- Mar 4, 2012
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My father had recently returned from prison having done his time already, which we are all happy to see him again as he is very happy to see us again!
But he has a little souvenir since hes been in there.
a Sansa Clip+ with a translucent backing!
i find it really neat, as i dont remember Sandisk making any kind of Sansa Clip with a Translucent back to the public market.
The reason behind the translucent backing is because of jail safety, to prevent anyone from putting any kind of things in those electronics..
the Translucent backing for the Sansa Clip does seem pretty cool, and awesome looking. there are some limitations...
My father told me it has a limited amount of days left, so enjoy it while you can.
I have an iPod Video 5.5 gen 30gb, iPod 4th gen 20gb, and a iTouch which i just use for alarm clock, general apps, etc. so i dont think i have much use for it.
yes, the Sansa clip mp3 players bought from a prison commissary or store is preset a limited number of service days, after those days are gone; the device is bricked...
Songs are preloaded onto the player from the prison store, as i know prisoners are only allowed on computers for email purposes. if i remember, its around 1.50$ per song to load on the player.
with the player itself costing around 50-70$.
Can i convert it with proper firmware and use it like any other sansa clip+?
As much as i've tried; formatting, rockboxing, updating firmware, and even trying to manually load firmware.
none seemed to have affected the restrictive firmware in the device.
I have read up that it will cost around 25$ to unlock this player from its restrictive firmware which i dont think is a great thing.
Unless you know yourself on how to unlock the firmware on a Prison Sansa Clip, be my guest.
now, you cannot buy a Sansa clip+ from a store, you will have to go to a prison. but im sure you do not want to do that...
anyways, its a neat thing to have, not much use of it with its restrictive firmware. but yea at least you get to see something new!
restated; Why is it translucent? Because its a safety reason, you never know if someone is gonna try to hide something in it.
the same even goes for TV's.