Specifications: The iconic Sony Walkman is back! In this new incarnation, the Sony 8 GB Walkman is a portable video and MP3 player with lots of cool features. On the front, you will find a 2-inch TFT screen that has a 240 x 320 resolution. Like many portable media players, it also comes with a digital radio tuner and uses the headphone cords as the antenna. In terms of connectivity, this model comes with a USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is powered by an integrated lithium ion battery.
Design: The Sony 8 GB Walkman is very slim and portable, measuring at just 1.7 x 0.3 x 3.5 inches in dimensions. On the front, it has a dark metal finish, and it only comes in one color; black. Unlike many other portable media players in the market (such as the iPod nano), the Walkman boasts a subtle and understated design. On the side, you will find the volume control buttons that we find to be indispensable in any MP3 players.
Features & Performance: One of our favorite features on the Sony 8 GB Walkman is the built-in noise-cancellation feature. It works very well with the headphones that come with it, and the best thing is, it also works with other headphone sets. Another cool feature is the SensMe feature that automatically creates a variety of play-lists from your song database based on the tempo and the mood of the songs. The quality of the FM radio transmissions was very good and the Video/MP3 playback was also pretty impressive. The audio was rich and crisp, while the images displayed were sharp and clear. The battery life on the Sony 8 GB Walkman was also very good, lasting close to 40 hours (audio playback) and almost 10 hours (for video playback).