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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

Any rumors about Sandisk's next player? Will it be very similar to the original Fuze, or will it be much better?

With flash memory so cheap now, I hope the basic model has at least 16GB built in, and is under $70. I guess it probably won't have HD radio, more than one card slot, or battery life over 40 hours.

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@JK98 wrote:

Any rumors about Sandisk's next player? Will it be very similar to the original Fuze, or will it be much better?

With flash memory so cheap now, I hope the basic model has at least 16GB built in, and is under $70. I guess it probably won't have HD radio, more than one card slot, or battery life over 40 hours.



I think you are correct.

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

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

I don't quite understand Sandisk's mp3 player strategy when it comes to battery life. Its players are generally well liked, except for the battery life. Why doesn't Sandisk use a larger battery in its players? Doubling the battery life won't make the players that much larger. I think for a player like the Clip Zip, using a battery with double the capacity might only make the player around 20-25% thicker. Having a Fuze with 40 hours of actual  battery life(stated battery life around 50 hours) would make it so much more useful than having just 20 hours.

Having two card slots would also greatly increase its flexibility.

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@JK98 wrote:

I don't quite understand Sandisk's mp3 player strategy when it comes to battery life. Its players are generally well liked, except for the battery life. Why doesn't Sandisk use a larger battery in its players? Doubling the battery life won't make the players that much larger. I think for a player like the Clip Zip, using a battery with double the capacity might only make the player around 20-25% thicker. Having a Fuze with 40 hours of actual  battery life(stated battery life around 50 hours) would make it so much more useful than having just 20 hours.

Having two card slots would also greatly increase its flexibility.


I'm sure they would rather have you buy one 64GB card than have two 32GB cards.

 

And as far as the Zip, if it was 25% thicker, it would also be heavier. I like it just how it is, size-wise.....it doesn't weigh down my shirt when I clip it to the chest pocket.

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

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?


@JK98 wrote:

I think for a player like the Clip Zip, using a battery with double the capacity might only make the player around 20-25% thicker.



On a player the size on the Clip (or Zip) this increase would be huge, making the player more clunky-looking and therefore less "saleable".

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

Will we be happy or disappointed in around two weeks? i decided not to buy the Fuze+ and Clip Zip. I hope Sandisk's next player will not disappoint. They did a nice job with the Fuze and Clip+.

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Re: Sandisk's next mp3 player?

Will there even be a player released this month? I haven't seen any groundhogs popping up.....Smiley LOL

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