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SanDisk Sansa slotMusic MP3 Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of SanDisk Sansa slotMusic MP3 Player. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the design and sound are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the storage and memory.

price, usability, portability, sound, design

battery, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SanDisk Sansa slotMusic MP3 Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Jasmine France (

SanDisk slotMusic Player (black)


In a move that most technophiles consider too slow to the game, SanDisk has started working with all four major music labels to release a new music medium where albums are distributed on microSD cards. Called slotMusic, the new format offers artists a...

The SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player is ultracheap, compact, and supersimple to use. The exterior is customizable via removable shells. No PC required

The Sansa slotMusic Player has no screen, no internal memory, and no features beyond very basic music playback. MicroSD cards are tiny and easy to lose

The SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player is a reasonable option for those who still haven't made the switch from CD to MP3, and there's no computer required, so even technophobes can use it.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player


Easy to swap in cards, Low price, Pocket size, Easy to swap in cards

Limited slotMusic cards at launch, No onboard storage, Lacks hold button, Limited slotMusic cards at launch

Each slotMusic Card comes with a tiny USB adapter, allowing you to transfer music to and from the card using a Mac, Linux, or Windows system. Our Abba card had 180MB of remaining space, which let us put a few more MP3s on it. (Blank 1GB microSD Cards...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

Sandisk Sansa slotMusic Player


You wouldn't know if from where we sit, of course, but apparently the rest of the world is having issues making the transition from physical to downloadable media. SanDisk is looking to make that move a bit easier with the with its new slotMusic...

Cheap, small

Technology already feels outdated. No rechargeable battery. Cards are overpriced

The slotMusic Player is cheap and works as advertised, but its hard to get around the fact that the technology it supports is a big step backwards.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (

SanDisk Sansa slotMusic MP3 Player Review


If you are looking to take your music with you on the go, you have a lot of options these days. If you want to stick to the most popular brand out there, then you can opt for any number of different Apple iPod models. If you prefer the offerings of...

In many ways, the Sansa slotMusic player is very much meant to be a transitional device. For years, we were accustomed to going to a physical store, picking up some sort of physical media, and playing that music on some sort of player at home. Maybe...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Sandy Berger (

SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player Review


Review of the SanDisk Sansa slotMusic player, an MP3 player that is based on microSD memory cards, not requiring a PC connection to work.

Apr, 2009


Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Music Player


In a portable music market currently dominated by the Apple iPod, other companies are scrambling for something that will differentiate their product from the one coming out of Cupertino, California. ...

Good transitional product from conventional tape and CD players ; Interchangeable player shells ; slotMusic microSD albums are very reasonably priced ; Remarkably easy to use ; Simple microSD expansion

No internal memory whatsoever ; No external display for track name, battery level, etc ; No rechargeable battery ; Removal of player shell reveals crude interior

Despite its somewhat inexpensive appearance, the Sansa slotMusic Player actually feels very solid and robust in the hand. Especially after you install the AAA battery, you can really get a sense of weight. Speaking of the battery, since standard issue...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

SanDisk Sansa SlotMusic Player


The SlotMusic Player is incredibly simple to use, and it sounds great. Just be prepared to feel like a bumbling giant while swapping out minuscule MicroSD cards.

Inexpensive; simple to use; great sound; doesn't require a computer

MicroSD cards are too small to handle comfortably; no shuffle option; no clip

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Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (

SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player Review


I don't believe that slotMusic will revolutionize the music industry, but may do well in certain niche markets. Aside from the new music format, the player itself is an interesting story.

I'm not sure how the slotMusic format will play out since I don't yet understand that niche market so I will be anxiously watching. On the other hand I do find a $20 micorSD player to be rather interesting. To the readers of this site, it may only...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: ToyCollector (

This player is simple and provides excellant sound.


The Sansa SlotMusic Player is one easy to use device. This is perfect for that person that has waited or did not want to make the transition to the Ipud players. Controls are easy to use, very handy and music variety can be changed by inserting a...

Simple to operate, small in size, no moving parts, a perfect compilation, pod cast and fabulous audio book player. Anything that does not require searching or a great deal of tabing through the files. Plays MP3 or WMA files, BIG PLUS

No power supply or rechargable battery. Nothing to prohibit reliability

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: TheBarefootMailman (

This mp3 player doesn't want to run my life!


Some reviewers indicate that this is a device for old and/or non technical people. I am technical and have been writing software for over 20 years. I like this player because it is simple - but not condescending! It is simply perfect! SanDisk built a...

No podcasts, no FM, no Marketplace, no Social. I can plug a MicroSD card in the computer and export a playlist from Winamp. Read this as: No Bloatware (MSFT or AAPL) I use rechargable AAA batteries

I think the SlotMusic concept is dated and flawed. The only thing missing is shuffle

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

SlotMusic cards enable consumers to instantly and easily enjoy music from their favorite artists without being dependent on a PC or internet connection. Users simply insert the slotMusic card into their microSD-enabled mobile phone or MP3 player to hear the music - without passwords, downloading or digital-rights-management interfering with their personal use. SlotMusic offers consumers an immediate, tangible, and high quality alternative to CDs and digital delivery. SlotMusic cards are packaged with a tiny USB sleeve ensuring seamless interoperability with all computers. The upshot is that slotMusic enjoys an unparalleled, pre-existing installed base at launch: hundreds of millions of multimedia-phones, virtually any computer with a USB connector and a growing number of in-car sound systems will be able to play slotMusic cards. SlotMusic cards offer a high quality music experience for the MP3 format. Musicians will find slotMusic cards offer a compelling new way to express themselves to their fans. slotMusic cards can hold songs, as well as liner notes, album art, videos, and other creative content that an artist may choose. Consumers can also add their own content to a slotMusic card, creating a personal plug-and-play media library.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


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

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Model:slotMusic/slotMusic ABBA Gold
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk Sansa



Remote Control

Type: None