08-07-2008 07:29 PM
Did decide to update to the 4GB, really do like this thing! IMHO it's what you're used to and how comfortable your are in navigating brand-specific functions. Ipods are more complicated, too many clicks to get to where you want to go. It took my kids 1 minute to figure the Fuze functions, and me less than an hour, and we all said the same, "this is easy." Whoever created this interface had the Ipod to use as their benchmark to simplify things, no doubt, but they did a VERY nice job. My son calls my Fuze the Jitterbug of mp3s, and was quick to diss my video screen, but when he got over himself and his brandwashing, he was REALLY digging Rhapsody options vs ITunes! & it works great on the car's line-in.
Nothing can be more goofy than the Sony Bean I used for two years and still have to think about how to turn on, off, etc. Clunky and non-intuitive, great battery tho. Yet some people find it so easy to use, so go figure!
08-08-2008 09:57 AM
I bought the cassette car adapter. Works fine. I turn up the volumne on my Fuze and a little on my car and can listen to my podcasts during my commute. (there's another thread about using the Fuze on your home system too, so not completely just a portable, but that's what I love about it too). And I have a pillow speaker (bought a year ago for my Cd player) which works for the music best and some podcasts (not all). I just turn up that volumne all the way and my Fuze volumne up too. It's not super loud, but works fine for me (Plus it's a pink one to match my pink Fuze--luck there). Yes I do have to check the volumne before putting in the ear pieces, but now it's a habit.
Yes accessories are hard to find. But I saw some that were generic that could work, like a $10 arm band or a generic case.
08-09-2008 06:44 PM
I agree with everyone on this.I just love this little thing it does everything i ask of it. This is by far the best purchase of any sort i've made in years.I got this 8GB Fuze completly by chance the first week they came out in April.I hadn't done any research at all! At Best Buy the cashiers were all checking my Fuze out because they hadn't yet noticed this new item.I 12GB now and i have so much music,podcasts,tv shows and photos it's ridiculous.
08-09-2008 06:49 PM
I forgot to mention that i also bought a generic casette convertor to listen to my Fuze in the car and it works great.I turn the volumn about half way up on the Fuze and then slowly bring up the volumn on the radio.By the way i really like how you can customize the EQ it makes a big difference in audio fidelity.
08-22-2008 10:26 PM
I can't believe people are having so many problems with their little guys.I suppose i may just have gotten lucky this time but,i haven't reformatted or even updated the firmware.If it ain't broke i ain't fixin' it.I've seen far to many things go wrong while updating firmware on some of my other Sansa products.Well good luck...
09-10-2008 07:55 AM
I haven't had too much trouble either. Just little things (such as podcasts ending in the music area when I forget to change them or for some other odd reason) and I only had to the soft reboot (holding the on button for 10 seconds) once.
I am more then happy with mine. I love the little micro cards. I'm so use to not deleting things (don't ask about my files on my computer...) that I have a hard time with this, but am getting better at it, but it helps with having memory cards!