Pros It's cheap enough. Long battery life. And the memory expansion slot was a nice thought, but I never wound up using it.
Cons The controls are a joke, and the USB miniport crapped out on me.
Summary This thing was never ending frustration for me. As many of the other customer reviews have related, the controls go from being completely unresponsive one moment to overly sensitive the next. I had it for just over a year, and was never able to figure out it's quirks. The menu system was cumbersome, but got a little better with firmware updates. The final straw was the USB miniport falling apart on me. I didn't even use the port that often, but after a while the cable wouldn't sit snugly inside, so I'd have to gingerly connect it then not touch the player while it was charging or uploading files. Finally the port simply quit working, rendering the otherwise working device completely useless. Well, I guess there's that extra memory slot I could use until the battery runs down for the final time. My next player, which I'm buying tomorrow, will definitely be something else.
Pros sleek, low price, many features, miniSD slot.
Cons Bad interface, awful touchpad control, battery and power problems.
Summary The touch-pad is often too sensitive - a brush with something will change the track - but at other times you will tap and tap, and nothing will happen. It is a pain to navigate the Fuze+'s menu, and it isn't easy to set up playlists or play them, for some reason they're buried and hard to get to. I've frequently had trouble with the batteries with the Fuze+, and had to return 2 units to the store before I found one that worked (that should have been my first clue!) I loved my Sansa Fuse before it's untimely death in my washer, and I thought I'd love the Fuze+ too, but now I wish I'd purchased something else.
Pros Looks good, expandable with micro memory card, battery appears long lasting so far, charges with both outlet and USB chargers provided.
Cons Hangs, jumps, crashes, freezes, locks up
Summary I wouldn't recommend this unless you buy it in a way that allows for returns after you try it a few days. Mine has some major problem every day. Controls can't be called "sensitive" because often nothing happens when I press them. Then it will jump 5 or ten places ahead. Also screen goes blank to save energy, fine, but then won't come back on no matter what you press, and it's just playing away, dark and out of control. This is dollar store type junk. Might be worth a try if you get a bargain and can return it after you try it.
Pros nice looking, good sound quality, long battery life, really good value
Cons UI is bad. It is hard to use. Response of touch buttons is slow.
Summary Mp3 and video player for great value. Expect the bad UI, I like this player. Sometime it freeze for few seconds in video menu. Anyway the sound quality is better than at my previous mp3 (iRiver X20). You can' t expect great sound quality, great features, great UI, great screen for 62€. For that price you get the best :)* You can' t expect great sound quality, great features, great UI, great screen for 62euro. For that price you get the best :)
Updated on Jan 11, 2012
Pros Sound quality and storage capacity are it's big selling points.
Cons UNUSABLE Controls, NO recently added feature, I had issues with it crashing for no reason
Summary SERIOUS downgrade from the Fuze. The Swipe technology for the controls is Extremely frustrating to use. If you tried to go just one step it goes 4 or 5 steps past. Or the lag was so bad you didn't think it registered so you swipe it again and it catches up and goes past where you wanted it. With a capacity of 3000 songs WHY!!! would you eliminate the recently added feature from the Menu??? You can add a song and Not hear it for a month unless you tried searching through the menus for it Good luck with that. I also had frequent issues with the system would play a song or two and just crash with a loud buzzing sound for no apparent reason. I had to hold the power button for 10-15 seconds to shut it off. When I turn it back on it would reload all the songs which took 4-5 minutes. Not worth the frustration. I finally whacked the screen and cracked the LCD screen inside the cover. I didn't even think I whacked it that hard. It was probably inevitable considering how many times I wanted to fling it down the street. I've liked the Clip, Clip+, And Fuze, But Fuze+ was a big mistake that looks pretty in the box until you expose it to the air and the gremlins come out of hiding.