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Sony NWZ-X1061FBSMP: Review

Posted to Portable Audio/Video 2009-09-30


Sony NWZ-X1061FBSMP: Review
The Sony NWZ-X1061FBSMP is the latest Video Walkman from Sony. It features a 3-inch OLED touchscreen for vivid image quality, 32GB of storage and Wi-fi wireless networking. Via Wi-fi, you can use the NWZ-X1061FBSMP to connect to your favorite sites including Yahoo, YouTube and Slacker Internet Radio, and subscribe to your favorite podcasts as well.

The NWZ-X1061FBSMP features noise-canceling digital circuitry, supports multiple high-quality video formats plus a variety of audio formats and has both touch panel and traditional buttons for operation of the unit. The unit also features drag-and-drop functionality - simply drag music, pictures and videos on your computer desktop and drop them onto the player. The player comes with 100 free music downloads from Sony Music.


Rating:  4.0 out of 5

Value

While the NWZ-X1061FBSMP X-series Walkman packs a lot of features into a small package, it's a bit on the pricey side. With built-in Wi-fi, it rivals the iPod Touch and the iPhone, but lacks the applications available for these devices. The unit costs about the same as a 32GB iPod touch and does not offer as much functionality. That being said, the Sony is a full-featured video/MP3 player that produces excellent sound and image quality. The OLED screen is a joy to watch, and the touch screen interface performs flawlessly.

Features

If Sony would open this device up to third party developers, they might have a serious competitor to the iPod Touch, but the lack of applications keeps it from being a serious contender. However, it has all the features you're likely to need in a video MP3 player, and actually performs some functions better than the iPod. The OLED display is a cut above the iPod's, and the sound quality is Sony all the way. It comes with a set of very good noise-canceling headphones that produce excellent sound.

Summary

If you need a dedicated video MP3 player, the Sony makes an excellent choice. If you're looking for a more PDA-type device, then you'll probably want to look elsewhere. But as a video MP3 player, the performance and storage are excellent, and you get Sony sound and quality built-in. All in all a very good offering from Sony.

Pros

  • 3.0 inch OLED touch screen display
  • 32GB storage space
  • Wi-fi connectivity
  • Digital noise canceling circuitry
  • Comes with noise-canceling headphones

Cons

  • There are no cons for this product

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