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SanDisk Sansa e200 1.8
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3 out of 5 eggs Decent music player 08/20/2008

This review is from: SanDisk Sansa e200 1.8" Black 2GB MP3 Player Sansa e250

Pros: Nice sound. The spinning ring is kinda cute and lets you zoom through a list. Customizable equalizer. There is a feature that allows you to use the ring to scrub through music, which is kinda handy if you want that kinda control. Menu system is pretty slick. Click and drag songs between computer and player. Expansion slot is simple to use; works with 2GB micro SD cards. The sliders for volume, screen brightness, etc. allow you to take things near extreme levels, which I consider to be good, compared to my Zune that lets me set screen brightness to medium, a hair below medium, or a hair above medium.

Cons: Record button on the side is the most annoying convenience ever. I now have several recordings of me saying "What the heck happened to the music?!" because I reached for the player and accidentally hit the record button, which immediately stops the music and starts recording. Handy if you like that, but it's too easy to accidentally hit and you can't even resume your music where you left off; you have to navigate back to the song you were at and the scrub to where you left off. Also, Sandisk has jumped on the bandwagon and decided not to use a standard cable to connect the player to a computer. Gone are the days when you could afford to lose the data cable the player came with and just buy a standard mini USB adapter for a couple bucks or jsut buy a couple to have at home, school, work, etc. now, you have some proprietary, non-standard thing that will most likely cost $25 to replace.

Other Thoughts: If you have a micro SD card in the player and then plug the player into the computer, the computer cannot see the micro SD card. You have to add/remove content from the micro SD card separately. Also, you cannot play music while the player is recharging. Also, hitting the buttons around the spinning ring is not too easy unless you have small fingers becasue the ring sticks out kinda far and the buttons are flush with the surface of the player. This is definitely not as good as the Meizu mini player. However, I guess it was worth the $30 I paid for it (from a woot). On last thing: you cannot search throughy your songs using the directory structure in which the songs exist. This feature seems to have been dispanded in the last few years when everyone started sorting by album, artist, year, etc. What is so bad about letting me sort by folder, Microsoft/Sandisk/Apple?


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Display Name: Steven B.

Date Joined: 05/12/07

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