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Sandisk Sansa e260

Sandisk Sansa e260
alaScore 85

1120 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1120 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and design are overall positive. The value for money and sound are also appreciated, but there are mixed opinions on the headphones and 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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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...

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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...

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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.

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SanDisk Sansa e260R Rhapsody (4GB)

 

The Sansa e200 series has made huge waves in 2006. Launched as the world's highest-capacity flash player at 6GB, the feature-filled e200 later soundly beat Apple to the 8GB milestone. Now a special version of SanDisk's flagship player, the Sansa e200R...

The compact SanDisk Sansa e200R Rhapsody can play back music, video, and photo files and is available in capacities of up to 8GB; works well with Rhapsody; includes dual Rhapsody and PlaysForSure mode; includes an FM tuner, a voice recorder, and...

The SanDisk Sansa e200R Rhapsody's tactile scrollwheel is both a blessing and a burden; must convert photo and video files using bundled Sansa software; occasional low-level system noise underneath audio; proprietary USB dock connector; no AC adapter...

Thanks to an improved feature set and GUI, the Rhapsody version of the flagship Sansa player is better than the original.

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SanDisk Sansa e260

 

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

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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...

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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,...

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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.

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SanDisk Sansa e260 (4GB)

 

Editors' note: 10/10/06 CNET has adjusted the score of the Sansa e200 series from 8.3 to 8.0 in light of the arrival of the Sansa e200R Rhapsody, which scores slightly higher (8.3) than the e200.

The SanDisk Sansa e200 series combines copious features such as subscription compatibility, an FM tuner/recorder, voice recording, and photo and video playback into a compact and durable device. We like the tactile navigation wheel, as well as the...

No AC adapter in package; the buttons surrounding the SanDisk Sansa e200's scrollwheel can be difficult to press; the mechanical scrollwheel can tire out some thumbs; photos and video must go through conversion with bundled software; the expansion slot...

The SanDisk Sansa e200 series offers a boatload of features for a reasonable price, in a package that is much nicer than that of past SanDisk models. For those looking for a high-capacity, compact, skip-free MP3/WMA player, start with the e200 series.

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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...

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

Type:Microphone

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

Battery

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

Capacity:4GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.5in
Height:0.5in
Weight:2.6oz
Width:1.7in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB

Header

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

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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