily. It became my foundation, and even though I didn't work out quite as much as I got older, I still got my daily five miles in. Unfortunately, once I was married, laziness set in. :( We are somewhat active around here - I've been working on my DH's eating habits, and trying to push him into more than just our daily walk as a family and weekly hiking trips. We began discussing getting a gym membership at my prodding, and I finally began winning some of these battles! (There's nothing like actually paying for something that motivates you to use it! LOL)

I'll confess: I can't work out in public without music to zone out in. I end up feeling self conscious otherwise and thinking people will think I'm either fatter than what I am, or not putting enough effort into working out. (Yeah, I have issues!) I remember the days of trying to run with a portable CD player, and man, oh man, was I happy to get my first MP3 player. LOL MP3 players have even come a long way from those early days - I remember my first one only held about 30 songs! While it fit into my pocket, it didn't have any way to attach it from bumping around while I was moving. Now there's a lot of accessories for my iPod, but none of them are built right in.

The SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player has the clip built right in, so you don't have to worry about getting accessories that you might not even like. (And plus, spend more money on!) It's easy on your pocketbook too: it retails for under $50! You'd think it would be bare bones for that price, but it features a color screen, a stopwatch, a microphone so you can record any notes you think of while working out or using it, and even an FM radio (guys you can listen to the game while fishing!) As tiny as it is, you still get a high resolution 1.1" LCD screen to check out what you are listening to - yes, even songs on the radio! Speaking of tiny, here it is next to my iPod Nano:


I love the purple! If you don't though, it comes in several other colors. You can purchase microSDHC cards to expand the memory, up to 32 GB, so you can add plenty of music! The player's rechargeable battery lasts around 15 hours worth of listening time, so you can get your week's worth of workouts in for the most part before you have to recharge it. It was easy to sync up to my laptop and add my iTunes playlist right to it:


I'm not sure how clear my photo looks to others, but that little screen is really easy to read off of, which surprised me since it's so small. There wasn't a glare or anything that I noticed. It actually came with a few preloaded songs even, but they weren't my cup of tea, so those were taken off really quick. (What? lol) If you're used to adding and deleting playlists, you'll find this one just as easy.

The FM radio part has *40* presets! I'm not sure we even have that many radio stations around here, lol

Now, I mentioned up above working out, and this is why I really wanted to give the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player a good test run. I loved the idea of the built in clip, but if the clip doesn't hold when you're running along or doing lunges, what good is that clip? Well, I'm happy to tell you it hung in pretty good for me. I'll confess though: I didn't attach it to my sleeve, like a guy probably would do. I attach it to my running bra! LOL Yep, right in between the cleavage. The first time I used it, I actually stuck it face in, so just in case the clip gave out, it would fall into the bra and I wouldn't loose it even if the clip part broke off.

You're cracking up at me, aren't you? Yeah, I know I'm entertaining. ;) It didn't bother me there, and I didn't feel like there was anything really bumping around. Of course, if you run a lot faster than my tortoise self, you might not like it there and would rather clip it to another garment, like your waistband. Whatever works for you, as long as you are careful not to get your arms caught in the cord for the earbuds.

Now, speaking of the earbuds, I wasn't jumping for joy with the ones that came with the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player, but I might just be overly picky. The sound was okay, it just didn't feel that great in my ears (I have issues?), and if you're zipping along, they can fall out. My suggestion is that you might want to invest in a better quality set to go along with the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player, especially if you're going to be wearing it for longer periods of time.

If you're looking for an inexpensive MP3 player that you won't sob uncontrollably if it's broken or stolen, then the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player is probably for you. The low cost certainly makes it attractive - the 4GB which can hold up to 1,000 songs retails for $49.99, while the 8 GB which holds up to 2,000 songs retails for $69.99. As it's the holiday season, you will probably find some good sales to bring the cost down even further.

This post is part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2011. To see more great gift ideas, just click it.

Win it! Thanks to SanDisk and Mom Central, one lucky reader is going to win a SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player! The winner will receive a coupon code for a free SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player including shipping in their email, and it MUST be redeemed by 11/25, so be sure to order it as soon as you receive the winning email. Four readers will also win a 20% off coupon to use online on the SanDisk website to purchase the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player. (It's not valid on shipping alas) To enter, head on over to the SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player product page, and tell us which color you'd choose. If you'd like to be in the running for the 20% off coupon, please include that in your comment.

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
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Win a SanDisk Clip Zip! http://bit.ly/rxJRfA 11/19 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends November 19th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

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.

185 comments:

HorrorCraft said...

I totally stole my husband's Sansa Sandisk Fuze three years ago. When it died from all the abuse, I bought another. They have a great warranty service and I love mine.
However, we have never replaced his Fuze and he's tired of stealing mine and wants his own.

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I have retweeted your giveaway (enduremyworld)

I posted a status on Facebook, sharing your giveaway.

Thanks for the chance to a win!
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Mysharona said...

i like pink

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I like the blue.

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ninamcclain93 said...

i like the purple one!

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abfantom said...

I like the Blue SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player.

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Gladys M said...

I like the Sansa® Clip Zip™ MP3 Player (Black)
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rayreadb said...

I like the blue one.

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BethElderton said...

I'd like the red one.
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April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I like the purple!

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jusaweecatnap said...

When you write a review, you really write a review! You convinced me - I'd like a red one (and, sure, I'll take the 20)

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Anonymous said...

love it in red!rob,rf60527@att.net

Douglas Houston said...

I like the Blue one

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Charlotte Varner said...

I would choose the purple one.


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Yona Williams said...

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taquasha simms said...

I like the purple one I Love me some purple

TeddyBearMJG said...

I would like the Red one. That is my favorite.
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debijackson said...

i would choose red debbie jackson
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momof2girls said...

I like purple.

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crystletellerday said...

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deanna said...

For some reason, the orange speaks to me. Maybe because it's so bold!

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Ashley said...

id choose blue! for a family we're doing christmas for. ashley.theshineproject@gmail.com

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incorporealidol said...

I like the red one!

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Cricket said...

Oh, I love the red one!

Kia89 said...

I would choose blue.
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texaswithlove1982 said...

I love the purple one!

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Mary Calabrese said...

I would pick the blue one.

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KPort207 said...

I would pick purple.

I am NOT interested in the 20% off coupon.

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Kathy Detweiler said...

I love red, it is my favorite color, thanks!

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Barbarawr said...

I have a black one, so I'd get the gray one for my son so we can tell them apart.


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Renski17 said...

I'd choose the red one - thanks

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I love the purple.
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Shannon Egan said...

I would choose black! :)

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Anonymous said...

I'd choose the black one.

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Janice said...

I think I'd pick purple

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Grampy said...

I would love that 16GB Black

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Scott Ramsey said...

The orange looks great!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I like the purple one
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Cujo hmb said...

I'd like the black SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip mp3 player

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Anonymous said...

I like the black one.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love the white one

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jsc123 said...

I would love to have the Red player.

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KIM said...

I would get a purple one.

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babytrees said...

I would love the purple I think!!

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amy16323 said...

pink
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Amber L. said...

I like the orange one

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degood said...

I would choose the purple one.

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Bonni said...

I would love to have the purple one! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

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Hoa said...

I like the red mp3 player.

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tracey said...

the purple
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Julie said...

Love the red one thanks
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Jammie said...

I would go with the black one! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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BBrickell said...

I like the Black one!

Anonymous said...

I like White!

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Its Just Me said...

I would choose the purple one! Purple is my favorite color. :)

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Diane52 said...

I love the pink
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the red.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd choose purple!

Anonymous said...

Love the black!

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daveshir2005 said...

I'd choose blue.

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tiffany.hoyt said...

I would choose black. :)

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ferriz said...

im torn between orange and purple!

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Jenn said...

My son would like the blue. Definitely blue! :D

amyd said...

purple
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Gladys M said...

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kat said...

I like the orange.
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Cheap4kids said...

Id pick black.. simple but sweet.

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sumn said...

I'd like black. I could use this to listen to music while I'm cleaning the house.

Harriett said...

I like the blue one!

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wallindeb said...

I would like it in orange
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mom2gabnnat said...

I would choose the white.
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Jim said...

i would pick the black one

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Kellie Conklin said...

I love the orange (although grey was a close runner up!) This is an awesome MP3, love that it has FM radio too! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Kathy said...

I like purple.

sodahoney said...

i would like the red.

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Crunchy Beach Mama said...

I think I'd get blue! :)

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missrantsypants said...

I like the red.



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Emily Reviews said...

id get purple

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spirit_kim said...

I like the grey. gabe411 at hotmail dot com,

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Akoya said...

I love the black one. The blue one is a close second.

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s8r8l33 said...

I like the Sansa® Clip Zip™ MP3 Player on black
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Anonymous said...

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My choice is purple!

ezmerelda said...

I would love to have the black one to replace my husband's almost dead one.

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I would choose Blue. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

I would love the purple one!

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07violet said...

I'd get purple because that's my favorite color

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/\Heather/\ said...

purple, purple, purple!
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Gianna said...

I'd love the grey one.

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Betty C said...

I would love to have the purple one.

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