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Subject: Re: rockbox on a Sandisk e280?

Re: rockbox on a Sandisk e280?

From: Rocker <>
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 13:19:57 -0700

You wrote:

Well, of course they do if you are living in the states. Ebay Canada
had boatloads of accessories, but not a single player when I looked.
Look again man. US sellers will also ship to canada.
Besides, none of them are going to come preloaded with rockbox. I've
never done an install of rockbox,, but you're paying for the guy's
time to set up the players, test the instalations and make sure they
go fine. And youre paying for the convenience of getting a player that's
already hacked out f the box with no research and very little
effor on your part.
$120 CAD with shipping just for convenience?
Dude. If you can't install rockbox then maybe you shouldn't be using it.

It's a good deal. I don't need daisy book features enough to pay
exorbitantly for them, but the meanest dirt cheep portable talking mp3/
daisy book reader for the blind is going for about $350. It's about
3x the size and double the weight of the sansa, only has half the
battery life, comes with deplorable and highly inconfigurable speech
Another incorrect and speculative assumtion on your part! I have played
with them all, VR stream, Plextalk Pocket and Book sense XT.
I own 2 of the above mentioned and I can assure you that one can configure
the speech. Moreover, The current RB default speech voice is no better or
no worse on any of the above-listed platforms.
Please tell me how you figure that the speech synth on Rockbox is more
configurable then the above? I would love to hear it!
is built out of plastic and walmart quality componants that you'll be
luckey to get a full year out of, and only record in mono from the
built in pickup. It doesn't come with any built in memory, or an fm
radio receiver. If you want those features in a talking mp3 player
designed with the blind in mind, you have to pay $600.
Another out right ly sir!
Which rock box player do you own that records in stereo with a built in
The Book Sense products come with 2 or 4 gigs of internal memory, the XT has
a built in FM radio of which you can make two channel recordings in .wav or
So for people who need it to talk and don't want to be bothered, this
guy is offering a super good deal. I would have been tempted to do my
own hack if I could have fount an E280 for $40 or so, but to be
honest, I spend so much time looking at other peoples computers all
day that when I get home I don't really feel like doing to much with
my own. This was great. I just took it out, copied over my newest
audiobook purchase, and had something to keep my mind occupied on the
4 hour round trip to work on Fiday. It was worth it. :)
Good for you man! I cannot dispute the price difference between the E280
and the dedicated players I listed above. What I can argue is your
Irronious facts. The price of the preloaded E280 compared to doing the work

Rock on...Paul!
Ooops! I mean rocker
Just kidding Paul (grin)

On 2009-11-07, at 10:36 PM, Dave wrote:

> Argh. eBay has a bunch of Sansa e280s on sale right now for about
> half that
> price.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:rockbox-
>] On
> Behalf Of erik burggraaf
> Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 8:20 PM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: rockbox on a Sandisk e280?
> Dave. I just bought two of these, and I'm going to buy at least two
> more, if not 3 or 4.
> Have a look at this page.
> I'm surprised he's not here. It's a pretty good deal.
> Best,
> On 2009-11-06, at 11:54 AM, David Mehler wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to get ahold of a Sandisk e280 for rockbox, the clip i was
>> given is not working at all and won't work with rockbox so i'm
>> looking
>> for an alternative.
>> I've checked locally no one seems to carry it, i was wondering online
>> places and the best prices? Also, i remember vaguely about a 280v1
>> and
>> 280v2 how do i differentiate between them?
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
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