Summary: This is a quality product with a fair amount of memory. Excellient operating system for music or podcasts. Audiobooks work great with this player. The only problem is some audiobooks need to have their tags edited to get play order correct. Rechargeable batteries make it easy to play all day without long waits for recharge times. I all ready have one of these but needed a second for a favorite authors audiobooks.
Summary: The Sansa Sandisk m260 is getting a bit long in the tooth in the electronic world and is several generations out of date but I like them so much. Prices have fallen to the point that if you lose them or damage them it isn't a huge financial crisis which is a good thing in today's environment. The units are very reliable and pretty well built so a short fall won't put it out to the electronic grave yard.
Summary: I realy liked that it has an FM radio, but didn't like the that it didn't come with an owner's manual. There doesn't seem to be an "off" button. When the battery was removed (the only way I could figure out to turn it off,) then it lost all memory of the songs I selected and I had to hook it up to my computer and download my song list once again. This would not be a product that I could go on vacation with. Once the battery died I would have no way to re-load my songs.
Summary: I needed an MP3 player for my mother who doesn't have a computer nor is she very tech savy. She's taking treatments and I thought this would be a great way for her to enjoy her music and help her relax while she sits for 5 hours at a time during her treatments. However, I needed a player that didn't require a computer to recharge the battery. The Sandisk Sansa m260 4GB Expandable MP3 Player was exactly what I needed.
Summary: I am very happy with the Sandisk MP3. The two things that pleased me most was that it was very easy to load songs and has lots of memory. I have 500 songs on mine already and it is not even half full. I put my favorite albums on it twice because there is so much memory. Two AAA batteries last for nearly 10 hours. The headphones that came with it were surprisingly comfortable. I needed to purchase two MP3s: his and hers. With a very reasonable price it is hard to beat.