SanDisk Sansa Connect

The Good The SanDisk Sansa Connect has a high-quality design, a lovely, user-friendly interface, and good audio quality; it offers desirable features such as a MicroSD card expansion slot and a built-in external speaker for sharing tunes. The Connect is also Wi-Fi-capable, letting you access Internet radio for free and the entire Yahoo Music catalog with a subscription (with wireless downloading of desired tracks). You can also browse Flckr's online photo catalog while "on the go."

The Bad The Connect cannot communicate wirelessly with your PC; it also can't get past certain open Wi-Fi networks' "Terms and conditions" pages (yet), and a few private networks may cause issues. The observed Wi-Fi battery life is not impressive.

The Bottom Line The Sansa Connect is a nicely designed player with desirable features and advanced wireless technology, making it a great choice for early adopters and Yahoo Music Unlimited subscribers. With a bit of tweaking to the integrated Wi-Fi, this device could become a "must-have" music player for users who want fresh content all the time.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.0 Overall

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SanDisk Sansa Connect

SanDisk Sansa Connect

Back in January, SanDisk announced the Sansa Connect, a slick-looking flash MP3 player capable of hopping on open Wi-Fi networks and sharing songs with any other Connects anywhere. The device was sweet enough to garner a Best of CES award in the MP3 player category, and that was when we just had an inkling that a compatible service for cordless music acquisition was in the works. Now, the rumor has become a reality: SanDisk has partnered with Yahoo to offer its Yahoo Music Unlimited To Go service on the Connect, which means users can update music wirelessly from anywhere with an open Wi-Fi connection. This is a sweet feature indeed and will hopefully help to usher in a whole new era of wireless music. The Connect is not without a few irksome limitations, but there's no denying SanDisk is on the right track.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $250
  • Brand SanDisk
  • Type digital player
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Capacity 4 GB
  • Diagonal Size 2.2 m
  • Supported Digital Audio Standards MP3
  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • Type TFT
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