More on SanDisk MP3 player

I've had my SanDisk 1Gb MP3 player for about one month now. I can't say that it rocks, but it doesn't suck either. For my use, it works well. It's small, durable, and comes with a case. I wind the earphones around it and can fit it in my front pants pocket. It did lockup once and I ended up having to reinitialize it. I think that was caused by copying files to it from Mac OS, Windows XP, and Solaris x86 systems, deleting files from Mac OS and Windows XP and from the player itself. Somewhere along the line, the player must have gotten mixed up. My son was also recording stuff near a pool using the builtin microphone. I mostly use my Mac to transfer files now and haven't seen any lockups, although the Mac leaves some odd names .dot files around.

I just bought a VR3 FM modulator to listen to my MP3 player thru my car stereo. The VRFM8 was around $24.99 at Costco. I can't seem to find an exact picture of it anywhere, though. Basically it plugs into your car adapter and transmits on an FM station either from a USB memory stick that you plug into the base or a MP3 player that you plug in using an included audio cable. It allows you to select from several different FM stations to broadcast and I found that 88.9 worked fine for me.

Sound quality is ok. Probably equivalent to the radio (duh!). But, that's fine since I find myself listening to podcasts more than music right now. Can hardly wait to drive into work just to be able to listen to all those great podcasts mentioned in the blogs such as I/O Podcasts. :-)

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