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SanDisk Sansa Fuze player review

Dennis Hissink
CES report
Saturday 3rd, January 2009
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is a media player with a 1.9 inch screen, a microSD memory slot and, according to the specifications, the Sansa Fuze offers the longest battery-life ever of the entire Sansa series. According to SanDisk, the Sansa Fuze plays 24 hours non-stop music without having to recharge the battery. The microSD flash memory card slot enables enhancing the memory to a maximum of 16GB. The SanDisk Sansa music player series was launched into the market in one sudden blow, and the Sansa Fuze is already the next gem in this great line of music players. The SanDisk Sansa Fuze supposedly features an improved interface compared to its predecessor, the Sansa View, as well as an improved operating system to get this MP3 player ready to battle the third Apple iPod Nano generation.

SanDisk Sansa Fuze

SanDisk Sansa Fuze - Music player design
As for the design, the SanDisk Sansa Fuze is not that special; it is in fact rather standard. The design strongly reminds me of the Apple iPod, in particular its scroll wheel and the way the buttons are situated. The MP3 player features a glossy front containing a 1.9 inch screen. The dimensions of the SanDisk Fuze are 7.9 x 4.8 x 7.6 cm and the player weighs 56 grams. The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is available in several bright colors such as pink, red and blue. In addition, the player also comes in two more sophisticated colors, black and silver. Besides the Fuze media player of course, the package contains a USB cable, a headset, the quick user guide, and a CD with the user manual in PDF format.

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze

SanDisk Sansa Fuze video features
The 1.9 inch screen of the SanDisk Sansa Fuze plays videos very clearly. Even though the screen is on the small side, watching a video is still very pleasant on the Sansa Fuze. The SanDisk Sansa Fuze supports the MPEG5 format, although it remains unclear in what compression. If you want to convert a movie to the Sansa format, I'd advise you to use the Sansa Media Converter in order to ensure you are able to play the movie on the Fuze. On top of that, you will obtain the best video quality.

SanDisk Sansa Fuze

SanDisk reviews : Sansa Fuze player in practice
In general, the SanDisk Sansa Fuze is a nice and pleasant media player. Although the possibilities and quality will not surprise you astound you, the Sansa Fuze offers a good package. The SanDisk Fuze has all you may expect from a standard MP3 player. You can't get around the fact that the Fuze looks a lot like the Apple iPod when it comes to appearance and operation. Read the full SanDisk Sansa Fuze review at LetsGoMobile.

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