"Fantastic player if you want to avoid iTunes"4.5 starson by blackdognorth
Pros: Beautiful form factor
GREAT audio quality
Good voice recorder
Use microSDHC cards for up to 16-32 gB of ADDITIONAL storage beyond the stock 8 gigs!
Good battery life
Updates of firmware available
Cons: Video and photos look good but require Sansa's Media Player software to convert to a format the player can use. Stock avi/divx/xvids cannot be just added without the conversion process- which greatly adds to file size.
Summary: Really a great player with a lot of features more expensive players don't have. The Sansa website has a support section and Forums for users to discuss and help each other with technical details- a VERY big help for me. I've been very happy with it for almost two years now.
The expansion microSDHC slot offers great flexibility. You can load up with 16 gigs of movies, podcasts and new music for an air trip for instance! Then switch it out when back home for something else-without affecting the music stored on the internal memory. Pretty cool. Friends can swap out sd cards and trade music.
One small minus: Rubberizied coating on back has started to peel a bit in the last few months. (almost two years old now). Not a big deal to me but a very slight gripe.