In an earlier post, I talked about how much I liked our Sansa MP3 player. We download books from our library to listen to on the plane and long car rides. The reason I suggest a Sansa is it plays WMA protected files. Most books that you can download from libraries are WMA protected files, not MP3s. Our library has a few books that can be played on iPods or other MP3 players, but I would say that 90%+ of the books are WMA protected files.
Radio Shack has a sale on the SanDisk Sansa 4GB Clip this week through 9/10. We own one of these. My only complaint is that when you jump between books, it doesn’t save the location of the previous book (at least not that I know of). You can pay to have it shipped to your house or free shipping to a store is available.
I have seen refurbished ones for less (as low as $23), but these are not refurbished. If you want a refurbished one, keep an eye on slickdeals.net. They usually post when they are on sale.
Here are the links to the Radio Shack sale:
- Red – Still available on-line and in stores (free ship to store)
- Black – in stores only
- Purple - in stores only