09-06-2010 07:34 PM
I have only seen a handful of people who've shown any interest in SlotRadio/Music in the many forums, since it was introduced. Are they actually selling many of them? I would have considered a SlotMusic album if they were in FLAC, since they are not, I have no interest. I'll either buy a CD so that I can get FLAC source files for my computer, or just buy an MP3 download from Amazon to put on the cards I already have.
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
09-06-2010 07:46 PM
"I can't disagree with that. But SanDisk appears fully commited to slotRadio/slotMusic, so hoping they'll put full-sized SD slots in their next player is a pipe dream."
It is easy enough to put a Slotradio or Slotmusic card in an adapter to make it full sized. Another idea would be to have a player that has both a micro sized and a full sized card slot.
09-06-2010 07:51 PM
I don't know the sales numbers either. I haven't bought any myself. But for whatever reason, SanDisk continues to bank on slotRadio/Music.
09-06-2010 07:58 PM
They could do that. I firmly believe they won't, though.
09-06-2010 08:25 PM
There are a few problems with Slotradio. First of all, imo the price point is too high. Consumers typically only buy impulse items if they are priced under $20. Having 500 song cards at under $20 rather than 1,000 song cards at under $40 would imo have been much more popular.
The next issue is that people want to have their own music as well on a card in the player. Slotradio+ cards seem to address this, but adds to the cost of the cards. Having a second card slot on players would be another way to address this.
Imo if there would be a way to mark disliked songs on the cards so they won't play, the Slotradio cards would be much more popular. It is so annoying to have to manually skip to the next song every time a disliked song starts playing. If someone only likes around 30% of the songs, the cards would still be worthwhile if the disliked 70% could be programmed to be skipped.
09-07-2010 11:54 AM
I also thought it would be nice to have a player with two slots. And not just for a slotradio card. It could hold two 16gb cards for those with a large music library. That'll be 48gb of storage with a 16gb player. And how much larger would the player have to be? Maybe another half to three-quarters of an inch long?
The slotradio cards seem to sell well enough for Sandisk to keep producing newer cards. There's already quite a long list of them. It's good for those that don't want to rip CDs or have to download their music.
The slotradio+ cards don't seem to be selling as well, I'm guessing. The higher price is a deterrent imo, and it only has 4gb of user storage. It should be at least 8gb. But would I pay $55 to $60 for that? No.
09-07-2010 02:32 PM
The Slotradio+ cards are new. I was thinking that Slotradio+ cards might replace Slotradio cards. I am thinking that if Slotradio+ cards with 300 songs and over 6 GB of free space are priced at $20 they would probably sell well. Or else have 500 song Slotradio cards priced at $20.
I like the idea of having 2 card slots on a player, even if that means having no built in memory.
09-07-2010 08:46 PM
Any chance someone could answer this for me??
09-08-2010 09:48 AM
no, the fuze+ currently does not have a now playing queue. there is a "go list" which you can add songs to but you ahve to add them one at a time and it does not update while the list is playing.