Some companies might try to dazzle your eye with a sleek, hip, tastefully designed MP3 player, appealing to your basest preferences for superficial visual beauty. Not SanDisk! They’re so confident in the value of this super-cheap 256MB MP3 player, they don’t care that it looks like something a diabetic would use to check his blood sugar.
Let’s face it, you’re not buying this to gain entree into the Secret Society of Super-Hipsters. You just want its 256 cool megs of music storage for a flat 20 bucks postpaid. You want its USB 2.0 convenience and DRM compatibility. You want an MP3 player so cheap, you won’t get too upset if you leave it on the bus or drop it in the toilet.
No, the Sandisk 256 MB MP3 Player won’t win any beauty contests. (And seriously, if you’re conducting little MP3-player beauty pageants in your home, you’re probably beyond reason at this point.) We kinda wish its memory was expandable. Sure, who doesn’t? But at this price, we’ll play the SanDisk we’re dealt.
Warranty: 90 days
- Plays MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM
- Stores over 4 hours/60 songs of MP3; 8 hours/120 songs of WMA music (Playback at 128 kbps MP3, 64 kbps WMA)
- Digital FM tuner with 20 preset stations
- Voice Recorder with built-in microphone
- Create multiple custom playlists
- Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port for fast and easy transfer of files
- Up to 15 hours continuous playback using one AAA battery (included)
- Indigo backlit multi-line LCD display
- Dimensions: 2.96 x 1.28 x .82; weighs 39.7 grams (with battery)
- Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP; Mac OS 9.2x+, 10.1.2+
- Compatible with MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM (purchased music)
- Intel Pentium PC or equivalent; Macintosh computer with USB support
- CD-ROM drive
- USB 2.0 port required for Hi-Speed transfer
- Digital Audio Player
- Carrying case with armband
- Stereo Earphones
- AAA Alkaline Battery
- USB 2.0 Cable