Summary: I got a sansa view for about 60 bucks for an 8GB. not bad. i liked the feel of it, i liked the way the controls work and the screen graphics and color and brightness...i liked the radio..the one thing that got me to hate this to the death is the fact that it works badly with microSD cards. when syncing music with an expansion card will more than likely cause some problems, not detrimental to the player but to your time and irritabilty.
Summary: I have been using SanDisk players for a long time because I prefer Rhapsody to Itunes for the rental music features. The view has nice features with the pictures and video. Its fairly easy to use unless you are looking for a specific track in which case you will scroll forever. There are however headaches asociated with the view and its interface to Rhapsody. 1.
Summary: In general I really like this device and it works very well. Everything about it is as advertised, and I have no problem with the hardware or its performance. Here is the big BUT. I would not recommend this device for people who want to use it to listen to a lot of Podcasts, because the fast forward feature on the Sansa only skips ahead 8 seconds at a time.
Summary: So to anyone that owned the previous e200 product, this review might be interesting to you. Here are some things that they fixed form the e200. -The record "feature" on the side of the unit is now a slider button and I have never hit it accidentally unlike on the e200. -The wheel is much higher quality and it is also a "click wheel" so you don't have to deal with the tiny buttons around the wheel like on the e200.
Summary: I bought this 16GB Sansa View for my wife as a Christmas present. To make it an even better Christmas present I loaded all of her music, some choice pictures, and a few memorable videos. At first I was very satisfied with the View. It initializes fast and picks-up at the same screen that I shut it off at. Media transfer is super fast! The scroll wheel works great, in fact, I approve more of the View's physical wheel than the iPod's tactile wheel.
Summary: Important things to consider before buying: 1. Crappy headphones provided. Be sure to have good quality headphones to use with this player. The headphones fade away high frequencies no matter where you connect them. 2. You cannot arrange your music by folder or file. Once you transfer everything you can only see a big mess. 3. Playlist can be a pain in the neck to create. Even when you transfer them using WMP sometimes it won't show up ot xfer.
Summary: We have 3 Sansa players in the house. We are very pleased with the product itself. Fortunetaly, with already having the Sansa 4 G Fuze, I had the software installed to convert pictures and videos from my computer to upload to the Sansa View.The unit does not come with software so a first time user would have a difficult time loading pictures to the View.I have already uploaded nearly 4000 songs and 200 pictures on the device.