Every now and then a new gadget comes along that breaks the mold and makes us smile. The Sandisk Sansa Shaker MP3 player is a low-cost MP3 player that’s designed with kids in mind, and the young at heart. Pros and cons after the jump.
- Well-designed and easy to use.
- Many unique features like dual-headphone jacks and random song “shaking.”
- Comes with 512MB or 1GB memory card.
- Did we mention it’s massively fun to use?
- Built-in loudspeaker is loud and has decent sound.
- Battery life is so-so – get some rechargeables.
- Song randomization isn’t always that “random.”
- No option for grouping songs (i.e. playing a specific folder of tunes only)
- Blue LED ring flashes repeatedly and often – a little too much.
We think the Sansa Shaker is a breath of fresh air for anyone looking for a nice workout MP3 player or something to keep their kids entertained. It’s unique design and fun features make it a winner in our book of gadgets.