Not everyone has downed a tall glass of Apple’s kool aid and bought an iPod. Contrary to popular belief, there are other MP3 players out there, and many of them are pretty great. The most popular iPod competitor out there is probably Sandisk’s Sansa line, and with good reason. With prices that consistently undercut Apple’s flaghips and with features Apple users didn’t even know existed, the Sansa’s might be considered the thinking-man’s iPod.
Take the Sandisk Sansa e280 8GB MP3 Player, for example. With a lower price than a comparable iPod, it also gives you the option of loaded up even more storage via the MicroSD memory card slot. That gives you more versatility and options than anything Apple’s released, for less money. It’s the perfect device to prove to yourself that you don’t buy into fads or marketing hype, and you just go with the best value you can find. You’re so smart.