11-29-2010 09:47 AM - edited 11-29-2010 09:56 AM
Laggy and half-baked interface? Interface and operation on my fuze+ is just as speedy as on my fuzes....
Do you have a fuze+ and is that your experience (laggy and half baked interface)? Just curious. Seems there are a lot of negative comments directed towards the fuze+ by people that may not have even played with one. I own both fuzes and a fuze+.....and the fuze+ compares very nicely to the fuzes in operation.
I'm not trying to stir trouble. Just seriously curious. I'm as picky as the next person when it comes to media players, and I was pleasantly surprised by the fuze+.
"Before I sink into the big sleep...I want to hear the scream of the Butterfly"
11-29-2010 09:59 AM
Borrowed a friend's to try it out before I put my money down. Wasn't impressed. Seems the firmware needs to cook more - a LOT more. Not an unrheard of situation with Sandisk. Didn't like having to swipe repeatedly and definitely didn't like the lack of folder support, especially since the Fuze (and my Cowons) has it. From where I'm sitting, the hardware is decent but the firmware team dropped the ball.
11-29-2010 10:09 AM - edited 11-29-2010 10:13 AM
Why? Just in case I was wrong. I remember reading when the original 8Gb model came out on AnythingButIPod and it was silver. Then it debuted in Canada a month and a half later and guess what - it was Silver. And every black Fuze I saw for the subsequent year was - you guessed it - 4Gb. So you'll excuse me if I wonder about the whole black 8Gb v1 thing.
11-29-2010 10:45 AM
The 8GB debuted, I believe, In Germany as a silver model. I remember the rollout too, as I was anxious for the 8GB model as well, having been used to the e280's capacity.
GB is right, the new interface is reasonably fast, and when loading a new file, it's playing before my hand lifts from the touchpad. There will be future refinements to the Fuze+, I am sure.
roj, unless the Fuze is in a grizzled old box, I'd feel safe that it will be a v2 these days.
11-29-2010 10:58 AM
Grazie! I'm good now.
12-02-2010 12:44 PM
Yeah, it does, but that's at 320 kbps. For 128 kbps songs, I can get about 18 hours of battery life. And if need be, when my battery gets a little low, I can boot into the OF and get more hours.
12-02-2010 03:59 PM
Well, I encode at alt preset extreme which, while it isn't 320 is definitely in the 256 plus range. I can't stand anything lower than alt preset standard.
12-02-2010 10:28 PM
I just bought back my V1 tonight.....apparently RB was a little too complex for someone who had previously had an iPod.
It was fully charged, and the estimated life listed in the System screen was 14 hours 51 minutes. And for what it's worth,both my V1 and my V2, both 8GB models, are the silver color.
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
12-03-2010 02:52 PM
It took me a bit of searching the menus to find that bit of info. lol
I rockboxed my fuze a few days ago, so I've just got some of the basics down in learning how use it. Installation was easy with the automatic install. And learning how to use the basic functions of playing and browsing was quick. Didn't even have to really study the manual for that.
The battery life I posted came from running a few tests. Just picking one song with a bit rate of 320 kbps and then 128 kbps and setting it on repeat for several hours, then checking the battery percentage. I then compared the battery life after doing the same test for 128 kbps in the original firmware and the battery percentage was higher by 10%.
The next thing to do on my list is attempting to install a couple of games, like Bubbles and Jewels....