With all the hype surrounding Apple's
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
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
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
quote: Buy the 16 GB for $110, slap another 16 GB in there for another $45-$60, and you have 32 GB MP3