SanDisk Sansa Fuze + Review
I sat yesterday afternoon with my daughter-in -law. She was telling me that the MP3 player that she and my son bought for their twelve year old needs constant uploading–normal for an adolescent. I smiled and thought to myself, “My granddaughter would love a SanDisk Sansa Fuze+.”
I’ve had one for about two couple of weeks now. As I am learning how to use it, I like it more and more. Why? For starters, price, features, portability, and more, more, more.
Some specs first:
Supported formats: MP3, WMA, MPEG4, jpg
Internal Storage: 4 GB
Supported Media: microSD
Display Type: LCD
Interface: USB 2.0
Special Features: Voice recorder, photo viewer, video playback
Power Source: Built-in Rechargeable battery
Minimum system requirements next:
Windows XP or Vista
Linux and Mac OS (under MSC mode)
Windows Media Player 10 or 11
CD-ROM drive (for all regions except US)
USB 2.0 high power port required for Hi-Speed transfer and charging
Package contents last:
Sansa Fuze MP3 player: 4 GB
USB 2.0 cable
Quick Start Guide
Installer CD with User Manual (for all regions except US)
Question: How much can this MP3 hold?
Answer: 12 hours of video, 1,000 songs, and 2,000 pictures, even audio book podcasts
Everything on the Sansa Fuze + is at my fingertips so it is easy enough to navigate. Its drag and drop equals download, cuing and selection capabilities, and no software requirements are big pluses for technologically impaired me. I didn’t experience any hiccups or voids when listening to tunes. My only complaint is that the 2.4 inch color screen seems small for someone hyperopic, specifically me.
I appreciate the Sansa Fuze’s FM radio. The player itself is well constructed with a decent battery life. It has an expandable microSDHC slot. Wow! That means I can upgrade to 32 GB external memory card EXCEPT 32 GB hasn’t become available…yet.
SRslot radio playlists from VH1 top charts are available accessories sold separately. Classic rock, classic pop, 80’s, 90’s, one hit wonders, workout, and chillout without either downloads or subscriptions, now I think that is the way to go.
The 4 GB SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ is available in red, black, and blue on line as well as in local discount department stores like Walmart, electronics superstores like PC Richards. Its MSRP of $89.99 comes with a limited 90 day warranty.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of SanDisk and received a Sansa Fuze+ to facilitate my candid review.