Pros Great selection of music
Play lists are good
Cons Limited controls
Advertisements for SlotRadio mixed in music
Summary Great music, but limited control and advertisements make this a failing idea. Really thought it would be good and was willing to overlook the control issue. But when I heard the first advertisement, I knew it was over. Make it add free and Slot Radio might succeed.
Pros Easy to effortless. No downloads. No software to install. No PCs to sync. No credit cards to submit online. No ads and chatter like in real radio. Has FM radio for the hits seeker.
Cons No rewind - but that's very much like Internet radio, which is what I think they were trying to mimic (just without the ads...)
Summary Bought this for my mom. My dad picked it up and that was that... he is not letting her near it. It's like a GPS for music - it just "takes you there" without you having to think about the ride. But more importantly, it allows people with limited tech know-how or limited time, to enjoy good music without the hassle of playing DJ or installing software. It just works. I just wished it had a rewind function - so I could go back to listening to the previous song, but hey - radio doesn't even have a skip function which this player does have. My parents love it. I am thinking of buying them the oldies card.
Pros It has a clip
Cons High price for a no-memory player, high price for music you can't pick, unknown bit-rate, unknown battery life, no rewind, no pause, no shuffling or arranging of song order (skip only)
Summary Terrible descriptions of this player, both by Sansa and reviewers----no mention of battery life( "It would be nice if it were longer than 13 hrs"---so how long is it??? Just come out and state it!! ). No mention of bit-rate of pre-recorded songs or if player handles FLAC or other lossless media.
Who wants to pay $100 for a no-memory mp3 player just for the privilege of paying another $40 for 1000 songs somebody else picks for you? 80s Rock? Sounds like a bad K-tel mix. If you truly wanted the pre-recorded stuff, why wouldn't you go buy any cheap 1 or 2 gig player with a microSD slot (should run about $10-20), buy the $40 card, pocket the extra $50 bucks, and still have 1 or 2 gig to record your own stuff on!!! I have absolutely no idea how this could POSSIBLY sell.
Other small problem---fixed song order, you can skip, but you can't pause or rewind, if you stop, you start over from the beginning---of a 1000 song list. Hope you like the first 100 or so.....