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SanDisk Sansa Fuze review | Memory & Battery

Published on: Friday, January 2nd 2009                   Written by: Martijn Kooijman - Photography by: Mark Peters

SanDisk Sansa memory

T he Sansa Fuze comes in a 2, 4 and 8GB edition and the memory of every model can be expanded through the microSD slot with the use of a microSD card offering another 2, 4 or 8GB of memory. At this moment, SanDisk offers double the memory capacity upon purchasing the Sansa Fuze, by including a free of charge MicroSD card. The music stored on the memory of the Sansa Fuze itself and on the microSD memory card, is stored into one single database that is refreshed as soon as more music is added. It's easy to find songs thanks to the user-friendly menu of the SanDisk Fuze.

SanDisk Sansa Fuze review

 

SanDisk ear phones

SanDisk ear phones

SanDisk Fuze manual

SanDisk Fuze manual

SanDisk USB cable

SanDisk USB cable

 

SanDisk Sansa MP3 player

SanDisk Sansa MP3 player

Stand-by time of the SanDisk Fuze

According to the specifications, the Fuze offers 24 hours of nonstop listening to music, without having to recharge the media player. This is quite similar to my experience in practice. The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is really able to last for a long time on one battery load. In case of watching movies, the battery-life is approximately 5 hours according to the specifications and in reality these numbers are quite accurate. All media players should offer this huge period of time on one battery load. It enables you to listen to all your gigabytes of music in one long breath. The charge time of the Sansa Fuze is quite lengthy (about one hour) however, it is quite logical on the one side, on the other; you get annoyed waiting that long and you use it without fully recharging it which makes the battery-life drop drastically.

SanDisk Sansa USB connection

SanDisk Sansa USB connection

Transferring music via USB

Transferring music is carried out through the included USB cable. There is no software delivered with the Fuze. Transferring is possible with the Sansa Media Converter software or the synchronization option of the Windows Media Player. In both cases transfer was carried out extremely fast. Converting music and videos is easy with the Sansa Media Converter and can also be done by Windows Media Player, with the exception of videos, since the compression method is unclear for Windows Media Player.

 
 
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