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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

"And wouldn't a "premium slot player with display and good sound quality" be another name for fuze "

 

No. First of all, the slotmusic player uses a AAA battery. The Slotmusic player has no USB connection, and no radio. I don't know how the Slotmusic player navigates.

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Registered: ‎09-14-2008

Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product


@dpvdpv wrote:

I know a lot of people with ipods that would struggle with a Sansa.

 

it took me a couple of hours to figure my Fuze out and I had to download MM and figure out how to get podcasts, set-up my audiobooks, read through the manual, etc., etc.

 

ipod/itunes is one-stop and pretty much idiot-proof.

 

I LOVE my Fuze, now.

 

my to do list:

 

1. start converting videos

2. figure out how to get ipod video podcasts converted

 

Sansa is niche, why bother with all this when you can go ipod and not worry about any of this?

 

I've had my Sansa since Saturday and there is no point in ever going back to ipod/zune.

 

 


I agree.  I was an Ipod user, and still have my old 20 gig ipod.  I really miss the seemless software from itunes to ipod...it truley is a no brainer.  IMO, that is the ONLY thing Ipod has over most other players.  If someone could figure out how to make an MP3 player software as nice and compatible as Itunes is to Ipods...that would truly be an ipod killer.  MM is nice but I feel like I am writing software code just to get my Fuze to sync with podcasts, and lets not even talk about WM11, windows explorer is better than WM11.  So, yeah, I miss Itunes, but I like my fuze better than I like my ipod.

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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

 

Why do you like non-rechargable battery (AAA) player ? It is so easy for Fuze to be charged through USB.

 


@JK98 wrote:
Why do you need a second Fuze? Just curios. For the price, the Fuze is a great value. I wish Sandisk would come out with a new player that has more of the feauture I want though, especially folder navigation and a user replaceable battery(AA or AAA battery preferred). How about a premium Slotmusic player with a display and sound quality at least as good as the Fuze?

 

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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

"Why do you like non-rechargable battery (AAA) player ? "

 

Huh? One can use rechargeable AAA batteries if they want to, or have the option to use alkaline batteries.

 

"It is so easy for Fuze to be charged through USB."

 

You assume that people have easy access to a pc, have the time to charge a player through a USB port, and remember to do so when their battery is low. Some people like to use a player in spurts, perhaps not using it for many days or weeks, then using it for many hours in a row. When someone suddenly wants to use the player for many hours in a row the player might not have enough charge and the person might not have enough time while at home with his pc to charge it. Having replaceable standard batteries adds greatly to the flexibility of use, and doesn't require someone to plan in advance for anticipated use, or to keep track of battery life remaining. They just need to grab a few spare batteries and they are ready.

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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

Theres a product with a AAA battery you can get,  called M200 series. 

 

If you design a player around a AAA battery it will be much thicker.

 

If you can grab a few spare batteries for your trip,  why not grab a DC charger with a USB port and connect up your cable to that?  No need for the computer.

 

Disposable batteries are bad for the environment.

 

LiPolymer batteries used in the newer Sansa Product last for hundreds and hundreds of cycles,  just think how many batteries would end up in landfills.

 

Think Green.

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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product


@sansafix wrote:

Theres a product with a AAA battery you can get,  called M200 series. 

 

If you design a player around a AAA battery it will be much thicker.

 

If you can grab a few spare batteries for your trip,  why not grab a DC charger with a USB port and connect up your cable to that?  No need for the computer.

 

Disposable batteries are bad for the environment.

 

LiPolymer batteries used in the newer Sansa Product last for hundreds and hundreds of cycles,  just think how many batteries would end up in landfills.

 

Think Green.


Completely agreed.  And to be even greener, wouldn't it be nice to have an easy user-replaceable LiPolymer Battery, so we wouldn't have to throw our Sansas away and buy new when (if) the battery dies..Smiley Wink

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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

 

If everybody does in this way, how can Sandisk make money from existed customer base ? Sandisk has to exit its MP3 player business pretty soon.

 

IPOD is even worse; not only is its battery non-replaceable, but also its memory is non-expandable. 

 


@fuze_owner-GB wrote:

Completely agreed.  And to be even greener, wouldn't it be nice to have an easy user-replaceable LiPolymer Battery, so we wouldn't have to throw our Sansas away and buy new when (if) the battery dies..Smiley Wink


 

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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

By the time your LiPolymer battery is unusable,  You will be using a completely different style of Player with much much higher capacity.

 

Much is made of the non removabilty of the battery.  You can buy an e200 or c200 series player if you want a removable LiOn battery.

 

 To make the battery removable adds thickness and adds cost to the player.  It also introduces another connector which can fail.

 

Todays LiPolymer batteries are so much more durable than they used to be.  Its really not worth the costs to make the battery removable anymore.

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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

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@sansafix wrote:

By the time your LiPolymer battery is unusable,  You will be using a completely different style of Player with much much higher capacity.

 

Much is made of the non removabilty of the battery.  You can buy an e200 or c200 series player if you want a removable LiOn battery.

 

 To make the battery removable adds thickness and adds cost to the player.  It also introduces another connector which can fail.

 

Todays LiPolymer batteries are so much more durable than they used to be.  Its really not worth the costs to make the battery removable anymore.


Of course you are right..... but I'm an old fogey and I was taught as a child not to discard what still can be used.  Up until a few years ago, I rarely disposed of any of my audio gear.  Almost all of it is in still in perfect working condition.  And I've found a few people that eagerly purchased some of my vintage gear; as it's fast becoming a popular hobby.

 

I'm still not used to this "throw-away" society; where we just dispose of things when they are no longer current or cannot to be made to work easily.

 

Even with the less robust built-in batteries of the past, I rarely had one fail before I was ready for a new player.....so I think all of this concern over non-replaceable batteries is a bit unfounded.

 

But........ It still pains me to throw out a device just needs a battery.......Smiley Sad

Message Edited by fuze_owner-GB on 12-16-2008 12:43 PM
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Re: Thank you Sansa for making a great priced, great product

It's time to get used to the "When the battery dies, throw away the whole thing" paradigm.  Apple seems to love this as well.