Daily Archives: December 9, 2006

Review: The SanDisk Sanso e260

It was Nicola’s birthday today and Bella and I got her a SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 player. We did a little bit of shopping around for it and found the best deal at The Good Guys. I set it up last night so that it would be ready to go this morning and I have to say that I am impressed by this little number.

The device itself has 4GB capacity but also supports suplimenting that capacity with micro-SD cards. It has a 1.8inch screen which can be used for viewing photos, watching movies or just navigating around the various menus of the device. It sports a menu button, four directional buttons as well as a wheel pad similar to what you find on a Nano – with a shiny black cover it really looks the business.

The nice thing about buying one of these instead of say an iPod [whatever] is that you can using Windows Media Player and not have to convert your entire media collection to an alternative format. Having said that, if you do have a large media collection just make sure that you go for the manual sync option unless you have really put the effort into rating all your media – I originally selected automatic and my wife’s machine started syncing up The Wiggles since that is what gets most airplay on the computer itself.

If you want to know more about the e260 you can check out this Engadget review, or this video up on YouTube. I’m thinking that I might buy one for myself for listening to podcasts.