01-13-2012 03:19 PM
i agree with BeirutBomber
Its just one of those things that go with out saying..
I never used a Sansa player before this one, my 2 previous players were Creative ZEN's
and my last ZEN absolutely rocked waaaaaay better than this Fuze+
The fact that it had REAL BUTTONS was a MAJOR improvement
over a sketchy touchpad concept, BUT its my fault for buying this thing..
I knew **bleep** well it had a small touchpad when i bought it so, what do you expect ?
All i know is if one of my local stores had a Creative ZEN in stock i would have RE bought the old one i had again
And i sure as hell wouldn't have "kept" any fruit related products lol
The last ipod i bought was a fast bolt back to the store to demand my money back
for that retarded garbage !
Flac support is a very rare thing (atleast when i bought mine)
so that pretty much clinched the deal for me
03-25-2012 08:44 PM
Yeah, I felt the need to register as well so I could *bump* the complaint about this lousy mp3 player. Worse for my experience, I got bait-and-switched. Whereas the product packaging in the store assured me that the fuze+ would work fine with Linux, updating firmware appears to be impossible without using some POS Windows machine -- so I'm stuck with the original crap functionality that the so-called engineers burned into the thing.
04-02-2012 09:07 PM
If you mount the Fuze+, all you need do is transfer the firmware.sb file to root on the device. The file is available in "zipped" form. Upon disconnect, the machine swaps the new firmware file into use automatically.
I haven't worked with extraction utilities in linux, but once unzipped / decompessed, firmware upgrade is as simple as transferring a music file to the device.
Go to Settings > Info on the Fuze+ and check your installed firmware version. The current build is 02.38.06. In this build, the locking method is redirected to the power button, and FLAC works smoother. Let me know what issues you may have with grabbing a firmware image, no Windows machine required.
04-09-2012 02:06 PM
Agreed, I'm not a fan of the touch pad thing. It is too sensitive and with an mp3 player, most people are using it while doing something (riding a bike, running, working out, etc) and having buttons that you can feel and physically have to push in before they respond makes it so much easier. With the touch pad, you have to actually look at the stupid thing to make sure that you are pushing the button you want and you have to be really careful not to accidently bumb a button you didn't want to push. I hated it at first and now that I am used to it, I'm not a big fan.
05-14-2012 05:40 PM
Agree, just got it and it sucks to high heaven. Updated the firmware and it doesn't restart where podcasts left off always starts with music. This whole design should be shelved and everyone involved should be fired for ruining a perfectly good product. I refuse to purchase Apple products what is next. This is my fourth Fuze is it is not like I didn't like the product. Can't physcially be used while running as it is too difficult to navigate.
10-12-2012 04:10 PM
11-01-2012 10:29 AM - edited 11-01-2012 10:34 AM
Yea i have also the Sansa Fuze Plus cause my Sansa Fuze broke. I dont like that model its not good for scrolling at all! I sometimes get so irritated by the new model that I started hitting the screen of the mp4 and then it worked wonderfully and scrolled faster! the Mp4 once fall and the screen broke(i didnt mean to brake it!)
but to be honest....i feel a relief now!
11-02-2012 05:01 AM
Even Rockbox can't save 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