The SanDisk Sansa Express is a throwback to simpler mp3 players with an impressive feature set and a surprisingly low pricetag. It is the first mp3 player to be flash-based as well as support a direct USB connection - meaning no cable is required to connect the Sansa Express directly to your computer. Although the Sansa Express is compact, it has enough space to house a 4 line, 2-color screen, an FM tuner and a built-in mic for recording. It also boasts a 15 hour battery life.
The Express comes in 1GB or 2GB capacities, with a microSD expansion slot for more storage. The Sansa Express has a direct advantage over its competition - the Creative Zen Stone and the ubiquitous Apple iPod Shuffle - with the screen, FM tuner and direct USB connection, although the sacrifice is in its larger size. Dimensions: length - 3.1 x width - 1.0 x depth - .65 inches.
|Sansa Express||Zen Stone||iPod Shuffle|
|Dimensions (inches)||3.1 x 1.0 x 0.65||1.4 x 2.1 x 0.5||1.07 x 1.62 x 0.41|
|Battery life||15 hours||10 hours||12 hours|
|Extra features||FM Tuner, built-in mic, microSD slot||none||none|