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

by SanDisk
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  • 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
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: SanDisk
  • Model Number: SDMX4-2048-A70
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 2 GB
  • Supported Standards: MP3 , Protected WMA (DRM) , WMA
  • Hardware Platform: PC
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Product Description

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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

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.

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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.

Product Information

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Technical Details
Brand NameSanDisk
Item Weight2.6 ounces
Product Dimensions1.7 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches
Item model numberSDMX4-2048-A70
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Operating SystemPC
Number of Items1
Remote Control DescriptionNone
Additional Information
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Shipping Weight4.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
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Important Information

MP3 Player, stereo earphones, travel pouch and lanyard, Lithium Ion battery, USB 2.0 cable, quick start guide, CD with User Guide

Customer Reviews

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1,034 of 1,046 people found the following review helpful By WineCPA VINE VOICE on May 2, 2006
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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.

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113 of 119 people found the following review helpful By M. Randall on May 5, 2006
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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
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Nick G on May 10, 2006
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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.
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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful By G. Coffey on February 8, 2008
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If you use your MP3 player for music only, my one-star review is very harsh. For the money, it is a decent player if you never listen to anything over five minutes long. However, if you listen to audiobooks or podcasts, do not buy this player. I have used about a dozen different players over the past few years and I have never ever seen one so ill suited for playing lengthy files. There is no bookmarking feature and the fast forward is so slow that it is completely useless. You cannot start and the end of a track and rewind back to your spot either. Worse yet, it seems like the designers almost were determined to make it impossible for someone to maintain their spot on a long track. The record button has a hair trigger and is very difficult not to accidentally touch, and you had better manage to listen to that audiobook on one battery charge, because recharging will also cause you to loose your spot.
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