SanDisk Announces the Colourfully Hip ``Sansa Clip'': A Tiny, Wearable MP3 Player with Big Sound



    MILPITAS, CALIF., August 27 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:  SNDK),
the second largest seller of MP3 players in the United States, today
introduced the colourful Sansa(R) Clip, a tiny MP3 player that boasts an array
of cool features, as well as distinctively big sound for its small size.
Perfect for the fitness buff or traveler, the compact Sansa Clip comes with a
fashionable clip for wearing, FM radio with recorder(a), microphone(a),
long-lasting rechargeable battery and a bright screen for exceptionally easy
navigation of tunes. The Sansa Clip is expected to be available this fall at
manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $47.99 for a 1 gigabyte (GB)(b)
player and $70.99 for the 2GB unit.

    "Don't let the Sansa Clip's size fool you," said Keith Washo, SanDisk
retail product marketing manager for the Sansa Clip. "This tiny player packs a
powerful, feature-rich punch. We're excited to bring music lovers a new,
cool-looking player with great sound and audio offerings in a body that's
smaller than a match box."

    Consumers can also show off their style by choosing from an array of
colours. The Sansa Clip comes in sleek black, candy apple red, hot pink and
ice blue. (Colours are only available in the 2GB capacity.)

    The Sansa Clip is loaded with exceptional features:

    --  Superior sound - one of the best sounding MP3 players on the market

    --  A fashionable wearable clip for hands-free portability and effortless
enjoyment of digital music on the go

    --  Large, bright (OLED) screen with a simple user interface that makes
it easy to choose playlists or songs sorted by title, artist, album, genre

    --  FM tuner and recorder(a) with 40 presets for listening to sports,
tuning in at the gym or your favorite music station

    --  Built-in microphone(a) to record thoughts while exercising or on the
go

    --  Rechargeable battery with up to 15 hours of life(2) - one of the most
competitive battery performances for a MP3 player of its size on the market
today

    --  Solid state flash memory for skip-free playback of music

    
    Model             Expected         No. of    Playback   No. of    Playback
                      Suggested       songs(1)  time(2)    songs   time
                       Retail Price    (MP3)              (WMA)
    ----------------- -------------- --------- --------- -------- --------
    Sansa Clip (1GB)                           16 hours,            32
                                                  MP3              hours,
                          $47.99        250                500       WMA
    ----------------- -------------- --------- --------- -------- --------
    Sansa Clip (2GB)                           32 hours,            64
                                                  MP3              hours,
                          $70.99        500               1,000      WMA
    ----------------- -------------- --------- --------- -------- --------
    

    The Sansa Clip supports many music download and subscription services,
including Rhapsody To Go(R), Napster, eMusic and others. It's designed to work
seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3, WAV,
Audible (for audio books) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected
and protected files (such as those WMA files purchased from music stores). The
Sansa Clip can also play "DRM-free" MP3 downloads.

    The player is expected to be available from retailers in Canada beginning
in October 2007.

    SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the
world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its
patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is
headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than
half its sales outside the U.S.

    (a) Available as an option in some countries

    (b) 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes; 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.

    (1) Approximation based on 4 minute songs at 128 kbps MP3.

    (2) Based on continuous playback at 128kbps MP3, 64kbps WMA; rechargeable
batteries may eventually need to be replaced as they have limited charge
cycles (which vary with use and settings).

    SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from
http://www.sandisk.com/corporate/media.asp

    SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com

    SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and Sansa are trademarks of SanDisk
Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. microSD is a
trademark. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes
only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder (s).

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for new product introductions, applications, markets, and
customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous
risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be
inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be
inaccurate include among others: market demand for our products may grow more
slowly than our expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these
products in new markets that we are targeting, these products may not perform
as expected, these products may not be available when expected or at the
prices expected, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our
Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not
limited to, our Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not
intend to update the information contained in this press release.

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