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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