Dhraakellian wrote:Fortunately, however, the cable for the Fuze is exactly the same as the cable for the older e200, c200, and View models, so if you have any of those lying around, you can use them as spares.
Plus, if people go over to Sellout they can spend 99 cents and get 1) genuine Sansa 30-pin cable, value $15-$35, 1) Belkin wall-socket USB regulated switching power supply (input 100-240V, 50/60 Hz), value probably approx. $15, and, 1) Belkin car (lighter socket type) USB regulated switching power supply, value probably approx. $15.
Buy three of those kits and your $5 shipping will be amortized nicely.
I buy three of them each time they list them. Last time was a month or two ago when they had the preferred customer by-invitation sale. They are a steal -- you'll generally pay more than that for a NON-regulated "USB" wall-wart, which puts out a "nominal" 5V (meaning it'll be "your guess" as to actual voltage, which will vary depending on the amount of current your device draws, current utility line conditions, etc.) That sort of "bargain" device actually CAN damage equipment that's designed for *real* USB ports (which, like the adapters on Sellout, are regulated).
One advantage to buying scads of Sansas is that you tend to accumulate a wealth of 10 pin cables. The ones included with the kits on Sellout are a bonus I'll probably never need, but will nice to have. (NEVER have I needed to charge or synch ALL my players at the same time!)
I use those USB supplies for all sorts of stuff -- MP3 players (Sansa/Zune), Radio (Grundig), my GPS units, etc.
At 99 cents it's hard to say no. And the $5 shipping, divided by three, still leaves the actual price in the "it's a token price!" range.
Free advice -- I would NOT suggest buying the no-name 30 pin cables that are sold by various vendors. I've read too many horror stories about shoddy construction, open/short circuits, etc. The actual Sansa cables (like the ones Belkin bundles with the chargers) are very well made (as they should be, considering that Sansa is charging something like $35 for them, IIRC!)
Rather than pay $5 (plus shipping) for a no-name cable of questionable quality, I'll stock up on THESE gems for 99 cents and get two free regulated switching supplies tossed in! ;)