Pros Looks nice. Good storage in a small unit.
Cons Horrible navigation with unresponsive touch controls. Let me reiterate - horrible navigation with unresponsive touch controls. Let me .... Never mind. You get the idea.
Summary I had high hopes for this device when I purchased. Never saw anything from Sandisk that wasn't top-notch. The Fuze+ is a tragedy, a train wreck, a veritable electronic nightmare. You simply can't trust the touch controls to work consistently. In fact at times, you press the controls and wonder if the unit has froze up. One minute it appears to be working; the next, you can't get it to do anything. And the navigational scheme probably made sense to somebody in development. But I wonder if that person still has his job. He shouldn't.
Pros the only pro is the slot for the micro disc so you can upgrade size without paying more money.
Cons Horrible design. Touch screen unlocks when you slide it into your pocket, keeps freezing and needs to restart and reload. Micro slot stopped working after only a few weeks. Computer cnd add files to the micro disc but the Fuze cannot find it on the scr
Summary DO NOT PURCHASE!! The past design was much better and if I could find one, I would get another of the regular Sansa Fuze. Poorly designed and badly made!!
Pros It's a decent value if you are only concerned with storage size per dollar
Cons The design is absolutely terrible - every time I interface with the device I want to scream in frustration. Their older model - the regular "fuze" was an excellent interface system - the wheel and physical buttons made interaction quick, easy, and reliabl
Summary Sansa made a really bad decision to move from their great design with a scrolling wheel to this ridiculous touch-pad interface system. They must have thought they'd be more successful by copy-catting the ipod, but they failed horribly in this design. If you have the choice, DEFINITELY go with the earlier Fuze model rather than the Fuze +
"Awesome product!"on by thiddemen
Pros Great price point, covers all audio formats, video quality excellent, expandable via MicroSd, firmware upgrades, touch controls work well for a noob
Cons Smudges easily, minor glitches for audiobooks, though workarounds are not bad
Summary Excellent value, highly recommeneded
Pros My selection is a bit limited because I need to have something that play both ogg vorbis and flac, as well as .mp3. I was pretty happy to find this--the price is great and it's exactly what I wanted. Easy to use on a sweaty run.
Cons The touch screen is somewhat sensitive to accidental triggering in your pocket, or hand. The ear buds are just an afterthought, there's no real manual in the box (you get it at Sandisk.com).
SummaryOK, I finally got around to reading the manual--and forget what I said abut the touchy touch screen--it's easy to lock (3 seconds on pause/play) and easy to unlock (finger swipe up)--cool.
Updated on Sep 18, 2010
And maybe, since I love this thing and just stuffed it with 8 gig of songs and podcasts, I should have purchased the 16 gib--but you can always add a card.