There is nothing productive that adds constructively to the conversation here. It is only a rant. So read on if you want to comiserate. Otherwise, you may skip it because I"m only doing this to vent and with the hope that someone at Sansa sees this and it adds to the general feedback for the next new product they introduce.
Well, I gave it a month. I started to take it back because of the lack of a lock feature but I was going on a long trip and needed something for the next day’s trip and this is what was available at Best Buy. I started to take it back before I even loaded anything on it because I knew the no lock function was going to be a disaster, and it has been. Getting an hour and fifteen into a two hour podcast and brushing up against something makes me invent curse words. Sandisk, I doubt, really cares that I’m griping about this because they have their money, and I"m out mine, but I’m ordering something new tomorrow. I don’t usually talk bad about the folks who build this kind of thing because they are going off market research and whatnot, but what in the heck was anyone, ANYONE, over there thinking not having a lock function on this thing? I’m just not going use it anymore. I’d like to order a sansa just because I"ve had four or five through the years that were great that I just wore out, but on principal alone, I’m going elsewhere just because this was so dang stupid. I’m going to go get a $10 something at Wally World to use for the next few days until the new whatever I get arrives.
Thanks for letting me rant.