Why even mention Rockbox here? Who knows when if ever Rockbox will be available for the Fuze, and what features it might have if it becomes available. By then, one might be tired of their Fuze and want a newer player. Many wouldn’t want to use Rockbox anyway, and would want to use only firmware that Sandisk releases. I haven’t seen any new and exciting mp3 players with a card slot from any manufacturer since the Fuze came out. There is the Sandisk Slotmusic player, however that doesn’t even have a display! There are so many mp3 player models, yet so few are even remotely interesting. Is it so hard to make an mp3 player that
Navigates by a choice of folders or tags
Has a card slot-Full sized SDHC preferred
Uses a AA or AAA battery-AA preferred
Has a display-even a basic one would do.
I don’t need to watch videos or view photos on my player.
Why isn’t there a basic display on the Slotmusic player?
- Of course it must have nice sound quality and adequate volume
(at least 15 mw/channel output into 16 ohms?)
- Has a standard mini USB connector. Many hate proprietary connectors
7)Has both AM and FM radio
8)Has a microphone jack and records in mp3 at a user selectable bitrate.
I reluctantly bought a Fuze two months ago, even though I knew it was missing many things I want in an mp3 player. At least the Fuze has a card slot and a display.