Excerpt: iPods aren't for everybody. The ones with all the cool features will set you back at least $150, and the ones you can afford don't do much. If you want to spend less than $100 for a portable media player that can handle music, photos, videos, FM radio, podcasts, and voice memos, your best bet is the SanDisk Sansa Fuze+.
Pros: The Sansa Fuze+ comes in a variety of colors and capacities, at superaffordable prices. Features such as video playback, AAC compatibility, FM radio, photos, podcasts, Rhapsody support, voice recording, and Mac compatibility make it an easy iPod alternative to recommend.
Cons: The new touch-pad navigation is sluggish; screen resolution isn't great; audio quality is just average; and the all-plastic design feels cheap.
Summary: Because the Fuze is similar to the Sansa e200 series, it seems useful to compare this unit to its predecessor ( Read our Review of the Sansa e270 Here ). As a fan of the e200 series, I thought those of you who also enjoyed the e200 series may be wondering how this unit stacks up
Pros: Ability to delete songs on the fly., Great battery life, Competitively Priced, Easy to Use
Cons: Travel pouch holds player upside down, clutter gets in, Power slider - cannot just turn on while in pouch, have to remove
Excerpt: The Sansa Fuze was a surprise gift and a total surprise when it comes to cool features. The built in 8 GB flash memory may come up short with various files. The coolest feature is the SD slot. I can add memory cards at will. The best part is I can use low cost SD/SDHC cards and I am not stuck with proprietary cards. The suggested retail price is around $130.
Excerpt: SanDisk's Sansa Fuze is a neat-looking PMP that manages to combine good looks and plenty of multimedia features into a single device. Then again, most PMPs – even the more economical ones – have similar, if not identical, features. What makes a player worth buying is the functionality of those features, and easy navigation. Here are my findings after checking out the Sansa Fuze. Form Factor iPod Nano lookalike or not, the Fuze looks good.