06-24-2009 12:55 PM
06-24-2009 02:49 PM
I was looking for a hint as to whether or not the Clip would ever get a slot.
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
06-24-2009 09:12 PM
The whole idea behind SlotRadio players is to produce a very very cheap MP3 player. In fact, last I heard, they won't even have a proper screen, just control buttons. It's for people that just want music to play, and they want it to play now. As in, it's not for really any of us that would be posting on these forums.
The Fuze is the real deal, a SlotRadio player is just a player, nothing more. That's also why it's half the price of a Fuze.
As far as interoperability goes, Sansa would be making a massive mistake if the SlotRadio player only worked with SlotRadio cards, so I doubt that will be the case. They aren't that stupid, we hope.
06-27-2009 03:01 PM
One of the smart things that Sandisk did do is to make the fuze compatible with slotradio cards. Fuze owners can purchase a card without the need to purchase another player. The player is a little overpriced, IMHO, especially since a 2GB fuze is almost the same price.
06-27-2009 03:29 PM
In addition to the slotRadio cards, the slotRadio player will also play music on any microSD card, including slotMusic cards. It does read ID3 tags, but seems to navigate by folder. The screen is monochromatic, and does not seem to display album art, at least I haven't seen any so far.
07-09-2009 07:21 PM
You know, slatradio is all very well and good, and I'm glad you folks offer that feature, but could you *please* finish fixing the .ogg playback and hang bugs now, and hold off on the new features until they are done?
Also, how come we can't rewind or skip back witin a song or go back to a previous song using slotradio? Is this a deliberate limitation of the "musical product?"
I've noticed a kind of "mom and pop could use it" quality in some of the replies, but - well - I'm way past being a "pop" and I *never* liked beinfg forced in any direction, period. That's why I bother to learn things.
07-14-2009 05:03 AM
The limitations of slotRadio as far as rewind/replay is concerned are advertised on the card packaging and on the website:
*slotRadio™ cards contain 1000 songs pre-programmed in music playlists
for unlimited playback with slotRadio-compatible devices only. Visit
slotRadio.org for slotRadio compatible devices. Much like radio, these
songs are played in sequence and cannot be rewound or rearranged, yet
in slotRadio™, individual songs can be skipped as often as you want.
Song and playlist files cannot be copied or viewed (for example on a
1000 songs for $40? Think of it as cached Internet radio in your pocket... The playlists are very well crafted and quite long.
08-19-2009 07:16 PM
I just got a Radio Shack ad. They wish to call themselves The Shack, but for years I have called them Rip Shack, if I must use a different name it will be that one. The ad led me to discover that the new retail price of the SR card is $50!!!!!
I guess they sold so many they feel bold.
Obviously they didn't sell them here.
I bought one and am very happy with it. But I can't see buying another, since it's taken me months to get through the whole thing and the other cards seem so unappealing.
08-19-2009 09:26 PM
Imo there are two main problems with Slotradio cards on the Fuze. First of all, one can't set up a playlist to play just their favorite songs on the card in the order they want. If this would be available, then the cards would be much more useful. The second problem is the price. For most people, $50 is not an impulse purchase. An impulse purchase is $20 or under. If 400 song cards would be priced at $20 or less, the demand would probably be much greater than for 1,000 song cards at $50.