Saturday, June 25, 2005

Just came across an ad in Rolling Stone for the Sony NW-E507 Network Walkman (1GB), which looks like a promising new Flash-based portable audio player.

The NW-E507 is $50 more expensive than a comparably-sized iPod shuffle, but goes shuffle three better with an FM tuner, a cool-looking OLED display, and jog-dial navigation. Apparently supports WMA playback, but probably does not support DRM-protected music from Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo!, etc. (and definitely not iTunes) - you want to buy music digitally for this guy, it's Sony Connect for you... blech!