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SanDisk launches slotMusic player

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2008 16:05 User comments (7)

SanDisk launches slotMusic player SanDisk has announced a new Sansa MP3 player that will sport no internal memory or screen and will instead use a microSD slot to read slotMusic albums.
The Sansa slotMusic Player is tiny and will run on AAA batteries and will cost just $19.99 USD. Making the launch even more notable is the fact that the player can play any files on a microSD as long as they are MP3 or WMA.

There will be a variety of artists such as Rihanna and Daughtry, ABBA and Elvis available on 1GB microSD cards, each of which will cost $15 USD. The microSD albums will also include album art, and liner notes and usually video content. (Which makes no difference for this player)

The files are DRM-free and can be taken off the cards and added to your music libraries on any PC. Each card also comes with a USB adapter to allow users to take the music off.

At $15 it might be a good idea to buy the card, take the music and then reformat the card to use at your own disposal.

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7 user comments

115.10.2008 16:59

what a waste.. every card will come with an adapter.. and didnt they say 10 dollars before? i guess its a good idea.. seeing how its DRM-free.. but what assurance do you have that they won't put the content on p2p?.. there has to be a catch

215.10.2008 18:25

Originally posted by lxfactor:
but what assurance do you have that they won't put the content on p2p?.. there has to be a catch
eh? why do i care that they will put the music on P2P? and why would they, they're selling it.

The Adpater only needs to be included until the format becomes
popular, then it will be dropped and prices should drop too (should not will).

315.10.2008 19:21

$15 for a low bitrate mp3. How novel. Buy the album for less on amazon and rip it yourself. Or...d/l it for NUTHIN'! Another bad idea gone worse. Too many formats, gizmos coming out. I for one do not want to be a market driven provider of STUFF to keep the CE industry afloat.

416.10.2008 18:11

Everything reads MicroSD cards. I think this is a great idea and personally, I think this is where the future is heading.
Price will drop.
$15 for a 1gig card is slightly high but not too bad
$15 for an album is a bit high, but not too bad

Together, it's not a bad deal at all.

517.10.2008 7:54

Just one more gimmick to dupe the public. There are plenty of morons that like to throw their money away. However, the huge money will only come when someone offers the public a fair deal. Fair in the eyes of the public. However, they all want to invent another get rich scheme like bottled water.

617.10.2008 10:48

Originally posted by Mez:
Just one more gimmick to dupe the public. There are plenty of morons that like to throw their money away. However, the huge money will only come when someone offers the public a fair deal. Fair in the eyes of the public. However, they all want to invent another get rich scheme like bottled water.
Well stated Mez, and I am inclined to agree.

717.10.2008 13:24

Actually I read this thread too hastily. I can't believe I missed this big one.

lxfactor, it is probably up there all ready. Not that p2p has everything that is sold but it has a much bigger selection because there are more bootlegs than published (at least for music). Add bootlegs and all the discontinued music and you are looking for a much bigger selection than what is for sale.

I guess they should not sell CDs anymore for that very same reason. Since DRMs can be removed easily with any computer maybe they shouldn't sell DRMed music either.

GOOD THINKING!!!
One survey estimated LimeWire was in over a third of the houses in the US. That is only one of hundreds of P2P apps. At this time last year torrent traffic used over half the worlds band width. There are many millions of persons that have voted with their feet to do P2P instead of itunes. I don't claim to be an expert in P2P but if you do some music research for unusual facts about bands using Google, the hit is often found in P2P sites. The sites are very numerous in number and all are mind bogglingly vast in size. I would NOT suggest risking doing P2P but I would suggest checking them out. Looking at the site does not violate anything in most countries. I have no idea or do I care if there are more than 100,000,000 persons doing p2p in the world. But that many persons sharing music makes for lots of music selections.

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