Sony Releases New Stereos With Hard Drive Love

Even though Sony probably had the technology lined up fifteen years ago, they've just announced that hard drives will be added in an update to their NETJUKE product line (Japan only). Running $529, $705 and $1,058 the D55HD, M75HD, and M95HD will support MP3 ripping to a hard drive starting ranging from 80-250GB. Each… » 9/11/07 11:10am 9/11/07 11:10am

Sony Rolly on Sale in Japan Sept 29th, comes with Annoying Video

So, Sony's dancing Rolly is finally out today, after all that crazy hype. And I looked at it from all angles, sat through an arse-numbingly too-cool-for-school video &mdash feel free to indulge yourselves below &mdash and thought, do you know what? The egg-shaped dancing MP3 and ATRAC player looks like a small clone… » 9/10/07 4:57am 9/10/07 4:57am

Sony Rolls Out Two New Video Walkmen, Minus ATRAC (NWZ-s610 and NWZ810)

ATRAC is on the fast track for extinction. Sony's closing its Sony's music store and it's been dumped from their two newest video Walkmen, the NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610, which are all about an "open platform." They support secure WMA, non-secure AAC and MP3, JPEG, AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile and MPEG-4 video codecs.… » 8/30/07 4:30am 8/30/07 4:30am

Sony's First Drag-and-Drop Walkman to Ditch SonicStage

They may be late to the game, but Sony is finally ditching SonicStage, its annoying (and required) software for transferring music. According to ATRAC Life, the new B100 will be Sony's first drag-and-drop MP3 player supporting MP3s, non-DRM'd WMAs, and even AAC (the latter hasn't been confirmed yet). And if that… » 4/26/07 2:40pm 4/26/07 2:40pm

Sony NW-A800 Walkman Officially Official: What Took So Long?

Ring the church bells, for the Sony NW-A800 portable media player (Walkman) is now official. It's Europe-only for now (and expensive, too, at around $392), but you know what? You probably won't miss it. It does everything that every other two-bit knockoff portable media player does, except that it'll also play ATRAC… » 3/01/07 11:13am 3/01/07 11:13am