Starting at $39.99, Genre-Specific Billboard® Cards Give Consumers Effortless Access to the Music They Love Most
Milpitas, Calif., April 29, 2009- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, today announced that four new 1,000-song, genre-specific slotRadio™ cards are available for sale at slotRadio.org. The new slotRadio cards (starting at $39.99 MSRP U.S.) give consumers instant access to some of their favorite styles of music, including Rock, Country, Oldies and Hip Hop/R&B. Each card contains several hand-crafted playlists featuring songs from Billboard's top charting artists. Designed to be paired with the Sansa® slotRadio™ player, the plug-and-play music cards deliver true music enjoyment.
"These new genre-specific slotRadio cards give consumers the music they want in an instantly accessible manner at unprecedented value," said Noam Kedem, vice president, product management, SanDisk. "It only takes a few seconds to swap a slotRadio card with 1,000 new songs into a slotRadio player. This is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for consumers to enjoy the music they love. It's great music, made effortless."
The Billboard Rock card includes Classic, Hard and Modern Rock hits from some of the biggest artists, including Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Santana, System of a Down and The Who. Songs are organized into playlists by decade, theme and mood, creating perfect soundtracks for working out, chilling out and everything in between.
With music from both legends and today's hottest stars, the Billboard Country card features love songs, Country Belles, and road trip favorites including class acts such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Hank Williams, Jr.
The Billboard Oldies card is sure to stir up nostalgic memories of sock hops and jukeboxes at the five and dime with love ballads, Pop, R&B, Motor City and Rock inspired playlists that include songs from The Beach Boys, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elvis Presley, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Temptations and more.
Billboard Hip Hop/R&B
Artists as diverse as Akon, Snoop Dogg, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and TLC are brought together on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B card in themed playlists that cover every mood and tempo from relaxing old school R&B classics, love jams and ballads to current beat-driven Hip Hop hits.
The Sansa slotRadio player ($99.99 MSRP) is a small, stylish, portable device that plays music directly from pre-loaded slotRadio cards, eliminating the hassle of software installations, time-consuming music selection and file-by-file downloading. The player comes bundled with a 1,000-song, multi-genre card that can quickly be popped out and replaced with a new card catering to a specific taste in music.
While songs cannot be rewound or copied from the cards, users can easily navigate between the playlists and skip forward from song-to-song at the press of a button.
These first four new slotRadio cards are available at slotRadio.org beginning today and will soon also be sold at RadioShack® stores nationwide. Additional themed and genre-specific slotRadio cards are also expected to debut on slotRadio.org in the near future. The slotRadio cards work in any slotRadio player and are now also compatible with the Sansa® Fuze™ MP3 player.
The Sansa slotRadio player is a die-cast aluminum player that also features a 1.5" OLED screen for viewing artist and song information, an FM radio and even an integrated belt clip for hands-free listening.
The Sansa slotRadio Player and slotRadio cards expand SanDisk's Sansa audio/video product family, which includes the slotMusic™ player and album cards for avid fans, the popular Sansa Fuze™ and the small Sansa® Clip.
For more information on slotRadio, visit www.slotRadio.org.
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
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SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and Sansa are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. slotRadio is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. slotMusic is licensed by SLOTmedia Group LLC. The microSD mark and logo are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s).
slotRadio™ cards contain 1000 songs pre-programmed in music playlists for unlimited playback with slotRadio-compatible devices only. Visit slotRadio.org for slotRadio compatible devices. Much like radio, these songs are played in sequence and cannot be rewound or rearranged, yet in slotRadio™, individual songs can be skipped as often as you want. Song and playlist files cannot be copied or viewed (for example on a PC).
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