SanDiskÂ® Corporation today unveiledÂ a cable-less, flash-based MP3 player; the 1-gigabyte (GB)1 Sansa Express. It is design includes a microSDâ„¢ expansion slot, FM tuner, recording capabilities, data storage and a direct connection to aÂ USB port,with no USB cable required.
â€œWith the Sansa Express, SanDisk is continuing its strategy of bringing new MP3 players to market for the budget conscious consumer,â€ said Keith Washo, SanDisk retail product marketing manager. â€œPlus, weâ€™ve made the Sansa Express easy to use. With no cable — this player uses a direct connection to the computer — you just plug and go.â€
The Sansa Express can hold up to 3GB of music or 750 songs by utilizing a 2GB microSD card in the playerâ€™s memory expansion slot. This card feature also enables secure transferring of music to other devices equipped with microSD card slots such as mobile phones and PDAs. About the size of a pack of gum, the dimensions of the Sansa Express MP3 player are 0.99 inches wide x 3.09 inches long x 0.64 inches high.
It is shown at CES in Las Vegas, the player is expected to be available in March at a suggested price of $59.99.