Today we’ll be looking at the SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ 8GB. This device is an update to the Sansa Fuze which was launched back in 2008; though in terms of hardware and design it’s a completely new product and not just a minor update.
The front of the box here lays out a few basic functions of the device for us to know about:
The top right corner of the box also tells us that we can add a SlotRadio Card to this device to “enjoy 1,000 Premium Songs instantly!” but we will get into that later on the features discussion. The left side of the box lets us know that we can use MicroSDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards with this device.
Here’s the back of the box with some basic information available on it as well.
The top of the box lets us know that this 8GB player can hold up to 2000 3.5minute songs encoded with the MP3 Encoder at 128Kb/s, or 24 Hours of video encoded in the MPEG-4 standard at 512Kb/s or up to 4800 Photos that are 5 Megapixels in side. Obviously, most people won’t load this device with just one kind of media so it’ll be mix and match and users’ experience with the number of files will vary.
The left panel says:
Here is the side of the box. Each side gives you a bit of info on what you need for this device and what it can do.
The listed contents of this box are as follows:
The Sansa Fuze+ also supports a number of media containers and codecs:
|Audible|| Flip Video
***Requires the Sansa Media Converter to convert the file to a device appropriate type.
Here’s our bundled accessories, which actually included an extra card with 30 free downloads from eMusic.
The headphones included are basic ones that you’ll find included with many Portable Media Players. They do feature cloth covers on the tips which is a step up from the hard plastic tips offered by some vendors.
Let’s move on and take a look at the device.