Summary: I had this product before , but it mistakenly fell and cracked into pieces right before my eyes. If you have good quality batteries you are good for a long period of time. The replacement I purchased after my previous item fell into pieces was not in good shape as compared to my previous item, but the shipping came right on time. thanks.
Summary: I bought this 'old' MP3 player for simple use because it runs on a single AA battery, but was surprised with audio quality. Sound is crisp and loud. I'd say this is a lot better than my newer, small red Sansa. The only downside to this is the shape is awkward in the hand.
Summary: This simple player does everything I need. The fancier ones not only contain features I don't need, they no longer do what I need them to do. My Cowon U2 worked well as did my subsequent iAudio7, but both were done in by the planned obsolescence of non-replaceable rechargeable batteries and neither is still available for purchase. The most recent Cowon offerings are so tarted up that they can no longer do simple things. I'm so glad I found this one.
inexpensive digital player - simple to use - good sound - long battery life
5 May 2012
Summary: I like the simplicity of the Sansa M2xx series. I can use "my computer" to manage files on the player. I drive 25 miles round trip for work and a battery lasts better than 3 weeks. If the battery dies while driving, I can change it at a stoplight and continue on. You don't need a charger for the car and another at the house. It remembers where you stopped listening even if you change the battery.
Summary: i had some problems before i got the player to work. i didn't know how to turn the player on. the short manual was not very good. i had to go to the web to find the sansa manual that told me to press and hold the power button until it starts. i also couldn't sync it with the usb until i found a note that someeone wrote about turning the power off and locking the device before connecting the usb.
Summary: I have used it for running for well over 10 years the that has changed is the memory sizes. Long after the Ipods and all these espensive devices are warn out and in the trash the Sanssa will still be going strong. I lost my first one about three and purchased from Amazon another at a great price. For those three years I could never figure out what had happened to it. Early this spring I was raking some leaves by a fense post and guess what I found.
Summary: Bought this for my son for Christmas. We opened it and tried to get it to work. Followed the directions and it does not power on. We charged it even though it has a battery already, tried to download songs, but no luck. We have tried and tried to get it to power on. If there is a special trick, please let me know. I have a very sad 5 yr old.
Summary: I've probably had this thing for at least 5 years and it still works great. Let's start with things I don't like about it though... 1. You cannot delete songs directly off the mp3. You have to plug it into a computer and delete it it that way. That has always been my greatest annoyance. 2. I have had trouble with computers recognizing some of the files on it even though they are all mp3s. Sometimes I use a different laptop to transfer music.
Summary: I bought a couple of these over the last several years from another site. The first was this 512MB model and the other was 2GB (I think). They were refurbished and didn't work for more than a couple months. I returned them for refunds and finally bought a slightly more expensive refurbished SanDisk Sansa e250. I won't address the reliability problems I experienced. . .the ones I had were refurnished and had already been broken once.
Summary: Very disappointed with performance. Difficult to work with and user unfriendly. Battery dies after very short period of time. Inadequate directions. Instruction set up CD doesn't work with Windows Vista.