SanDisk Sansa View 16GB Portable

By Richard Menta 9/13/07

It was only the beginning of this year that SanDisk introduced the original Sansa View, but very quickly it has updated that unit, slimming its dimensions and upping capacity from 8GB to into a 16GB of internal flash memory. Wrapped in a tighter 4.3 x 2 x 0.4 inch shell the new Sansa View sports a 2.4" 320x240 color TFT screen. On the visual side the new SanDisk unit handles H.264, WMV and MPEG4 encoded video and jpg-encoded photos.On the audio side the Sansa View offers AAC compatibility, which means users can play non-DRM tunes purchased from Apple, as well as MP3, the dying PlaysForSure WMA codec, and WAV files.

The Sansa View has a microSDHC slot for expansion, as well as an FM tuner. The battery life is pretty good with SanDisk claiming 35 hours for audio playback and up to 7 hours for video playback. The price starts at a very competitive $200 for the 16GB player, $200 less than what Apple wants for the 16GB version of its iPod Touch. An 8GB version of the Sansa View available for $150.

SanDisk Sansa View 16GB flash player is available on Amazon.

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