Advice please...trying to decide between Fuze and e250.

Hello. I hope you can help me.

I will be getting either the Fuze or e250 v2 (I am using a gift card and the V2 is what is available), but the only thing making me think twice about buying the Fuze is the loss of the replaceable battery.

Would someone mind explaining to me if the differences between these 2 models/improvements in the Fuze are noticeable enough to make buying the Fuze worth the loss of the replaceable battery? I ask because being disabled and unable to work (for now at least), it is a worry to me having to replace an MP3 player once the battery is no good. 

Thank you so very much for your help! I hope I am clear in what I mean…I have some cognitive trouble.

If you don’t mind, what is better about the Fuze? 

What difference does it make? Replacement batteries are $20 to $50 depending on manufacturer and you can easily buy a comparable unit down the road for just slightly more. The Fuze is a better system than the E200 series by far, go with the Fuze.

The Fuze supports SDHC, it’s slimmer, has a better battery life, has a larger screen, better FM reception, better voice recorder, and is much better for video. 

Message Edited by Aircraftkiller on 05-29-2008 02:01 AM

Thank you SO much for the information and quick response and help. You are very kind to assist!

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What difference does it make? Replacement batteries are $20 to $50 depending on manufacturer and you can easily buy a comparable unit down the road for just slightly more. The Fuze is a better system than the E200 series by far, go with the Fuze.

The Fuze supports SDHC, it’s slimmer, has a better battery life, has a larger screen, better FM reception, better voice recorder, and is much better for video. 

Message Edited by Aircraftkiller on 05-29-2008 02:01 AM

the fuze battery is replacable?

the Fuze battery is not replaceable. i think Aircraftkiller was refering to the e200

yea I agree, a new mp3 player comes out within half a year, and at most we keep our electronic portable devices on average of 2-4 years before upgrading. the lithium batteries don’t last forever ,but last long enough for the time that we decide to buy our product to the time we decide to retire them and get a new one. I think the least of your worries is replaceable battery, but more so whether the implementation of the product will last that long before you totally destroy it.

Message Edited by thoma on 05-29-2008 02:23 PM

I would go with the Fuze…Its look better then the E200

I have both an e250 and an 8GB Fuze.  While I thought my e250 was a great player the Fuze is even better.  The response time to the power button is faster, the Fuze will only refresh the database after there has been a change to the card but the e250 refreshes on every power up (this can be a big delay if you have a big memory card), and just overall the Fuze has evolved as a better design as Sandisk has gained experience in making these players.

My recommendation would be to go for the Fuze!

Actually the reality of this e250 having a replacable battery is MORE than enough reason to stick with that probably. In 3-4 years this guy will STILL be listening to his e250 while either we get a NEW Fuze or another player altogether. Some people dont want to change players every 3-4 years with all of these crazy marketing schemes some corp. will have. Its definitely tiring to look at 1,000’s of reviews trying to figure out what player to get. If you have one great player and all it takes is a replacable battery, i dont see whats the problem. It takes MicroSD Cards, it plays music well, you can view movies and other little things on it. It doesnt have to be anything spectacular lol. So in the end, this e250 is not a bad idea. The Fuze may have a handful of technological advances, but for some ODD reason or another Sandisk decided to stick us with a non-replacable battery, whereas you dont have to worry about such a problem. Your player wins hands down, ours will be dead in 2-3 years, you’ll still be hitting play while our show will be ended lol.

Yeah because slimmer form factor, better battery life, better sound, etc are perfectly valid reasons not to upgrade players. Only the battery replacement options matter!

Also, the version 2 e200 units are sporting the same processor as the Fuze, with the same response time.

The v2 player is a “fusion” between the Fuze and Clip.  Actually, I’d lay my money down on the v2 being the initial test bed for the Fuze. 

I prefer the form factor of the e200, and its solidity.

I guarantee you will be happy with either one.  SanDisk has done a remarkable job with both machines.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy: