10-10-2009 08:52 PM
Does anyone know if there will be a new Fuze in the future? I would really love it if the internal storage was upgraded to 32gb. I would buy in an instant.
The Fuze+ perhaps? The Clip+ came out about 20 months after the original, and we are nearly there with the Fuze...
10-10-2009 09:42 PM
In my opinion,I don't think I need another Fuze.I'm really happy with what i've got.But the current fuze really need's another update if it's gonna draw any attention.I hope the next update will be a one in a million.
10-10-2009 10:06 PM
Just more storage would not warrant calling it a new product model imo. The Clip+ has the microsd-card slot over the original Clip and that's about all that's new. The Fuze (firmware) seems struggle a lot as it is to control a lot of files.
Are there any new hardware features you would expect in a Fuze succesor?
10-11-2009 06:54 AM
> Are there any new hardware features you would expect in a Fuze succesor?
- miniUSB connector instead of (or in addition to) proprietary one;
alternatively and perhaps even better, add a flip-out or shift-out flat (unshielded) Standard USB connector so the
device can directly be plugged into a computer _without needing any extra cable_ . Just like the connectors that
- headphone jack at top of device instead of at bottom
- integrated metal hook or similar to easily have the player dangle off a strap or chain
- make the power switch protrude just a wee bit more from the housing so it reliably functions without using fingernails
- include a light sensor so the background light draws less power when used in the dark
and the classical HW feature requests
- more battery life
- more internal SD memory
10-11-2009 01:52 PM
Turn up the hardware clock to get faster database writing, and then perhaps underclock it for normal use?
Less plastic/Glass screen
The crazy thing is that you KNOW Sandisk is working on it at this very moment, but we have no idea what the changes will be.
10-11-2009 09:05 PM
You have no way of "KNOWing" that....you would hope so, but given their history with the View, I'd be skeptical. It wouldn't surprise me if they left the Fuze alone for another year, or canceled it, and simply focused on the Clip+.
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
10-12-2009 01:04 PM
I really do not agree with most of your issues.
A mini-USB connection would be nice if it came in addition to the current proprietary one. Without the proprietary one, some of the accessories that the Fuze currently has would become useless (for example the FM-Tuner I have).
I disagree with the flip-out/shift-out connector idea. I've had bad experiences with these types of movable USB connection and would never want one on my MP3 player.
I prefer the headphone jack on the bottom of my player. I really don't see why there's an issue here.
Metal hook idea could work.
I don't have any issues with the current power switch.
Light sensor would be a good idea.
10-12-2009 01:57 PM
Why isn't there a 16 GB Fuze? - link to a discussion you might be interested in about more memory on a fuze. The only thing that would concern me is cost.
I choose the Fuze because it was under $100 (actually I was willing to go up a bit more, but this was perfect price). And it wasn't an ipod. And I knew the SanDisk name and had confidence in it (well placed, I would say). And at the time I didn't need a high capacity player (before I discovered how to put movies on cards and my current card I'm now wishing I had bought the 16gb card and not the 8gb... oh well).
If there was a 32gb, 16gb etc., that would be fine. But with ipod still having the 4 and 8gb nanos, if sandisk wants a comparable item, they won't make something much larger to compete with the price IMO.