Ok let me make the first useful review post
i have this player, actually i have 2.
i bought one for my gf, we both workout a lot, she has this horrible old 1g samsung mp3 player that she only likes cuz it has a built in metal clip, it does not break, but it's horrible to connect and transfer songs so i gave up i bought a sansa.
why a sansa? i have an old c240 it acts exactly like a usb drive. WOW DRAG AND DROP, how futuristic is that? guess what very, i bought an ipod for my mom for christmas the interface to transfer music must be the most horribly designed interface in the word(the ipod itself is simplicity redefined but transferring anything is disgusting).
so i thought well all sansa drives must be like this then lets get get one with a built in clip, guess what, they make one, and it's this model.
Ovaltina, my goat, no microsd card... yea guess what it's 2g's it's small it's got a clip, it's intended for joggiing and working out. how many different versions of rocky can you fit that you would need more than 2gb?
sound quality- guess what i researched it, audiophiles opened it up and found it to be an excellent player, i'm no audiophile so i'll trust those freaks.
no removable battery, usb charging only-- wow guess what, everything is charged usb now, so what does it matter? do you really need to change the battery? i mean come on, my cell phones battery can be changed, do i have an extra one lying around? no, my old c240 has a battery, do i have an extra one lying around? no. this thing is 20bucks respiffied, is it really going to hurt my bottom line if i can't find an extra battery and just buy a new one when it dies in 5years? no
i saw buy.com have this on sale for 30bucks (new) shipped, so i bought the second one, guess why? cuz in case the clip broke i have a backup, until then now we have matching mp3 players(mines red, oh well who cares thats the only color buy.com was selling)
so to recap.
-great sound(with decent headphones,earphones of course, don't use the carp that comes with it, especially since it's respiffied , yuck who knows who stuck it up where)
-decent 2gb of storage
-act's as a usb drive, DRAG AND DROP FTW (word of caution, i had to goto settings and choose mptc or something in order to get both mp3 players to act as a drive, instead of the auto sensing option, my guess is that the autosensing just vacuums, so if your device isn't recognized as a usb drive, change the usb connection settings in the player and set it manually, takes 2mins)