I’ve read threads and opinions from other people who dislike iPods. I agree that iPods are wonderfully designed, but a little bit overpriced. I’ve never owned an iPod. My first MP3 player was a Sandisk classic 1GB player, and from there I’ve been moving on, with other Sansa players.
I was explaining in another topic that I’m planning to buy a new player, 3GB are just not enough for me anymore, and my e140 won’t support higher capacity expansion cards.
Sandisk’s current highest capacity player is the 16GB Sansa View. ($200) and I could expand it with an 8GB Micro SDHC ($140) and get 24GB of space, but dude… for that amount ($340) I can get a 160GB iPod classic!!!
Ok, I know, iPod Classic is HDD based and Sansa is Flash Memory based. Quite a difference.
However, I love Sansa players, and I’d love to see the day I can buy a 40GB… 80GB+++ Sansa player.
I’m not much into photos or videos. I don’t carry around my whole family album. If I wanna see a movie or watch TV series, I have a TV at home with a nice home teather for that. BUT… I have tons and tons of MP3s, whole artist collections and at high bitrates for a good audio quality, so, SIZE DOES MATTER!
Now, I’ve heard that the new SDHC in FAT32 will allow (theoretically) a maximum capacity of up to 2048GB, and currently largest available USB Drives and Compact Flash Type I are up to 64GB. In fact, in August 2007 Toshiba announced that they would be launching a 32 GB SDHC card [view reference]. So I guess it’s just a matter of time until we can have a 64GB, 128GB or even 256GB Sansa player!
When you have it, I will buy it!