Summary: The SanDisk Sansa SlotRadio player is far from your standard MP3 player--and people with persnickety music preferences won't be impressed--but the device is a perfect solution for those who prefer a hands-off approach when it comes to digital music.
Pros: The SanDisk Sansa SlotRadio is exceptionally easy to use, and no computer is required. Songs are extremely cheap, and the player includes an FM tuner and an integrated belt-clip.
Cons: The SanDisk Sansa SlotRadio suffers from so-so sound quality, and the music it comes with is locked to the cards. Listeners are subject to the whims of the Billboard music editors.
Excerpt: At CES in Las Vegas in January I had a chance to sit down with Mike Wong, the Director of SanDisk PR, and we had a very nice long chat about the memory industry trends, etc. In the process of our discussion he presented me with a MP3 player called SlotRadio (SR). A very interesting design and 4GB of Billboard hits of the 80s and the 90s locked on a 4 GB SanDisk microSD card differentiated it from other devices available at any store.
Summary: The SlotRadio system isn't for everyone, however for the user that is sick of downloading music and syncing media players, SlotRadio is designed for you. The simplicity of SlotRadio is a bit refreshing, all you do is plug the card it and press play and you've got 1000 new songs.
Pros: Great for the User who wants Simplicity, Value - 1,000 songs for ~$40 bucks, Nice mixture of songs in each genre, Compatible with a number of media players from Sandisk, Starting to be more widely available (Now available in Canada)
Cons: Annoying lack of features for the user that wants total control over their listening experience, Unable to go back to a song you just skipped, Unable to pick which song plays next, song selection is totally random (just like the radio...)
Excerpt: The Good very simple; no PC needed. compact, sturdy design. FM radio. drag-and-drop loading from PCs. good battery life. The Bad counter-intuitive controls; can't skip back. limited format support. microSD cards are easily lost. slotMusic library too focused on pop music. The notion of an ultra-simple music player has been around for some time, but most of these designs have, for the most part, kept made certain assumptions about how digital music must be played: that it...
Pros: very simple; no PC needed., compact, sturdy design., FM radio., drag-and-drop loading from PCs., good battery life.
Cons: counter-intuitive controls; can't skip back., limited format support., microSD cards are easily lost., slotMusic library too focused on pop music.
Summary: Want a new MP3 player? Good luck. These days the market is so saturated with look-alikes, seem-alikes and feature-creeps that finding a good, simple media box can be a real chore. The developers at SanDisk want to change that, and with the new SanDisk Sansa slotRadio, it looks like they’re on the right track -- as long as your music tastes don’t stray too far from the selection of songs currently on offer.
Conclusion: The SlotRadio occupies an unlikely in-between spot in the music world. Unlike a true MP3 player, you can’t choose the songs. Unlike the radio, it’s not live. Unlike Slacker’s G2 , the music isn’t free, and it’s not tailored to your tastes at all. We know it’s for casual music fans, so we won’t compare it to other MP3 players, but it doesn’t even stack up very favorably compared to regular FM radio: the songs aren’t always fresh, you have to buy them, it costs far more as...
Summary: Included with the player is a MicroSD memory card pre-loaded with 1000 Billboard songs. The songs are sorted in 7 categories: Country (George Stait, Kenny Chesny and others) Contemporary (Coldplay, Maroon 5 and others) R&B/Hip Hop (Akon, Chris Brown and others) Alternative (Hinder, Kaiser Chiefs and others) Rock (3 Doors down, U2 and others) Workout (Bestie Boys, Fatboy Slim and others) Chillout (Shakira, Sarah MacLachlan and others) Now, purchasing this music on a...
Excerpt: SanDisk Sansa slotRadio è un lettore mp3 dalle dimensioni ridotte, dal design alla moda e molto comodo da portare con sé ma, soprattutto, nella confezione d'acquisto del lettore è inclusa anche una scheda di memoria con precaricati ben 1000 brani di artisti famosi e primi nelle classifiche mondiali.
Pros: Dimensioni e peso, Radio fm, Scheda con 1000 brani inclusa
Cons: No visualizzatore foto, No memoria interna, No visualizzatore video