Summer Bash Day 1 – Note: Today is a double giveaway – make sure you enter to win Chaka’s MMM Sauce too!
I recently reviewed the Sansa slotRadio Player, and I am including my review below to remind you how much I love this! Sansa has generously offered to give one Eighty MPH Mom reader a slotRadio Player of their very own, so that you too can enjoy the Sansa slotRadio Player preloaded with music, for your summer festivities – perfect for the beach, jogging, barbecues, the park – anywhere!
I received the most amazing little music player for review. It’s not a regular MP3 player, it is the Sansa slotRadio Player from SanDisk, and I have fallen in love. This player is small – about the size of a half dollar (but square). It really is different from the typical music players – the slotRadio player comes with a little card that you put into the player and the card is preloaded with 1,000 Billboard songs. You heard right – 1,000 songs! The songs are pre-arranged into 7 playlists including these genres: Country, Rock, Contemporary, R and B/Hip Hop, Alternative, and even Workout and Chillout lifestyle playlists!
I was not sure how complicated it would be to go from opening package to listening to music, but I was up and running quickly. I first charged the battery (a charger is included with the slotRadio Player). After it was charged, all I had to do was insert the slotRadio card and switch the button to “Play”…that was it! I did have a little trouble getting the card in, but it was my own fault – I was inserting it backwards (oops). I really like the fact that you do not need a computer to use this. Nothing is worse (for me at least) when I am on vacation, and I bring an ipod, but the battery runs out…I have no way to recharge it. It makes for a very boring road trip home! The Sansa slotRadio Player is self-sufficient, which really makes it perfect for long outings or traveling. Another plus – the ear buds are very comfortable.
I am seriously considering getting my dad a Sansa slotRadio Player for Father’s Day. He is 81 and doesn’t “do” regular MP3 players. He has to go to dialysis three times a week, for four hours each time. He gets a little bored watching TV, but really likes listening to the radio. The problem is, he hasn’t found a radio that is easy to carry around or that is not too confusing to use. The Sansa slotRadio is the perfect solution – it also has an FM radio. My dad will be so happy with this, and I know he will be even more thrilled with it’s ease of use. I am not only delighted about this feature for my dad, but for myself. I have never been able to get good radio reception since I have lived in this house (over five years). I absolutely love that I can put this on have the choice of listening to the radio or the preloaded songs while I’m doing housework, gardening, and using the elliptical trainer. Quite frankly, I get a little bored with the old songs on my ipod. The reception on the slotRadio is really clear. You can also preset stations easily, or just scan through to listen to a variety of stations.
The songs are played in sequence and cannot be rewound or rearranged, but individual songs can be skipped over and back as often as you wish. I do wish there was a feature that would allow the user to replay songs without skipping through, but honestly there are so many good songs, I do not see it being much of an issue.
I brought this in the car with me recently (no, not for me!), when I picked my 12-year old daughter and her two friends up from school. I was curious about what their opinion would be of the slotRadio. I handed it over to the backseat, each of the two girls in back had one “bud” in their ear, and the first thing I heard was “OH I LOVE THIS SONG!”. They were listening to The Fray. When they finished listening to that song, they tried a few more and declared that they loved it. I think it is really nice to have a product that appeals to the young, middle-aged (me), and the elderly. The range of songs is incredible, certainly something for everyone.
There are other slotRadio cards available as well, if you find that you prefer one genre over another.
You can see video of the Sansa slotRadio and also you can experience it in 3D (this is pretty neat, and shows exactly how the it works) here:
SLOTRADIO PLAYER BUNDLE COMES WITH:
Sansa slotRadio Player • slotRadio mix Card • Ear Buds • USB Cable
Protective silicone case • AC Adapter • Jewel Case • Media Case
Eighty MPH Mom gave the Sansa slotRadio player a big thumbs up. I have been using this practically non-stop since I received it. The belt clip makes it so easy to carry this around with me everywhere, and the long battery life (per charge – up to 13 hours!), allows me to enjoy my music without the worry of the battery running low anytime soon.
I highly recommend that you consider this for gift giving – remember Father’s day is just around the corner, and the Sandsa slotRadio Player is the perfect idea for those who are a little technically challenged (I won’t name an age group LOL), and those who don’t have access to a computer.
****GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!*****
WIN IT! One lucky reader will win a Sansa slotRadio Player!
Giveaway ends June 15th, 2009. U.S. entrants only.