Sanza Fuze -
My Favorite MP3 Player
I got my first Sansa Fuze in early 2008. I was looking for a fairly affordable MP3 player, and all I knew was that I didn't want to be tied into Apple and iTunes - ie. I didn't want an iPod. It seemed to me that iPods were overpriced, but I wanted something that had at least the same quality and basic features.
I did a little research and was very impressed with the reviews that Sansa Fuze users were giving on Amazon, and one day I was in the mall and a young Radio Shack salesman started telling me how he owned a Sandisk Sansa Fuze, and that not only was the Sansa Fuze 4GB unit he owned quite a bit cheaper than the comparable 4GB iPod, but that the sound was better, the screen was larger, it had FM radio unlike the Ipod, and lastly, if you wanted to have it repaired, you didn't have to send it off to a central place like Apple to get it repaired, where it could take quite a while until you had it back (in other words, you can have your Sanza Fuze warranty repaired locally).
It also happens to be a very cool-looking little unit, smaller in length and width than a credit card. You can get a thousand songs on the Sansa fuze 4GB, but what is also extremely superior about the Sansa Fuze is the fact that you can add an expansion micro memory card up to 8 more Gigs - that's 2000 more songs, or a load of video or photos! The Sansa Fuze 8GB has double the capacity, and you can add to that as well.
Another huge edge the Sansa Fuze has over the iPod is battery life. You can get 24 hours on a single charge. And last I checked, you can buy an AC charger on Amazon for about a buck! What truly makes the Sansa Fuze such an amazing product is the inexpensive price for such a premo MP3 player. The prices are lowest at Amazon right now.
Sandisk Sansa Fuze Choices
Sansa Fuze 4GB - With the SanDisk Sansa Fuze, you can fuse your portable entertainment, featuring 4 GB of storage. Listen, watch, and play all day with 24 hours of battery life and room for up to 1,000 songs. Watch your favorite video clips on the Sansa Fuze's 1.9-inch color screen. Measuring just 0.3 inches thin, the Sansa Fuze marks the next wave of music and video players.When you find the right song, press the Center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist.
Smaller than a credit card and as thin as a pencil, the new Sansa Fuze MP3 player looks great--and has the brains to match. With room for up to 1,000 songs**, you can listen all day long. Jam to FM radio with 40 preset stations, play with the built-in voice recorder, and listen to your favorite audiobooks wherever you go. And with 24 hours of battery life, you're free to listen, watch, and play all day--literally.
Watch Your Favorite Videos
The Sansa Fuze comes with 4 GB of built-in memory enough to store 12-hour video playback segments. Watch your favorite video clips from wherever you are. To ensure speedy file transfers, the unit features a USB 2.0 connection. Simply connect the player to a PC, and start dragging files from your Windows Media Player 10 or 11 applications.
With an option to extend the capacity, its MicroSD/SDHC memory card slot means storage possibilities are essentially unlimited. Expand your music collection, show albums of photos with up to 2,000 images**, and watch your favorite videos on those long trips.
The player supports MPEG4 video files and audio files saved in MP3, secure and unsecured WMA, WAV, Audible, and Overdrive file formats.
If you're feeling like a break from your own tunes, or want to dial in the TV frequency at the gym, use the digital FM tuner. Save your favorites on the 40 user presets.
Use the voice recorder with built-in microphone to take memos, record meetings or lectures, or capture whatever else you might feel inclined to point a microphone at. When you're ready, transfer your files for listening on your PC.
What's in the Box
SanDisk Sansa Fuze 2,4 or 8 GB MP3 player (black), earphones, USB 2.0 cable, quick start guide
by the way, this player works with Mac! you can't put videos or photos on it, but you can put music in it by drag and drop. it's a great deal for a 4gb player that has expandable memory.