cindyangotti wrote:Does this have bookmarking?
The OEM firmware will simply remember where you were in a folder and ask if you'd like to resume, but if you Rockbox it you'll be in bookmark heaven. You get a bookmark index that shows the folder,file and place, with unlimited numbers of bookmarks and various settings as to how they are created. You can set it so there's only one bookmark per playlist, like for reading a novel, or multiple per file or list, if you are marking notable passages.
I use it to switch from a randomly sorted podcast playlist to books. And in the afternoon I'll switch to FM to listen to All Things Considered on NPR. It IS somewhat geekware, but my 8 year old can navigate the folders and bookmarks of her Rockboxed player.
Another otterific feature of the sansa with Rockbox is being able to move and copy files from player to player with the SD cards. And one more thing, being able to speed up playback in 1% increments as far as you like. Some bookreaders are REALLY slow talking!