SanDisk announces slotMusic albums, new Sansa players

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Sansa will be bringing out a new Sansa player that will be used specifically for its new slotMusic microSD card slot that hopes to replace CDs. It will cost US$19.99, it can also play any DRM-free MP3 and WMA music on any microSD card. There will be a branded version of these players, each having a single slotMusic microSD album, and these will cost extra.

The players are almost like the iPod shuffle, in terms of that there is not a screen. This pretty good if you need to take it with you, but to scared to bring your iPod. Plus, since it can uses a microSD, its capacity is the maximum size that microSD card slots sell. However, not having DRM playback would turn some users away. You can find the players at Best Buy and Wal-Mart.

Also announced was the albums of slotMusic. These will include artists like: ABBA, Elvis, Kiss, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Metro Station, Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Nelly, Chris Brown, Usher and Jimi Hendrix – just to name a few.

For me, just buy the slotMusic microSD card slot, copy the music from it and then return it – it seems to be just a waste to have an entire collection of microSD cards that basically have one album.