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Old 08-30-2008, 12:27 AM
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Default Sansa Fuze "Guess what?!" review

After FINALLY figuring out how posting reviews work, here is my wuick little Sansa Fuze review. I realize that many people have already done reviews on this player, so im gonna just note some things that stands out (for me) instead of doing a full review.

-The thing that suprised me the most was that it had chooseable colors for the skin! You can choose between blue, orange, green, a different blue, an a lighter blue. Its really a stupid gimmick, but i like it alot.
-After inserting a SD card with alot of picture on it, i find that the player is considerably slower with the card inserted. Switching from one picture to another takes almost 5 seconds, whereas normally it would take less than 1.
- Updating the database was fast. It took less than 5 seconds to update a database filled with +200 new songs. That faster than my P2, which takes forever, it seems.
-The sound quality is onpar (without eq) or better than that of my P2, which suprises me considering its small size and the fact its sansa.
-Despite what many people say, i think the screen looks pretty nice, almost touchable (i tried to touch it thinking it as a touchscreen once). It looks bad only because of the ugly font.
-It came with a nice little pouch, which was cool=)
-It has a fun little rating system, which can act as another playlist and also can be a fun waste of time.

I think that sometimes people forget about these little gimmicks, butthey are like icing on a cake and i think that theyare ver worth noting.

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Old 08-30-2008, 11:41 PM
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how come theres 85 views but no ones sayin anything?
im sad....=(

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Old 08-30-2008, 11:47 PM
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The red looks great like my Clip.
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:11 AM
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I realize that many people have already done reviews
That might have something to do with it..but, thanks for the effort anyway.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:30 PM
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Yours came with a pouch?

...>=O
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:00 PM
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lol yea!!
it supirsed me too, but in a very good way =)
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:21 PM
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-It has a fun little rating system, which can act as another playlist and also can be a fun waste of time.
Never saw anywhere else that said it has that, thanks for pointing it out. Can the ratings sync with WMP? (or do you not use it?)
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Sorry for the late response!!! Nice take on the fuze, gotta' say I like it me'self. Excellent for jogging with. And since I've really owned only 1 other Sansa myself (E280) I still like the UI myself.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:59 PM
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I have a Fuze too. Very happy with it.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:20 PM
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Nice Review
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How's the video playback on it? I was thinking about getting one ($70 on newegg right now) and I'd like to watch some video podcasts.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:22 PM
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How's the video playback on it? I was thinking about getting one ($70 on newegg right now) and I'd like to watch some video podcasts.
I have watched video podcasts on mine , and given the size of the screen and the player, I thought they looked good. Just don't go thinking that you can watch the "Lord of the Rings" or "Jurassic Park" on it
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:56 PM
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lol, first, sorry for not replying in this thread, even though im the op =P

second, the video playback is pretty mediocre, but i guess you dont need super good quality for podcasts right?
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:46 PM
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I'm thinking of getting one of these, they seem pretty cool. How does it compare to the P2? Because that's the other player I was looking at.
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I'm thinking of getting one of these, they seem pretty cool. How does it compare to the P2? Because that's the other player I was looking at.
P2 is a video centric player, and is in a different class. There's really nothing to compare.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:09 AM
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AHHH I can't wait untill rockbox comes out on this DDDDD!! I saw a fuze today for the first time in best buy and I was actually kinda amazed, I was expecting it to be bigger. Love the price on these too good price for me 8 gig $89 I just wish we can make themes for this like the e200 using that h3mod tihngy.
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I just got a 4gb v2 Fuze because of this website + forums to replace an iPod Video with a broken headphone jack. After having 2 iPods break on me I decided to try something new and am loving it. The FM radio is by far my favorite part of the Fuze, I have no idea why apple doesn't add one to the ipod because it's so useful. The only downside is that I like the ipod UI better and the screen font on the ipod just seems "crisper" somehow (maybe higher resolution?) anyway great purchase for $60.
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Wow, this is nostalgic (especially seeing my horrible grammar).

ned99, I'm glad that you're enjoying your Fuze. Since this review, it has become my main player after my P2 broke.
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guys I actually bought all colors that sansa offers with this fuze line, the standard black, red, blue, and they also have grey as well. I like it a lot, and I even have made LOD for the fuze to be paired with my portable amp
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Hey Jendol:

Since you obviously love the Fuze and have a ton of experience, maybe you can provide me some real life info.

Though I have a few players already, I am considering the 8GB Fuze for the following reasons [in descending order]:
- memory card support
- good sound quality
- small form factor
- price

Probs I have with Fuze:
- reports of VERY slow memory card refresh rates
- proprietary cable

Can you shed some real world experience here? Lots of other folks already have, but trying to get as complete a picture as possible.

Also, when did you make your last Fuze purchase? How is durability? And FYI, I will not be pairing the Fuze wth an LOD.

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