Although having Wi-Fi features, sales of Microsoft’s Zune have not taken off. Part of the reason is the lack of networking capabilities like an online store that can be accessed sans a PC, wireless syncing and Internet radio.
Sandisk’s 4GB Sansa Connect device provides an alternative to Zune. The $250 gadget uses Zing to allow playlist sharing, Internet radio station streaming and track downloads so long as the Sandisk portable has Wi-Fi connection. Sansa Connect features a microSD card slot, and support for PlaysForSure downloads and subscription services. It also enables users to view photos through its 2.2-inch color screen.