The Mini Clip player works like a charm. It has only the most important buttons on the top side: volume and playback controls. The device has a good sound, but you might want to buy advanced headphones, if you're looking for exquisite club sound.
So you can't create and shuffle through playlists, but you can create folders and organize them according to your needs. This way, you can choose which folder to access first by arranging them in the device management folder.
Best of all, the Mini Clip is unbelievably cheap, ranging between $3-$8. Whatever happens to your player, you know you can always afford another one. And it's a great piece of electronics, despite all the negatives. It functions just as it's supposed to, and no less.