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SanDisk - Digital Audio Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The battery and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the build quality.

sound, value for money, battery, usability, portability

build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SanDisk - Digital Audio Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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SanDisk Digital Audio Player (1GB, silver)


We tested the 512MB model. Priced at $149.99, it's attractively styled in blue and silver. If you prefer red and/or a lower price tag, the 256MB model sells for $89.99. There's also an all-silver, 1GB version for $199.99, but as many CNET readers have...

Attractive design; large, easy-to-read LCD; solid battery life; armband carrying case; autoscans for FM presets; fast file transfers.

So-so audio quality; unintuitive controls; no FM recording; poor voice recording; mediocre manual.

Spiffy looks and good battery life can't compensate for this player's mediocre sound and typical feature set.

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1 GB Digital Audio MP3 Player


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Mini-Review: SanDisk Digital Audio Player


Along with my numerous mobile devices, we have an iPod and an iPod mini in our household of 5 people. I enjoy running, especially as I start to get back in shape for summer 7s rugby again this year, but my Pocket PC is too big and expensive to


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SanDisk Digital Audio Player 512MB review


If any company is going to compete on price against Apple's new flash memory music player, it's SanDisk. The company invented flash memory and continues to produce ingenious and ever smaller storage cards that have all but replaced film in cameras....

Price, drag and drop music onto your player

Lacks character, uses AAA battery

A very good value player that is easy to manage

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SanDisk Digital Audio Player (1GB, silver) review


Spiffy looks and good battery life can't compensate for this player's mediocre sound and typical feature set

Attractive design ; Large, easy-to-read LCD ; Solid battery life ; Armband carrying case ; Autoscans for FM presets ; Fast file transfers

So-so audio quality ; Unintuitive controls ; No FM recording ; Poor voice recording ; Mediocre manual

While the Digital Audio Player isn't a bad choice for the athletically inclined or those who have a hard time reading most flash-player screens, it has a few too many poor qualities for us to give a wholehearted recommendation. But for those looking...

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Great sound and bang for the buck!


If you just want to listen to music or audiobooks, this is a great player for the price. In fact, I got mine for $25 for the 1 GB on Ebay. It has great sound for something so small--only the iPod beats it for sound quality in my opinion. Tracks sound...

Great sound, easy to use, no special software needed, FM tuner

You can't play video with it. As with most flash drives the memory capacity is very limited. There is no line-in jack. Battery life is only about 15 hours--less if you use rechargeable batteries

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Simple, inexpensive, easy to organize and find music.


This was my first mp3 player (actually it was the 256 mb version), and I loved it. It's so easy to organize the music folders on my computer and the transfer speed depending on the file is fast. Lots of customizable options, including screen...

Voice recorder, FM tuner, good sound quality, easy to organize music on your computer

You have to organize the music yourself, but that's not a problem unless you're a lazy arse, and its not very durable but it lasts

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Great Value for the cost!


I first got a 256MB and I liked it so much that I bought two more for my daughters. I grew out of mine so I gave it to my 66 yr. old mother, and even she was able to figure out the functions. I then got this 1GB version for myself, and though I don't...

Plenty of features for the price. Good battery life, and dependable

No clip to keep it on ya unless you have a shirt pocket

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Excellent for the price


I've owned this player since early Decemebr 2005, and use it daily for about an hour or so a day. Transferring data is easy, as the computer just sees it as external storage. All you need to do is copy and paste files. The player's included...

Decent space, low price, many features, good battery life

Difficulties with 320kbs files

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Beats the I-pod Shuffle hands down


I just had an I-pod shuffle that broke and decided to go anti-apple and buy the SanDisk 1G. I must say, the sound quality is great and having an lcd screen with the song display is fantastic coming off of a shuffle. For the money (bought it for $100)...

FM Radio, Microphone, 1G space

poor mic recording quality

Product Specifications

This small, portable player uses embedded flash memory instead of a rotating hard drive and plays for up to 15 continuous hours on a single AAA battery. The new Digital Audio Players combine crystal-clear sound with a sleek design and sport a three-button/one-joystick design and easy-to-navigate user interface. They feature MP3, Windows Media file and Windows Media-based DRM file playback, FM radio and voice recording and can double as a USB data storage device.

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio / Voice recorder/Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio/Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/WMA / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM)

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/256MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Model:Digital Audio Player
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk

MD System

Type: None




Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None