The Sansa e270's appearance brings sense of style and sophistication, the player's smooth finish colour catches your attention without being an eyesore. The slim and compact player is also constructed quite well and sturdily. Meaning that it is capable of withstanding the occasional knock or drop.
Its menu system is well designed and structured, combined with its tactile controls , the player is rather user friendly. In addition to the existing memory capacity that is build in, you can also increase it if required by adding a Micro SD card into the build in card slot. When using the supplied headphones, the sound quality is reasonable with nothing special, with equal balance between the two channels. Upon using an additional pair of headphones, the sound quality had more clarity and accuracy, especially when playing high notes.
It is quite simple and straightforward to access all the functions of the player. Its file transfer speed is quite fast, on average taking a mere 4.5 seconds to transfer 10 megabytes of audio files.
The battery stamina is also quite decent, providing up to 18 and a half hours of continuous audio playback from a full charge which takes around 2 and a half hours.
The display screen is quite small, despite the fact that the player supports both videos and pictures. You might find that you need to lower the resolution/quality of your photo, especially if they are high resolution or of a high megapixel, in order to view them on the player.
First of all this is a perfect example of a good, cheap mp3 player. With the 6GB capacity it can hold over 1000 songs (which is plenty for most people). Compared to other mp3 players on the market in both price and capacity this is one of the best.
Usually with cheap mp3 players the software isn't brilliant and sometimes fiddly. SanDisk however have made a solid package and the interface is simple and easy to use. To put music on it is simply a matter of synchronising it with Windows Media Player, then it automatically sorts your music from your library into folders such as genre, artist and album.
Another addition which makes this mp3 player good is the photo and video player. The capacity means that many short video clips can be stored as well your music which is great for train or car journeys.
As for size its very lightweight and small which makes it ideal if your out and about, travelling to and from work etc.
Overall Its highly recommended for anyone looking for a solid mp3 player.