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Sony Bean Review

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The Bean (NW-E307) is one of Sony’s flash players that takes on a unique organic shape. Sony gave you 2 different capacities and 4 different colors. The 512MB version is dipped in white or blue and the 1GB version comes in black or pink. A self contained USB plug pops out of the top to plug directly into your computer, saving the hassle of carrying around an extra cable. The impressive feature is the Bean’s 50 hour playback time. Also, Sony added a FM tuner for good measure.

Sound good? Keep reading- the Bean has a darker side.

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Sony Network Walkman NW-HD5 Review

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The Sony Network Walkman NW-HD5 is the successor to the NW-HD1, NW-HD2, and NW-HD3. (Sony skipped the NW-HD4 because in Japanese the number four sounds like the word for “death”.) This particular model is a 20GB, and they have yet to release the 30GB version to the United States. The player weighs 4.06 oz (115g), measures 2.36″x 3.49″ x .56″ (59.9 x 88.7 x 14.2mm) and comes in silver, red, and black. It includes SonicStage® software, headphones (MDR-E931LP), carrying pouch, USB cable, and AC power adaptor. It accepts MP3, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and will convert WAV and WMA files. They claim a battery time of 40 hours. Continue reading for the full review.

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