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SanDisk Sansa Fuze 8 GB Video MP3 Player (Black)

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  • Listen, watch, and play all day with 24 hours of battery life and room for up to 2,000 songs
  • Watch your favorite video clips or share your photos on the 1.9-inch color screen
  • Digital FM radio with 40 preset stations
  • Voice recording with built-in microphone
  • Expand your existing 8 GB memory with the microSD/microSDHC slot
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSanDisk
Item Weight2.1 ounces
Product Dimensions3.1 x 1.9 x 0.3 inches
Item model numberSDMX14R-008GKA57
Operating SystemWindows Xp; Windows Vista; Mac; Linux
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001GCQ3KM
Best Sellers Rank #21,709 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 2, 2004
  
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Technical Details

  • Mac Compatible
  • Video Recording

Product Description

Amazon.com

Amazon.com Product Description With the SanDisk Sansa Fuze, you can fuse your portable entertainment, featuring 8 GB of storage. Listen, watch, and play all day with 24 hours of battery life and room for up to 2,000 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.

Your portable music machine with 8 GB of storage. (Click image to view larger.)

The MicroSD/SDHC memory card slot means storage possibilities are essentially unlimited. (Click image to view larger.)

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. (Click image to view larger.)

Audio Player
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 2,000 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 8 GB of built-in memory enough to store 5 hours of video playback. Watch your favorite TV 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.

Expanded Capacity
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 up to 4000 images*, and watch your favorite videos on those long trips.

Compatible Formats
The player supports MPEG4 video files and audio files saved in MP3, secure and unsecured WMA, WAV, Audible, and Overdrive file formats.

FM Radio
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.

Voice Recorder
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 8 GB MP3 player (silver), earphones, USB 2.0 cable, quick start guide

* 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes; some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions; thus, it is not available for data storage

** Based on continuous audio playback at 128 kpbs MP3; video playback at 512 kbps/ MPEG 4; photos based on 1.7 MB average file size; battery life and performance might vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable.

Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description With the SanDisk Sansa Fuze, you can fuse your portable entertainment, featuring 8 GB of storage. Listen, watch, and play all day with 24 hours of battery life and room for up to 2,000 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.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 2,000 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended MP3 Player!
T. H. Kepley
Works easily with Windows Media Player or simply drag and drop the music files on to the device.
John C. Briggs
They have a great interface, are super easy to use, and have excellent sound quality.
Doc Stew

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

276 of 287 people found the following review helpful By Eli on April 4, 2009
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I began the search for the most versatile MP3 video player I could find at a descent price. Yes, my search included the ipod as well. When all was said and done, I choose the Sansa Fuze due to the amount of features, and they happen to come at a better price than the Ipod.

I wanted the ability to expand, in the event I fill my fuze, I can use the micro sd slot. The micro sd cards are relatively cheap and seem to be expanding is size all the time. I bought the 8 GB fuze and can expand as needed.

FM radio is a great feature. You may have all the music you want, but sometimes it is nice to listen to the news or hear new music. And just in case you hear something you like, it can be recorded and played back on your fuze.

The navigation is straight forward and things load very fast. The battery life is great at about 24 hours when listening to music. I have not watched many movies at this point so I can't give an estimate for viewing time.

Sansa releases updates that are easy to obtain when they make improvements to the firmware. I suspect some of the reviews I read before I bought my fuze regarding slow load time were fixed with firmware updates.

If are looking for a feature packed MP3 player at a great price check out the fuze.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Doc Stew VINE VOICE on May 28, 2009
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I've tried a ton of MP3 players. A TON. And for the money, I will argue that you can't find a better MP3 player on the market.

I've owned and loved Sansa MP3 players for years. They have a great interface, are super easy to use, and have excellent sound quality. The Fuze, as opposed to the View, has the same sound processing as the amazing Clip. What does that mean? That means that this MP3 player arguably has the BEST sound quality of any MP3 player right now.

It's thin, light, and bright. It has a great screen (would be handy for movies, although I haven't tried watching any yet) and a very slick interface.

It has a rubberized back which makes me much less paranoid about babying this player. I can toss it around on the table or in my pocket and not have to worry about scratching it up. I use a protective clear skin on the front (from bestskinsever) and it keeps the screen pristine and scratch-free.

The absolute best part about the Fuze is the microSD slot. I have the 8 GB player, and an 8 GB micro SDHC card inserted which gives me a 16 GB mp3 player for 70 dollars!! You canNOT find another mp3 player with that kind of memory for that kind of money. Period.

I use this with my Rhapsody-to-go subscription. It works perfectly with Rhapsody, and even has an option to transfer Rhapsody channels on it (radio type stations with a ton of different music that Rhapsody thinks you would like based on your previous selections). Superb.

You don't need Rhapsody to enjoy this player though. I drag and drop mp3s just using Windows Explorer (you can also use Windows Media Player). It's got amazing compatibility and will play just about any kind of music file.

You won't find a better deal on the market today. Set any brand snobbery aside and just get an amazing mp3 player with amazing sound - you won't regret it!
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246 of 270 people found the following review helpful By FJ Abraham on January 31, 2009
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This little player is a bargain. Your going to be hard pressed to find another 8gb player with these features at this price. Very nice build quality, above average user interface. Above all the sound quality is stellar judging by 320kbps tracks I used on it. Good soundstage, full & neutral.

That said the player does not come with software, which is fine as it will work with Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player as an MTP (media transfer protocol, for protected content such as Rhapsody) or MSC (mass storage compliant). Unfortunately it will not work with Winamp (my preferred media organizer) without rolling back Windows Media Player to version 10 (there is a conflict between Winamp and version 11).

My other gripe is that the expandable external memory (the MicroSD card) is seen as separate from the device's own internal memory. What does this mean? If you have 8gb of internal and 8gb of external for a 16gb combined and want to put 16gb of media on the player you have to do your own calculations or simply try dragging and dropping media on the player or card until it tells you no more will fit. It would have been much nicer to simply bundle the player with a small utility for managing storage space so both the internal and external are seen as a whole if you like.

Finally, while I'm impressed with the build quality, the jog wheel is a bit frustrating. It works fine but is overly sensitive and too easy to turn. A bit of friction would have been nice. If the player is going into a pocket the wheel is going to get turned, activate some other menu item or adjust the volume randomly.

Lastly, a small gripe; the headphone jack in on the bottom. I've owned at least 6-8 players in the last few years, none have had this feature.
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97 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Raleigh Mclemore on July 22, 2009
When I got the Fuze it seemed pretty nice. It downloaded most of my music when I asked and the sound was good. Unfortunately the Fuze stopped being recognized by my computer. I was pretty surprised when I found I could call the SanDisk Help line and talk to a real person. After about 2 weeks of trying stuff out and discovering that my Fuze wasn't recognized by any computer, they gave me a return authorization and I sent it back. After sending it back it was as if I disappeared from the planet. SanDisk has failed to return any emails I've sent them asking for a rough time to expect a repair or replacement. I've had the thing for two months but I haven't been able to use it for 45 days.
I see the great reviews and they were why I bought the Fuze in the first place. I understand my experience is probably a rare one, but I really hate it when a company simply ignores a customer's problem. I also should mention that during the two weeks I worked with SanDisk to resolve the problem I lost the ability to return the Fuze to Amazon (30 day limit). If you have a problem with the Fuze my experience says to get it back to Amazon within the thiry days because I haven't had much success with SanDisk.
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