The new music players feature high-fidelity sound, a sophisticated song navigation and sorting system and a unique design.
Initially available in 512 MB (megabyte) and 1GB (gigabyte) capacities, the SanDisk Sansa players can play up to 15 continuous hours on a single AAA battery. The new players feature an SD card slot to add more storage capacity. Some companies have recently announced SD cards up to 2GB in capacity. This gives the Sansa an unlimited growth potential.
The device has built-in FM radio and can also be used as a USB storage device, being compatible with the USB Mass Storage Class standard (MSC).
The new players are designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files (such as those WMA files purchased from music service provider sites).
The SanDisk Sansa music players include stereo headphones, carrying case with armband, USB 2.0 cable, AAA Battery and Install CD with value-added software.
It is expected to be available in March 2005 with suggested retail prices of US$149 and US$199 for the 512MB and 1GB models.