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post #196 of 210
My phone is VOIP piggybacking off sprint, love the service. Republic Wireless is a great deal
post #197 of 210
But back on topic, I'd nearly be willing to give this clip sport away, if I wasn't holding out in the hope of what I'm starting to sound like one hell of a broken record for, rockbox. Even then, I have my zip for rock, and clip+ for classical, can't imagine I'd ever need a third.
post #198 of 210
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

But back on topic, I'd nearly be willing to give this clip sport away, if I wasn't holding out in the hope of what I'm starting to sound like one hell of a broken record for, rockbox. Even then, I have my zip for rock, and clip+ for classical, can't imagine I'd ever need a third.

Yeah that would be nice.  I won't buy one without rockbox support.  It seems kinda stupid how in a world where portable media players are being replaced by smartphones and rockbox might be something that pushes people over the edge that sandisk would change the hardware so much.  I just want the better battery.   

post #199 of 210

Love my zip, just the screen is so small it's hard to read :/ That's why I was excited for the sport; bigger screen.

post #200 of 210
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

Love my zip, just the screen is so small it's hard to read :/ That's why I was excited for the sport; bigger screen.

Do you use rockbox?  If so you can change the fonts to any number of sizes.  I doubt a couple mm of screen space will make much difference in readability

post #201 of 210

Yes I use rb. I've tried different skins but will try increasing the font size on stock skin.

post #202 of 210

Okay, I've now got two Clip Sports that are bricked.  Be warned, do not buy the Clip Sport; it fully lives up to the reputation of Chinese manufacturing from 5 years back.  Garbage.

 

It seems new firmware does exist.  Unbricked and functioning but lacking many (most) of the features of previous iterations (i.e. is unable to combine the music stored in internal ram with the external SD card).


Edited by Deviltooth - 6/24/14 at 6:14pm
post #203 of 210

That's so stupid. What is sandisk thinking? They had a great reputation, why trash that? There's absolutely no reason to release a half finished product, and then not even fix it with a firmware upgrade. It shouldn't take a year to fix something that should have worked from the get go. 

post #204 of 210
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That's so stupid. What is sandisk thinking? They had a great reputation, why trash that? There's absolutely no reason to release a half finished product, and then not even fix it with a firmware upgrade. It shouldn't take a year to fix something that should have worked from the get go. 

I know right?   They have the almost perfect mp3 player the fuze and they come out with the fuze+.  All they really have to do is give the clip line a better battery and they come out with this crap? I guarantee you if they just leave the chipset alone people will buy them just for rockbox.  I know I would

post #205 of 210
This has passed it's test regarding ruggedness. Had a storm couple of weeks ago with flooding and I went jogging out with this and meelec sports iems. Came back home with all pockets and sneakers drenched and it still works
Now there's something you can't do with a +$500 rig!
post #206 of 210
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This has passed it's test regarding ruggedness. Had a storm couple of weeks ago with flooding and I went jogging out with this and meelec sports iems. Came back home with all pockets and sneakers drenched and it still works
Now there's something you can't do with a +$500 rig!
Galaxy s5 dude.
post #207 of 210
S5 is kinda big, also around $600
Edited by Saoshyant - 8/7/14 at 3:04pm
post #208 of 210
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S5 is kinda big, also around $600

Oh I agree just playing devils advocate.  These clips are cheap enough that they are almost disposable.   If it looks like it might rain but, I just have to get out of the house I just grab one of my clips and take a quick walk

post #209 of 210

I really do love the zip and +, but the main reason I love them is the same as many others.  I should probably give the sport a second chance, but I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to it.

post #210 of 210
As a clip+ and 2x clip zip owner, the main advantages of rockbox is better codec support, more advanced options e.g. eq if that is your thing, gapless and much faster interface - including scanning new media. You can add gb of new files and it is good to go near instantly whereas the stock firmware takes an age scanning.

Of course you install at your own risk but even I have not managed to brick it.

Shame they have changed the brains in the clip sport so it needs someone prepared to write rb from scratch. 25 hour max battery life is nice
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