09-25-2007 04:35 PM
I'm thinking about buying an Express and was surprised when looking at the photos to see the lanyard attaches to the cap and not the device itself.
This looks like a weakspot to me: you could end up with a nice cap on a lanyard around your neck and a missing MP3 player.
How secure is that cap? What is the catch like? Is it likely the darned thing will pop off and disappear?
09-26-2007 08:59 AM
It is very secure, I don't think it would come off even with a hard swing, since the prongs holding it on attach on both sides and are metal, and the device itself is light. I occasionally just let it dangle at the end of my headphone cord.
09-26-2007 09:24 AM
The cap actually snaps on VERY tightly. It takes a fair amount of force to pop it off. As for why they did it this way, I think that for those using it as a thumb-drive this allows them to carry it around their neck then just disconnect the Sansa Express to plug into a computer without having to constantly remove the strap from around their neck.