HotHardware Refuses To Say "iPod Killer" - HotHardware
HotHardware Refuses To Say "iPod Killer"

HotHardware Refuses To Say "iPod Killer"

We don't know about you, but we're getting tired of headlines with "(fill in the blank) Killer" in them. It's pointless anyway, if you're talking about Apple, for instance. It's useful to remember that Apple could sell poison popsicles at the North Pole with a 400% profit margin and there's be a line for them, so let's forget about killing the iPod for now. But SanDisk, the second largest seller of MP3 players in the world is out with their new, powerful, cheap and tiny player, and it's going to be a... be successful.
Model   Expected

Suggested Retail Price

  # of songs

(MP3)

  Playback time   # of songs

(WMA)

  Playback time
Sansa Clip (1GB)
$39.99
250
16 hours, MP3
500
32 hours, WMA
Sansa Clip (2GB)
$59.99
500
32 hours, MP3
1,000
64 hours, WMA

The Sansa Clip supports many music download and subscription services, including Rhapsody To Go®, Napster, eMusic and others. Its designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3, WAV, Audible (for audio books) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files (such as those WMA files purchased from music stores). The Sansa Clip can also play "DRM-free" MP3 downloads.

The player is expected to be available from retailers in the U.S. and Europe in September 2007, with other regions to follow shortly thereafter.

It's got an FM tuner with 40 pre-sets and a microphone for telling it how much you love it. Solid state flash memory for no skipping while you're running.  Sweet.
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