SanDisk Debuts Sansa slotMusic Player

Posted by at 11:45 am on October 15, 2008

slotMusic is a new format of high-fidelity, DRM-free MP3 music on a microSD card, their favorite songs among a mobile phone, computer or any MP3 player with a microSD slot. slotMusic cards available this month from all four major music labels-EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music, and Warner Music Group.   Nearly 40 of the biggest names in music from artists such as Robin Thicke, Katy Perry and Coldplay will have music coming out in the format.

The major advantage this format has is no computer or Internet connection is required to enjoy digital music. Just simply choose the slotMusic “LP” microSD card. This is really an updated version of the the CD model of buying music. Plus if you have a computer, you can just fill a microSD card with MP3 music, pop it into the Sansa slotMusic Player or a cell phone and start listening too.   It is the best of both worlds model and should increase the number of people listening to digital music beyond computer savy.   This is a model that might actually prove to be a worthy competitor to the iTunes monopoly.

The Sansa slotMusic Player goes for $19.99 was made to play slotMusic card albums or a self-loaded microSD card full of music. The player doesn’t require a PC, Internet or any time spent managing music. Consumers simply choose their slotMusic or music-filled microSD card, pop it into the device and will be enjoying their favorite tunes in seconds.

In a smart move, SanDisk will be offering artist-branded slotMusic Players in an all-in-one package, which includes both the slotMusic card and a trendy player bearing their favorite artist’s name and image. The branded player comes pre-loaded with an album on a 1GB slotMusic card. Additional content on the card may include liner notes, album art and other one-of-a-kind content personally chosen by the artist. Artist-branded slotMusic players will retail for a MSRP of $34.99.

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