Sandisk Sansa E280 - 8Gb MP3 & Video Player - £74.99 delivered @ Amazon !
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Sandisk Sansa E280 - 8Gb MP3 & Video Player - £74.99 delivered @ Amazon !

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Found 24th Sep 2007Made hot 24th Sep 2007
Sandisk Sansa E280 - 8Gb MP3 & Video Player - £74.99 delivered @ Amazon !

Description : Enjoy skipless music playback, photo slideshows, and videos with the sleek, easily-pocketable SanDisk Sansa e280 flash memory digital audio player with 8GB of storage. It features MP3 and WMA playback and is also compatible with secure PlaysForSure WMA files downloaded from online music stores and subscription services (like MTV's Urge, Napster, and Rhapsody). It also includes a voice recorder (via built-in microphone) and a brightly coloured 1.8-inch color TFT LCD screen.

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according to sandisk website it requires pc with usb 2 port, mine only has usb1.0.

Will I be able to buy a usb 2.0 port

sandisk.com/Pro…spx

Features

World’s first 8GB Flash MP3 player, the largest capacity in the market
Sleek, thin design with large 1.8” TFT color screen for easy viewing
Strong alloy metal 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
Includes the Sansa Media Converter to support all picture and video formats
Features microSD™ expansion slot for additional memory capacity
Supports SanDisk TrustedFlash and Gruvi content cards
Digital FM tuner, on-the-fly FM recording, and voice recording
Supports Subscription Music Stores
Minimum System Requirements

Windows XP
Windows Media Player 10+
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, CD with User Guide, & additional flyer inserts

Original Poster

katymaty

according to sandisk website it requires pc with usb 2 port, mine only … according to sandisk website it requires pc with usb 2 port, mine only has usb1.0.Will I be ableto buy a usb 2.0 port....



Welcome to HUKD katymaty

Not sure about the USB upgrade; 1.0 may still work - better for someone to confirm this.

Original Poster

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NZjCIoK5L._SS400_.jpg
[LIST]
[*]Sleek design includes a with advanced features and an user friendly interface
[*]Enjoy superior sound playback as well as voice recording
[*]Runs on a replaceable and rechargeable Lithium ion battery for up to 20 hours of battery life
[*]Weighs just 7.2 ounces
[*]Flash-based player supports subscription music stores and provides everything you need for music, photo, and video clip playback[/LIST]

I heard that this model has expandable memory but the detail spec does not mention this? Can anyone confirm whether this player does have expandable memory capability?

Post number 2 above says " Features microSD™ expansion slot for additional memory capacity" :thumbsup:

A good price for a well respected product... voted hot.

I just don't know how you keep finding them edi! :thumbsup:

great price, because they've just released the new one with better spec

katymaty

according to sandisk website it requires pc with usb 2 port, mine only … according to sandisk website it requires pc with usb 2 port, mine only has usb1.0.Will I be able to buy a usb 2.0 port]http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Item(2057)-SDMX4-8192-Sansa_e280_MP3_Player_8GB.aspx



You can't buy a USB 2.0 port alone. You can get USB 2.0 if you upgrade your PC's motherboard though.

I would imagine that you can run it on USB 1.0. It just says that for high speed data transfer you'll need the faster USB 2.0

Banned

Great price

RedOnRed

You can't buy a USB 2.0 port alone. You can get USB 2.0 if you upgrade … You can't buy a USB 2.0 port alone. You can get USB 2.0 if you upgrade your PC's motherboard though.I would imagine that you can run it on USB 1.0. It just says that for high speed data transfer you'll need the faster USB 2.0



You can buy a USB 2.0 PCI card £3

e.g

amazon.co.uk/NIS…LDS

RedOnRed

You can't buy a USB 2.0 port alone. You can get USB 2.0 if you upgrade … You can't buy a USB 2.0 port alone. You can get USB 2.0 if you upgrade your PC's motherboard though.I would imagine that you can run it on USB 1.0. It just says that for high speed data transfer you'll need the faster USB 2.0



You can get just the USB 2.0 ports...

Katy you'll just need a USB 2.0 PCI card which will give you a few USB 2.0 ports for not much outlay. EBay or EBuyer are your best bets, you can get them for under £10 now.

Just make sure you have a PCI expansion slot, but here you go:

ebuyer.com/UK/…594

katymaty,
Of course you can get USB 2.0

If you have a desktop PC then you can get USB 2.0 PCI cards like this:
ebuyer.com/UK/…620
If you have a laptop with Cardbus (PCMCIA) slot then something like this would do the job:
ebuyer.com/UK/…669

There are many other devices like these so you have lots of options.

Pretty comprehensive review here.

Apparantly a few probs like user manual and deleting songs.

read on.

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Interestingly , though showing out of stock, there appears to be an 8Gig version of this with FM radio for little more.

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COmputer Shopper Nov 2007 issue has just awarded this model Best Buy award @ £105, so seems like a bargain!

Picked up the 6GB one for £56 last week from amazon... Seems to have gone up now :-( Great little player though :thumbsup:

ziffius

Complete and Utter rubbish.


Is this sort of comment really necessary?

rizla01

Pretty comprehensive review here.Apparantly a few probs like user manual … Pretty comprehensive review here.Apparantly a few probs like user manual and deleting songs.read on.]http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2006/10/sandisk_sansa_e280_review.htmlInterestingly , though showing out of stock, there appears to be an 8Gig version of this with FM radio for little more.]http://www.picstop.co.uk/MP3-Players/SanDisk-Sansa-e280-MP3-Player-%2B-FM-Radio---8GB]



The use model comes with an FM radio, however due to some ****** EU law, hey had to remove the fm radio from the european version. Most of the units sold in the EU do not come with the hardware required to use the FM radio, but some models have been sold with the chip needed (you will need the US firmware to actually use it)

RedOnRed

You can't buy a USB 2.0 port alone. You can get USB 2.0 if you upgrade … You can't buy a USB 2.0 port alone. You can get USB 2.0 if you upgrade your PC's motherboard though.I would imagine that you can run it on USB 1.0. It just says that for high speed data transfer you'll need the faster USB 2.0



what about a usb 2.0 hub, can i just plug that into my available usb port, will that then make the ports usb 2 compatible

amazon.co.uk/s/r…hub

katymaty

what about a usb 2.0 hub, can i just plug that into my available usb … what about a usb 2.0 hub, can i just plug that into my available usb port, will that then make the ports usb 2 compatiblehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/026-8790494-1634812?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+hub



afraid not, plugging a usb 2.0 hub into a usb 1 socket will mean the hub will run as a usb 1 hub (you can't make a ford fiesta go as fast as a ferrari by putting better tyres on it )

you will need either a PCI usb 2.0 card if your computer is a desktop or a PCMCIA usb 2.0 card if it is a laptop.

you should be OK to use this player over USB 1, it will however take much longer to copy songs onto it.

Nice price - ordered one of these yesterday...

Original Poster

Still around

Any idea is this works on Macs?
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