- Brand Name: SanDisk
- Model Number: SDMX5-2048-A18
- Digital Storage Capacity: 2 GB
- Supported Standards: Audible, MP3, WMA
- Hardware Platform: PC
SanDisk Sansa c150 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)
- Sleek, ultra-thin digital audio/image 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
- 1.2-inch color TFT LCD displays album art, photo thumbnails
- Single AAA battery provides up to 15 hours of continuous play
Choose a Sansa c100 series player (c140 or 150) that has the right capacity for your needs.
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The SanDisk Sansa c150 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 c150, lanyard, headphones, AAA battery, USB cable, QuickStart guide, and installation CD-ROM (with online user guide).
Top Customer Reviews
Simply set to MSC mode and the player acts just like a removeable hard drive when connected via USB. Very simple to transfer or delete songs etc.
The 2Gb is reasonably good capacity... in fact, great capacity considering the price. The FM radio works fine, although a little trickier to navigate than some older sandisk models. Color screen is good, although a little too small to be practicable to view photos on. The song title can also take a little too long to scroll fully.
I had no trouble with sound quality or crackling or clipping at start of song. Sound quality is fine! Battery life also seems good for me. I have even ran some el cheapo batteries with it and had good life up to the stated specs (although this depends on how much you press buttons and have the screen lit up).
Voice recorder is handy, although I find I don't use it too much, your mileage may vary though. As a basic MP3 player and radio, I find it hard to beat given the price tag. I have no issues with size of the unit. Sure its not as thin as an Ipod Nano, but it takes one AAA battery which you can get anywhere. No need to have a power point to recharge.
I think some people expect perfection for a budget price!
Audible functionality is also limited. It has no bookmark function (although it does remember your last place in a file). And the FF/Rew functionality is terrible - the file moves ~1 second per second of button press for the first 10 seconds, than advances at ~1 minute per second of button press. There's no way to easily back up 10 or so seconds in the event e.g. you miss a word.
And even though this device has been out for a while, Sundisk has no FW updates on their web site, making me wonder whether these problems will be fixed. My advice: look elsewhere until Sundisk takes some action.
Second thing is the way this thing organizes the music. It goes strictly by the tags in the MP3 files. Don't even bother organizing your files into directories, as you cannot choose to play only one directory. This does give you a lot of power if you are the type of person who makes sure that the tags are organized in your collection. However, one of my favorite artists is sometimes listed as "Echoing Green, The" and in other places as "Echoing Green". So I cannot choose to shuffle their songs even though they are all in the same directory.
Also, this unit uses a power-hungry color LCD screen. I suppose this is useful for showing pictures, but this is a feature that I don't need. Because of this, the LCD goes blank after a few seconds. In order to even see what song is playing, you have to hit some buttons.
Finally, no type of arm band or belt clip was included in my package. The only thing that I got was a neck strap.
On the plus side, it does work, it gets decent battery life (if you leave the LCD off), holds 2G, and you should be able to find it for a decent price if you watch the sales.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought three new SanDisk players in the last six years.
All went to hell after two years.
Never again a SanDisk player!
I loved it, it was a gift for someone. The quality is amazing, and is very modern to be a battery AAA MP3.
I am not very sure about the battery, I prefer a chargeable one. Read more
Easy to operate without reading manual 8/10
Instruction Manual 8/10
Radio Reception 10/10
Radio Presets 10/10
MP3 Music Quality 10/10
Plug n Play... Read more
I purchased the SanDisk Sansa C150 2GB MP3 Player having absolutely no knowledge of how to use an MP3 player. Because I purchased a used copy, it did not come with directions. Read morePublished on January 27, 2009 by Tracy L. Shuster
i had to return this thing to the seller. it stopped working withing the first week,, the screen did not show any proper fonts... Read morePublished on January 15, 2009 by CAM
My mp3 player arrived on time and in excellent condition. I would buy from this merchant again!Published on October 6, 2008 by mrdale2002
This product was great until my power/menu button broke. I have to plug it in to the computer to get it on and take the battery out to get it off. Read morePublished on September 7, 2008 by J. Curtis