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From Sony seven new Walkman and the Rolly music robot

The top-of-the-range models are Walkman NWZ-S630F and S730F only 7.5 millimeters thick, they integrate a high contrast 2 ″ LCD capable of displaying films at 30 frames per second both vertically and horizontally. Quality in reproduction ensured by the use of 4 Sony Clear Audio technologies and enhanced by the 13.5 mm EX headphones supplied. They are equipped with a noise reduction system that excludes background noise for listening while traveling. The file transfer can be performed using the provided Content Transfer program which allows you to drag the desired files to the player directly from iTunes, but only for DRM-free files, this for videos, music and even podcasts. S-series players include 8 Sony BMG limb videos in memory.

Even the Walkman NWZ-E430F integrates a 2 ″ screen to view photographs and videos, in portrait or landscape mode. They are compatible with most music formats to play private music collections, songs downloaded from online stores and protected videos

More compact and cheaper four models of the B series (NWZ-B133, B133F, B135 and B135F) available in four colors and equipped with a small LCD screen for song information that can light up in time with music. They integrate the receiver for FM radio and offer recording function for voice notes, notes and so on.

All the new Sony Walkman players shown at the IFA in Berlin will be marketed starting in October while they can be booked from September on the Sony Style website.

Rolly is an oval-shaped portable music player that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand: it integrates 2 GB of memory and offers surprisingly high audio quality for a device of this size. This is possible thanks to the integrated neodymium stereo speakers. It is also able to receive songs via Bluetooth from mobile phones and other devices to play them on the fly.

In any case, these are not the most surprising features of Rolly: the new Sony player, in fact, equipped with 6 mobile components (wheels, arms and shoulders) that work in unison with two rings of light capable of emitting over 700 different colors. Thanks to the integrated software Rolly interprets the piece in execution to create real choreographies of movements and lights, thus managing to dance to the rhythm of the music.

In addition to moving and dancing to the rhythm of music, Rolly interprets the user's commands through movement: to raise and lower the volume just move one wheel, to change the song act on the other wheel instead to switch to random play, just gently shake the baby robot.

Rolly measures 104x65x65 mm weighs 300 grams with the battery included, capable of playing MP3 files (bitrate from 32 to 320 Kbps) and AAC without DRM (bitrate variable from 16 to 320 Kbps): it will be marketed at the price of 349 euros only in some selected stores in Europe from October 2008.