SanDisk Sansa Fuze 4 GB

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze 4 GB

Listen, watch and play all day with 24 hours of battery life and room for up to 2000 songs. The Sansa Fuze from SanDisk is your portable music machine...

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Review of "SanDisk Sansa Fuze 4 GB"

published 18/12/2008 | joe-survey
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Pro Good quality sound, nice design, cheap
Cons dull plastic cover, plain menu
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"SanDisk Sansa Fuze"

The Fuze next to a 4GB memory card.

The Fuze next to a 4GB memory card.

Product description

The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is a good quality mp3 player with built in FM radio, photo viewer and video playback. It is simiilar in design to an iPod but is a much more affordable player.

The Design

This is quite a small mps player as it measures around 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. It isn't as thin as some though and is around a third of an inch thick. The fact that the width is two thirds of the length gives it a bit of a fat oval look that may out some people off. However, It fits comfortably in your hand and feels more "solid" than some of the thinner, smaller mp3's available. A main design point that stands out is the clickable, scroll wheel. These are appearing on many cheap iPod rip offs and used to be put me off because they made them look cheap and unreliable. This is not the case with the Fuze and the wheel doesn't feel awkward to move. It is smooth and works well, it seems a good move to place it on there, compared to buttons. The available colour choices depend on the memory size. You can get it in black (2GB,4GB), Red, Blue and Pink (All 4GB) and silver (8GB). The screen is about 2 inches and would be good quality if not for the plastic cover that is on the player (more about this in a minute). It isn't a fantastic sized screen but it does the job as this is an mp3 music player which has the added bonus of video and photos rather than the other way around. The screen is placed well on the player and is well protected from scratches or damage. The plastic cover i mentioned covers the whole front and is rather thick. This would solve the main problem of scratches which is the main problem with the iPod. But by solving this problem they have caused another. The plastic causes the screen quality to appear less than it is. This seems to be worse than the problem of light scratches so i'm not too sure why they did it. The back of the player has a metal design similar to the iPod nano. This finishes the Fuze off nicely and makes it a well designed mp3.

Working

The sound quality of the Fuze is good and works very well for the price you pay. It can go quite loud and is still has pretty clear, crisp sound. The video quality is also good and it is a great addition. The access to the video, photo and music files is through a simple and rather dull menu. They are easy to access and you can choose them through different headings such as Albums, Artists and you can also set up a playlist to scroll through. Despite this is seems a bit too plain and there are obvious things that probbly wouldn't be too hard to do but have been left out. For example, the wallpaper. You can have a simple change of colour but nothing else. When it can display and store photos, it would be nice to set one of your favourite snaps as the wallpaper. However, these are little things and the menu isn't something that i spend much attention to. The main points are the sound and picture quality and as these work well, the player works well altogether. There are other extras that are usually ignored such as the built in voice recorder. I've never used a built in voice recorder in anything and i don't know anyone who has. It has a slot for additional memory which can be added to make it up to 12GB, a good few thousand songs. The prices range for this but you can buy it for around £50 which is very good value. The battery life is pretty good as well and lasts for 28 hours of audio and 6 and a half for video. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a good player and it would also make a wonderful christmas gift.

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Joe 2008

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Comments on this review

  • TheChosen1 published 30/01/2009
    good review
  • tac20 published 21/12/2008
    Looks very similar to an iPod :) Nice review.
  • Mickie26 published 20/12/2008
    It sounds really good.
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Product Information : SanDisk Sansa Fuze 4 GB

Manufacturer's product description

Listen, watch and play all day with 24 hours of battery life and room for up to 2000 songs. The Sansa Fuze from SanDisk is your portable music machine with 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of storage. Watch your favorite video clips on the Sansa Fuze's 1.9" color screen. Jam to FM radio with 40 preset stations, play with the built-in voice recorder, and share your photos wherever you go. Choose from five electric colors: blue, red, pink, black or silver. Incredible battery life in a 0.3" thin device - the Sansa Fuze marks the next wave of music and video players.

Product Details

Product Description: SanDisk Sansa Fuze - digital player

Product Type: Digital player flash based

Enclosure Colour: Blue, White, Red, Black, Pink

Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.8 cm x 0.8 cm x 7.9 cm

Weight: 60 g

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, Audible, MP3, FLAC , MPEG-4 , JPEG

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Built-in Display: Colour - 220 x 176 - 1.9", Colour 1.9"

Radio: Digital radio tuner - FM

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC, microSD

Flash Memory: 4 GB

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - stereo

Microphone: Microphone - built-in

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Battery: Player - rechargeable

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Audio System / Type: Portable Media Player

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 4096

Digital Storage Media: Built-In Flash Memory

Manufacturer: SanDisk

Built-In Radio: With Built-In-Radio, with Built-In Radio

Height in mm: 77.5

Type of SD Card Interface: microSD Card (Transflash)

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Video Playtime in Hours: 5

Music Playtime in Hours: 24

Photo Viewer: Yes

AVI Playback: No

DivX Playback: No

WMV Playback: without WMV Playback

MPEG4 Playback: with MPEG4 Playback

AAC Playback: No

OGG Playback: No

WAV Playback: Yes

WMA Playback: Yes

Bluetooth: No

Direct TV Recording: No

Direct Radio Recording: No

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Touchscreen: No

Display Technology: TFT Display

Screen Size in Inches: 1.9

Storage Capacity in MB: 4096

Storage Medium: Built-In Memory

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback

W-LAN Connection: without WLAN

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Line-In Interface: No

Width in mm: 47.5

Depth in mm: 7.5

Weight in Grams: -1

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: -1

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: -1

General

MPN: SDMX14R-004GB-E57, SDMX14R-004GW-E57, SDMX14R-004GR-E57, SDMX14R-004GK-E57, SDMX14R-004GR-E75, SDMX14R-004GP-E57, SDMX14R-004GRA57, SDMX14R-004GB-A70

Product Type: Digital player

Digital Player Type: Flash based

Digital Player Functions: Radio, voice recorder, photo playback, video playback

Width: 4.8 cm

Depth: 0.8 cm

Height: 7.9 cm

Weight: 60 g

Enclosure Colour: Blue, White, Red, Black, Pink

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, Audible, MP3, FLAC

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4

Supported Digital Photo Standards: JPEG

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

Audio System

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC, microSD

Flash Memory: 4 GB

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Digital Video Playback: Yes

Digital Photo Playback: Yes

Features: Built-in FM radio, voice recording, USB 2.0 compatibility

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: Colour

Resolution: 220 x 176

Diagonal Size: 1.9"

Digital Player (Recorder)

Features: PC Connection via USB, JPEG photo playback

Radio

Type: Digital radio tuner - FM

FM Preset Station Qty: 40 preset stations

Headphones

Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Microphone

Type: Microphone - built-in

Connections

Connector Type: USB 2.0 ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) ¦ Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: USB cable, headphones

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Battery

Battery: Player - rechargeable

Battery Enclosure Type: Internal

Run Time (Up To): 24 hour(s)

Battery Life Details: MP3 playback - up to 24 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 5 hour(s)

System Requirements

OS Required: Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista

Software Requirements: Windows Media Player 10

Additional Requirements: USB 2.0 port

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

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