I love my Sansa e250 running Rockbox, and no one looks at it funny. Really, it's a very
pleasing device in every way. I bought it specifically to run Rockbox on, since the port was
ready while it was still in stores. Unfortunately the one on the shelves now, the e250v2,
isn't supported yet. However, that and several other Sansa models are being worked on,
because they're well designed and popular gadgets. It shouldn't be long before you can buy a
Rockbox target in stores again. One is enough, if it's a good one.
Something they don't warn about on the web site is that the default UI theme is practically
unusable, particularly if you're over 35; you should plan to choose and install a "skin"
immediately. In practice, that just means copying a few extra files to the player, no big
A final warning: "party mode" sounds like fun, but ... well, it's easy to switch off again.