Take a closer look at SanDisk's Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player, an affordable player that's an ideal gym companion.
Sansa Clip Zip
The SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip is an audio Swiss Army Knife that plays most audio formats, works with audiobook and subscription music services, can be used as a voice recorder, and tunes in FM radio--all for under $50.
Like 2009's Sansa Clip+, the Clip Zip has a starting price of $49 for a 4GB model, or $69 for an 8GB model. This time around, though, SanDisk is offering the device in seven different colors (red, blue, black, orange, white, gray, and purple) and has upgraded to a larger, full-color screen.
The back, naturally, features an integrated clip that helps attach the device to your clothing and leaves your hands free for working out, or generally kicking butt. The clip is a bit longer than the iPod Nano's, though the all-plastic design isn't as resilient.
Don't let the new name or extra colors fool you, the Clip Zip's design isn't a far cry from the Sansa Clip+, or even the original Sansa Clip. There's a four-way navigation pad on the front with a separate back button floating above it.