Summary: As of this posting, I took my G1 and refreshed all the stations and played them as expected. I saw the post about Slacker no supporting this G1 device anymore but mine works just fine. unsure what the real problem is. Obviously since mine still works, I must say that it still should be purchased.
Summary: I bought this for my hubby for Christmas. It was a great price and worked awesome. This summer, however, it started taking longer to start up or turn off, and now it won't turn on at all. Hopefully we can get it figured out so we don't have to toss it.
Summary: Pros: endless selection of free music, lots of station choices, make your own station, beautiful screen, older model G1 is very affordable. Also, this thing shines when coupled with an iRiver FM transmitter in the car... Cons: Oddly designed buttons, finicky scroll wheel, odd touch bar controls.
Summary: I love my Slacker! I have it set to download a few "stations". The stations are customizable from online. I was concerned about how it would work with my Mac. It is fine! I use the website to customize my stations and then I have my Slacker use wifi for updates.
Summary: I bought this device from Amazon for [..], so I wasn't expecting a lot, even though I knew it was listed previously for [..]. First off, I am a big user of Pandora. So naturally, when I caught wind of Slacker at the SD forums, I jumped on it and don't regret this purchase.
Summary: I've had my Slacker player for about a month now and use it almost every day. It's a great device if you like listening to music and don't want to buy (or steal) thousands of dollars worth of MP3's.
Not quite 5-star but Slacker is an awesome and unique "personal radio" experience!
J. U. "gadget guy", Amazon
7 June 2008
Summary: Well, I have had my 8GB 40-station Slacker Portable for almost a month now, and I must agree with "Patent Guy", the Slacker experience is quite amazing! I use my Slacker Portable everyday, especially during my driving commute each day.
Summary: The Slacker Portable Radio is a very usable and enjoyable device. Although I enjoy staying current, I am not usually an "early adopter" of new technology, but the stars were aligned for me on this one and I took the risk. I have not regretted it.