We're big fans of SanDisk's dinky Sansa Clip, not only for having a smashing audio chip and support for , but also for being a thoroughly usable MP3 player, despite being only a couple of dress sizes larger than the iPod shuffle.
This week SanDisk added a new set of strings to the Clip's bow -- four gigabytes of new strings, to be precise, bringing the tiny player's capacity up to a shuffle-crushing 8GB. Even if you use FLAC, that's still a fat wad of albums for the gym.
As the global depression dictates, the 8GB Clip's very affordable, at about £50. Its screen might not play video or even display colours, but £50 for a secondary MP3 player that pumps great-sounding audio, supports Audible audiobooks and Napster subscriptions, and picks up FM radio, is hard to criticise.
It's on sale now, and don't miss our full review o'er yonder.