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SanDisk Sansa m260 MP3 Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and sound. The battery and value for money also get good reviews. Many are critical about the design, and views about the reliability and headphones are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SanDisk Sansa m260 MP3 Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for SanDisk Sansa m260 MP3 Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of SanDisk Sansa m260 MP3 Player from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SanDisk Sansa M260 4GB MP3 Player (Blue)

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SanDisk Sansa M260 MP3 Player

 

SanDisk's Sansa m260 flash player shares the same 4GB storage capacity as Apple's high-end iPod Nano. And that's where any similarity between the two players ends. The m260, which costs $199 (as of 4/13/06), may offer more bang for the buck than the...

Reasonable price for memory and features

Not easy to use

The Sansa m260 is a decent little MP3 player, and for active music lovers who want 4GB of storage at a reasonable price, it's worth a look. However, if you want an easy-to-use device that puts equal weight on form and function, you should keep shopping

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SanDisk Sansa m260 4GB MP3 Player (Internal Flash Drive, FM Tuner, 19 Hours)

 

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Reasonable price for memory and features

Not easy to use

This flash player offers plenty of storage space and features for a reasonable price, but it's not easy to use.

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SanDisk Sansa m260 (4GB, slate blue)

 

At 3.1 by 1.7 by 1 inches, the SanDisk Sansa m200 isn't the sleekest flash player around, but it's feathery light at 1.3 ounces with a AAA battery installed. Though the buttons are made of cheap-looking plastic, and the body feels flimsy, the overall...

Available in up to 4GB capacity; solid value; includes FM tuner and voice recorder; compatible with WMA DRM 10 (Janus) and Audible files; decent controllers; on-the-go playlists.

Bulky (but lightweight); no line-in recording; poorly backlit display; only one quality option for voice recording.

With its many features as well as its compatibility with audiobooks and subscription-based music, the SanDisk Sansa m200 series is an overall great value.

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SanDisk Sansa M260

 

The Sansa M260 from SanDisk is a capable music player, featuring an intuitive menu system, tactile controls and an FM radio.

2GB storage, lightweight

Needs USB cable, runs on AAA batteries, poor display

Although this player ships with large storage space, there are a few significant flaws that hamper its usability

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Stay away from Sandisk products!

 

I was happy with this player in the beginning until I began having problems with some WMA and MP3 files. They just won't play on the device unless I reformat it and copy them back on. Sandisk support always say it's a normal process to reformat a...

Standard batteries, lightweight

Too bugged, bad, very bad service

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I really LOVE this MP3 player

 

I bought this MP3 player when the iPod craze was (still is?) extremely high. I did not want to get wrapped up in the iPod world. Everything is geared towards iPod, and there are TOO MANY things that can go with it. I also heard some bad things about it...

Small, compact, does the job for a no thrills seeker

Not a lot of accessories

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SanDisk Sansa m260 4GB MP3 Player (Internal Flash Drive, FM Tuner, 19 Hours)

 

I really like this MP3. The featrues are great and easy to use. The menu structure is intuitive and simple to navigate. It is very light and easy to fit anywhere. The pictures of the player don't show how thick the device is. That was unexpected but...

Very light, Menu structure is easy to use, Buttons are very intuitive, Long play time on a single battery

Cheap looking included case, Ear Buds, just ok

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SanDisk Sansa m260 (4GB, slate blue)

 

I bought this MP3 player when the iPod craze was (still is?) extremely high. I did not want to get wrapped up in the iPod world. Everything is geared towards iPod, and there are TOO MANY things that can go with it. I also heard some bad things about it...

Small, compact, does the job for a no thrills seeker

Not a lot of accessories

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SanDisk Sansa m260 (4GB, slate blue)

 

I was happy with this player in the beginning until I began having problems with some WMA and MP3 files. They just won't play on the device unless I reformat it and copy them back on. Sandisk support always say it's a normal process to reformat a...

Standard batteries, lightweight

Too bugged, bad, very bad service

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Very, Very, Very Disappointed...

 

Stay away. It's not worth the investment. I bought the e260 in November 2006. Less than 2 weeks later after going for a jog, I noticed that the cover and lcd were broken. A player of this cost should be able to stand up to more stress than that! I...

Nice color screen

poor quality, poor customer service

Product Specifications

The Sansa m200 Series MP3 players add to SanDisk's growing line of products for the audio market. Created by the leaders in flash memory, this flash-based model provides high-quality digital music playback at an affordable price. As a replacement to SanDisk original Digital Audio Player line, this improved look also includes Sansa's excellent navigation: songs sorted by title, artist, album, genre as well as play list support. The Sansa m200 Series MP3 players are one of the first to provide Microsoft PlaysForSure Subscription support.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):19hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:4GB

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:SanDisk
Model:M260
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk Sansa

Miscellaneous

Color:Slate blue

Radio

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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