Summary: I bought this at a Walmart back around 2004...I have lost the screws to the back, whch causes the whole unit to explode into 3 separate pieces when I drop it (back metal plate, battery, and player). The player still works great, with one exception. The audio would refuse to play on both sides of the headphones, which was due to the wear of twisting my headphones around the device too tight. That problem only surfaced last year...
Summary: I use this to play back mp3s while I practice the piano. I find it easy to use, super reliable, with long battery life between charges. The internal battery needs to be replaced about every three years. The replacement battery is available on ebay direct from China without the retail mark-up. I own about six of these Sansa players. They are very useful for playing background music between sets at my gigs and for learning songs in the car.
Summary: if you care about form this sansa is not for you. if you care about function c2xx + rockbox is a good alternative to other brands. SDHC compatible, high quality mic and radio recording, video capability, many cool apps.
Pros: ROCKBOX, price compared to ipod.
Cons: everything else. scratch magnet, bulky, comes with headphones better than cheaper models but could be better, sansa firmware, non-standard usb cable, built quality. the round black pushbutton fell off after a year and a half.
Summary: This is a great MP3 player for those, like me, who don't have too much music and don't use their MP3's too often. I like the radio and ability to record. One bad thing about it is that it doesn't have very many extra features, like iPods do. It is still very good for the price and worth considering.
Summary: Though this thing has small amount of space the fact that it has a built-in radio and has an SD card slot you can increase the memory ten fold!! It's HUGE this mp3 player is a beast its really thick and I like that because it's durable. The screen is COMPLETELY sealed off so it won't get dust in it unlike other cheap mp3 players.