Bestest Christmas Gift Guide – The Brilliant Sansa Fuze+ MP3 player
There’s no escaping it – an MP3 player is an essential part of any child’s life from the age of 5 or so. But the trick is finding which one, isn’t it?
It needs to be robust enough to handle living with a ham-fisted child, but sophisticated enough for them not to fling it into a drawer in frustration.
We have spoken before about how much we love the Sansa Clip Zip, but my second son is at high School now, and yearning for something a little bit cleverer than the Clip Zip.
I do not want to be endowing my loses-everything 11yr old with a mahoosively expensive iPod…. but I do understand that he wants something a little ‘more’ than the Clip Zip. And, so, up steps Sansa with the Fuze+. Totally perfect for that in-between stage.
It’s got everything he needs – 8GB of space so he can store all his music AND his audio books (and you can expand that as far as you like with a micro SD card of course).
It also has an FM tuner, so radio is now an option – and you can pause & record the radio too.
It naturally has the essential voice recording for late-night silliness when no one is listening.The battery life is excellent – I think it’s about 50 hours for MP3 listening, which is fantastic.
But on top of all the usual MP3 stuff, he can now watch video’s too -which is what makes this a total winner.
(personally, I also happen to really like the fact that it has a noise-limitation setting, knowing that the minute his bedroom door is shut the volume inside those headphones will be spun up to LOUD).
So – looking for a seriously cool and well-equipped MP3 player for your pre-teen that won’t break your bank balance? Well, we simply cannot suggest anything better than Sansa’s Fuze+.
They come in a range of colours, and the Sansa Fuze+ is available on Amazon currently for a smidge under £70.