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SanDisk Sansa E280 8GB MP3 Playerl £67.99 @ Play

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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
* Main Features:
* Sleek, thin design with large 1.8" TFT color screen for easy viewing
* Strong Liquidmetal back casing provides excellent durability and scratch resistance
* Simple to use, backlit controls for fast device interface navigation
* User replaceable and rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for up to 20 hours of battery life (Battery Life Based on Continuous, Standard Playback, 128 Kb MP3 file)
* Features microSD expansion slot for additional memory capacity
* Supports SanDisk TrustedFlash and Gruvi content cards
* Supports Subscription Music Stores
* Minimum System Requirements:
* Windows XP
* Windows Media Player 10+
* Intel Pentium class PC or higher
* CD-ROM drive
* USB 2.0 port required for hi-speed transfer
* Package Contents:
* Sansa e200 series player
* Travel pouch and lanyard
* Stereo headphones
* Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
* USB cable
* Quick Start guide

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#1
Direct link

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3250120/SanDisk-Sansa-E280-8GB-MP3-Player/Product.html

I've got one of these and £67.99 is pretty amazing for an 8GB MP3 player of this quality. I'd order if I didn't have already.
#2
Bought one of these back in April and still very pleased with it - the most useful aspect of this device is that it has USB Mass storage support. This means you can plug it into pretty much any PC and it will be detected as another drive which you can just drag and drop to. I dislike mp3 players that I have to install software for and can't interface with directly.

John
#3
Cool player. Runs Rockbox ([url]www.rockbox.org[/url]). Via Rockbox MicroSDHC cards are supported.. so grab yourself a 8gb MicroSDHC card for as well (£36ish at time of writing). :)
#4
Yeah Rockbox is quality, if you have a player that supports it then you should install it.
#5
A few questions:
1. What's the quality of the voice recording like?
2. If you add a MicroSDHC card, does it just seamlessly extend the internal memory?
3. If you install Rockbox, can you revert back to the original Sandisk software if needed?
Thanks
#6
Stompa
A few questions:
1. What's the quality of the voice recording like?
2. If you add a MicroSDHC card, does it just seamlessly extend the internal memory?
3. If you install Rockbox, can you revert back to the original Sandisk software if needed?
Thanks


The record quality is really good, i've had mine for about 2 years now and love it, my 17 year old daughter prefers it to her i-pod.

I also would order one if i didn't have one and i paid £129 for mine!
#7
I have the 6GB version of this, it's a great player.
The only drawback is when you insert the MicroSD card, it has to refresh the memory (or whatever) to add the new songs, meaning you're stuck looking at a progress meter for about two minutes. You can get around this by adding it when a song is playing - it'll keep playing in that case.

It's a great player, simple to use and none of that itunes **** to bother with. Drag and drop. Even converting videos is easy.
#8
[COLOR="Red"]Forgot to mention - Rockbox does NOT run on V2 models of the Sansa E200 series (yet/ever). Be warned.[/COLOR]
More info: http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SansaE200Port

To answer some of the other questions:

2. If you add a MicroSDHC card, does it just seamlessly extend the internal memory?
Dunno about the original firmware, but in Rockbox it simply appears as another folder called MicroSD1 on the root of the filetree. Dunno about database mode, I dont use it.

3. If you install Rockbox, can you revert back to the original Sandisk software if needed?
Yes. Unless you screw something up. Rockbox's bootloader has a dualboot function so you can load the Original Firmware (OF) by holding LEFT button when booting. Also, the OF auto boots when you power on while connected via USB. This is because Rockbox port for Sansa only charges from USB, you cant transfer files (yet).
#9
Another recomendation from me - great sound, ease of use and RockBox is a must. :thumbsup:

Was gutted when i lost mine. (Luckily i got a cheap ipod classic due to hotdeals as a replacement :-D)
#10
Was about to order one when I realise that a 80GB Ipod costs £149 -for ten times more space, you only pay double the amount of money.
#11
Yeah but when you drop that bulky 80GB Ipod its hard disk will die. Sansa is flash so you can throw it around everywhere.
MicroSDHC cards will go up to 32GB eventually.. so although 8GB, this is potentially a 40GB device.
#12
I actually have the version of this device which also includes an FM radio.
With regard some of the questions raised so far, here is my 2p worth.
You can add up to an extra 2GB via a micro SD card. Be warned though, you can only place music on this card. If you want to store photos or video on the device, it has to be in the main memory or it will not be seen.
This is a big drop off in my opinion. I would have preferred to purchase a number of cards to store photos or movies on, which I could swap out as I wanted.
As has already been stated, you can use it as a removable device so you can just drag and drop music files onto the player. If you have WMP10, you can use it to synchronise your music.
I really like the player. Decide for yourself from my comments if this puts you off.
This offer is currently a good price.
#13
Guys - sound quality wise - how does this compare to an IPOD nano 1st gen.

I have the 4GB 1st gen model. I found it quite good and the sound quite good with other headphones.
I am a bit annoyed with 4GB as I have to keep on deleting stuff to put new stuff on it.
#14
tara
Was about to order one when I realise that a 80GB Ipod costs £149 -for ten times more space, you only pay double the amount of money.


You're comparing a hard drive and a flash player - for the capacity a hard drive based system is cheaper but a flash based system will be smaller, lighter and often better batterylife. It just depends on your needs which you prefer, I have both a hard drive based system and the Sansa - it's the latter that gets the most usage due to its small size and weight.

John
#15
Many thanks folks for the answers to my questions.
#16
Did anyone buy this in the end? Is it v1 or v2?

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