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Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


JK98 wrote:

"Why wasn't the battery life increased? If it's due to pricing, then I would have been willing to pay a little more for more hours."

 

Sandisk seems to be overly obsessed with player thickness. Perhaps having double the battery life might mean having a player around 20% thicker? I guess the additional cost for a battery with double the capacity wouldn't have been that much. I agree with you. Imo mid sized players such as the Fuze and Fuze+ should have 50+ hours of battery life, and smaller players such as the Clip+ should have 25+ hours of battery life.

 

 


Hate to break this to you, but it's not just SanDisk.....they're all obsessed with it. Steve Jobs today was quite proud of the newest iPod Touch being even thinner than the previous model.

 

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Re: Sansa Fuze+

"Hate to break this to you, but it's not just SanDisk.....they're all obsessed with it. Steve Jobs today was quite proud of the newest iPod Touch being even thinner than the previous model."

 

 I guess that is why Sandisk decided that the Fuze was fine with 24 hour battery life since that was the battery life of the ipod Nano. We buy Sandisk products though because we want much more than Apple offers.

 

An anorexic player with short battery life reminds me of a sports car with a 5 gallon gas tank. While the car might look sexy to some, its usefullness is severely limited.

 

As for player thickness, consider this. Having double the battery life might mean a player is around 20% thicker, but carrying a player plus an external usb battery pack and a small usb cable so that run time is doubled probably means having more than double the thickness.

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Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


JK98 wrote:

"Hate to break this to you, but it's not just SanDisk.....they're all obsessed with it. Steve Jobs today was quite proud of the newest iPod Touch being even thinner than the previous model."

 

 I guess that is why Sandisk decided that the Fuze was fine with 24 hour battery life since that was the battery life of the ipod Nano. We buy Sandisk products though because we want much more than Apple offers.

 

An anorexic player with short battery life reminds me of a sports car with a 5 gallon gas tank. While the car might look sexy to some, its usefullness is severely limited.

 

As for player thickness, consider this. Having double the battery life might mean a player is around 20% thicker, but carrying a player plus an external usb battery pack and a small usb cable so that run time is doubled probably means having more than double the thickness.


OK, I gotta ask......shortest battery life player you have is probably a Clip+, right? So how often are you out and about, away from an AC power source, for more than the time it takes to run a Clip+ dead? I can't believe it is very often....and if so, you do have more than one player. I just think you make way too big of a deal about battery life.

 

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
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Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


JK98 wrote:

"Hate to break this to you, but it's not just SanDisk.....they're all obsessed with it. Steve Jobs today was quite proud of the newest iPod Touch being even thinner than the previous model."

 

 I guess that is why Sandisk decided that the Fuze was fine with 24 hour battery life since that was the battery life of the ipod Nano. We buy Sandisk products though because we want much more than Apple offers.

 

An anorexic player with short battery life reminds me of a sports car with a 5 gallon gas tank. While the car might look sexy to some, its usefullness is severely limited.

 

As for player thickness, consider this. Having double the battery life might mean a player is around 20% thicker, but carrying a player plus an external usb battery pack and a small usb cable so that run time is doubled probably means having more than double the thickness.


http://http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Fuze/Questions-on-the-Fuze/m-p/187571#M36

 

The new model is slightly thicker.....you happy?

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Re: Sansa Fuze+

"OK, I gotta ask......shortest battery life player you have is probably a Clip+, right? So how often are you out and about, away from an AC power source, for more than the time it takes to run a Clip+ dead? I can't believe it is very often....and if so, you do have more than one player. I just think you make way too big of a deal about battery life."

 

 It isn't just the time away from AC power, but having to monitor the battery life, remember to charge the battery when it is low, and leaving enough time to charge it.When it is done charging, I need to remember to disconnect the player and put it back to where I will see it and remember to take it with me when I leave. Ideally if I could use a player that takes a AA or AAA battery, then I could leave the player in a jacket pocket, and have two small plastic bags in the pocket, one for charged batteries, and one for discharged batteries. Then perhaps once every week or two I could charge 4 batteries at a time. I could keep a stack of charged batteries on my desk, then I could swap the discharged batteries in my jacket for charged ones and charge the discharged ones at my leisure.

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Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


PTJim wrote:

If we add a 16Gb or 32Gb uSDHC card to the Fuze+ 16Gb version,

 

- Will it smoothly handle 10,000+ song titles?

 

- Will the uSDHC card integrate with onboard memory to form a single playback-library space, as does the current Fuze?

 

Thanks for any solid info.

 


 

 

  • The database can handle up to 10,000 song titles
  • The micro SDHC card will integrate with the onboard memory for a single playback library same as the current fuze. There is also a separate menu selection for the external card so you can browse files stored on the card separately as well. 
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Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


slotmonsta wrote:


  • The database can handle up to 10,000 song titles
  • The micro SDHC card will integrate with the onboard memory for a single playback library same as the current fuze. There is also a separate menu selection for the external card so you can browse files stored on the card separately as well. 
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slotmonsta

 


 

Thank you very much for the prompt reply and the info; seamless memory is what drew me from Creative to the e280, then the 8Gb Fuze (plus 16Gb uSDHC) I'm using now - I need about 38Gb to hold my entire music library, so the Fuze+ is looking good, but still have to wait until the 32Gb uSDHC cards are a bit more mainstream and affordable.

 

Very glad to hear about the 10k song capacity - I think my library is currently about 8,700.

 

I don't need to listen to 8,700 tracks, but am very tired of having to pick what gets loaded, then missing a particular album or song I'd like to play when away from home.

 

Thanks again.

 

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Re: Sansa Fuze+


JK98 wrote:

 

 It isn't just the time away from AC power, but having to monitor the battery life, remember to charge the battery when it is low, and leaving enough time to charge it.


I would just leave it to charge when you go to brush your teeth at night, and then pick it up again when you brush your teeth in the morning.    Smiley Wink

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Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


Miikerman wrote:

JK98 wrote:

 

 It isn't just the time away from AC power, but having to monitor the battery life, remember to charge the battery when it is low, and leaving enough time to charge it.


I would just leave it to charge when you go to brush your teeth at night, and then pick it up again when you brush your teeth in the morning.    Smiley Wink


 

You're assuming JK brushes his teeth twice a day . . .

 

or for that matter even has teeth!

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Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


JK98 wrote:

 

 It isn't just the time away from AC power, but having to monitor the battery life, remember to charge the battery when it is low, and leaving enough time to charge it.When it is done charging, I need to remember to disconnect the player and put it back to where I will see it and remember to take it with me when I leave.


I really don't see why this is such a chore.....I certainly don't have any problems with it.

 

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520