Top critical review
Consider me degraded.
November 22, 2017
Good for music.
Bad for audiobooks. Like, impressively bad.
I thought about this product for a long time, and I came up with the only possible conclusion:
Sansa is a front company for a government program created to psychoanalyze the effectiveness of subtle, multifarious inefficiencies as a method of torture/personality degradation.
It wouldn't be so obvious, except I had the last gen of this product, so I know THEY know how to do it better.
Oh, god, I've become one of those people.
Seriously, though. Let's pretend we're watching a movie and the bluray player works like this clip jam.
>Plays scene one.
>Plays scene two.
>Starts scene three from the middle.
What the--? You click the back button to make it restart from the beginning of scene three.
>Restarts scene two.
Goddammit. Click forward.
>Restarts scene three from the same point in the middle.
ARRRGHHH! Click back twice to get to the scene selection screen.
>Movie turns off entirely and you must reopen the entire app to start the movie again.
Scene selections, play scene 3.
>Are you sure you want to start from the beginning?
>Starts scene 3 from the beginning.
>Plays scene 4.
>Starts scene 5 from the sex scene, because apparently your mom watched it last and that's where she left off.
Also, god help you if you listen to Audible, (who splits most 11.5 hour audiobooks in two files of 5+ hours) and you want to listen to your book again, but not from the beginning.
Do you know how long it takes to skip 2 hours of audiobook at the rate of 1.5 minute increments?
I'll tell you, because I've had to do it. 15 minutes. That's how long.
On the up-side, at least this product taught me a new skill. They shifted the power button from smaller and on the top, to large and on the front, so I have discovered the ability to bend over and somehow turn the player on and off with my boobs.
To give the devil it's due, the freaking things is well made. I have dropped it dozens of times and even stepped on it, and it still works fine.
It is at it's best when I'm wearing it for exercising and listening to music only.