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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: Sansa
By Reclaimer77 on 8/31/2010 11:13:43 PM , Rating: 0
Buy the 16 GB for $110, slap another 16 GB in there for another $45-$60, and you have 32 GB MP3

That's still not nearly big enough storage imo.

RE: Sansa
By xsilver on 9/1/2010 10:57:45 AM , Rating: 2
32gb> nano's 16gb ?? and cheaper too
plus you can continually buy more sd cards
each one is smaller than a penny...

you could probably stick 30 on a credit card.

RE: Sansa
By Reclaimer77 on 9/1/2010 11:34:50 AM , Rating: 1
My Zune Classic holds 80 gigs. The newer flash version of the Zune and iPod hold, I believe, 64gigs. Why are you bringing up the nano, I don't know. Nobody buys those.

But this player, no offense, just doesn't have the storage capacity that a consumer expects from a modern device. And expansion cards are nice, but I notice they often limit the size of the card you can use anyway. That's how my old SanDisk "lil monsta" worked. You get all excited that you can add more storage with cards, and then discover it will only use up to a 2gig SD card.

And sorry but carrying around a bunch of sd cards, no matter how small they are, is still a hassle. I can't find ONE feature on this player that's so amazing that I would feel compelled to ditch the Zune and put up with all the cons of the SanDisc.

But look, it's just my opinion.

RE: Sansa
By DanNeely on 9/1/2010 1:26:34 PM , Rating: 2
above 2GB needed to be formatted differently, and IIRC for FAT a license fee needed payed to MS. SD vs SDHC support isn't exclusively a case of artificial limitations.

RE: Sansa
By Raiders12 on 9/1/2010 1:42:43 PM , Rating: 2
But with this player you can use Rhapsody, and benefit from their unlimited music service rather be tied to iTunes pay service or Zune Pass

RE: Sansa
By Reclaimer77 on 9/2/2010 4:38:41 PM , Rating: 2
oh I have a far better unlimited music, hell unlimited everything service, than any of those :D

But I thought Zune Pass had an unlimited plan just like Rhapsody? But I agree, iTunes is the worse.

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