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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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Doesn't look very promising
By Johnmcl7 on 8/31/2010 5:36:13 PM , Rating: 2
The design doesn't look too great particularly the touch buttons which are going to be difficult to use if the device is in a pocket or similar. I'd be curious to know if they've dumped the proprietary connector the original Fuze uses and switched to standard mini or micro USB as that's one of my main annoyances with it. I'd also like to know if it's still mass-storage compatible.

John




RE: Doesn't look very promising
By Azure Sky on 8/31/2010 9:26:55 PM , Rating: 2
word is it uses a microusb connector.

and it dumped the e200/fuze connector, the downside of that is the lack of LOD and dock support, so people who have docks that support older sansa players wont be able to use them with the remote :(


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