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Good: Flash memory allows more & more music to be added inexpensively
Bad: Boot up is painfull
Comment: I've had the smaller 2GB version since last October, which saw a renaissance in my appreciation of music. I'm probably one of the older MP3 'players', but this little beauty has helped me listen to more music than I have previously in 25years. Cheap flash memory makes the unit even more flexible, as does an FM transmitter to play my own radio station in the car - great listening time and no boring dj chat!
I chose san disk as I didn't want to follow the crowd (and the fact that my son experienced problems with a 'frozen' Ipod) nor be tied to Itunes. The video/picture function, apart from allowing me family photos, is little used. I find the music quality great, but not with the headphones supplied and battery life is great. I just wish these beauties had been around 30 years ago!!
Congratulations San Disk
Good: The click wheel lights up blue
Bad: Practically everything.
Comment: I was very disappointed with this product as I was looking for a reliable alternative to the iPod and I had read good reviews for it. However this machine was not it. For a start the menus are awkward and the typeface cluttered. If you pause it for longer than about 30 seconds it automatically turns itself off, which is a nuissance as it takes about 1 minute to turn back on again. Finally the sound quality is abysmal. After 2 weeks my Sansa completely stopped working which turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it meant I could get a full refund.
Good: Build quality, features, battery life, appearance
Comment: Has everything I wanted in an MP3 player. The only major complaint I would have is that it's difficult to make playlists (at least, without installing software on your computer to do it). But I can transfer music files without installing any software on the host computer - ideal for transferring files at work. Build quality is exceptional - doesn't feel plasticky, seems very tough. Well designed. Replaceable battery. Great LCD screen.
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