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Sandisk Sansa e260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2868 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and design are overall positive. The sound and price also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sandisk Sansa e260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Sandisk Sansa e260 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the performance and design are on the whole positive. The sound and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SanDisk Sansa e260 - 4Gb MP3 & Video PlayerSanDisk Sansa e260 - 4Gb MP3 & Video Player

May, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sandisk Sansa e260


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sandisk Sansa e260 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the design and performance. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and reliability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

Sandisk Sansa E260


The Sansa e260 has several features we'd love to see in other media players, including a microSD card slot; unfortunately, it's also saddled with a killer design flaw.

The imperfection that nearly renders the e260 useless, however, is the size, location, and sensitivity of its Record button: It’s much too big, it’s way too sensitive, and it’s located right where you grasp the device. We unintentionally activated...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

SanDisk Sansa e260R


The Sansa e260R dials you in to Rhapsody's all-you-can-eat music service.

Rhapsody integration Card slot for extra memory

Controls are uncomfortable to use, Disappointing audio quality

Offers slick Rhapsody online music store integration, but ease of use needs improvement, and sound quality is lackluster.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

SanDisk Sansa e260


The best iPod nano alternative yet comes with a bigger screen, more capacity, and more featues.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Peter Rojas (

SanDisk Sansa e260 review


A couple of years ago this would have sounded crazy, but SanDisk, which is probably best known for flash drives and memory cards, just put out one of the best MP3 players on the market. Yeah, I know, I'm just as surprised as you are, but after...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Eric Butterfield (

Sansa E260


The SanDisk Sansa e260 looks a lot like an Apple iPod Nano--from the front. It's roughly as tall and wide as the Nano, it has a big color screen, and its thumbwheel is surrounded by four navigation buttons. Priced at $229 (as of 4/13/06), the 4GB e260...

Has thumbwheel Large 1.8-inch screen

Menu navigation can be unintuitive

The e260's screen is big, and photos look great on it. Sample photos are variously oriented horizontally or vertically, which requires you to turn the player during the demonstration slide show. But all the photos I loaded displayed horizontally,...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

SanDisk Sansa e260


Player Type: Flash MP3 Player, Radio: Yes, Recording, Voice: Yes, Recording, Line In: No, Capacity: 4000 MB, Screen...

Removable battery. Sturdy shell. Very good audio quality. Easy to use. Expandable storage. Extensive feature set. Strong FM tuner.

Playlisting features aren't great. Buttons are slightly difficult to press. No lossless support. Loading music in USB mode causes erratic behavior. Requires separate apps for loading music and visual media.

The e260 has an excellent combination of features, style, ease of use, and price, but the overall user experience still isn't quite as smooth as that of the iPod nano.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Brandon Hawker (

The next big thing


Introduction SanDisk quietly entered the digital audio scene last winter with their affordable "Digital Audio Player" line. Two more dirt cheap, feature-filled products later (the Sansa e100 and m200 series) and SanDisk sits in second place behind Apple i

With the Sansa e200 series SanDisk has created their most compelling MP3 player yet. It lives up to the hype in that it is easy to use, well-designed, and feature-filled, something few players on the market can accurately claim. It's not quite a...

Mar, 2006

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SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 music player


The SanDisk Sansa e260 is a small, stylish MP3 music player that comes with a crisp color screen for viewing videos and photos. The device can play MP3 and WMA music and common digital video formats, as well as display photographs. The available models...

The SanDisk Sansa e260 is very good value for the money. You get a nice selection of features (music, photos, videos, voice recorder, and expandable memory) for less money than the iPod nano. The fact that flash memory MP3 players still come with a...

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Sandisk Sansa E260 4GB


The successor to the e250, the Sandisk Sansa e260 includes many of the same features, has subscription music support, and is considered an excellent alternative to the iPod Nano.

For those familiar with Window Media Player who are looking for an affordable MP3 player with a well-rounded set of features, look no farther

Expert review by: Aalaap Ghag (

SanDisk Sansa e260


SanDisk is more popular in our side of the world for memory cards that most of the budget conscious buyers avoid in favor of cheaper (and often fake) brands, but in the other parts of the world, their Sansa series of MP3 players have been getting a lot...

The cost of the e250 (2GB) is around Rs. 7,500, e260 (4GB) is around Rs. 10,000 and the e270 (6GB) is around Rs. 12,000. When put right next to the Nano’s Rs. 9,800 (2GB) and Rs. 13,200 (4GB), the Sansa offers a lot more value for money. Not only is it...

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

The Sansa e200R Rhapsody Series MP3 players are based on the flagship products of SanDisk's audio line. Created by the leaders in flash memory and "optimized" for the Best Buy Digital Music Store experience (powered by Rhapsody), this flash-based player provides everything you need for music, photo, and video clip playback. The very attractive, sleek design includes a 1.8" TFT color screen with advanced navigational features and an easy to use interface. You can also avoid scratches and cracks with the strong scratch resistant alloy metal backing. The Sansa e200R Rhapsody provides superior sound playback and supports Microsoft PlaysForSure subscription music. The SanDisk Media Converter supports most image formats to enjoy photos and small personal videos.

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Radio / Video playback / Voice recorder/Photo playback / Video playback / Voice recorder/Radio / Voice recorder / Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio/Digital player / Digital voice recorder/Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio/Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player/Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):20hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/WMA / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM)

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB


Model:E260/e260R Rhapsody
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk Sansa


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty