Sony NWZ-A810 wins Editors' Choice award

No joke: a Sony Walkman has actually won a CNET Editors' Choice award.

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What with the fact that Sony is finally to producing players that aren't handicapped by a severely lacking software relationship, I suppose it was only a matter of time before this happened...but I never thought I'd actually be around to witness it: a Sony MP3 player has won an Editors' Choice award. That's right, people--the Walkman has finally regained its spot in the sun. OK, so maybe the NWZ-A810 is not even within spitting range of knocking the iPod of its throne, but this Walkman is one capable competitor. Let me break it down for you:

  • Easy to use
  • 35.3-hour battery life (audio)
  • Package includes decent earbuds
  • Spectacular sound quality and multiple sound enhancement options
  • Slim design with a fantastic, 2-inch QVGA display
  • Works with Windows Media Player and Rhapsody
  • Supports MP3, WMA (protected and unprotected) and AAC audio, as well as MPEG4 and M4V video

Read the Sony NWZ-A810 review

About the author

    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.



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