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SanDisk Sansa Connect 4GB


$249.00 Released April, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:SD slot to expand capacity. Internet radio (no subscription required). Connects with Flickr.

The Cons:Doesn't connect to PC wirelessly. Yahoo service has been discontinued. No built-in mic.

The Sansa Connect is a Wi-Fi music player by SanDisk who teamed up with Yahoo to offer a media player that syncs up with Yahoo Music and other internet radio stations. The media player can connect to any wireless network and stream music or photos.

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The player also syncs up with Flickr so you can view your photos on-the-go. You can also expand the 4GB memory size with a MusicSD card.

SanDisk has been trying to get a piece of the iPod pie since the introduction of their Sansa series, although the response has been lukewarm at best. By teaming up with Yahoo, the two companies have found a way to compete against Microsoft's Zune and ostensibly, Apple's iPod. This player is very sensitive to the adoption of Wi-Fi networks so the market is currently pretty small, although this is set to grown in the next year.

User Reviews (13)

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Pros
  • 8

    SD slot to expand capacity

  • 7

    Internet radio (no subscription required)

  • 5

    Connects with Flickr

  • 3

    easy to use user interface

  • 3

    WiFi Connectivity

  • 3

    Lightweight (2.8 oz)

  • 3

    Scroll wheel makes it easy to navigate the menu

  • 3

    Good sound quality

  • 3

    easy to setup (only file manager drag and drop is available) through either a card reader or the included USB cable

  • 2

    Continues to play music while charging or connected to PC

  • 2

    Built-in speaker so the kids don't have to mess with wires and I can keep track of the volume.

  • 0

    Yahoo! Music compatible - downloads songs directly from Yahoo! Music playlists (subscription required)

  • 0

    Requires no special cables.

Cons
  • 5

    Doesn't connect to PC wirelessly

  • 3

    Yahoo service has been discontinued

  • 3

    No built-in mic

  • 3

    No built-in FM tuner

  • 2

    cannot download specific songs from Yahoo! Music

  • 2

    Can't play video files

  • 1

    limited capacity

  • 1

    uses DRM - annoying with its required license renewals

  • 1

    Scroll wheel is not very accurate and often over or under-scrolls

  • 1

    quite hard for a 4 year old to operate. The button is a little difficult to push, and must be held down for a couple seconds to do anything but pause the playing

  • 1

    Shuffle (hold button and shake) doesn't actually choose a random track, it just skips a few (1-3?) tracks in the playlist.

  • 1

    It eats batteries fast, and when low acts erratically.

  • 1

    Does not support RockBox

  • 1

    Does not have an open OS

  • 1

    Drag-n-Drop files does not always work

  • 0

    now quite dated looking

  • 0

    No Mac support

  • 0

    The battery/SD cover seems to be a loose fit and could potentially come off too easily.

  • 0

    Not rechargeable.

  • -4

    No video playback

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keenfrenzy
keenfrenzy: #sandisk_sansa_connect_4gb The "con" about it not having video playback is incorrect. They released a firmware update long ago to correct this, and you can download the video converter from SanDisk's website. Jul 10, 08
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Infomaniac
Infomaniac: #sandisk_sansa_connect_4gb If you are concerned about Internet Radio, check out this petition at SaveInternetRadio that makes it easy to email your representatitives in Washington. As for the Sansa, this product looks very interesting and gets a very good review on Cnet. A definite must watch item! Apr 23, 07
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Erik
Erik: #sandisk_sansa_connect_4gb I've said it once, and I'll say it again. I LOVE INTERNET RADIO! It's just a matter of them not being put out of business because of new copyright legiscrapilation.

Awesome idea. Apr 9, 07
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