Many companies showed of Solid State Disks (SSD) at CES, but none so cost effectively as Sandisk. As usual Sandisk is bringing a product to market that beats the price of it’s competitors while still not skimping on features. SSD drives are an effective way to increase performance and battery life on notebooks without requiring re-engineering. Available now in a variety of capacities and price points - look for them in stores or devices soon.
Sandisk is experimenting with doing away with boring old thumb drives in favor of something a little more personal. Their new prototype jewelry is designed as an accessory first, and technology second. Amazingly well hidden within the stylish exterior is a miniscule USB plug for access to it’s treasure trove of digital memories. These are not yet on the market but should be soon - keep your eyes (and pocket book) peeled.
When it comes to the SanDisk Sansa TakeTV device, we’ve done an unboxing video and even show you how to set up the TakeTV in your home. In our latest video, we show you how the darn thing works. We have it hooked up already, so now it’s time to put some content on it and fire it up. Do note, the Sansa TakeTV does ship with a couple of sample video clips already on it in case you just want to test your setup.
Once we put some video files on it, we were able to watch some of them on the device - we forgot that the TakeTV doesn’t support high definition video, so those clips failed to play. Other than that, this is really a no brainer. There isn’t even a complicated menu system. You plug the device in to your TV, and you get a list of videos to play. Easy. Check it out, and let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you guys.
If your children are anything like my three-year old son, then chances are that they are just as familiar with your gadgets as you are. They want to hold them, use them, mimicking you every step of the way. The thing is, gadgets aren’t the most affordable things in the world, and children don’t seem to understand that. This is where the SanDisk Sansa Shaker comes in - it’s a fully-functional flash MP3 player that is meant for little kids. SanDisk did a good job with this one too - just holding it you can tell it’s durable. It has two built-in headphone jacks for tandem enjoyment, as well as a speaker if you prefer your children not put on headphones. It’s called the Shaker because, when you sake it, you advance it to another track, shuffle-style. It is shaped perfectly for little hands, and has a couple of job wheels for volume and track selection. The device runs on one AAA battery, which will last for about 8 hours of playback. You can pick one up for $30, which holds 512 MB of content (about 120 songs) or opt for the $40 1 GB player, which will hold about 240 tracks. They are available in pink and blue.
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So, a few days ago, we hit you with our TakeTV unboxing video, where we showed you everything that was inside the SanDisk Sansa TakeTV package. Today we wanted to follow it up and show you how you go about setting the thing up, just to prove that it really is as simple as it looks. We hook up the TakeTV device to our Samsing LCD HDTV in under a minute.
Stay tuned - we will have another video up in a couple of days that shows the actual usage of the device - putting videos on it, playing them through the dock, etc.
Sandisk‘s Sansa TakeTV product aims to make it super simple to view videos from your PC on your television. It comes with a 4 or 8GB flash drive, a dock, a remote control, and a power cable - that’s all you need. Drag and drop files onto the drive from your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, take the USB stick and dock it, and you are ready to watch. We feature the TakeTV in this episode of Unboxing Live.
Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!
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Sandisk might just take a bite out of Apple with their Sansa View Video and MP3 Player. It will play MP3s, WMA, and WAV files, as well as MPEG4, WMV, and H.264 video at 30 fps. It also handles audio books and JPG images, and has a digital FM tuner with 20 presets. At the diminutive size of 4.29 x 1.95 x 0.35-inches and weight of 2.9 oz., it features a 2.4-inch TFT screen with 320 x 240 res. The View features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery for 35 hours of audio or 7 hours of video. Take your choice of the 8 GB model for $149.99 or the 16 GB for $199.99.
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Whether you’re bored with your current iPod case (you do have one, right?), want to liven up a party, or just in dire need of attention, we bring you the oddly-named Disko Case from Griffin. It’s polycarbonate shell protects your player, while colored LED lights surround the click wheel—and blink, flash and chase each other in any of five lighting sequences. Plus, the case is motion-sensitive, so it turns on automatically with movement. Available for the 5G and nano iPods, and also for the Sansa. Available in clear or black for $30 USD.
The recently released SanDisk Sansa Connect has been all the rage recently with a few of our readers. We caught up with SanDisk in the pre-launch window of the hip Wifi-enabled MP3 player. Priced at $250 USD, this Sansa Connect has Wifi that makes good on the capabilities of the technology, creating a true wireless player, unlike the crippled Wifi featured in the Zune.