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Disney has expanded its lines of media players and portable content for kids. Like SanDisk media rnplayers, Disney players have expansion slots for memory cards to increase device capacity. The players come in various colors and themes, like High School Musical, Disney Princesses, Cheetah Girls and Tinkerbell (pictured).
Disney’s Mix Stick audio player ($50) has been upgraded from 128MB to 512MB. It includes a new “MixIt” feature that randomly skips through songs and can be used to create random playlists. It also has an expansion slot for Disney Mix Clips audio cards. Disney offers a chrome version sans character themes (shown here) to lure the older end of its targeted 6- to 12-year-old demographic.
In addition to its updated audio player, Disney has unveiled a multimedia version with 2.2-inch LCD screen that shows photos, plays movies, WMV video, and WMA or MP3 audio content. The device takes both Disney Mix audio and Disney Max movie video cards. A USB port allows content to be downloaded to the device from a PC or Mac. The Disney Mix Max media player ($100) has 512MB of internal memory that holds 240 songs, or five hours of video. The built-in rechargeable battery rnis good for a two-hour movie or eight hours of music.
The Disney Mix Micro ($20) is a new mini version of the Mix Stick audio player that comes with earbuds and a lanyard and requires one AAA battery. It takes Disney Mix Clips cards, as well as regular SD and MMC memory cards.
All of the players are compatible with Disney’s Jam Stand cradle, a dock with speakers and a battery charger.