Most helpful critical review
on April 23, 2013
As I was getting tired of using my phone as a music player, I decided to look through my beloved amazon.ca site and check things around.
Two reasons made me purchase this artifact. Number one, I used to have the cute first Sansa with the Wheel that lasted for 6 years without any problems. Number two, I read the reviews from here (apparently good).
Guess what? My experience with this electronic device has been nothing but one frustration after another.
The touch-base controls is a poor imitation of whatever can be called a touch screen. Navigating back and forth is atrocious (and I read the manual for instructions).
The top-button to lock, unlock, and turn off the device is ridiculously annoying; press once (nothing), press twice (nothing), press down even harder (turns off). The start up takes longer than my 1999 computer I still have; don't even go there if you have to reboot the player because everything freezes when you try to navigate through the confusing screen.
Three times, while listening to my tunes walking, I had a loud buzzer sound that almost turn me deaf.
In other words, I will leave this tiny project of music player to just listen to radio (no way I can claim a return). I took around four months to be absolutely sure of all this before writing a review.
I don't go for toys called iPods because they seem to be a social stand rather than a toy but, you know what? The iPod is a good player and that's what I will buy. I am tired of looking around for devices that are nothing but a cheap imitation of what an iPod is. Just spend a few more bucks and you won't get frustrated as I am now.