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Old 01-28-2012, 07:06 PM
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hey to everyone, I was reading quite a lot threads on NBT and now decided to register and ask my question.

I am planning to buy a sandisk mp3 player. I was certainly sure about buying clip+ then I saw other options like zip and fuze+.

I didn't like the zip's screen resolution, so it's only clip+ vs fuze+. I read a lot pretty bad messages by fuze+ users on sansa's forum about the navigation and the slow browsing.

My question is I am not really sure to choose a simple device like clip+ or some fancy looking fuze+? I can afford both. I read that latest firmware version fix some amount of slow navigation, but people are still not happy about.

Did anyone tried the latest firmware or rockbox on fuze+? Does it really solve the slow navigation and that touchpad issue or is it still the same?

Clip+ looks pretty awesome and basic which I liked, but I am pretty curious about the latest news about fuze+

Edit: I read that fuze+ 's offers 24 h of playback which is quite longer than what clip+ offers. Is it really like that?
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:30 AM
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I've experienced both the Fuze+ with the newest firmware and the Clip+. The Fuze+ still has significant problems IMO. Wrap around menu scrolling helped some and the touchpad wasn't quite as crazy or sluggish but it still isn't easy to get things rolling. It's nearly impossible to make a change one handed or without stopping everything else you're doing for the simplest change. Once you have things rolling and lock the touchpad it's decent. You may feel like taking a hammer to it a couple of times before you get things rolling though.

Neither the Clip+ or the Fuze+ get the rated battery life. No player does in my experience. It's reasonable to expect to lose 20-25% of the rated battery life if you use reasonable bitrate .mp3 files and don't make changes that turn on the screen much. That varies per person but the Fuze+ definitely lasted much longer between charges than the Clip did.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:24 PM
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I read a lot pretty bad messages by fuze+ users on sansa's forum about the navigation and the slow browsing.
The touchpad is better with the newest firmware. Browsing is OK.
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My question is I am not really sure to choose a simple device like clip+ or some fancy looking fuze+?
You like mechanical controls? Buy the Clip+. You OK with touchpads? The Fuze+ might be a viable option. I have both.
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Did anyone tried the latest firmware or rockbox on fuze+? Does it really solve the slow navigation and that touchpad issue or is it still the same?
I have the latest firmware on my Fuze+. Right now, I am only using my Fuze+ for a few of my favourite songs. The touchpad is OK with a few hundred songs. Maybe someone who has 10 000 songs on their Fuze+ can comment. But if SanDisk kept the thumbwheel, the Fuze+ would have been even better—a lot better.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:59 PM
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The original Fuze is the ONLY Fuze worth buying lol
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:59 AM
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I wouldn't write off the Clip Zip--while its resolution is not hot, its readability comes out, at least under the original firmware, on par with the earlier Clips, due to the slightly larger type size. And the Clip Zip will have future firmware support from SanDisk.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:14 AM
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I'd consider anything before the fuze +, it just sucks. Too bad you don't live in an area where you could go test it.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:38 AM
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And the Clip Zip will have future firmware support from SanDisk Rockbox.
Fixed!
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No contest . . . Clip+. The Fuze+ is/will be considered SanDisk's Edsel.

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Old 02-03-2012, 11:21 AM
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No contest . . . Clip+. The Fuze+ is/will be considered SanDisk's Edsel.
Did we already forget the Sansa View so soon, another Edsel
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:25 AM
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Did we already forget the Sansa View so soon, another Edsel
Oh that's right . . . well, whaddya know? A matching pair!
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:33 AM
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What made the view even worse is that they dropped it fairly fast and left a lot of customers high and dry :/
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:41 AM
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What made the view even worse is that they dropped it fairly fast and left a lot of customers high and dry :/
Sounds pretty much like what they're doing with the Fuze+.
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