Just curious what the overall opinion of the Sansa Shaker is. A friend of mine wants to get 2 of them,one for her 8 year old Son,and one for her 6 year old Daughter. How do they hold up to kids that are out playing,running around, beating on each other and so on. They are fairly active kids. So I’m sure they’d want to take their MP3 players with them for walks,or whatever.
I read some thing about protected music? How can you tell what is protected? I personally use a program called “Riptastic” to rip cd’s to MP3. And since I’d be the one doing the music for these two, I want to make it fairly easy. Can MP3’s from Limewire be used? I did read a review where someone would just burn downloaded music to a cd,then rip it back to mp3 and load it to the shaker. Only reason I ask about copied music, I have alot of friends with kids in the same age range, so there would be a good chance of sharing music among them,copying each other’s cds.
My main concerns are how well do these hold up to “Kid” abuse? I come from the generation where Tonka trucks were still made of Steel, and our toys lasted a long time.
And is it a real pain to load music,without having to buy every version of “Kids Choice” or whatever.