Mono-based device wins Best-of-Show at CES

by Miguel de Icaza

The SanDisk Sansa Connect MP3 player won the Best of Show award in the MP3 and Audio category:.

The Sansa Connect is running Linux as its operating system, and the whole application stack is built on Mono, running on an ARM processor.

There is a complete review of it at Engadget, among the features it includes:

  • 4GB of memory.
  • SD slot for extra storage.
  • WMA, MP3 subscription WMA and PlayForSure are supported.
  • Internet Radio streaming.
  • WiFi.
  • Photo browser.
  • 2.2 TFT color screen.

The WiFi support allows users to download music from providers or their own home servers.

The Sansa Connect is designed by the great guys at Zing and it will be available to purchase in a couple of months.

Posted on 17 Jan 2007