The Sansa Fuze+ portable media player offers a sleek and thin styling that fits comfortably in the palm of a hand, and its new touchpad provides the sensation of using a touch-screen without obscuring the device's viewable area. The player has a colorful, 2.4" QVGA LCD screen.
The player's GUI operates like a film strip, enabling intuitive screen navigation. Left to right finger sweeps select functions such as Music, Video, Podcasts, FM Radio and Photos, while up and down sweeps or double taps on the touch-pad let users explore and select individual categories and files.
The Sansa Fuze+ portable media player's audio and video CODEC pack ensures easy compatibility with most major media formats.
Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC/M4A (DRM-free iTunes songs), FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Audible, Secure WMA, Podcasts
Video: H.264, MPEG-4, WMV, Flip Video
Photos: JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, PNG
The player is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems. It is also preconfigured for synchronization with Rhapsody, eMusic and Napster.
The Sansa Fuze+ portable media player is fully compatible with microSD cards loaded with music, photos or videos.
SanDisk slotRadio cards give consumers immediate access to some of their favorite styles of music, including Rock, Country, Oldies, Classical and Hip Hop/R&B. Most slotRadio cards contain 1,000 songs featuring top artists from the Billboard charts, and are available for $39.99.
microSDHC cards let consumers fill the player with additional content-up to 4,000 songs or 64 hours of video (H264 video @ 384 kbps) per 16GB card. This feature creates interoperability with compatible devices such as mobile phones with microSD card slots.
The Sansa Fuze+ media player's rechargeable battery lasts up to 24 hours of audio playback or up to five hours of video playback. For enhanced versatility, the device also includes a recordable FM radio, gapless playback and a microphone for audio capture.
The player is available in red, white, black, blue and purpleat major retailers and at sandisk.com in 4, 8 and 16 gigabyte (GB) capacities carrying MSRPs of $79, $89 and $119 respectively, although in-store pricing will be set by retailers.