SanDisk Sansa e250 2 GB MP3 Player with microSD Expansion Slot (Black)

SanDisk Sansa e250 2 GB MP3 Player with microSD Expansion Slot (Black)
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List Price: $199.99
Price: $62.18

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Product Description

The Sansa e200 Series MP3 players are the created by the leaders in flash memory and provides everything you need for music, photo, and video clip playback. The very attractive, sleek design includes a 1.8 TFT color screen with advanced navigational features and an easy to use interface. You can also avoid scratches and cracks with the durable Liquidmetal backing. This Sansa e250 provides superior sound playback and supports Microsoft PlaysForSure subscription music. The SanDisk Media Converter supports most image formats to enjoy photos and small personal videos. The Sansa e250 provides a microSD card slot for content portability. Up to 20 hours of battery life (based on continuous, standard playback of 128Kb MP3 files) microSD Expansion Slot - for additional Storage space Digital FM Tuner - with on-the-fly FM recording Voice Recording Minimum System Requirements - Windows XP Windows Media Player 10+ Intel Pentium class PC or higher CD-ROM Drive USB 2.0 Port 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1552 in Consumer Electronics
  • Size: 2 GB
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: SanDisk
  • Model: SDMX4-2048-A70
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: .50" h x 3.50" w x 1.70" l, .16 pounds
  • Hard Disk: 2GB

Features

  • Sleek, ultra-thin digital audio/image/video player with 2 GB of flash memory
  • Compatible with MP3, WMA, and WMA-DRM10 music files (PlaysForSure)
  • FM tuner with record capability and voice recorder; bright 1.8-inch color TFT LCD
  • Convert most popular video formats (MPEG-4, WMV) to play on device
  • User-replaceable rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 20 hours of life

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Product Description You can take it with you. Keep your media in your pocket with the SanDisk Sansa e250 flash memory digital audio/video player with 2 GB of storage. This sleek, light device enables you to enjoy music, video, and photo slideshows on-the-go. Features include MP3 and WMA playback, Microsoft PlaysForSure support, FM tuner (with recording ability), voice recorder, and a bright 1.8" TFT color screen.
Sansa e200 series players mix great design and durability with an excellent user interface. View the e200 Series Demo.
Choose a Sansa e200-series player with the capacity that's right for you.
Form is Function The Sansa e250 has a sleek, thin design with a large 1.8" TFT color screen for easy viewing. The strong alloy metal casing means the device is durable and scratch resistant. On the front, easy to use, backlit controls let you access what you want quickly and intuitively. The player also includes a microSD slot for expanding your memory capacity, and supports SanDisk TrustedFlash and gruvi content cards, which can be shared with mobile phones. The user-replaceable lithium-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of enjoyment. MP3 Player The Sansa e250 will play MP3, WMA, and secure WMA formats. Other formats can be converted using the Sansa Media Converter (included). The e250 also uses PlaysForSure technology. Look for the PlaysForSure logo if you want to make sure the digital music and video you purchase will play back on it every time. Match the PlaysForSure logo on a large selection of leading devices and online music stores. If you see the logo, you'll know your digital music will play for sure. Choose from a large number of digital music and video stores, including MTV's Urge, Rhapsody, Yahoo!, MSN Music, MusicMatch, MusicNow, Napster, Wal-Mart Music Downloads, and many more. Video Player View your favorite video clips anywhere, anytime. Use the included SanDisk Media Converter software to convert most popular video formats (such as MPEG-4, WMV, or DivX) into the MJPEG format playable on the e250. Photo Viewer Share slideshows of your favorite photos with your friends. SanDisk Media Converter also supports most image formats, allowing you to convert and downsize your images for display on the e250. On-Board FM Radio The e250 includes a digital FM tuner for listening to your favorite radio stations. Keep those favorites readily available by adding them to your presets. You can also record live radio on-the-fly for future listening. Voice Recording Have a thought you need to get down before it evades you? Use the built-in microphone to record voice memos. Capture interviews, classes, short notes to yourself, or anything else you might feel inspired to record. Choose the Capacity for Your Needs The Sansa e200 series is available in capacities of 2, 4, 6, or 8 GB. Each model contains a the microSD expansion slot, meaning you won't be limited to internal memory capacity. What's in the Box Sansa e250 digital audio player, travel pouch and lanyard, stereo headphones, lithium ion rechargeable battery, USB cable, and quick start guide.

Customer Reviews

Excellent Nano Alternative4 Since I have most of my music files ripped in WMA format, I've been looking for a flash MP3 player to compete with the IPOD Nano. After much research, I decided to take a chance on this newly released player. I'm very impressed to start. The player is small (just a bit thicker than the Nano), and fairly light. The screen shows excellent color- based on the menus. I'm not planning to use it much for video or photos, so I'm not very concerned with the screen size, which is expectedly small. The player in general is very easy to use. I looked over the quick reference guide and didn't even bother with the user guide (user guide is in PDF format on the cd-rom.) The overall appearance is excellent. You can load music by dragging and dropping, or using Windows Media Player 10. I prefer to use WMP10 to sync, since I have my music organized well. Syncing in this manner was very simple. I didn't encounter any issues with the first two syncs I've performed. If you have your id3 tags correct, the Sansa will display your music by Artist, Album, Songs, or Genere. There's also a "To Go playlist". The Sansa sorted my music just fine. The display is informative when playing music. The sound so far is excellent. I've used a few different headsets to test it and have no complaints. The center dial/wheel rotates and glows in a bright blue. It allows you to scroll through menu items and to increase/decrease the volume. The directional buttons around the wheel are a little difficult to use with only one hand. Because the center dial is raised so much, you end up needing to use the tips of your fingers to press the buttons that surround it. I suppose it will take a little getting used to- but it's not a dealbreaker for me. Following the precedent set by other companies. The USB connector is of course proprietary. This is currently the only way to charge the Sansa, so don't lose it. I don't see any wall/travel charges offered yet- even at the Sandisk Website. Since it's new- there aren't really any accessories offered. This isn't a concern to me personally- so I bought it anyway. I definitely would like a separate charging apparatus, rather than having to charge via USB- so I hope Sandisk offers such an item, sooner rather than later. It comes with a small velvet pouch. I'll be searching for some sort of "skin" to protect the player, instead of relying on the pouch. It's just not efficient if you want to protect and use the player at the same time. Pros: It looks beautiful. Plays WMA Files. Easy to sync. Drag & Drop available. Sounds great. Flash memory- so no need to wory about hard drive skipping. 2GB of memory with models that go up to 6GB. Expansion slot for miniSD cards for more memory. Lots of features: Music, Video, Pics, FM, Voice Recording, etc. Price - $159. Cons: Buttons can be hard to use. Charging via USB only (at this time.) Not many accessories offered (yet.) Doesn't support many file types. Again, please understand when reading this, that my primary use is for music. All the other features are merely a bonus for me. So if you're looking for something to use regularly to play video, pics, etc- please do your homework to see if the player is a good fit for your needs. Most of the time when I read negative reviews, it's because the reviewer bought something that did not fit their needs. Companies are in business to sell their products- do your own research to determine if the product is right for you. i like it5 When I finally decided to give in to the iPod craze, I went looking at Best Buy for them. At first I planned on getting a ipod nano, but then I noticed this little guy. My friend has a nano and honestly I think this SanDisk is way better. FM tuner, can accept pictures and videos. The record (voice or radio) feature is sweet and it will know what order to put songs in when you transfer an album into it (as well as give you the cover artwork). The menus and LCD screen are top notch as well. It can only be charged in a USB slot.. which might bug some people. I usually charge it in my Xbox 360 USB slot while i'm playing games. A really good MP3 player and great alternative to the ipod nano The Benchmark for MP3 players5
PROS: Fantastic quality, functionality, and price. Durable


CONS: Lack of accessories



In the world of MP3 players, it seems there exists two categories;
I-Pod and everyone else. As an employee of a major retail electronics
outlet, the sheer volume of customers coming in requesting I-Pods (for
no other reason than they saw it on TV), is a testament to Apple's
overwhelming marketing success in the industry. However, while I-Pods
account for about 60% of all sales of MP3 players, they constitute a
larger than average share of our MP3 repairs and service. Additionally,
the sheer over saturation coupled with the fact that consumers are
forced to use I-tunes to interface their songs encouraged me to think
outside of the I-Pod empire, and research various competitor models.
After comparing several models of MP3 players I decided to
purchase the Scandisk e250, it has proven to be a great choice. The
design is slightly similar to an I-Pod, however its' dark colors and
sophisticated design distinguished it from other run of the mill
handhelds on the market. The most impressive feature on this unit is
its' display screen. While similar in size to some of its competitors,
the vibrant display is bright, clear, easy to read, and is advertised
as scratch resistant. Best of all, a 2GB model (about 500 songs) cost
twenty dollars less than a comparable I-pod.
In terms of overall functionality, I can't praise the e250
enough. A very easy interface by way of USB will load any file format
of music and mpeg video for easy organization and storage. The FM tuner
provided, delivers a strong signal for radio fans, and the unit also
stores digital photos and movie clips. The menu is very well organized
and easy to navigate when you're on the go.
In terms of durability, I've owned this player for about a month and it has shown almost no sign of wear and tear, it has gone with me virtually everywhere in various conditions indoors and outdoors. I tend to take care of my gear, but as a 21 year old college student, the e250's durability is tested daily, and has surpassed any MP3 player I have previously owned. Perhaps the only drawback to the e250 is the sparse selection of cases and other accessories for this unit. However, as popularity of the brand increases (which it hopefully will when others learn of its quality value) availability of accessories should follow suit. Overall, the e250 delivers outstanding quality and value for the money.