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SanDisk Sansa e280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2864 reviews of SanDisk Sansa e280. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The sound and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SanDisk Sansa e280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SanDisk Sansa e280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of SanDisk Sansa e280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the sound and price. The performance and design also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, design, performance, price, sound

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sandisk Sansa e280 - 8Gb MP3 & Video PlayerSandisk Sansa e280 - 8Gb MP3 & Video PlayerSanDisk Sansa e280 8Gb MP3 Player with Radio

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SanDisk Sansa e280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2172 user reviews of SanDisk Sansa e280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and performance. The sound and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, performance, design

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SanDisk Sansa e280 8 GB MP3 Player (Black)SanDisk Sansa e280 8 GB MP3 Player (Black)SanDisk SDMX4-8192 Sansa e280 8 GB MP3 Player (Black)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

SanDisk Sansa e280R Rhapsody

 

We liked almost everything about SanDisk's Sansa e260 flash-memory digital media player when we reviewed it in November 2006, but we slapped it with a verdict of 5 because we activated its voice recorder every time we picked the damned thing up. The...

Amazing audio and video quality, improved exterior casing, Rhapsody-enabled (go figure)

Buttons are slightly undersized and situated slightly too close to the scroll wheel

We still don’t like the e280R’s undersized buttons, which are situated too close to the scroll wheel for our not-so-big thumbs, but the audio and video quality is just as good as the e260’s, and the microSD card slot is superhandy. With a street price...

May, 2007
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Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

SanDisk Sansa e280 Review

 

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

Rhapsody integration ; Card slot for extra memory

Controls are uncomfortable to use ; Disappointing audio quality

The Sansa e260R would be a great player for sampling a constantly changing blend of music from Rhapsody's $15 monthly service. However, the player's low audio quality and uncomfortable thumbwheel make it hard to recommend

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

SanDisk Sansa e280 (8GB)

 

With a huge features list, simple design and a whole lot of expandable storage space, the Sansa e280 screams "Take me on, wimpy iPod Nano".

Memory expandable to 10GB, One-touch recording for voice and radio, Multiple ways of transferring files to the player

AC adaptor not supplied, Scroll wheel not as smooth as a Nano's

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Khalid Hosein (gizmosforgeeks.com)

Why I Picked the Sansa e280 As My Latest MP3 Player

 

This story starts off with bad news: I left my 2GB iPod Nano on a plane recently. Don't worry, I'm not too torn up about it since I got it as an office Christmas gift. Now I need to find me a new portable audio player of some sort, because I'm not...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

SanDisk Sansa e280 Portable Media Player

 

SanDisk has been building on their position as a Flash memory-card manufacturer to offer music players. Search Amazon.com, and you'll find that the company's solid-state players come up as often as their highly rated SD cards, putting them at the...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

SanDisk Sansa e280 Portable Media Player

 

SanDisk has been building on their position as a Flash memory-card manufacturer to offer music players. Search Amazon.com, and you'll find that the company's solid-state players come up as often as their highly rated SD cards, putting them at the...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: ChiefEditor (geek.com)

Review: SanDisk Sansa e280 MP3 Player

 

If your post-holiday shopping glands are still making you reach for your wallet, consider removing the "iPod only" blinders when it comes to music players and check out our review of SanDisk's Sansa e280 MP3 Player. This nano-competitor offers 8 GBs

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Arik Hesseldahl (businessweek.com)

SanDisk Borrows a Tune from Apple's Songbook

 

The flash memory maker's Sansa is a strong competitor to the iPod, but it won't displace the digital music player's status as No. 1.

Competing with the best in anything is a tall order, especially when that competitor is something of a cultural icon. That's the spot that flash memory concern SanDisk (SNDK) finds itself in with its Sansa line of digital music players. The Apple...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Mark Peters (photokina-show.com)

SanDisk Sansa e280 8GB

 

SanDisk unveiled the world's largest capacity flash-based MP3 player, the 8-gigabyte (GB) Sansa e280 that boasts award-winning audio, photo viewing and video clip playback capabilities. Priced at $249.99 (MSRP), the e280 is the latest evolution of...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sandisk Sansa E280 8GB

 

The flagship of the Sandisk line, the Sansa e280 is chalk full of features, supports most major music subscription services and is reasonably priced for a MP3 player of its storage capacity and technology.

The Sansa e280 was the world's first 8 GB flash based MP3 player and after some time on the market it still proves to be a strong contender

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:8GB

Dimensions & Weight

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

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:SanDisk
Model:E280/E280 with Base Station/e280R Rhapsody
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk Sansa

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty