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: 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.
Seems it would be good, one I ordered did not appear new.
28 October 2008
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. We trooped along because it plugged in and seemed to charge up correctly. However the device started freaking out, we thought it was the device itself.
Summary: I've been using Sansa players for about 4 years now and have always preferred them because of how well they work with Rhapsody which I think is much better then iTunes. Having said that I have been disappointed with my view. The player has all the features that I liked in my e200, without the mechanical wheel. The rhapsody interface is good. The biggest problem I have is that the battery only lasts for about 3.5 hours playing music before it is discharged vs.
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.