SanDisk Ships New Sansa MP3 Players

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 listening options.

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 capacity.

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.

Additional features include:

— SD card slot for additional storage and convenient music transfer

— Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for fast music transfer speeds

— Support for MP3, WMA (both secure and unsecure) and Audible audio files

— Up to 17 hours of continuous playback on a single AAA battery

— Digital FM radio with 20-presets

— Multi-line backlit LCD that displays album, artist and song title information.

                             # of                          # ofModel      Playback time(3)  songs(3)  Playback time(3)    songs(3)----------------------------------------------------------------------Sansa e130    8 hours, MP3      120       16 hours, WMA       240(512MB)----------------------------------------------------------------------Sansa e140   16 hours, MP3      240       32 hours, WMA       480(1GB)----------------------------------------------------------------------

The SanDisk e100 series is currently shipping with suggested retail prices of $139 and $189 for the 512MB and 1GB models respectively.