SanDisk today unveiled the multi-faceted Sansa Fuze MP3 player.
With availability planned for early April in the United States, the Sansa Fuze player comes in a wide array of colors (pink, red, blue, black and silver) and capacities (2, 4 and 8 gigabyte) with an expected starting price of $79.99 MSRP.
In addition to playing music, video, photos, FM radio and audiobooks, the thin Sansa Fuze includes a microSD card slot to add and transport content with ease, a voice recorder, and a 1.9”color screen.
“The Sansa Fuze is an eye-catching player that consumers will enjoy for its looks, capabilities and incredible value,” said Eric Bone, vice president of product marketing for Sansa, SanDisk’s audio/video product line. “This new MP3 player combines some of the best features found on other Sansa products, including great sound quality. It’s yet another strong offering by SanDisk in the sub-$150 music player market.”
A distinguishing feature of the Sansa Fuze player is its microSD card slot. This memory slot provides consumers the ability to quickly add content onto their device and expands storage capacity, giving ample space for thousands of additional songs, hours of video and numerous photos.
The Sansa Fuze MP3 player gives users access to subscription download services from numerous sources, including Rhapsody To Go, Napster, eMusic and others. In addition, it supports playback of a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3, WAV, Audible (for audio books) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files. Sansa Fuze supports MPEG-4 video and JPEG photos. Its internal rechargeable battery will play up to 24 hours of audio and five hours of video between charges.
The MP3 player works with computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista. It also works with Mac and Linux operating systems (under MSC mode).