New SanDisk Sansa Players Features SRS WOW Technology For High-Quality
3D Sound; Includes Software For Music Management and Content Services,
Digital Radio and Digital Audiobooks
SUNNYVALE, CA, MAY 11, 2005 - SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced the availability of its new SanDisk Sansa™ e100 series of small, portable digital music players at select national retailers. The new line of MP3 players use embedded flash memory to store many hours of digital music and includes an SD card slot for additional storage capacity. 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.
"In addition to providing high-quality sound, expandable storage capacity and a refreshing design, we want our listeners to have access to a broad range of listening content," said Eric Bone, director of retail product marketing at SanDisk. "To do this, we have partnered with several software companies that provide a broad range of music content, commercial-free radio streams and access to 'spoken word' content like books or magazines."
SRS WOW is a 3D audio enhancement technology that improves the quality of any audio file played on the players in the Sansa e100 line. Specially designed for portable audio devices, WOW improves the delivery of 3D stereo audio separation and the creation of deep, powerful bass for music played over the Sansa's high-quality, in-ear headphones.
The Sansa e100 line includes software from the following partners:
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:
The SanDisk e100 series is currently shipping with suggested retail prices of $139 and $189 for the 512MB and 1GB models respectively. They will be sold at many of the more than 100,000 stores worldwide where SanDisk sells its products.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
Images of SanDisk products are available at www.sandisk.com/Corporate/MediaKit/
SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Sansa is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Rhapsody is a trademark of Real Audio Corporation. WOW and SRS are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. AudioFeast is a trademark of AudioFeast. Audible is a registered trademark of Audible Inc. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s).
* MB = 1 million bytes; 1 GB = 1 billion bytes.