dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: Rockbox trademark?

Re: Rockbox trademark?

From: Solomon Peachy via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 23:40:41 -0400

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 10:31:16PM +0000, mat via rockbox-dev wrote:
> So, they must've done a fair bit of work to get the hardware working
> with Rockbox. They really should be complying with the GPL.

Hmm, you used the 'S' word...

(But yeah, they would have had to put a lot of work into their rockbox

> The other question is: Is this device any good? I am constantly
> looking for a replacement for my sansa clip as I'm sure it's going to
> die soon (this is my 4th!)

Honestly, it's a poor substitute for the Clip series; it's aiming for
the quasi-oxymoronic "cheap audiophile" market. It's relatively bulky,
heavy, runs hot, and has crappy battery life. This particular model has
a better screen than most of its siblings, but that's a double-edged

Its only real technical advantage is that, due to using a bare-metal
micrcontoller, it boots up _very_ quickly compared to its nominal
"audiophile" competition.. and is only concerned with music playback
instead of apps and ecosystems and streaming services...

 - Solomon
Solomon Peachy			      pizza at shaftnet dot org (email&xmpp)
                                      _at_pizza:shaftnet dot org   (matrix)
High Springs, FL                      speachy (freenode)

Received on 2021-05-04

Page template was last modified "Tue Sep 7 00:00:02 2021" The Rockbox Crew -- Privacy Policy