A budget MP3 player available from Currys for £39.99 has scored top marks in a poll of thousands of owners to secure this year’s value for money award in the annual Reevoo Customer Choice Awards. The 8GB SanDisk Sansa Clip has beaten style icons from the likes of technology giants Apple and Sony to win the coveted vote of confidence from shoppers.
Customers gave multi-function devices a wide berth and focused instead on SanDisk’s simple, no frills format and its ability to play good quality music on the move. The SanDisk Sansa Clip has the same memory capacity as the iPod – enough to hold 2,000 songs in MP3 format – but costs less than half the price.
“We’re in the midst of a phase when shoppers are increasingly focused on straightforward, value-for-money products that do what it says on the tin," said Sam Bostock from Reevoo.com.
"There’s no doubt that Apple’s range offers an impressive array of features and benefits, but right now more shoppers are more concerned about getting maximum bang for minimum buck. For shoppers on a budget, the Clip offers great value at bargain bin prices.”
More than half a million genuine owners of gadgets were asked for their opinions across 20 categories in the 2009 Reevoo Customer Choice Awards.
The full Top 10 Value for Money MP3 Players according to Revoo, were:
1. Sandisk Sansa Clip 8GB
2. Sony NWZA816
3. Sony NWZS639F
4. Creative Zen 8GB
5. Creative Zen Stone 1GB
6. Samsung YPT10 JAB
7. Sony Walkman NWZE436F
8. Apple iPod shuffle 1GB 2nd generation
9. Creative Zen 4GB
10. Sony NWZA818 8GB.