SanDisk Sansa Base Station
Producing big sound from a small device, the new Sansa Base Station from SanDisk Corporation a Sansa MP3 player to become a digital jukebox and play hours of music through a home stereo system or externally-powered PC speaker set. This handy accessory, which also doubles as a docking station for recharging batteries and transferring content to and from a personal computer, was announced at IFA, where SanDisk is demonstrating its products. The SanDisk Sansa Base Station supports the SanDisk e200 series of MP3 players, as well as the new c200 series that is being shown here for the first time. The device allows users to dock a player, connect to and play audio content through an external entertainment system instead of a headphone, operate the player with a remote control, automatically charge the internal batteries of the c200 and e200 players, and transfer data between the player and a PC.The SanDisk Sansa Base Station comes with a power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, RCA audio cable, remote control with battery and mechanical adapters for each of the three Sansa models.
Buttons on the remote consist of Play/Pause, FW/Next, RW/Previous, Volume Up, Volume Down and On/Off. Bearing a suggested retail price of $69.99, the SanDisk Sansa Base Station is expected to be available from retailers in the U.S. and Europe by October.