New SanDisk Sansa Players Features SRS WOW Technology For High-Quality 3D Sound;
Includes Software For Music Management and Content Services, Digital Radio and Digital
SanDisk Corporation announced the availability of its new SanDisk Sansa e100 series of small,
portable digital music players at select national retailers. The new line of MP3 players use
embedded flash memory to store many hours of digital music and includes an SD card slot for
additional storage capacity. The Sansa e100 line features SRS WOW technology, an audio
enhancement solution for rich, immersive sound quality, and includes software for music
management and content downloads, digital radio and audiobook services for wide range of
The Sansa e100 line includes software from the following partners:
- Rhapsody offers a simple way to enjoy digital music online with unlimited access to a vast library
of more than 850,000 full-length songs and 65,000 albums. Rhapsody subscribers have the ability
to easily purchase their favorite tunes for 79 cents per song, create their own commercial-free
Internet radio stations, enjoy professionally programmed genre-specific stations, browse extensive
music information and review editorial recommendations.
- AudioFeast is the easiest way to keep your SanDisk Sansa player filled with today?s best music,
news, sports, and entertainment programs. The commercial-free digital radio service offers a blend
of over 400 programs that is sure to quench anyone?s audio appetite with over 100 channels
dedicated to music alone. SanDisk Sansa customers get to try it for 60 days free of charge and
then pay as low as $3.99 a month thereafter.
- Audible for digital audiobooks, radio programs, audio magazines and newspapers that can be
easily downloaded. The service features more than 18,000 audio titles to choose from and is ideal
for those times when listening to publications is more convenient than reading them.
Initially available in 512-megabyte (MB) and 1-gigabyte (GB) capacities, the SanDisk Sansa
players can store hundreds of songs and play up to 17 continuous hours on a single AAA battery.
The new players feature an SD card slot to conveniently add more storage capacity, which can be
significant since SanDisk and other companies have recently announced SD cards up to 2GB in
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 improved stereo headphones, carrying case with
armband, USB 2.0 cable, AAA Battery and Install CD with value-added software. For added
flexibility, they can be used as a USB storage device. Furthermore, the new industrial design was
created with future accessory options in mind.
The SanDisk e100 series is currently shipping with suggested retail prices of $139 and $189 for
the 512MB and 1GB models respectively.