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.