Seems it would be good, one I ordered did not appear new.
17 November 2013
Summary: So I bought this for my girlfriend and was hoping it'd work well with her device (from what I can tell the voltages are all correct). However, when I ordered this I understood it to be a "new" item. What we received was instead something that appeared to be used, used and well used.
Summary: Once I got it set up (which took a while), it's been fairly stable, but I can still crash it occasionally, usually by trying to scan forward or back in a video. The video editing software that came with it was useless - took literally forever to finish a file.
Pros: Decent screen, decent memory, nice form factor, not an ipod.
Cons: The software was buggy from the get-go. Firmware updates weren't particularly useful. Took me the better part of a day to get it up and running for my wife to use. Included video shrinking software is absolute junk. FM radio has poor reception
Summary: I bought the refurb edition, so I was not afforded the opportunity to review the docs early on. I went to the sandisk site to obtain - and was not impressed. I had all sorts of problems early on. The device wouldn't turn on unless I plugged it in via USB. Had a tough time importing my music.
Pros: Nice balance of screen size/portatability. Standard Sansa MP3 player features, relatively simple UI. Good memory size 8GB with optional MicroSD/HC card port.
Cons: Poor support/documentation on Sandisk Website. No ability to install Rockbox (yet). Awful earbuds.
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.
Summary: Other than the con I mentioned it's fantastic.
Pros: -Glossy black w/ blue wheel -FM radio -Capacity -Audio jack on top -SD slot
Cons: The product I received had a somewhat messed up audio jack. I had to push the header from my headphones a certain direction in order to receive a signal on both earphones. Leave it in your pocket while walking and the header will be put out of place, giving me only a signal on the right ear.
Summary: I really want to like this well-built, cheap and fairly high quality player but I'm finding myself buying a replacement hardly a month after purchasing. The primary reason for this is that 80% of my listening consists of audiobooks and 1hr+ long podcasts.
Cons: Fast Forward is almost unusably slow, Radio feature is hidden in the "more" section of menu, Only resumes song position if powered-off (not if you let it auto shut-off), Audiobooks cannot be added to audiobook section unless purchases through audible.com, SDHC card requires a long startup time
Summary: Misunderstandings.... Poor documentation... Resolve 1. Locks up... If you put the device in lock mode then release it usually the freeze on songs goes away .... Repeat 2 or 3 times... 2. Heat issue or static electricity 1.
Pros: 16 gigs, cheap, sd micro..... Use for work... For mp3 player... generally stays charged for 10.5 hrs ... In pocket... Great Sound, Good Movie player sharp, Good Equalizer ..
Cons: Heat Problem occurs when holding the View in your hand to long this will eventually lead to device failure... SanDisk needs to warn people this device is not to be held in hand for long periods of time or your body heat combined with the drive spinning will lead to failure.. To long to transfer m...
Summary: A GSoC student is working on a rockbox port, so I'm looking forward to that (aka, it'll make this player worth the money).
Pros: Cheap player for the capacity (got it on sale).
Cons: Interface, as said before, isn't that great. The freezes, while annoying, are not quite a showstopper for me, since I usually fire and forget on a playlist. A bigger annoyance for me is the placement of the hold/power slider, which is awkward to operate with one hand, and the placement of the hea...