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SanDisk offers iPod-like flash MP3 player

updated 11:45 am EST, Fri January 7, 2005

SanDisk flash MP3 player

has introduced a new iPod-like MP3 player: the SanDisk Sansa e100 series utilizes embedded flash memory and features high-fidelity sound, a sophisticated song navigation and sorting system and a "unique" design. The SanDisk Sansa player can store hundreds of songs and play up to 15 continuous hours on a single AAA battery. It features an SD card slot to conveniently add more storage capacity and works with both MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA). It includes stereo headphones, a carrying case with armband, a USB 2.0 cable, and AAA Battery and an install CD. For added flexibility, they can be used as a USB storage device. The player also features a digital FM radio with 20-presets and a multi-line Indiglo Backlit LCD that displays album, artist and song title information. It will ship in March for $150 (512MB) and $200 (1GB).




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  1. pliny

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    ok

    this is a small lightweight device with usb transfer, and is the sort of thing no doubt compelling Apple to, if true, bring out a flash-based iPod.

  1. csimon2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Design

    LOL. I started laughing pretty hard when I saw that thing. Is that not one of the ugliest mp3 players you've ever seen? I don't know, just the whole color and button scheme make me laugh.

  1. zac4mac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    ya it's ugly, but...

    ...check out its little brother "The Cruzer MP3 Companion". A flash drive MP3 player done right. If I was the least bit athletic I might be interested.
    http://www.sandisk.com/download/photos/retail/mp3comp-wearphones.jpg
    Z

  1. slboett

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    No, it's not...

    One of the ugliest players I've seen, and in fact, is not bad.
    I own five iPods, but I'm not such a Steve-nutsucker that I can't see other hardware/software as being good - get over it.

    SB

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    again??

    why is it that every time a mac user post a negative comment about a random product not made by apple, some moron assume that the poster is a "zealot" and hate everything made by the competition..

    Seriously, this device looks like it comes from the last decade..

  1. pliny

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    11!!

    you like apple you fanboi zealot get a clue111!!1

  1. SergioRS

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    well....

    it's USB2.0 so it's about the same speed (give or take) as a firewire iPod - i like that you can use a regular battery and the price/feature set seems right on the mark. I do think it's kinda ugly - but who cares? I haven't tried anything that matches the OS of my iPod - and the ease with which it integrates with iTunes. Pods should all have color screens, and whoever told Steve they should price the color one at 600.00 is smoking some BAD crack.

  1. tliszt

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    You gotta be kidding?

    So I should pay $200 for a 1 GB flash "iPod-like" player when I can pay $249 for a 4 GB (or soon a 5 GB) iPod mini with elegant software and far more capacity plus iTunes?

    That would be so(ooo) LAME!

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