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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: Goodbye nano? Reply with quote

I received an early Christmas gift today in the form of a Sandisk Sansa e260. Wow, this thing is really cool! I think my nano might be heading to the drawer or eBay. I even think SyncTunes is going to work out nicely for me. Does anyone else here have one?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those aren't bad. You can get 'em for pretty cheap.

Hows the battery life? And the sound quality?

We're looking for a new MP3 player, maybe.
Sorta thinking along the lines of a nano or the sorts.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just received it earlier today from FedEx. I'll let you know about battery life a day or so. The sound quality is clear with good tone, and the screen is bright and crisp. The radio tuner also works quite well. I just realized how great it is to have a built-in tuner again. I haven't dug in that deep into the rest, but it's looking good.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sansas look like nice players for the money. I've seen the 2GB model on sale for around $90-$100 dollars. Hell, that's only $10-$20 dollars more than the shuffle and $50 dollars less than the nano. And with the Sansa you get a FM tuner, video playback and voice recording. All that being said, I don't think I could live without iTunes integration. Laughing

I'm not familar with SyncTunes. I'll give it a look-see.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
The Sansas look like nice players for the money. I've seen the 2GB model on sale for around $90-$100 dollars. Hell, that's only $10-$20 dollars more than the shuffle and $50 dollars less than the nano. And with the Sansa you get a FM tuner, video playback and voice recording. All that being said, I don't think I could live without iTunes integration. Laughing

I'm not familar with SyncTunes. I'll give it a look-see.
I agree with that. That is the best thing about iPod and iTunes.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it me or does it seem like a lot of people are getting tired of the iPod? Maybe they are just getting tired of waiting on the 6G or something. It just seems like people are starting to think different. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just think Apple could do a little improving on the iPod. Like developing a swappable battery would be a start. That would get my interest back into iPods even more.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe some of the coolness factor is starting wearing off. It's hard to be cool or different when everyone is using the same thing. I think that is probably one of the reasons why Apple started offering the nano in colors. Plus, there are some people that don't want to be lemmings. How else can you explain Microsoft selling a single Zune. Laughing

By the way, I know why Apple doesn't include things like an FM tuner or voice recording capabilities in the iPod. It's because they can make more money selling them as add-on accessories. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:


Hows the battery life? And the sound quality?


I'm getting around 16 hours, give or take an hour.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jah wrote:
SOCOMRAIDER wrote:


Hows the battery life? And the sound quality?


I'm getting around 16 hours, give or take an hour.
Not bad. I still think I might stick with the iPod. Probably a nano, they do have a decent battery life. Plus, well, I don't listen to that much variety of music.
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