Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Your own mini media center

I had the chance to check out Sansa's cool new Fuze for a recent Gearing Up column at The Boston Globe, and I'm happy to report that I'm absolutely in love with the thing. I'm a gadget-lover who balks a bit at new electronics -- it's all so tiny! And there are so many choices -- but this little baby is great.

September 21, 2008

Gearing up
Music to the ears
By Lylah M. Alphonse

SanDisk offers a cool little MP3 player, the Sansa Fuze, that one-ups the iPod Nano in a few big ways: It has a built-in digital FM radio; it plays all sorts of audio formats, not just those from iTunes; and it costs less than the Apple device. It has a 1.9-inch color screen that's remarkably clear, has a built-in voice recorder, comes with earbuds, and is perfect for distracting your
kid while you wait at the gate. The 8-gigabyte model, which costs about $120 at RadioShack and Best Buy stores, holds up to 2,000 songs and has a battery that will let you play music for a day or video for five hours. Colorful 2GB ($80) and 4GB ($100) models are also available. For more information, visit [More]
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silverman said...

I've bought Sansa Fuze 'cause it has great sound and picture quality and a cool mix of features. And you don't pay through the nose for it!

Mike said...

The iPod only plays formats from iTunes? That's a limiter, how? I guess MP3 isn't a widely used format, my bad. But does the SanDisk play Ogg files?