I bought my Sweex Clipz 2Mb MP3 player back in 2010 after spotting it online and thinking it was a bargain price for such a dinky little MP3 player.
This cool little gadget measures approximately 4cm in length by 3cm in width and less than 1cm in height and is so easy to shove in your pocket or purse or handbag when going out that you can forget it's there. It's black and lightweight although I understand it's also available in red, pink, gold or silver. I'm quite glad I chose the black version. It has a handy clip on bit so you can attach it to a belt, pocket, collar, etc, which is quite secure as it's never fallen off yet whilst in use at the gym.
When I received the MP3 Player I remember being extremely frustrated at having to struggle to get into the plastic packaging and having to resort to scissors to cut into the almost impossible to break into packaging. It was if the crown jewels were being protected in there as opposed to a £15 MP3 player.
Included within the packaging was the MP3 player, USB connector, instruction manual and a pair of earphones.
The instruction booklet that came with my Sweez Clipz MP3 player is about 24 pages but only 1 of those pages is in English. So basically the instructions are very sparse with half a page showing a diagram of your MP3 player with arrows pointing to the various parts. The instructions are 5 bullet points telling you that
* it charges via a USB connection
* it has a "soft off" feature which remembers your playback position
* it plays files in the order that they're saved onto the player
* there is 10 step volume control
* you can add files to the player from your computer as your computer will recognise it as a storage device.
As the MP3 player has 2Gb storage capacity, it's more than sufficient for my needs as I use this pretty much just at the gym. I often change songs on there and to date I've never used up the full 2Gb storage as I've not needed to. At the most I use less than one quarter of the storage space with about 100 songs. So realistically you could have 400 tunes on the player quite easily.
The player charges through the USB connection which is pretty handy as you can plug it in to your PC and just forget about it. It takes around 2 hours to fully charge and it's supposed to last about 5 hours on full charge. To date I've never tested if it lasts the full 5 hours as I generally charge it every other time I use it which is up to 4 hours use and it's never run out yet. The sound quality on the player is probably about average. I think I get better quality sound from listening to music on my Blackberry Smartphone.
My main issue with the player is that it doesn't always live up to its claim of remembering the last position when turned off. It's a bit annoying when you've listened to a handful of songs and turn it off and expect to switch it back on and carry on from where you left off as this doesn't work every time. It seemed to work better before but recently it doesn't seem to work at all.
Another issue I have and I can't really fault the player for this as I knew what I was getting into when buying. There is no display on the player so you don't know which tune is coming up next and you can't easily flick through to select different songs unless you have an amazing memory and remember exactly what order the songs are listed in.
Overall I'm happy to give my Sweex Clipz MP3 player an above average 3 out of 5 stars. I don't feel able to give it a full 5 stars as it doesn't deliver on its promise of remembering your last position when turned off.
If you are looking for a very basic and easy to use MP3 player that can play WMA and MP3 files, for a cheap price of between £8-£15, the Sweex clipz mP300 could be one to consider.
I bought mine for use on the way to work. The cheap price attracted me because I didn't want anything expensive in the event of it getting lost or pinched. It's fine for its purpose that I bought it for, but it must be noted, it IS very basic.
Small and lightweight, this MP3 player easily fits into my pocket. It's very durable as has been shoved into my pockets and handbags many a time with no damage so far. The design is rather like its been based upon the classic ipod shuffle. The outside of the player is made of aluminium and you can get it in various colours, black, green, pink, red, silver and yellow.
There is a play and pause button, previous, next and volume up and down buttons on a designed cross in the centre. There is a belt clip on the back which is very secure as I've seen my better half pinch it on days and attach it to his belt easily. On the side of the player is where you plug the headphones in and on the other side is a USB and on and off switch.
**2GB worth of songs**
Mine is 2GB but I think you can get 512, 1GB and 4GB from what I remember (I've had this a good while!). My player can hold about 4 to 5 hundred songs which is more than enough really. It is however low in comparison to the more modern equipment around, especially compared to that of the Ipod with its 160GB capacity.
**Easy to use**
All you need to do is slide the button to switch it on and operate it from there on. You need to charge it via a USB and when charged, it lasts for about 4 hours. Charge time is about an hour or slightly longer.
Transferring music is really easy. You just plug it into the pc via the USB and copy and paste your music into the specific area.
Can't fault it for a small and basic player! Good quality sound is played that is free from distortion and crackling even with volume up high.
The only negative really is that there is no shuffle option and no screen to view the track.
For such a cheap price, I am more than happy with my little player. I much prefer it for taking to work, or cleaning around the house. It's really great value and very durable.
The idea of an MP3 player has been around for a while so when I paid £19.99 for a Clipz I was expecting a basic, simple but ultimately well-functioning product. I was wrong.The one-page (5-bullet-point) manual stated that the player would remember my position as I worked my way slowly through 4GB of music. This worked fine until about 30 songs in at which point the device sent me back to somewhere near the beginning. Without a random function, the 4GB capacity is therefore irrelevant.Also, I don't recommend that you "soft on" the product with the headphones in you ears. There's about a 50/50 chance that you'll be rewarded with a piercing, blood-curdling and probably unsafe banshee scream.Sound quality also didn't meet my basic standards.Needless to say, I returned the product for a full refund - any recommendations?
** Sweex Clipz MP300 **
This little Mp3 player was on sale for 8 pounds! We couldn't really resist not buying it and we needed one since my husband kept on using mine one. And for 8 pounds you can even just use it in case the other one breaks.
This Mp3 player is very basic and can only play music in the form of MP3 and WMA files and nothing else. There's no screen on which you can view the numbers and also an option to shuffle songs to play is not on it. You should listen to the music in the order the songs you've put on, so if you have multiple albums and you don't want to hear the first whole albums, you need to do some mixing yourself on the computer first.
Using this player is easy. You have a single slide button on the side of the player to turn it on and then you can sort it operate by a button like joy pad. You have the button to start and stop a song, go forward and backward and volume up and down. It's all very basic and just easy to use.
The player is doing well and is easy to carry around in my jeans since its small. The sound is reasonable but for a real music freak is certainly not good enough. For me it's fine. The included headphones I never used because i had my own which I really find comfortable. The battery goes really long and can last up to 4 hours, so that's more than enough. Charging only takes around 1 to 1,5 hours on the laptop with a USB cable.
All in all a great simple but handy Mp3 player and certainly for the amount we paid for it. I think he looks really good and is just easy in use. It's only the sound quality that's disappointing.
This is a mega sweet, tiny and yet very good quality mp3-player, and it`s the size of this product that makes it perfect for out door activities, as I love to go running, hiking, kajaking and stuff like that, at the same time this mp3-player also a lovely travelling buddy on the bus, subway or wherever you spend most of your busy day.
The very best fact to mention when bragging about this mp3-player from Sweex Clipz, is the fact that it`s so darn cheap! You can buy it at amazon for the very low cost of 14.77, which let`s be honest beats the .... out of those apples and ipods, that by all means are superb products, but cost a bit more... This product holds 2 GB of your favorite tunes, and it plays everything from mp3-files to WMA, and even OGG format files, making it versitale... The use of the player is absolutely easy, adding music to the product is done by the standard drag and drop teqnique, and using the player itself is one hundre percent standard, this isn`t a product that only members of MENSA would get the hang of using... You charge this product through an USB, and when charged, the player will last you give or take 4-6 hours.
The player comes with a fairly decent set of earphones, they`re not amazing, but does the trick... I actually purchased a new set of earphones of a better quality and immediately the sound quality became so much better, because the music presentation of the player itself is actually very good! Ok, so I also own an Ipod, I`ll admit to that, but this is the mp3-player I choose when I`m out and about being active, whether it`s jogging or cleaning the house... Cleaning goes by so much faster with music, does`t it? I would absolutely not hesitate in buying this great budget mp3-player, it really was a buy I`m pleased having done!
The Sweex Clipz MP300 2 GB is a small mp3 player with 2GB of capacity, aimed at people on the move. It's clearly a clone of the ipod shuffle 2nd gen model, which clips on to your clothes, like the Sweex, has no screen, and fairly basic functionality.
The clip design and size (29mm x 44mm x 12mm) is ideal for travellers, for gym use, commuting, kids, or casual mp3 users. It can be used on the beach, in the garden, or whilst cycling - the clip is very durable so there's no need to worry that it will become detatched or damaged. It is rechargable with an internal battery on USB and lasts 5 hours on a full charge.
The earphones supplied are pretty decent, and the best thing about the Sweex is the price - only £14.77 delivered from Amazon. It's a great price for a handy and versatile bit of kit, ideal as a spare if you don't want to take your more expensive mp3 player out, but certainly good enough to be your sole machine. It's more than a rival to the ipod which is three times the price for only a bit more storage (you can get hundreds of tracks on the Sweex).
And getting the tracks on there is a doddle - no fiddly itunes, you can drag and drop files as the unit shows up as an external flash drive - it will play MP3, WMA and OGG (Vorbis) formats.
Undoubtedly this is a budget mp3 player but for what it does, how it looks and how it sounds I really cannot fault it, the price is excellent and it would make a great gift too. I can't compare it to a fancy touch screen unit but it's great at what it does. Five out of five for me.
Well, there is no doubt where the design of this little mp3 player came from. It is clearly based on the classic design of the ipod shuffle. Although, I think sweex have done a good job with their rebranding. The exterior of this mp3 player is made from aluminium which is quite nice and gives it that bit more style and makes it a bit more sturdy. I believe that this is also available in other colours: Black (MP300), Silver (MP301), Red (MP302), Yellow (MP303), Pink (MP304) and Green (MP305).
It has a 2 GB capacity which by most standards these days is quite low considering that the latest ipod classic has a capacity of 160 GB. But 2 GB is plenty for many people as you can fit around 500 songs on this.
Transferring music on to the player really couldn't be simpler. Simply plug into the computer using the USB cable and just drag and drop (or copy and paste, whatever you prefer)
As does the ipod shuffle, it does not have a screen to display track names, so the operating of the devise is just a case of the standard play/pause, stop and skip track buttons (they haven't tried to imitate the click wheel of the shuffle) making it very easy to use straight from the box. The buttons seem fairly solid and are easy to press.
The sound quality is quite surprisingly good for the price, and has a very decent level of volume output. The battery life is quite decent, i reckon about 4 hours of solid playing.
Overall, this is a fantastic player for that holiday and perfect if you feel a bit inexperienced with technology. Although, if you were hoping to fit your whole music collection on here and you like freedom of space, maybe you had better look elsewhere for higher capacities.
Everyone must have, or have had at some point, an MP3 player, (most likely obsolete now what with mass storage capabilities of mobile phones, MP4 players, ipods and the like).
But at some point the MP3 player was the thing to have, replacing the heavy weight CD walkman which jumped when ever you moved.
So, with the invention of the MP3 player it was then a matter of finding the right one to play all your chosen tracks on and the one I came across a while back was a nice little black one with less buttons than a zip up coat.
The one I am talking about is in fact the 'sweex' MP300 'clipz with a 2GB storage space, (and there are no spelling mistake there, that is how you spell it, with an 'x' and a 'z' ).
Anyway, I'm not one for blasting my music out so that everyone has to listen to it, unlike my kids, so an MP3 player is a cracking idea, as, like I said, using the old fashioned walkman was tricky when moving around as it tended to make your favourite song skip most of the track.
But I am also not the type to spend bags of money on an MP3 player which not only plays music but can even make a nice cup of tea during the tracks. So I didn't want anything flash, I just wanted a nice cheap player which could hold enough songs to keep me going for a while, so this nice little player was ideal in a lot of ways.
* 2GB storage, (varies)
* USB 2.0 connection
* Rechargeable Li-ion battery with a 2.5 hour charge time
* Up to 5 hour battery life
* 30mm by 45mm by 12mm
* 13grams in weight
* Plays MP3, WMA, OGG,
* LED indicator with battery charge light.
* Belt clip
* Comes in a variety of colours such as black, red, yellow, pink , green and silver
* Songs can be installed using all OS's including MAC.
** MY OPINION...
It may not be the most sophisticated MP3 player on the market with all the functions of a space shuttle launch centre on the big day but it does what it is supposed to do with good results.
This tiny little device looks so simple it's obvious the designers didn't lose sleep creating it.
It has a few simple to use buttons, such as a play and pause button in the centre of a small cross like design, with the 'previous', 'next' and volume up and down button on the cross design itself. That's all that's on the front, simple as I said.
On the back there is the belt clip which has a strong spring clip mechanism and feels solid enough to take a bit of grief as I attach and detach from my belt. Whilst on the one side of the unit there lies the headphone socket for connecting the headphones, obviously, and on the other side is the USB connection and the on/off switch.
The body is lightweight yet strong enough to take a bit of a bashing, ( although I don't plan on hitting it with a hammer).
The buttons on the 'cross' design are of good quality and seem to be able to with stand being prodded and poked by the larger fingered person, like myself.
The belt clip will grip anything and will stay in position.
It doesn't have anything else on the outside, although it doe's have a bit of guts on the inside.
This 2GB unit I have can hold around 400 of your average songs, although it does come in varies sizes, (GB sizes not actual MP3 player sizes) such as 512MB, 1GB and even 4GB.
I thought the sound quality would be a little on the crackly side, especially for the price, but it was a lot clearer than I expected, which was nice, with the volume getting to a good level without distortion kicking in, although this can also depend on the quality of the track before you transfer it to the MP3 player.
In all, this is one of them MP3 players that you can use anywhere as it won't obstruct you in what ever you're doing. It can take a fair bit of punishment so a trip down the local gym or a run to you local pub won't damage it one bit.
It looks the part with its men in black attitude and simple to use functions, giving the user an all round musical experience direct to their ears for a nice price.
Speaking of the price, well, the 2GB comes in at less than £14.00, but shopping around might get you a bargain.