Daily Giz Wiz 493: Sansa Clip

Episode 493 of the podcast

Sansa Clip
Subject: Review of Sansa Clip
Released:Wednesday 30 January 2008
Length:about 12 minutes
Download file:dgw0493.mp3 (5.7 MB)

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Short info

Listen to MP3s and FM radio and record voice memos with the SanDisk Sansa Clip.

Detailed information

Made as a direct competitor to the iPod Shuffle, the Sansa Clip is about 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.65 inches, 0.1 pounds, available in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB models (the 4GB model coming at the end of February) and different colours.

To compete with Apple, Sandisk has packed in more features, including an OLED screen, FM radio, and a built-in microphone for voice recording, and much more competitively priced.  Connection to your Windows PC is via the included USB cable.  Naturally it comes with a belt clip.

From a Microbiologist ...

Seth, who was still a microbiology student in Provo, Utah in Episode 137 and let off by a policeman (a fellow fan of DGW) for the failed tail light in his car, has now graduated and is working at a clinical microlab at a hospital.  As a microbiologist, Seth comments on the Pocket UV Disinfector (for keyboards) discussed by Leo in Episode 462 (and earlier in Episode 432).  UV can definitely kill many harmful microbes, but the best practice for cleaning a keyboard is to use several anti-bacterial tools in conjunction with UV light (or direct sunlight), such as wiping it with a cloth dampened with mild bleach or hydrogen peroxide.

Leo's keyboards are so congealed with fungi and other growths that he prefers putting them through the dishwasher, which he uses for cleaning his rubber shoes as well.  Dick is not having dinner at Leo's, unless it's on paper plates.

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