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SanDisk User
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

in short No. in long, Yes it will work just not by it self. The Fuze (or as we will call it the "original fuze) has a large ipodish usb port build in. the Fuze+ has a microUSB port on it. The simple answer is go to amazon and you have one of two choices. for 8-9 dollars you can get a male to female usb converter (or female to male i can't remember) and plug the converter into your altec lansing docking station. then plug the fuze + into that. or for $2 you can get (originally for the ipod) a plastic piece that makes it so you only plug in the fuze to the correct holes in the AL dock station.

 

Hope this help both items you can find at amazon.com

DemoBetaTester

SanDisk User
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

" I also thought it would be nice to have a player with two slots.  And not just for a slotradio card.  It could hold two 16gb cards for those with a large music library.  That'll be 48gb of storage with a 16gb player.   And how much larger would the player have to be?   Maybe another half to three-quarters of an inch long? "

 

First let me make it clear i am not criticizing the idea just the way you wanted to do it. IF i were Sandisk and i see that the people who buy my Fuze and Fuze + wanted the next generation (will call it Fuze N) to have two slots then i would make it WIDER not longer. heres why. I (being sandisk) would have to buy more of the casing material if i where making it longer then wider (ie length instead of thickness) the micro SD cards are what an 1/8th of an inch in thickness where as the width (length) is half an inch. (there abouts) cheaper to stack the slots one atop the other. That would be how they would do it. Mainly because they want to save money and sandisk (unlike apple) want us to keep as much money as possible (if only so that we spend more of it at there store) and get as great a product as possible.

 

DemoBetaTester 

SanDisk User
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Just wondering (only can be answered if you have received your Fuze + yet) how long does the initial charge take.? and how long (on a completely dead battery) does each regular charge take?  


Thanks

DemoBetaTester

 

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-25-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Really wish they offered the white version in a 16GB capacity. 

Newbie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Just bought an 8GB Fuze+ last night, and I have to say I'm REALLY disappointed in it. I'll refrain from using the profanity I feel it deserves and explain as calmly as possible.

 

- First, it just feels cheap - the previous Fuze's felt much more solid and "denser".  It also showed every figerprint and quickly became smuged just from normal handling.  I liked the V1 and V2's "felt bag" because it protected the screen from scratches and kept the unit clean.

 

- The power button on top, the volume buttons on the side are slow to respond. Although the placement of the earphone jack at the center on the bottom is nice for cheap docking stations, it uses a smaller USB type plug on the side which was a pain to connect, I felt like it was a matter of time before I bent it trying to plug it in.  When it was unplugged it felt like it took twice as long for it to finishing with the new "loading..." transitional screen.

 

- The "swipe" navigation is just plain awful - once you reach the end (far right), there's no option to "wrap around" like the spinning wheel does on the Fuze V1 and V2.  I felt the GUI was a step backwards.  No clear "home" button made it difficult to go from playing music, to the settings menu and change time, date, or other options.

 

- I was unable to delete a folder I'd just created via Windows explorer...I was told the device was no longer responding or connected, and got that awful piano "thud" sound from Windows.  I tried copying two folders, with content, to the Fuze+ - and somehow the content got swapped!?  So I tried deleting each folder to re-create the folders on the device and it wouldn't release one of the folders (and it wasn't playing that content).

 

Bottom line - try before you buy.  I'm returning mine today, and going with the Fuze V2 instead.

Dave
4GB Sansa Fuze (red)
Firmware V01.22.26A
4GB microSD SanDisk external memory
SanDisk User
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

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Big Question for you CoindoorDave. If you bought it last night then how do you already have it. Even if you got the 2day shipping it wouldn't be there till tomorrow. I think you decided to get on here an give the Fuze+ a bad name by giving a false review. NO WAY COULD YOU HAVE GOTTEN IT IF YOU ORDERED IT LAST NIGHT!!! NO Robot Mad WAY   

 

Note!  This is a family forum.  Please refrain from thinly veiled @$#%!! words, as most folks can easily figure it out.  Let's keep the forums "friendly". 

Thank you,

µsansa

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

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DemoBetaTester wrote:

Big Question for you CoindoorDave. If you bought it last night then how do you already have it. Even if you got the 2day shipping it wouldn't be there till tomorrow. I think you decided to get on here an give the Fuze+ a bad name by giving a false review. NO WAY COULD YOU HAVE GOTTEN IT IF YOU ORDERED IT LAST NIGHT!!! NO Robot surprised WAY   


Easy, killer.....maybe he is near a store that has one in stock.

 

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Newbie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

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I live a couple miles from the Best Buy in Davenport, Iowa.  They had have several in stock (black & white for sure, maybe red and blue...dunno, but there were only 3 V2 Fuze's on the pegboard still). 

 

FWIW: The receipt sez:

 

1116326 SDMX20R-008

  SANSA FUZE+ 8GB  BLACK    89.99

 

 

Date/Time stamp: 09/11/10   18:41

 

Give 'em a call: 563-386-5777

Dave
4GB Sansa Fuze (red)
Firmware V01.22.26A
4GB microSD SanDisk external memory
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,230
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Did you update the firmware? Someone else mentioned that with the included firmware the navigation seemed sluggish, but after he updated the firmware(to 1.07.02 the player seemed much more responsive.

 

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Yea, first thing I did was plug it in and download the new updater (first time thru it showed the V1/V2 fuze on the left) then the firmware.  I want to say it had 1.25.something out of the box, so I updated it, then copied music I had backed up from my V1 (before it up and died). 

 

The side-to-side "swiping" was aggravating, but not near as bad as the up/down and "back arrow".  I'd try as gently & slow as possible to scroll up one song or artist, and it would jump 2 or 3, so I had to go back and forth a lot.  With the V1/V2 wheel I feel I have a lot more precision and accuracy as to where I go and when I stop. 

 

I also like that the V1/V2 wheel menu "wraps around" instead of hitting the end and just bouncing back like a rubber wall.  Maybe there was a feature to do that, didn't look - it was a challenge just finding the settings menu to adjust the clock and they even managed to screw up something as simple as that.  Swipe up (bounce!)...nope "down" to 7...swipe right to the minute column....no, the MINUTE column not the am/pm column...etc....and again, the whole unit felt like a cheap knock-offs from one of those "claw" redemption games...it weighed next to nothing and I knew it's high-gloss shine would be scratched up in no time from normal handling....

 

Sorry for the excessive rant...I did a lot of comparison shopping a couple years ago and decided at the time to go with the Fuze, I just hoped the Fuze+ would have been "more".  Bought myself a V1...and my wife one...and got a deal on a refurb V2 from WOOT.com for my 12 year old.  They figured out how to use it in no time.  The only headache was scaling cover art to 200x200 and using MP3TAG editor to update that....whether it was CDs I ripped, Amazon buys, or MP3s I had magically appear from places unknown...I was disappointed when my Fuze started randomly resetting or dieing even with a full charge...then the "refreshing" when nothing changed...and finally total death...

 

So...fast forward to last week...the MUZAK they pipe in at work (right above my head) drove me to the edge and I HAD to find something so thought I'd try the Fuze+ (mostly hoping gapless playback would be a feature...).

 

Dave
4GB Sansa Fuze (red)
Firmware V01.22.26A
4GB microSD SanDisk external memory