Sansa Clip on course to sink Zen Stone

In the beginning there was the Shuffle. Then Creative said, ‘let there be Stone’ and it was so. Now the MP3 gods have bestowed another tin

In the beginning there was the Shuffle. Then Creative said, ‘let there be Stone’ and it was so. Now the MP3 gods have bestowed another tiny player upon us, the Sansa Clip.Combining the spring-loaded clip from the Shuffle with the screen, voice recorder and FM radio of the Stone Plus, the Clip gets a 15-hour battery life and comes in four colours: black, pink, red and blue.It'll arrive in two versions, the cheaper 1GB model or the Apple-beating 2GB size. We've only US pricing at the mo but it looks like the 1GB model will come at roughly half the price of a Shuffle. Bargain!So, who will win the diddy MP3 player war? Fancy a game of (paper) Clip, Shuffle, Stone to find out?Essentials sanDisk Sansa Clip 1GB, 2GB Price: £TBA ($40, $60 in US) On sale: September Contact: SanDisk Related stories: Creative i50 gives the speaker a Shuffle Reviewed: Creative Zen Stone Plus Funky young SanDisk shakes to the beat