I’m here to praise the Sansa Connect. I know people are upset about the dropping of Yahoo Music downloads, and I don’t blame them, but the Sansa Connect is still one sweet little device.
For about $65 (current price at amazon.com), you can get a DAP with very good audio quality, solid construction, video support, ability to stream Launchcast [Plus] stations (hey, I like them!), and microSDHC card support.
The firmware is solid. I haven’t had any problems with my Connect freezing or crashing in months. The firmware support for the microSDHC card is, in my opinion, especially impressive. I was reminded of that today when I was looking at my Connect’s display while copying MP3s to its microSDHC card. I’m looking at the albums for a particular artist, and I watch the albums and song counts updating on the display as they’re being copied to the card. That’s pretty cool, I’ve never seen any other MP3 player with that kind of expansion card integration. And you can even operate the player while songs are being copied to it … nice!
It’s a real shame that Sandisk has stopped production of this player. Even with the Yahoo Music stuff removed, it still blows away other similar players, especially when you consider the (current) price.
- Promised Planet ( not a Sandisk employee, just a happy customer )
Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 12-03-2008 11:35 AM