Open any book, flip through any magazine and switch on any channel, we find programmes on "the battle of the bulge". One major obstacle to be overcome is, 'lack of perseverance' to achieve one's goal. The cause for this is again 'boredom'.
What am I talking about? How is this connected to SanDisk Sansa E260? Oh, but there is a connection, a major one.
By the end of the year 2006, I received a sleek gift from my brother in the US for my birthday, a digital MP3 player with flash memory and a 4 GB capacity(not that it matters because it gas a Micro SD expansion slot.
Armed with my new, sturdy companion and an enthusiastic mindset, I set about my new exercise regimen and as I switched on my SanDisk Sansa E260 and started moving my lazy body. It worked! In 2008, I am several pounds lighter, rich in my knowledge of music, fit in mind too by listening to, many self-improvement talks by speakers.
*Depending on my mood in the evening, I use the simple-to-use navigating controls and the clear large 1.8 " TFT screen and backlit rotary dial enables me to organize my favourite songs by Artists, Albums, Playlists and Genre.
*The Lithium Ion Rechargeable battery goes on for upto 20 hours and is easily recharged through USB cable.
*The Photo Viewer, On-board FM Radio, Voice Recorder and Built-in Microphone are added incentives.
*The screen is small and video pictures have to be loaded with the included Sansa software which is a little tough but then, thankfully, I don't really need to view pictures to lose weight.
*Unlike the IPod, it certainly cannot provide wireless FM transmitters for my car or be an extension to my Home Theatre but, affordable it is, and whenever the green-eyed monster peeps up as I look at my friend flaunting her IPod, I console myself.
Know the famous phrase?
'Value for money!'
This is a review originally written by me and published on ciao.com
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa dam. yeah that kinda describes my mates experience with this mp3 player. he loved it, said it was better than an ipod and everything- fantastic battery life, no problems, and a great sound quality. until one day, he brought a set of ipod speakers for his girlfriend, and decided it'd be quite fun to try to use them for his own little sandisk. it didn't work. the speakers started to steam, and then there was a tiny puff of smoke as the sandisk saw the last of its days. he is still impressed with the time he had with it, however since he brought an ipod classic for a little more than he would've payed for the larger 8GB version, and so got 10 times more space for only a little more money. since he hasn't looked back and has enjoyed an enjoyable year using his new ipod, and hasn't looked back. so here's the moral of the story. if you want a very decent mp3 player, by all means go for this, but if you have the extra cash and want an amazing uber cool mp3 player, nothing beats an ipod. yet.
I had wanted a new MP3 player for a while with a large memory and storage space. My partner managed to get me this MP3 player off the internet fairly cheap. It does have a lot of space and I have still not managed to fill it with my many tracks.
I was pleased to see that I had a San Disk MP3 player. From past experience I knew they were a good make because they create the camera disks and memory sticks. I have had a few of these San Disk products and they are very good. The San Disk Sansa E260 also looked like an I pod and was different to my other older MP3 players.
The MP3 player is small in size and is easy to fit in my pocket, it also very lightweight so is easy to carry. It is about the size of a debit card and as it is so thin is easy to fit in most pockets. Whilst like the shape and size I prefer my bullet shaped MP3 player as it was smaller. Although the MP3 player looks like an I-Pod it is somewhat larger in depth. The I Pod is very thin but this one is clearly bigger and this is probably its main downfall. I wasn't personally looking for an I-Pod look-a-like so I am very happy with it. if you are looking for a cheap alternative to the I-Pod you will be disappointed.
On first impressions I was very happy to see that it had a screen, and when I found out I could play videos I was very happy.
It was very easy to use, and my partner had pre-recorded a few tracks for me to get started. The instruction manual supplied was easy to use and follow. The buttons on the front take a little while to get used to and can sometimes be pushed accidentally. I am now used to using them and I love them. I did have a few problems uploading videos as they seemed to take a long time to copy across and I got a little impatient. To be fair at the moment I only use my MP3 player for music and have no need for videos. I have uploaded a few photos and this MP3 player can be useful for that as well. It has a slideshow function, so I can show off my holiday photos. The music is very easy to copy across. The CD provided enables you to copy from the media player, or you can just drag and drop.
I find the voice recorder very useful as at work I can use it to record measurements (I work on a building site) and this stops me from forgetting. Apart from this you can also find it useful for things such as interviews and recording important information such as in lectures. My partner found hers very useful for her university degree and her dissertation.
There is an equaliser which adds to the overall sound quality. As much of my music is 'rock' style I use this mode more often. But it does come complete with rock, pop and classic modes all of which are very useful. It does come complete with some headphones and these are very good making the sound quality much better.
The screen quality is good and the menu is easy to use. Music files can be sorted into folders so if I fancy a particular genre of music I can select it e.g. metal. The colour screen is great and is unlike my older MP3 players.
The MP3 player can play a range of formats such as MP3, WMA, MPEG, AVI and WAV. When I use WMA files I can fit a lot more files onto the player. I have many songs saved onto my MP3 player and they all work fine. I would advise you to convert as many files as you can so that you can fit as many files as possible onto your player. I have managed to get 809 songs and 93 photos onto my player and I still have plenty of space. It also has an FM radio, but to be quite honest this is nothing to write home about.
The power lasts for about 15 hours which is quite good. Obviously during download and when watching videos the battery is used up a little quicker. The battery is a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
The MP3 player is quite durable, working on a building site it has to be strong and withstand some damage. So far I have not had any problems and it still works as good as new. The player comes with a case and although it has been placed in here it has managed to get a little scratched in the top left hand corner.
My partner spent about £60 on this MP3 player apparently however looking on the net I have seen it range between £50 and £90 from online shops. Compared to similar products this is average. I have looked for this MP3 player in 'offline' shops and still haven't come across it but it is easy to find online.
I really like this MP3 player it has been very useful for me at work and I like the extra features such as video and ability to store photos. It comes with everything you need to get you started and it is sure to give you hours of entertainment. I would recommend it.
The player in general is good but the customer support sucks! I researched the web site and it showed multiple languages inside the player's interface. It actually does not support Asian languages unless you buy it in Asia. Even if you buy it in Asia, some of the languages are not ready yet, still need to wait. The tech support said the hardware made in is not compatible with the decoding software since the resolution for the player in UK is not high enough. I was misinformed and got stuck with the device. Called tech support in UK, they refused to do anything and since I bought it through Amazon.com, SanDisk kept telling me they will send me the decoding software, over 30 days later told me software not compatible. I missed the 30 days return policy....I am stuck with the device and SanDisk Tech Support gave me an attitude. I am very disappointed. I was looking forward to having this product in Jan 2007 and was excited to see it in March. I will not buy any SanDisk product anymore.