dviglino wrote:Ok, so I've been looking for a media player since my loved iaudio u2 endured The Strangers (2008) the bed (it was pretty rugged, though). I'm looking at this and the sansa clip. The refurbished kinda worries me, though I'm willing to take a risk.
My question is... since the video capability seems to be nerfed, what benefits are there of this over the clip, if any?
Honestly, I have had this player, bought refurbished from woot last summer as an accessory to a birthday present. It came looking brand new, I've never had any problems with it. I do wish that a wall charger had been included (but as a paper-ridden college student, I usually am riveted to my computer enough for charging not to be an issue). I charge it once every two or three days. I took this thing to Africa, dropped it, tossed it, had it slip out of my pocket and be dragged along the road, and its still working just fine.
This is my second mp3 player by SanDisk (first one crapped out after 3 years of heavy use), and honestly, I'm surprised at some of the bad reviews.
-Create playlists easily. Find the player in windows explorer, open up your music folder, select all the music you want in the playlist, then right click > "Create Playlist". Name it, and done.
-Supports my 8 gb SDHC card.
-It appears that it automatically updates its firmware if your computer is connected to the internet (because sometimes when I unplug it, it tells me so. I do not recall installing the firmware updater either, I probably did).
-Very simple to transfer music, just use explorer (unless you want to transfer videos, and that's pretty simple with the app that I got off their website).
-I can read the english subtitles of my converted videos. My eyes are 20/20 and 20/35.
Two other things:
-Buy a case, I have a cheap clear hard case I got off of amazon (I drop it alot, so this was important).
-I do not know if this thing works with a mac.