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Sansa Fuze 12GB MP3 player pre-order (NOW IN STOCK) only £49.99 delivered @ Play.com

£49.99 @ Play.Com
I've got the 8GB version of this and love it, this 12GB version is on pre-order at Play for only £49.99 which is actualy cheaper than the 8GB version everywhere else!! It's available at Currys for £…
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
I've got the 8GB version of this and love it, this 12GB version is on pre-order at Play for only £49.99 which is actualy cheaper than the 8GB version everywhere else!! It's available at Currys for £89.99 so this looks like a great price!

They are fantastic little players with great battery life and the best thing about them is that they take micro-SDHC cards so for another £10-12 you could make this a 20GB MP3 player for only £60!!!

Plays videos, music, photos and audio books
Digital FM radio
Up to 24 hours for audio playback and 5 hours of video playback with internal rechargeable battery**
Voice recording
Built-in microphone
MicroSD/microSDHC slot for additional content expansion
Videos (MPEG-4) Music (MP3,WMA, secure WMA and audio book file formats), Photos (JPEG).

Play all day with 24 hours of battery life and room for up to 3000 songs. The new Sansa Fuze from SanDisk is your portable music machine with 12GB of storage. Watch video on a 1.9" screen, share photos, jam to FM radio, and play with the sound recorder. Long battery life in a thin device. The Sansa Fuze marks the next wave of music & video players.


CAUTION: Some people have suggested this may be the 8GB player with a 4GB card included, have emailed Sansa to confirm if they do a 12GB version! If it is the 8GB then it's still the best price for it at the moment from what i can see.

UPDATE: Sansa have confirmed that this will be a bundled card to take it up to 12GB. NOT a 12GB player. However even the 4GB player on its own is the same price as this which will either be 4GB player + 8GB card or 8GB player + 4GB card, still a bargain!
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banned#1
hot :)http://www.avatarjunkie.net/cimg/d3fad7d3634dbfb61018813546edbccb.gif
#2
the ability to add micro-sd is nice... does that effect the battery life?
#3
Typical! I just bought an 8gb Fuze for the wife for valentines day for lots more than this! :cry: Might have to try returning it...

Definately hot! :)
1 Like #4
Nope not really - I still get between 20-25 hours with the sd card full. They do say it takes the battery life down slightly, but its negligible IMO.

Great player - the best price I have seen an 8gb at since before when christmas when I started looking for one.

Voted as one of the best audio chips in an mp3 player (same as the clip) at various audiophile forums. Generally these or much more expensive cowon offerings get the split vote for audio quality.

The other plus points are:

Full microsd integration with the main library (but only via ID tags, they don't navigate with folders) - my zen can't do that

Full support for lossless

great forums at both sansa and anythingbutipod

full support for audiobooks (audible etc) and podcasts, I listen to a lot of 4+ hour spoken word, and I copy them all in the podcast folder, music in the music folder, then random play doesn't play the audiobooks or spoken word. Also each file will resume where you left it, even if you have been and listened to something else (it asks if you want to resume or start from the beggining) again, my creative zen was rubbish, couldn't do any of that, couldn't resume anything.

lots of other good points but the bad point is...

video support/quality not great, most will need conversion. - didn't bother me as I don't use it for video. But for video I would recomment the cowon d2 or the zen, although the zen is next useless to me cause of the resume and lack of SD integration.

I use this for everything now, in the car - louder than the zen, and no hiss going into a aux in even at max volume (unlike the zen)

Hope that info helps someone, especially audiophiles and people with audiobooks.

Good spot, voted hot
#5
if anyone buys one, the cheapo cystal cases from honk kong on ebay for about £3ish fit perfectly and protect the screen well, take about a week to get to you :)
#6
Great price for very good player
#7
Does this act as a mass storage device for adding files? Nice price as it has the micro SD slot..
#8
Thanks OP!

I was going to go for the 4+8GB model for £69.99 so this is a superb deal. H&R!
banned#9
voted cold, as with ALL play.com deals. Must be one of the worst e-tailers on the planet, just offer random deals to get your email address to send more junk to - these deals never ever actually materialise and you end up logging in to find they've just changed your order status to Cancelled without even bothering to let you know. Cant say enough bad things about them - avoid like the sodding plague.
#10
Can anyone confirm if the sound level is the same or higher than iPod Classics? I am curious to find out if it has this stupid EU sound level cap that my 160GB Classic has. Ta.
#11
Ouch, you must have had your fingers badly burnt with them. I have always had great service from Play with Customer Service issues handled promptly.

This is, however, the first time I have ordered a pre-release item so hopefully it works out ok.

travellers
voted cold, as with ALL play.com deals. Must be one of the worst e-tailers on the planet, just offer random deals to get your email address to send more junk to - these deals never ever actually materialise and you end up logging in to find they've just changed your order status to Cancelled without even bothering to let you know. Cant say enough bad things about them - avoid like the sodding plague.
#12
Quidco too :-)
#13
Great deal, selling my ipod touch at the moment. This is due to it's poor battery life (it probably only reaches it's advertised life with low quality music while the screen is completely off.

Like to have a bit of space + I have a couple microsds lying around so I'll be preordering this ASAP! :)
Cheers OP.
#14
Audible compatible?

SOLD!
#15
Pagemaster

Full support for lossless...

...but only uncompressed Wav I think. Flac would send me running to Play. :x

For now I'll stick with my 8Gb Sony, but £50 is a great price.
#16
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="7"]PLEASE NOTE:

I AM 90% SURE THIS WILL BE AN 8GB VERSION THAT COMES WITH A 4GB SD CARD.
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Last week my Sansa broke so I sent it back and recieved a Fuze as a replacement. The packaging was advertising it as a 12GB MP3 but it was a 8GB MP3 player that came with a 4GB SD card.


Just thought you would like to know............
#17
Probably right.

From the embedded trailer it shows that this player is available in 1,2,4 and 8 gig capacity , so it is likely the extra 4 gig will be in the Sd card.:thumbsup:
#18
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="7"]PLEASE NOTE:

I AM 90% SURE THIS WILL BE AN 8GB VERSION THAT COMES WITH A 4GB SD CARD.
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Last week my Sansa broke so I sent it back and recieved a Fuze as a replacement. The packaging was advertising it as a 12GB MP3 but it was a 8GB MP3 player that came with a 4GB SD card.


Just thought you would like to know............

Thanks,
yeah I did a little search around and only found the 4gb and 8gb models, theres also another deal on play.com for a 8gb version + 8gb microsd.

Still I'm probably going to get this, I read that the microsd expansion is 'seamless' so unlike the creative zen, the music and videos on the microsd card will be in the normal playlists.
#19
Looks like a good deal, but Sandisk are rubbish at supporting their MP3 players. My sansa e280 had so many bugs and they've all gone unfixed, Sandisk are cagey as hell and don't properly communicate with the community. Only option is to switch to rockbox, but my God is that interface ugly!

If given the choice I'd never buy a Sandisk MP3 player again
#20
PeteBest
Looks like a good deal, but Sandisk are rubbish at supporting their MP3 players. My sansa e280 had so many bugs and they've all gone unfixed, Sandisk are cagey as hell and don't properly communicate with the community. Only option is to switch to rockbox, but my God is that interface ugly!

If given the choice I'd never buy a Sandisk MP3 player again


This is not true. For example, I have the Clip to which they have added significant functionality through firmware updates as well as fixing bugs. In fact, I never thought I'd say this, but as far as I'm concerned, the Clip has one of the best thought our user interfaces and functionality of any mp3 player. I certainly wouldn't want to waste my time with an iPod, even for dubious video functionality. I know this deal is for a different model, but so was your complaint.
#21
PeteBest
Looks like a good deal, but Sandisk are rubbish at supporting their MP3 players. My sansa e280 had so many bugs and they've all gone unfixed, Sandisk are cagey as hell and don't properly communicate with the community. Only option is to switch to rockbox, but my God is that interface ugly!

If given the choice I'd never buy a Sandisk MP3 player again


I had the e280 before. I had a lot of problems with it. I sent it back and got a Fuze. The Fuze is a lot better.
#22
supports FLAC after firmware update :)

going to get one to replace my Sony S639

what would happen if its a 4gb Fuze + 8gb microsd card :( unlikely but possible ?


cpemma
...but only uncompressed Wav I think. Flac would send me running to Play. :x

For now I'll stick with my 8Gb Sony, but £50 is a great price.
#23
lordmedikit
This is not true. For example, I have the Clip to which they have added significant functionality through firmware updates as well as fixing bugs. In fact, I never thought I'd say this, but as far as I'm concerned, the Clip has one of the best thought our user interfaces and functionality of any mp3 player. I certainly wouldn't want to waste my time with an iPod, even for dubious video functionality. I know this deal is for a different model, but so was your complaint.


err, well in my case it certainly is true, I'll happily take a lie detector test if you like! :x

Yes, my complaint was about another model in the Sandisk range, but it's more than enough to put me off buying any of their MP3 players. Maybe the Clip was outsourced, or maybe they just learnt their lesson. The fact is that the Sansa firmware was left with unfinished with glaring bugs. Sandisk are advising people on their forums to install rockbox on the e200 due to their inability to fix the problems.
#24
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]PLEASE NOTE:

I AM 90% SURE THIS WILL BE AN 8GB VERSION THAT COMES WITH A 4GB SD CARD.
[/COLOR]


Last week my Sansa broke so I sent it back and recieved a Fuze as a replacement. The packaging was advertising it as a 12GB MP3 but it was a 8GB MP3 player that came with a 4GB SD card.


Just thought you would like to know............


Aww that changes the deal somewhat...

Cheers
#25
Dixons sell a 12Gb version and unless it is a Sansa bundled package I would not expect Dixons to have the ingenuity to do an 8gb Play with 4Gb microSD bundle.

Will be a shame if it isn't a 12Gb player as I have an 8Gb microSD card to go in it.
#26
Aha,,,

Looks like it is a bundle. Here it is from Currys.

I will stick with it as this is still a better deal with a £10 Play.com 8Gb card than the Play 16Gb bundle at £69.99.
#27
I have an E280, Fuze and Clip, I didn't find the e280 to have a large number of glaring bugs - my main issues was simply the wheel that became too loose. Sandisk seem to have responded to feedback witht he Fuze and fixed the scrolling so it accelerates through music lists, no issues with the Clip yet.

John
#28
The JFK
PLEASE NOTE:

I AM 90% SURE THIS WILL BE AN 8GB VERSION THAT COMES WITH A 4GB SD CARD. .


Damn. That's a bit disappointing. I thought it was too good to be true.
#29
I've emailed Sandisk for confirmation on whether this is actually an 8GB + 4GB card or not, will update this thread when I get a reply. :oops:
#30
I wouldn't be suprised if it was a bundle, mine was 12gb 8+4, but there is also a 4+8gb microsd, which I wouldn't want - so worth checking. Still the best price for an 8gb not even including the microsd.

And yes FLAC and Ogg supported, I find Sansa great at listening to there forums and making firmware updates accordingly.

As for volume you get 2 setting, high and low - High is pretty loud, no EU restriction.

I also had an e260 and never had a problem, I installed rockbox and had doom running and everything. Would highly recommend.
#31
Have got 8gb one at home and it;s a brilliant player and excellent value for money. :thumbsup:

Definitely hot!!
#32
I may be being a little thick. But does it work with iTunes?
#33
Supreb. Whats video playback like compared to the averahe ipod classic? MP4 inherently is overcompressed as a format, but would be good as a player for camping trips and such to keep kids entertained when it rains..... :-)

Anyone got views on the video playback capabilities? I know someone said go for coxon, at extra £££.
#34
I think the video is acceptable, its not as good as ipod classic I don't think, but theres not much in it really. I did mention cowon or zen, my zen has an awesome screen, still needs conversion though, cowon d2 I know can play just about anything you throw at it, and again great screen, great sound, but about £100 for 4gb (has SD expansion)

Good info at the ABI forum
#35
Oh, for those who prefer drag and drop, you can do this no probs, it just sorts it out for you by id tags, For music I use mediamonkey and it synchs fine.

Yes you can use it as external drive - sees the memory card as seperate in explorer so you can copy to the player or the card (they are integrated in the players software)
#36
travellers
voted cold, as with ALL play.com deals. Must be one of the worst e-tailers on the planet, just offer random deals to get your email address to send more junk to - these deals never ever actually materialise and you end up logging in to find they've just changed your order status to Cancelled without even bothering to let you know. Cant say enough bad things about them - avoid like the sodding plague.


Never had any problems with them myself, either in stock or pre order...
#37
has anyone heardif it is 4gb + 8gb card, 8gb + 4gb card, or 12gb yet? would be interesting to know =)
#38
I called Play.com today and they said this is a new release version of a 12GB player that can then be expanded with a micro-SDHC card, however, I'm still waiting for confirmation from Sansa if there is a new 12GB version.
#39
I can confirm that this is correct, does it really matter as it is allowing you to store more muisc and video:):-D:thumbsup:
#40
GSXR1000
I can confirm that this is correct, does it really matter as it is allowing you to store more muisc and video:):-D:thumbsup:


Yes because I would want to expand it further, 12GB isn't enough so i'd need to drop back to it's built in 8Gb and add a bigger card :thumbsup:
Realistically it means the max size is 16GB total before it becomes a tad economical with current microSD prices.

Good price still though as you could have a 16Gb player for £60 if 16Gb is enough for you :thumbsup: that's not a huge number of FLAC albums though but it's nice to see it supported (i'm jealous!)

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