I have tried out several MP3 player and found that the Sansa is the easiest to operate and download to. It is also very durable. I lost it outside and it wasn’t found for over a week. It endured weather ranging from below freezing to in the 60s with rain and snow. It still worked.Then I did a stupid thing the next day and inadvertently put it in the washing machine run it through the normal cycle on warm wash. Not working and heart broken. I had faith and let it dry for 4 days, connect to computer to discover that the battery just needs to be recharged. Works great. Best little MP3 player out there. I also have a Sansa Fuze and bought a Sansa clip for my technologically challenged husband. I have never had a problem with any of them.