Sandisk's next mp3 player?

@beiker wrote:

Nice idea but I don’t think there’s a board yet that could handle that huge amount of storage with this size.  

OK, then, how about using internally 4 32GB microSD cards?  Seems pretty small to me . . . .

Will a new version of the Fuze be out in 10 weeks? I hope so. I hope it will have long battery life and micro SDXC support. I would love it if it has HD radio and variable speed playback with pitch correction. I am using the Clip+ and Fuze(I have more than one of each). I resisted buying the Fuze+ and Clip Zip. I hope the next player will be a great improvement over the original Fuze.

Will Sandisk’s next player be out in 9 weeks? I hope it will be out then or sooner, and that it has longer battery life than the Fuze, tactile buttons, and micro SDXC card support. HD radio would be great, however I am not expecting it this year, and have greater hopes for it next year.

Honestly, if they do release one this year, I don’t think it will have either SDXC support or HD radio. 

A better question is, will it be better than the Fuze+ was?

The Fuze+ is a sexy looking piece of hardware, it’s nicely sized, battery life is OK, it sounds just as good as the Clip+ and Zip…but bleep those controls suck.  I never loaded enough music in mine to see the hassles that people reported with full memory and full sd card.

The controls are so bad that even Rockbox can’t make me use this player! :laughing:

@jk98 wrote:

Will a new version of the Fuze be out in 10 weeks? I hope so. I hope it will have long battery life and  micro SDXC support. I would love it if it has HD radio and variable speed playback with pitch correction. I am using the Clip+ and Fuze(I have more than one of each). I resisted buying the Fuze+ and Clip Zip. I hope the next player will be a great improvement over the original Fuze.

@jk98 wrote:

Will Sandisk’s next player be out in 9 weeks? I hope it will be out then or sooner, and that it has longer battery life than the Fuze, tactile buttons, and micro SDXC card support. HD radio would be great , however I am not expecting it this year, and have greater hopes for it next year.

PLEASE tell me you don’t intend to make this a weekly habit/contribution to your own thread saying the same thing for the next 2 - 3 months!

@tapeworm wrote:


@jk98 wrote:

Will a new version of the Fuze be out in 10 weeks? I hope so. I hope it will have long battery life and  micro SDXC support. I would love it if it has HD radio and variable speed playback with pitch correction. I am using the Clip+ and Fuze(I have more than one of each). I resisted buying the Fuze+ and Clip Zip. I hope the next player will be a great improvement over the original Fuze.



@jk98 wrote:

Will Sandisk’s next player be out in 9 weeks? I hope it will be out then or sooner, and that it has longer battery life than the Fuze, tactile buttons, and micro SDXC card support. HD radio would be great , however I am not expecting it this year, and have greater hopes for it next year.


 

PLEASE tell me you don’t intend to make this a weekly habit/contribution to your own thread saying the same thing for the next 2 - 3 months!

 

 

 

 

Wouldn’t surprise me if he did. JK98 is nothing if not persistent.

@gwk1967 wrote:


@tapeworm wrote:


@jk98 wrote:

Will a new version of the Fuze be out in 10 weeks? I hope so. I hope it will have long battery life and  micro SDXC support. I would love it if it has HD radio and variable speed playback with pitch correction. I am using the Clip+ and Fuze(I have more than one of each). I resisted buying the Fuze+ and Clip Zip. I hope the next player will be a great improvement over the original Fuze.



@jk98 wrote:

Will Sandisk’s next player be out in 9 weeks? I hope it will be out then or sooner, and that it has longer battery life than the Fuze, tactile buttons, and micro SDXC card support. HD radio would be great , however I am not expecting it this year, and have greater hopes for it next year.


 

PLEASE tell me you don’t intend to make this a weekly habit/contribution to your own thread saying the same thing for the next 2 - 3 months!

 

 

 

 


Wouldn’t surprise me if he did. JK98 is nothing if not persistent.

Some would even say incessant! :laughing:

Judging from Sandisk’s last two players, the next one might be disappointing as well. The Clip Zip doesn’t seem so bad, however it just doesn’t seem any better than the Clip+. Why doesn’t Sandisk put a door over the card slot?  Olympus puts a door over the card slot on their latest recorders with a card slot. Yes it will cost a bit extra to add this, however imo it is well worth it.

Tiger Direct just had a small _ 32 GB _  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .

@miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small _ 32 GB _  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .

Sure there is…nobody would buy memory cards anymore! :laughing:

@marvin_martian wrote:


@gwk1967 wrote:

Wouldn’t surprise me if he did. JK98 is nothing if not persistent.


Some would even say incessant! :laughing:

Well, I was trying to be polite… :wink:

@gwk1967 wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:


@gwk1967 wrote:

Wouldn’t surprise me if he did. JK98 is nothing if not persistent.


Some would even say incessant! :laughing:


Well, I was trying to be polite… :wink:

I mean no disrespect towards  JK98 , and I’m sure he knows that…he means well, and he is a nice guy, we simply disagree on some things, that’s all.:wink:

@marvin_martian wrote:


@miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small _ 32 GB _  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is…nobody would buy memory cards anymore! :laughing:

 

 

True–but you’re charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  ;)

@miikerman wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:


@miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small _ 32 GB _  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is…nobody would buy memory cards anymore! :laughing:

 

 

True–but you’re charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  ;)


 

So would you buy a 64GB Clip for $200? lol

The 64GB devices from other manufacturers all have cost $350 or better (and I’ve had a couple of them), although they are more full featured.

@marvin_martian wrote:


@miikerman wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:


@miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small _ 32 GB _  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is…nobody would buy memory cards anymore! :laughing:

 

 

True–but you’re charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  ;)


 


So would you buy a 64GB Clip for $200? lol

The 64GB devices from other manufacturers all have cost $350 or better (and I’ve had a couple of them), although they are more full featured.

For a 128 GB player, likely, yes, if it functioned well.  Let’s not forget that the original iPod (with a 40 GB hard drive, if I recall correctly) was $500.  

But there’s no need to go there:  there’s no need for the player to be $200.  As I wrote above, Tiger Direct was selling a 32 GB flashdrive for $10 after rebate ($20 before).  Putting the memory from 4 of those in a player would only cost $40 (or $80, ignoring the rebate).  Add that to a $50 Clip player cost and you have a 128 GB player for $90 (or $130), with the memory manufacturer getting the full price for its memory.

Some memory company, such as SanDisk, could make a killing from this.  

@miikerman wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:


@miikerman wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:


@miikerman wrote:

Tiger Direct just had a small _ 32 GB _  flash drive for $10 after rebate ($20 before rebate).  At those prices, absolutely no reason not to have 64 and 128 GB Clip Ultras . . . .


Sure there is…nobody would buy memory cards anymore! :laughing:

 

 

True–but you’re charging more for the ultra-capacity players.  ;)


 


So would you buy a 64GB Clip for $200? lol

The 64GB devices from other manufacturers all have cost $350 or better (and I’ve had a couple of them), although they are more full featured.


For a 128 GB player, likely, yes, if it functioned well.  Let’s not forget that the original iPod (with a 40 GB hard drive, if I recall correctly) was $500.  

 

But there’s no need to go there:  there’s no need for the player to be $200.  As I wrote above, Tiger Direct was selling a 32 GB flashdrive for $10 after rebate ($20 before).  Putting the memory from 4 of those in a player would only cost $40 (or $80, ignoring the rebate).  Add that to a $50 Clip player cost and you have a 128 GB player for $90 (or $130), with the memory manufacturer getting the full price for its memory.

 

Some memory company, such as SanDisk, could make a killing from this.  

Let’s be honest though…while I agree with you that in theory there’s no need for the player to cost $200, I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that they’d charge less than $200.

They charged $120 for the 16GB Fuze+, after all…:dizzy_face:

Hope springs eternal.   :slight_smile:   And just think of the corner of the market that would be captured.  

And it gets even better:  Fry’s Electronics has a sale today on a _ 64 GB _ flash drive for only $30, with no rebate required.  Again, take the memory from 2 of those as the storage basis for a player and you have a 128 GB jukebox player with only $60 for the storage cost.  Absolutely do-able.    

@miikerman wrote:

And it gets even better:  Fry’s Electronics has a sale today on a _ 64 GB _ flash drive for only $30, with no rebate required.  Again, take the memory from 2 of those as the storage basis for a player and you have a 128 GB jukebox player with only $60 for the storage cost.  Absolutely do-able.    

Then you’re assuming the developers can figure out how to handle a database for a player with that much capacity…a task they failed at with the Fuze+ with a theoretical maximum of 48GB.:wink:

I have faith that the SanDisk developers can figure it out.  The Rockbox devs have, and it ain’t rocket science.