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Sandisk Sansa e140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1038 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the storage and portability. The usability and sound are also appreciated, but the connectivity and build quality get less positive comments. Reviews about the reliability and performance are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sandisk Sansa e140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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SanDisk Sansa c140 (1GB)

 

Both models in the c100 series look identical, measure 3.1 by 1.4 by 0.9 inches, and weigh 1.6 ounces. Although aimed at the budget crowd, the SanDisk Sansa c100 offers a 1.25-inch-diagonal, 65,000-color screen with support for JPEG photos and album...

The affordable SanDisk Sansa c100 series boasts a simple and effective control interface; a small but handy color LCD that displays photos and album art; extra features such as an FM tuner, voice recording, and photo support; and compatibility with...

The SanDisk Sansa c100 series utilizes a proprietary USB cable and has poor battery life for a AAA unit. It also offers poor voice and FM recordings, and you can hear a tiny click when you start a track.

The SanDisk Sansa c100 series gives you a decent set of features for a decent price, but don't expect great battery life.

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SanDisk Sansa e140 (1GB)

 

At 2.75 by 2.0 by 0.5 inches, the SanDisk Sansa e100 may not be the tiniest flash-based player (even some 5GB players are smaller), but it's very lightweight at 1.6 ounces with its single AAA battery. Despite the e100's durability, its feathery weight...

Lightweight; supports DRM-protected WMA and Audible files; built-in FM tuner and stopwatch; decent navigational menus; expansion slot; attractive street prices.

Poor scrollwheel (for navigation and volume control); mediocre sound quality; no playlist support.

The SanDisk Sansa series will be the pick for those looking for an affordable WMA-friendly player packed with more features than the Apple iPod Shuffle, but if you want top-notch sound quality, stick with the latter.

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SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 Player

 

Oh, no, not yet another mp3 player review! I have read tons of them already. Why should I read this one? Well, for the same reason I wrote it, I hope--because with its SD slot and FM tuner the SanDisk Sansa e140 not only looks interesting it brings...

FM radio tuner ; SD expansion slot ; Decent battery life ; Easy to read LCD ; Basic features easy to use

Tiny USB cable ; SD card size limited to 2GB

If you don't yet own or are just looking to replace an aging .MP3 player you can't go wrong with the SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 Player. I really have to nit pick to find much wrong with this package. For instance, the interface--while for the most part...

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Stay away from this terror...

 

Seriously. Don't buy this. It's not worth it at half the price it says here. Believe me, I got it for only 35 bucks and still feel ripped off. Lasted 2 weeks before the thing shattered into pieces while snowboarding. I'm glad it's gone.

Works with NiMH batteries ; it's... light

Uncomfortable shape for being in your pockets. Breaks EXTREMELY easily. (thin plastic) Battery life is very low. The screen oddly filled with dirt or something after a week. Syncing takes forever (5+ hours on 1 Gb for me) Headphones are crap

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SanDisk Sansa c140 (1GB)

 

Seriously. Don't buy this. It's not worth it at half the price it says here. Believe me, I got it for only 35 bucks and still feel ripped off. Lasted 2 weeks before the thing shattered into pieces while snowboarding. I'm glad it's gone.

Works with NiMH batteries

Uncomfortable shape for being in your pockets. Breaks EXTREMELY easily. (thin plastic) Battery life is very low. The screen oddly filled with dirt or something after a week. Syncing takes forever (5+ hours on 1 Gb for me) Headphones are crap

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Easily Broken

 

My son bought this unit Refurbished. It worked OK, as far as I know, until he dropped it. Not off a tall building, mind you, but from waist level. The screen cracked, and the unit ceased to function.

Worked OK while it lasted

Too Fragile

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"Older reivews off base."

 

I cannot believe the other reviews. The thumb wheel complaint is invalid because without having first read the manual, I instinctively used the up down menu to scroll up down on the menu. They made it sound like you had to use the wheel. Secondly, I do...

Price, Features, Sound

none so far

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Would not recommend

 

This mp3 player was a gift, if it wasn't I would not own one. It is impossible to download music onto it without it crashing constantly. It will only do one song at time which gets frustrating and time consuming after awhile. I would not recommend this...

light weight, easty to use

When you try to put music onto the mp3 player it crashes, the volume is low, battery life is minimal with AAA

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"Great for the price"

 

Great player, I bought this and a 2 gb sd card for a third of the price of an ipod, and guess what no freaking itunes to load. Copy/paste and you are loaded. Buy a couple of sd cards and load all of Pink Floyd albums on to one, load all smashing...

Easy to navigate, good sound quality, small, expandable, easy to load songs.

The shuffle could be more random

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OK functions, but volume WAY too low

 

I bought this to use in the gym. But it's no good for any environment with even medium noise. Even at max volume, I can't hear my favorite podcasts and the music is bearly audible. I'm selling it on Ebay. No good for my intended use!

Easy to use

Can't hear it when you're working out

Product Specifications

SanDisk Sansa e100 series of small, highly portable digital music players use embedded flash memory to store many hours of digital music. For an enjoyable music-listening experience, the new music players feature high-fidelity sound, a sophisticated yet easy-to-use song navigation and sorting system and a unique design that continues SanDisk's tradition of distinctive styling. The SanDisk Sansa players can store hundreds of songs and play up to 17 continuous hours on a single AAA battery. The new players feature an SD card slot to conveniently add more storage capacity, which can be significant since SanDisk and other companies have recently announced SD cards up to 2GB in capacity. The new players are designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files (such as those WMA files purchased from music service provider sites). The SanDisk Sansa music players include stereo headphones, carrying case with armband, USB 2.0 cable, AAA Battery and Install CD with value-added software. For added flexibility, they can be used as a USB storage device. Furthermore, the new industrial design was created with future accessory options in mind.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:SRS WOW / TruBass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:Audible / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:1GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:2.9in
Weight:1.4oz
Width:2.2in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:SanDisk
Model:E140
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk Sansa

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Radio

Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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