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SanDisk launches new Sansa Fuze+ which starts under $100

With all the hype surrounding Apple's impending launch of new iPods, it's sometimes easy to forget about some of the the key players in the MP3 player market. One of the big names we haven't heard from in a while is SanDisk, and they're debuting the new Sansa Fuze+ today.

The Sansa Fuze+ is the successor to the older Sansa Fuze and features a completely redesigned body. The player incorporates a 2.4" QVGA LCD; a "film strip" GUI which makes allows quick navigation through photos, music, and video with left/right finger swipes; and FM radio support.

Other features include a microSDHC card slot for expanded storage capacity (SanDisk slotRadio is supported) and a microphone for audio recording. The Sansa Fuze+ can operate for 24 hours straight while playing only audio; that figure drops to five hours when playing video.

“The Sansa Fuze+ is the most versatile portable media player available for under $100,” said Tom Bailey, senior director, AV retail, SanDisk. “We developed an entirely new product to provide consumers with a stylish, affordable device that performs exactly as a sophisticated yet easy to use player should.”

The Sansa Fuze+ is available today in capacities of 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB with MSRPs of $79, $89, and $119 respectively (available colors include red, white, black, blue and purple).

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RE: touchscreen?
By Brandon Hill on 8/31/2010 1:37:27 PM , Rating: 2
The area below the screen is touch sensitive (or so it seems)

RE: touchscreen?
By quiksilvr on 8/31/2010 2:38:13 PM , Rating: 3
What is it with touch sensitive buttons? Is a real button that inconvenient? Have we really reached this point?

RE: touchscreen?
By DanNeely on 8/31/2010 3:03:15 PM , Rating: 2
*rolls eyes* They're cheaper.

Dunno if that's inherently true or if it's only cheaper if sealing against spills is a concern.

RE: touchscreen?
By blueboy09 on 8/31/2010 7:16:52 PM , Rating: 1
Yes it is, because accident-prone people like me totally seem to spill things without even thinking about it. Had some wine w/honey spill on the Fuze player, and it's a bitch to turn the wheel, especially when it's in a air-conditioned area. IMO, a BIG plus when they can figure things like touch controls. Make thing much easier for me. Definitely be buying this when it comes out on retailers on Sept. 12. - BLUEBOY

RE: touchscreen?
By sleepeeg3 on 8/31/2010 8:54:54 PM , Rating: 2
Give me a crosspad anyday over these stupid wheel, touch systems. Intuitive, fast and it actually works when you are SWEATING.

Have the Fuze now and it's a great player. Not thrilled with the stupid wheel, but the touch interface seems like a step backward.

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