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SanDisk Sansa m240 1 GB MP3 Player (Silver)

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  • Lightweight flash memory digital audio player--weighs just 1.5 ounces
  • 1 GB memory holds 16 hours of MP3 and 32 hours of WMA audio
  • Microsoft PlaysForSure support for compatibility with wide range of online stores and subscription services
  • Integrated FM radio with 20 presets; built-in microphone and voice recorder
  • Powered by single AAA battery, for up to 19 hours of usage
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSanDisk
Item Weight4 ounces
Product Dimensions1.2 x 0.8 x 2.8 inches
Item model numberSDMX3-1024-A18
Operating SystemPC
Number of Items1
Remote Control DescriptionNone
Additional Information
Shipping Weight4 ounces
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SanDisk
  • Model: SDMX3-1024-A18
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 1 GB
  • Supported Standards: MP3/WMA/WMA with DRM/Audible
  • Hardware Platform: PC
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Product Description

Product Description

Rock to your favorite tunes! This SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player features1 GB flashmemory that holds over16 hours/240 songs of MP3 music or over32 hours/480 songs of WMA music. Access your local FM broadcasts and up to 20 of your favorite stations with the digital FM tuner! Capture your thoughts with the built-in microphone and voice recording function! With USB 2.0 interface, you can connect the Sansa m240 to almost computer for high speed data transfers. Everything you need to enjoy digital music is with this SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player !


Amazon.com Product Description Weighing not much more than its power source (a single AAA battery), the Sansa m240 1 GB flash memory digital audio player is a full-featured, ultra-portable MP3 player. The m240 includes FM radio and voice recording, a backlit LCD screen that displays ID3 tag information, support for multiple file formats, and full compatibility with most subscription services.

The Sansa M240 can hold 16 hours of CD-quality MP3 tracks on its 1 GB memory.

Detailed view of the basic controls.

The Music LCD screen.

The FM Radio LCD screen.

Top Level Menu.

Take Your Music With You
The 1 GB Sansa m240 will hold approximately 16 hours of CD-quality MP3 tracks (encoded at 128kps) or 32 hours of WMA tracks (at 64kbps). It's compatible with MP3, WMA, secure WMA, and Audible audio file formats. The backlit LCD screen shows ID3 tag information for the currently playing track (song title, artist and album). Navigate the music on your player with ease, sorting by artist, album, song title, playlist or other criteria. With five equalizer types, you can optimize your sound for your favorite style of music, such as, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Pop, and Custom (user-defined). Keep the music coming with up to 19 hours continuous playback using one AAA Battery.

FM Radio
The m240 includes a digital FM radio tuner for portable radio listening. Easily access your favorite stations by adding them to one of the 20 presets.

Voice Recording Included
Use the built-in microphone to capture interviews, classes, short notes to yourself, or anything else you might feel inspired to record.

Peace of Mind With PlaysForSure
The SanDisk Sansa m240 digital audio player 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.

Ease of Operation
To transfer songs to the Sansa, simply connect the device to your PC via the included USB 2.0 cable. The device will appear as a drive in the Windows Explorer. Just drag and drop your compatible music files and be on your way. Additionally, use a variety of music software to move licensed music to the device. Works with Windows XP and Windows Media Player 9 or later.

What's in the Box
Sansa m240 MP3 Player, Earphones, Armband and Case, AAA battery, USB 2.0 travel cable, and Quick Start Guide.

Customer Reviews

This is a great player, with awesome sound - it's also very easy to use.
M. Baerreis
It takes a single AAA, but if you listen to it for any longer than fifteen minutes a day, you're going to be replacing your battery once a week.
Benjamin Neufeld
I love this durable MP3 player, no need to buy an overpriced idiotPod, this one is does the job.
S. Ates

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

524 of 543 people found the following review helpful By Brucer on November 8, 2005
I hated my iPOD Mini so I tried a small flash player that was OK but hard to read & use. Then I found the Sansa M240 (1GB) for only $87 (Circuit City) and I'm thrilled with it.

Sound quality is very good with the supplied earbuds and using the Custom EQ. Without the Custom EQ I might not be so happy. A neckstrap with the earbuds would be nice but can be added. There's a hole to add a lanyard.

These 55 year old eyes found the Display easy to read even in the dark with a large, bold font and good contrast. The backlight is good but I'd prefer a lighter shade of blue for even better contrast. Very minor issue and really a matter of preference.

The controls are outstanding and one of the best features! The LARGE buttons are very easy to use and provide good tactile response.

Build quality is typical of similar products and seems well made with good fit and finish. Lightweight and handy size. Overall design is excellent in that they've put a large display and large buttons into a unit only slightly larger than a thumb drive!

I haven't gone through a battery yet but I do like the fact that it runs on a single AAA battery and doesn't need to be recharged with a cable or charger. I always keep a few AAA's in my briefcase anyway for "in-flight" replacements.

Connection to a PC is simple with the supplied standard mini-USB cable (same as for my phone and camera!). I like that there are no proprietary cables or connectors. I prepared my playlist with WMP and synched the M240. The M240 automatically sorts by artist, album and genre.

Although I haven't used it yet, the subscription compatibility is something I will probably use.

The FM Tuner receives even weaker stations and has 20 presets.
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224 of 242 people found the following review helpful By David Traill VINE VOICE on January 3, 2006
My brother did a little more research than I did and gave me this mp3 player for Christmas, and it turned out to be far better than the one I gave him (oops). I have spent a little time with this since then, and have been downloading large amounts of music to the player with no sign of it having major problems. The sound quality provided by the earbuds is a lot better than I expected, and the easy controls make this pretty simple to appreciate and use.

Included with my package was an offer from two third party companies worth checking out. The first was from audible.com for audiobook downloads (be warned that a lot of them are larger unabridged offerings) that has a huge selection to choose from, and the other was for Rhapsody, offering an $80 rebate if you subscribed for 6 months to their service. I have had a problem getting the Rhapsody website to accept the UPC number from my player required for preregistration, so be aware you might have a problem.

I am planning on taking this lightweight one-AAA battery player out on the ski slopes to have something tolisten to, and think that this will more than capably do the trick. I strongly recommend it if you have never gotten an mp3 player, because until I got this one, I hadn't had one, and using the USB connection and armband plan to get a lot of use out of this player.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Neufeld on June 30, 2006
I've been using my Sansa for about a year now, and considering the current price, I'd say it's well worth picking one up if you're new to the mp3-player game. While it's far from perfect, nor is it iPod-pretty, it's cheap and functional... if you don't mind tweaking it a bit.

Out of the box, the Sansa (not to mention every other Sandisk mp3 player I've used) has an ugly user interface, a lot of hard-to-find features, and one huge, truly infuriating flaw: it plays songs out of order. Even if you put mp3s in specific album folders, the Sansa will jumble up your personal playlists.

I'll start with the interface. Compared to the Nano, which has a nice backlit, multi-line colour screen, the Sansa offers you four lines with scrolling titles and artists. And the scroll is SLOOOOOWWWW. Consequently, if you're trying to figure out the name of the song, you end up staring at the screen for 20 seconds just waiting - there's no way of manually scrolling. The Sansa assumes that everyone listens to mp3s the same way - with uniform id3 tags. It would be so simple to give the user the option to scroll the filename, but no. You have to deal with an excess of information and chances are you'll walk into a tree or something.

If you want to do anything besides listen to mp3s - use the Sansa as a recorder, or listen to the radio - first you have to find those features. The interface is highly unintuitive and requires a lot of fiddling before you figure things out. That said, the tuner and recorder functions are nice to have on hand, though I use them rarely. One of the best things about the Sansa m200 series is the introduction of an effective equaliser, with a set of powerful presets - definitely appreciated.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Gym Girl on June 8, 2006
I bought the Sansa SanDisk M240 2 months ago and I've been very pleased with the purchase. Here are all the reasons I bought it and like it:

-I needed an mp3 player to use during workouts (both at the gym and runs/walks outside). It comes with an adjustable elastic arm band and a plastic protective sheath for use with or without the armband. This unit is perfect for working out.

-Reasonably priced (around $75)

-Large-ish capacity (1GB) flash drive which also functions as a jump drive to store non music files on as long as you have your usb cord with you

-Runs on 1 AAA battery (!!!) (they say 16 hours of play time and that's about right)

-Features an FM radio

-Hold switch to keep unit on or off

-It's small, lightweight, and quite attractive.

-The display is easy to read.

-It has a microphone but I have never used it so I can't comment on that function.

-Comes with headphones that are probably the best of the 3 pairs I own

-Simple drag and drop file transfer to load/unload music (but not compatible with Windows 98)

The only issue I had was on the first day that I got it, it wouldn't let me drop more than 125 songs on the player. When I called customer service they immediately suggested that I create a folder on the player and drop the files into the folder (instead of directly onto the drive). That solved my problem and I was able to load up almost a full 1GB of music onto it. I was impressed with how knowledgeable and helpful their customer service was.

May I suggest that you buy a set of rechargeable AAA batteries and a charging unit (I like Rayovac) to help save our planet?

I would buy this product again in a heartbeat.
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