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Aug 24, 2011


Stylish, Feature-Rich Player Delivers Affordable On-The-Go Music Experience


  • Packed with features, including a larger color screen, compatibility with all major music formats, a stopwatch, an FM radio, voice recording capability and a microSDHC™ card slot for extra storage
  • Successor to one of the best-selling sub-$50 MP3 players in the United States
  • Available now in the United States and Canada; coming soon to Europe

MILPITAS, Calif., August 24, 2011-SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced the Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player, the latest addition to the popular Sansa® Clip family. The Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player is perfect for active music fans looking for a feature-rich, easy-to-use player at a great value.

"The Sansa Clip family ranks among the most popular sub-$50 MP3 players in the United States, and now we've made it even better," said Tom Bailey, senior director, AV retail, SanDisk. "Our tiny Sansa Clip Zip packs big features that few other MP3 players in its class can match."

Major Music Enjoyment
The Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player offers rich sound quality and is compatible with all major music formats, including the AAC codec (DRM-free iTunes compatible). The player's new 1.1-inch LCD color screen offers 83 percent more viewing area than previous models. Its updated graphical interface displays album art and makes it easier than ever for consumers to navigate songs.

Features for Consumers
The Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player offers extra features that consumers want in an MP3 player, including:

  • microSDHC card slot lets consumers instantly expand the player's storage capacity-up to 32 additional gigabytes2 (a maximum of 8,0003 songs total between the internal and external memory).
  • Easy compatibility with all major music, audio book and podcast formats, including MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and Audible files.
  • Optimized for use with Rhapsody, eMusic and Napster music services.
  • More colors-red, blue, black, orange, white, grey and purple.

Reliable Workout Partner
The Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player includes a new stopwatch for timing laps and an FM radio for tuning into stations at the gym or on the go. Thinner and lighter than before, the player weighs a little more than half an ounce (15.8 grams) and is about the same size as a matchbox (2.25 x 1.42 x 0.58 inches). The compact player features a durable design that is perfect for hands-free listening.

Convenient Travel Companion
With up to 15 hours of battery life1, the Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player lets consumers enjoy music during long trips away from home while conserving their phone or tablet's battery. The player slips easily into any piece of luggage or clipped onto a piece of clothing. It includes a built-in microphone with voice recording capabilities and uses a micro-USB connector, the popular charger used for many mobile devices today-so travelers can pack one less cable.

Pricing and Availability
The Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player comes in capacities of 4GB (storing up to 1,000 songs3) and 8GB (storing up to 2,000 songs3), carrying MSRPs of $49.99 and $69.99. The player is available now in the United States and Canada, and will reach Europe next month.

About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.

SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit

1 Based on continuous audio playback at 128kbps MP3; battery life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable

2 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.

3 Based on 3.5 min songs @ 128 kbps. Approximations: results will vary based on file size, resolution, compression, bit rate, content, host device, pre-loaded files and other factors. See

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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new products, applications, features, 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: our products may not be available in the prices, the capacities or the geographies that we expect, our products may not perform as 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 quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our annual report on Form 10-K. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.


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