"Maddening!!!"1.5 starson by ryman2222
Pros: Slick design, light weight, nice feel.
Cons: Previous Fuze model was way better. The touch interface just doesn't work well for this player. Serious lag issues. Sound quality could be better. Bulky.
Summary: I'm giving up on the Fuze. It's too frustrating. I hate it. I tried to like it. It's just a really terrible design. It's fun and pretty and feels good in the hand and everything, but I can't get over some major functionality issues. The touch thing is weird. I've had touch screen phones for years, but this one is different. It's a touch interface but not on the screen itself. So it hurts your brain to move your fingers like you're swiping the screen when you're not, you're swiping the body. And it moves too slowly. There's a major lag issue. And there's no way to quickly turn on shuffle. And probably the stupidest thing of all is that it moves like a touch screen, right? So when you swipe left, it moves everything right. Which is how touch screens work. But when you swipe up, it goes up. It should go down. So I'm serious, my brain hurts when I use it. It drove me crazy! Sansa had a good idea that just doesn't work once it's built. I cut my losses and went and bought the Sansa Clip+ for $30 and I LOVE it. It sounds better too.