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Subject: Re: Should the Sansa series be avoided?

Re: Should the Sansa series be avoided?

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 11:51:29 -0600

"Aman Singer" <aman_at_asinger.net asks:>
Subject: Should the Sansa series be avoided?

Hi, all.
I'm on the verge of suggesting that a friend buy the Sandisk Sansa
for use with Rockbox. My knowledge lies entirely in HD based players, I've
never used a flash based player with Rockbox before. Is anyone out there
having trouble with the Sansa's use? Specifically, are there any issues in
playing OGG and MP3 files with Rockbox. She's also going to be using the
speech extensively, so any trouble with that on the Sansa would be good to
know about. I have looked at the ports page, but all I can see that might be
a reason to avoid the player is that the power handling isn't optimal and
that voice recording is only available through the microphone. I'd be most
grateful to hear what experiences others have had with it.
Aman

**I have the E280 and while there are some features not yet implemented,I
love the little beauty!

Voice UI works well.
The click wheel is easy to get used to and can really speed up navigation
when adjusting settings like the sleep timer etc, etc.

You will need to get used to navigation as the player does not default bakc
to your startup menu item when you stop playback simular to hard disk
players.

There are a few more key combos to learn but once you get them memorized
You'll be cooking with gas!

The unit is small and sturdy and battery life is very good for me so far.

Music transfer is a little slow. I don't know if it's an Rb issue or, if we
are talking USB 1.1 here.

The unit does not come with an AC adapter and charges via USB but you can
add an after market AC charger.

The supplied head phones suck but, I'm sure you already expect that would be
the case.

Cheers Aman...rocker
 
Received on 2007-10-21


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