I don't think it was so much at least in the Gadgeteer Review that they said it was just okay as much as that they really only compared it to a previous version Slacker G1.I was suprised that every review said that the audio quailty was just ok.
Bump.....anyone have any answers to any of those questions above ?Thanks for the review links....
I'm not fond of the large screen, but can live with it. I'm not really interested in album art, etc. I just want to listen to the music.
Is clear protective shield available from invisible shield ? I think that is the name of the company. Clearly the arm band is not protective of the screen in any way.
How long does it take the device to boot up after turning it on ?
How do current owners like the media buttons ? Do they feel solid, cheap, etc ?
Is the current firmware on the device allowing navigation to be smooth ?
Anyone own the armband ? Looking at it. I don't vision how the device attaches to the arm band.
Can I allow the device to be up side down on the arm band ? So I can navigate looking at the screen facing me in the right direction ?
Well it isn't just for album art, that is only one aspect of it. You can review bio info on the artist, review a list of previous songs played, then you have the Library and can review a list of songs available, along with playlist. There are many reason for having a nice screen. But with all that said, I personally do like Album art and I honestly think that is an attractive aspect of the device.I'm not fond of the large screen, but can live with it. I'm not really interested in album art, etc. I just want to listen to the music.
Invisible shield would be glad to make one for the device, but some brave soul has to send their device to them so that they can use it to create one. I personally just purchased an invisible shield for another device and used it to protect my G2 display. It took a little effort given that the invisible shield had to be custom cut by me to fit properly.Is clear protective shield available from invisible shield ? I think that is the name of the company. Clearly the arm band is not protective of the screen in any way.
If the device is totally off, then it takes about 45 seconds. If the device is just sleep mode then it come on almost immediately. One interesting tid bit the device stays in sleep mode about 2 hours and if left in sleep mode longer than that it will do an auto shut down to conserve battery life. So in those case the restart time of course is much longer. I wish the start up time was a bit shorter, but it's something you get use too.How long does it take the device to boot up after turning it on ?
Honestly I am not a real big fan of wheels that also act as a selection button. But I found this setup to work okay. I have accidentally scrolled a bit while trying to push the button and therefor went into the wrong menu item, but it is something you just have to pay a bit of attention too.How do current owners like the media buttons ? Do they feel solid, cheap, etc ?
Firmware updates are downloaded when available at the end of a refresh and will install when you reboot the device. In regards to the menus and navigation of the device I find it works very smoothly. I have zero complaints on this.Is the current firmware on the device allowing navigation to be smooth ?
It is the standard 3.5 headphone/out put jack. I have found the output volume to be very good in terms of connecting it to aux-inputs on home stereos and vehicle head units. It has a much higher output level than most sat radios that I've used.Does the Slacker portable have a speaker or is it just headphones or out put jack only?