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SanDisk Sansa c140 1 GB MP3 Player (Black)

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  • Sleek, ultra-thin digital audio/image player with 1 GB of flash memory
  • Compatible with MP3, WMA, and WMA-DRM10 music files (PlaysForSure)
  • FM tuner with record capability and voice recorder
  • 1.2-inch color TFT LCD displays album art, photo thumbnails
  • Single AAA battery provides up to 15 hours of continuous play
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SanDisk
  • Model: SDMX5-1024-A18
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 1 GB
  • Supported Standards: Audible, MP3, WMA
  • Hardware Platform: PC
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Product Description

Product Description

This affordable, compact, color screen MP3 player has an amazingly easy to use interface. It supports Microsoft's Playsforsure subscription music as well as other subscription stores. Extra features incluse a digital FM tuner with twenty station presets, FM on the fly recording as well as voice recording and photo thumbnail playback. The SanDisk Sansasupports all major audio file formats including Audible audio files.


Amazon.com Product Description Enjoy skip-free music playback and photo slideshows with the amazingly small and lightweight SanDisk Sansa c140 flash memory digital audio player, which features 1 GB of storage and a 1.2-inch color screen. It offers MP3 and WMA playback and is also compatible with secure PlaysForSure files. It also includes a digital FM tuner (with record function) and a voice recorder (via built-in microphone).

Choose a Sansa c100 series player (c140 or c150) that has the right capacity for your needs.

The Sansa c100 series players mix great design and durability. View larger.
The color LCD screen displays album art from currently playing songs, and can also display photo thumbnails. The digital FM tuner has 20 station presets, and enables you to easily record programming on the fly. It's powered by a single AAA battery, which provides up to 15 hours of continuous play. The 1 GB memory will hold approximately 16 hours of CD-quality MP3 tracks (encoded at 128 kbps) or 32 hours of WMA tracks (at 64 kbps). It connects to PCs via a USB 2.0 connection (cable included) and it's compatible with Windows XP SP1/SP2 systems with Windows Media Player 10 software.

The SanDisk Sansa c140 digital audio player uses PlaysForSure technology. Look for the PlaysForSure logo if you're shopping for a portable music or video device and 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.

What's in the Box
SanDisk Sansa c140, lanyard, headphones, AAA battery, USB cable, QuickStart guide, and installation CD-ROM (with online user guide).

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSanDisk
Item Weight0.8 ounces
Product Dimensions9 x 2 x 7 inches
Item model numberSDMX5-1024-A18
Number of Items1
Additional Information
Shipping Weight0.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I will never buy a Sandisk MP3 player again.
Amazon Customer
Very good sound quality - easy to use - small and lighweight - Lots of features.
Roger E. Burden
The player is easy to use without installing the factory software.
Philip J. Bohlken

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Philip J. Bohlken on October 6, 2006
The SanDisk Sansa c140 is much smaller and easier to carry than a CD/MP3 player, and that is a plus for traveling. Several reviews below gave a low rating to the player's sound fidelity, but it sounds clear and rich to me on voice or music. My main for purpose for using it is voice Podcasts. I have been using my player for about three weeks.

There are two volume levels in the Settings. The highest volume in the default or low setting is not very high. This means any background noise can easily overshadow what is playing. Changing to the higher level is a distinct help when walking along the street or listening on an airliner.

Several previous reviewers also complained about short battery life. The AAA alkaline battery that came with the unit gave out before its listed time, but it may have been weak from sitting on a shelf. The battery meter in the display does not give any reliable clue as to when the battery will fail. Always carry a spare battery with you, especially if you are using rechargeable batteries. Otherwise, it seems to be a great little unit and I am looking forward to getting a lot of use from it.

The player is easy to use without installing the factory software. As long as "MTP" shows on the screen when connected by cable to the computer, just drag and drop files. It does not matter if files are in a folder or not. The player finds and plays them in alphabetical order. If properly shut down, it remembers where you stopped and begins there the next time the player is used. It will even save your place during a reasonably quick battery change. When a battery fails, the player starts again at the beginning of the file playing when the battery failed.
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55 of 67 people found the following review helpful By SL on April 21, 2006
I bought the C140 solely for Rhapsody-to-Go music. It's cheap, ultra-portable and plays "to-go" music without any problems. In fact, the CD that comes with the C140 includes Rhapsody Jukebox software and required Windows Media Player 10. Set up was easy and navigation on the little tiny screen was fine (although graphics are not clear and appear in low-resolution). I wouldn't want to use it for viewing images which it is capable of. Having the FM is a plus. Everything was good until I listened to the music from Rhapsody. I used decent headphones, Sony MDR-V700. Unfortunately, the sound quality I was getting was not good enough. Volume was low so I had to crank it up high-and at a high volume level, there was too much distortion. Bass was boxy and mids and highs were tinny, fuzzy and weak. So I returned the C140 and purchased the Samsung YP-Z5. After using the Samsung, it was clear that it wasn't that the quality of the downloaded to-go music was bad-it was the quality of the c140. I never even had a had a chance to play higher bit-rate MP3/WMA files. Perhaps they'll sound better. But I still wouldn't recommend it since I found that there are better players out there (although they are more expensive).
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By BGA on July 26, 2006
I bought this player mainly for its FM recording abilities. I have an Ipod that i use for most everything in my library. So for under $100 i thought this would be great for what i needed. I was wrong. When the backlight turns off the sound on the FM is drown out by an annoying hum. This also travels over to recording. You can leave the backlight on all the time, but that will just eat power like no tommorow. Sadly disappointing becasue it seems this is the same on all this model not just the one I had. Dont by it for FM anything! Get a Creative Labs Zen Nano Plus like I did - cheaper & it works!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Loyd Phillips on February 7, 2007
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Between driving my car, working out in the gym, walking my dog and doing chores around the house, I spend at least 10 hours a week listening to audio-books from [...] and lectures from The Teaching Company. Over the years I've tried tapes, CDs and a variety of book readers including the iPod and Zen. No book reader I've found works as well as this model c140 from Sandisk. It's small, light, inexpensive, easy to control, makes bookmarks reliably, makes it easy to load and unload Audible books, and makes it easy to manage MP3 files using Windows Explorer. This player takes ordinary AAA batteries that you can get anywhere.

My gym displays several TV screens in the "hamster room" and uses short-range FM transmissions so members can pick up the station they want to watch. So when I see a TV program I want I switch over to, it lets me quickly and easily switch to the Sansa's FM tuner and keep on running. When the Sansa's battery goes dead--about once every 12 hours--I it takes seconds to put in another AAA battery. They're cheap and when I've forgotten to put one in my pocket, I've gotten replacements from road-side convenience stores and from the little convenience rack at the gym, but I've always been able to keep on listening.

Audible recommends that you download audio-books for the Sansa in level 4 format. At that level, sound quality is excellent although, admittedly, the player cannot be turned up loud enough to pound your eardrums unless you plug it into an external amplifier and play it through a good set of speakers.

I got the model c140 to replace an older Sansa e140 that I used for two years. The older one never gave me any trouble but this one is said to have an improved operating system making it easier to control.
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