SanDisk Announced Capacity Increases for Its Digital Media Players
SanDisk has announced capacity increases for two of its most popular flash-based digital media players: the tiny Sansa Clip moves to a top capacity of 4GB from 2GB, while the Sansa View jumps to 32GB from a previous top capacity of 16GB. The new capacities were announced during a press conference at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, where SanDisk is demonstrating products at Booth 30768, South Hall 3, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The matchbox-sized Sansa Clip, introduced in August in capacities of 1GB and 2GB, is the perfect companion for jogging, working out or just hanging out. The new 4GB version, due in February, can store 1,000 songs, runs for 15 hours on its rechargeable battery and comes in a stylish silver color with a mirror finish on the front. Sansa Clip stands above the leading wearable music player because of its bright OLED color screen – allowing users to select the music they hear, not just wait for songs to come around at random.
The full-featured Sansa View, introduced in September in capacities of 8GB and 16GB, features a vibrant 2.4-inch TFT color screen with 320x240 resolution for crisp playback of full-motion video. The new 32GB version, due in February, can hold a stunning 48 two-hour movies or 8,000 songs. The rechargeable, long-lasting lithium ion battery provides 35 hours of audio or 7 hours of video playback. The Sansa View has built-in support for the MPEG4, WMV and H.264 video formats.
The Sansa Clip and Sansa View share a long list of advanced features, including:
- Audio formats: support for MP3, WMA, WAV and Audible audio books.
- Music services: support for many music download and subscription services, including Rhapsody To Go, Napster, eMusic and others.
- Recording: built-in microphone for voice recording.
- FM radio: built-in FM tuner, with user option to create station presets.
- Accessories: earphones and USB cable.
The featherweight Sansa Clip, weighing only 0.9 ounces, comes with a clip that makes it easy to attach the device to clothing, a backpack or purse. The clip is detachable, so the device can become even smaller when the clip isn't needed.
The Sansa View, weighing 2.9 ounces, can display JPEG photos and has a microSD /microSDHC card slot. By adding SanDisk's 8GB microSDHC card, the total capacity of the new 32GB Sansa View increases to 40GB.
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