09-01-2009 10:18 AM
It's more than just a smaller battery has more packaging overhead. AFAIK AA's are the most optimized because they sell the most of them. NIMH D batteries are over 6x the volume of AA's but only 3.3x the capacity at 10 AH (Duracells)
09-01-2009 10:23 AM
"It probably is what they meant. I'm just pointing out that inserting thousands of songs in seconds isn't the same as listening to them (the wording they used) as soon as you're done inserting if you have to wait a few minutes for the refresh."
I haven't tried a Slotradio card, however I imagine that there would be no wait for a database refresh. I would love to see the option to disable tag browsing in the Clip+ and Fuze, so that cards can be swapped without any delays to refresh the database. I hope we will see this in the next firmware update. The ability to disable tag browsing would also make Slotmusic cards more desirable, as one could remove a Slotradio card then go right to listening to a regular card without any delay.
Will Sandisk have 400 or 500 song Slotradio cards that sell for $20 or less? One web page I saw hinted at the possibility of 500 song cards. I doubt I would spend $40 or $50 for a 1,000 song card, but might buy one or more 400 or 500 song cards if they are priced at $20 or less.
09-01-2009 10:29 AM
09-01-2009 11:31 AM
Would be interesting to see if SanDisk would add the feature to allow the user to de-evolve the player back to a folder-based player ...
09-02-2009 10:33 AM
You would lose folder browsing too then. It actually uses the database for that, it's not actual storage-level folder browsing.
09-02-2009 10:39 AM
09-02-2009 10:42 AM - edited 09-02-2009 10:45 AM
"You would lose folder browsing too then. It actually uses the database for that, it's not actual storage-level folder browsing. "
If that is true, then it really sucks. Why isn't it storage-level folder browsing? Unfortunately I think you may be right about this though, as I was using my Fuze last night in folder mode, and two files in a folder on the player were in reverse order from the way they appeared in the folder on the pc. I still can't understand why. I will watch for this.
Message Edited by JK98 on 09-02-2009 01:45 PM
09-02-2009 01:56 PM
09-02-2009 08:12 PM
The files that were switched in order had names that were the same until the 20th charachter. Windows dealt with this properly, but the Fuze had them in the wrong order. I guess the Fuze doesn't look at the full filename, or even the first 20 charachters.
10-01-2009 11:06 AM
I'm in the market for a MP3 player to take to the gym, so I would also like a FM turner on it. The sansa clip+ was recommended.
When you download music, do you put it on a sd card first?, opposed to my a windows library? What about other free download music sites... can they be used as well?
This forum did not speak highly of the accessories for the sansa clip+. What accessories are available for the Sansa Clip+?
Is the Sansa Clip+ a better purchase than the Ipod Shuffle? How comparable are the two?
Any type of tutorial video would be helpful.