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Old 01-03-2011, 08:04 PM
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I've been putting off a purchase of a Fuze for a while now due to one single negative review I read on Amazon. The reviewer claimed that when putting the Fuze into your pocket, the wheel would always turn and either change the volume, or change songs. Since the wheel is elevated above the rest of the player's surface, I could see how this would happen. Of course you could 'lock' the player, but that's just incovenient if you want to change songs by pressing the wheel thru your pocket.

Does this really happen to anyone else?
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:24 PM
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The wheel is pretty sensitive, so I think you would need to lock it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:35 PM
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Yes, of course, it is possible to alter the volume/change tracks via the wheel when the device is in your pockets - however, I actually consider this a feature benefit, allowing me to control the Fuze on the blind in my pocket when I am using it.

Yes, you can lock the device to prevent any annoyances/accidental volume/track changes.

Finally, you can install Rockbox. Rockbox has a setting which simply forces the first press/movement of the scrollwheel to light up the screen - this is a very effective software "lock" and using it in my pocket, I never accidentally change volume/change tracks.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:14 AM
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It's not really that big a problem. It does happen sometimes, mainly with the volume, but you can always press hold - and then release hold when you want to change tracks. I find it is actually quite handy having the scroll wheel as it is really easy to adjust the volume whilst in your pocket, much easier than the Sansa Clip.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:55 AM
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The hold switch is incredibly easy to 'flip', so you don't need to worry about having to go through a long procedure in order to unlock your player, and you never need to worry about accidentally changing the volume. Heck, the Fuze even comes with a little 'bag' to put it in (no clue what the exact name is in English), so just put it in that and put that in your pocket and you should be fine! (Your screen will be kept free from getting scratched as well!)

Also, saratoga, I wouldn't call the wheel 'sensitive'. It only actually moves when you really rub against it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:10 PM
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I've been putting off a purchase of a Fuze for a while now due to one single negative review I read on Amazon. The reviewer claimed that when putting the Fuze into your pocket, the wheel would always turn and either change the volume, or change songs. Since the wheel is elevated above the rest of the player's surface, I could see how this would happen. Of course you could 'lock' the player, but that's just incovenient if you want to change songs by pressing the wheel thru your pocket.

Does this really happen to anyone else?
Yes...and it's why I don't walk around with my Fuze in a pocket. Using it at home is fine, and I use it at work where it sits in a case and plays, but it is aggravating to have to take it out of your pocket, release the hold, then do what you want to do(change volume, change track, pause) and then have to engage the hold again. The lack of a separate volume control is a fail in my book.
The Clip+ control setup is much, much better....I've never even used the hold switch on it.

@clearmarble....no offense, but what are you smoking?
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I find it is actually quite handy having the scroll wheel as it is really easy to adjust the volume whilst in your pocket, much easier than the Sansa Clip.
The Clip/Clip+ have a separate, dedicated volume control.....much easier to adjust volume, with no worries about pressing the wrong way and accidentally switching tracks while you adjust your volume.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:35 PM
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Well, I don't agree. I find the volume control on the old clip is too near the jack and hard to control (whilst in your pocket) The Clip + volume control is too small/thin. The headphone socket is much better positioned at the bottom of the Fuze, doesn't get in so much of a tangle in your pocket, and the scroll wheel is loose enough and big enough to reach in your pocket and rotate either way.
Not smoking anything - just my experience.
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