The Sansa e200 series
is a portable media player
developed by SanDisk
, and released on January 5, 2006. The device is available in four capacities of Flash memory
: 2 GB (e250), 4 GB (e260), 6 GB (e270), and 8 GB (e280). All players have a 1.8-inch, TFT LCD
display with a resolution of 176 by 220 pixels. Certain files, if not in a format accepted by the player, must first be converted with the Sansa Media Converter Windows software. This will convert images to bitmap format (.bmp) and videos to MJPEG
(in a .mov container
), for v1 models. On v2 players it will convert videos to DivX
and simply resize images. It is not possible to simply copy videos to the device, even if they seem to be in the correct format; trying to access them displays an error message.
The Sansa e200 series can display album art and display song information, thanks to the audio files' ID3
content. The players are powered by a user-replaceable (offered as replacement set by SanDisk and some competitors) lithium ion battery
that is also rechargeable, and come with a built-in expansion slot for microSD
cards, an FM tuner with a recording function (only available in North America, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and some other countries), and microphone for voice recording.
SanDisk released a version 2 of the e200 series in December 2007 with internal hardware different from the first version. Version 2 changes include support for Rhapsody... Read More