Jonas4321 wrote:Kogaku, what YOU said - Glad to see you got a well-deserved Quality_Post for that. You and I come from the exact same place on the Fuze, right down to Best Skins Ever.
I'll add the following-
The Fuze handles Audiobooks extremely well, so long as they are placed in the Audiobooks folder. If you switch to another book, or to music, radio, etc., when you come back, it will ask you whether you want to resume where you left off or start over. It also is settable for "Chapter" mode or not, which helps navigate multi-part audiobooks more easily depending on your preferences. The Fuze also plays Audible.com, DRM stuff from the library/OverDrive, and every other format I have found.
Audiobooks can also be played back Fast, Normal, or Slow, though the Fast and Slow modes make the person sound like they are on helium or cough medicine, respectively. This is one function where the Fuze could use improvement - there are other players out there that can speed up an audiobook by compressing the empty space and avoiding the helium effect. I use this feature almost all the time, however.
Thanks for the kind words. I usually try to remember to mention the audiobook and podcast features but I plead exhaustion and double bronchitis (highly NON-recommended, but I didn't get a choice, feh.)
BTW, with Rockbox, you can activate the "Timestretch" option, which will enable the Pitch Screen -- in short, you can speed up or slow down playback WITHOUT changing pitch, which lets you play most spoken voice content at close to 2x without problems. (And by the same token, you can raise or lower the pitch WITHOUT changing playback speed, if you're so inclined.)
And speaking of pitch, recent Rockbox builds include a pitch detector, which means that you can use your Fuze as a guitar-tuner -- it uses the built-in microphone, and displays the pitch (musical note or frequency) of whatever it "hears" (you can even whistle and it will display the note, or frequency -- your choice).