updated 10:50 am EDT, Mon April 16, 2007
SanDisk Shaker MP3 player
Though remaining a "coming soon" page on the SanDisk website, Amazon.com already has a listing for the Sansa Shaker, a forthcoming MP3 player. Little has been revealed, but it does mark a radical departure from other SanDisk players such as the Connect -- immediately noticeable is the shell, which is designed like a musical instrument, and has volume and track controls located on rings at the top and bottom. These may be operated by rotating the rings, rather than pushing buttons. Also unusual is inclusion of a built-in speaker on top, and an undisclosed "Shake" feature, possibly some form of playlist shuffle.
The player will go on sale sometime next month, coming in blue or pink colors, suggesting that children are its main audience. Memory will initially be limited to 512MB, but this can be expanded with an SD slot. A price of less than $50 is suggested. [via Anything But iPod]