CES 2009: Sansa slotRadio – 1000 "hand-picked" songs, you'll hate 95% of em


I’m developing a bit of a love/hate relationship with Sandisk. They swing wildly from releasing great, innovative stuff, to wasting plastic on awful products. Unfortunately slotRadio falls into the latter category.

Sansa slotRadio is an MP3 player that comes with 1000 songs pre-loaded. It’s essentially a music player for people who’ve got absolutely no interest in what music playing, as long as there’s something in the background. The songs come on a Sandisk microSD card, but they’re tied to the card with DRM, so you can’t do anything else with them. If you work your way through the thousand, then you can buy 1,000 more for $40 (£26).

My advice? Save your cash and stick to Last.fm. In the meantime, go check out our other CES coverage here.

(via PC Mag)

Sansa rolls out 8GB version of its tiny 'Clip' MP3 player


I’m rather a fan of Sansa’s tiny ‘Clip’ range of MP3 players. Although their album-on-a-microSD-card concept is idiotic, their MP3 players are very good, and the miniscule Sansa Clip, with a (relatively) massive clip on the back, is one of the best. Good news then – Sansa has just launched an even bigger version, taking the size up to 8GB.

The player supports your regular MP3, WMA and WAV files, and it’ll work happily with music from most DRMed subscription services. It comes with a built-in microphone, and FM radio, and features a dinky-but-very-bright OLED screen. It only weighs 0.9 ounces. If you’re dying to get your hands on one then you can – for just £45. It’s a decent player, with a decent capacity, for a decent price. You can’t go wrong with that.


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SanDisk announces Sansa View flagship video MP3 player

sandisk_sansa_view_front_shot.jpgSanDisk has announced its new Sansa View video MP3 player, offering a number of cool features but without costing the earth.

The two new models, expected to arrive in October, are a step up from the Sansa e200 series, offering either 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage, plus up to 8GB of additional storage via optional microSD/microSDHC cards.

The players natively supporting major audio and video formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, H.264, WMV, and MPEG4, plus the ability to convert other formats, including DivX, via the Sansa Media Converter software. It also supports many music download and subscription services including Rhapsody To Go, Napster, and eMusic.