Sony Walkman Core NW-A608

Sony Network Walkman Core A608Just have a look at the inset photo of the Sony Walkman Core. You see a small, beautiful but yet powerful MP3 player with built-in FM Tuner. When I first saw this Sony MP3 player, I see a sleek and powerful MP3 player loaded with features. In itself, the A608 looks fun with a slim body that can be easily be worn on a neckstrap or slipped into a pocket.

The coolest part of the MP3 player to me is its Organic Electro Luminescent (OEL) display. When the player is not in use, the body is a plain smooth run of the colour (unlike the horrid normal LCD screens). When you switch it on, words (song title, FM frequency, menu, etc) are brilliantly lit from within.

Transferring of music from your desktop computer or laptop is done through a USB 2.0 connection with the included USB cable. As this is a USB 2.0 connection, the data transfer is expected to be fast and convenient. This method of transferring is a slight product drawback as owners need to carry along an extra cable.
Sony Network Walkman Core PC USB Transfer

Sony Walkman Core A608 features and specifications:

  • 2GB storage space (stores up to 1,350 songs)
  • OEL Display (3 lines)
  • FM tuner
  • 50 hours playback with the built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Super High Speed Charge (3 minutes charge for a 3 hours play)
  • 84.9mm (w) x 28.8mm (h) x 13.9mm (d)
  • 37g
  • Available in Violet and Silver colours

Priced at RM799 (US$217), this beauty will give Apple’s iPod Nano 2GB which is priced at RM939 (US$255) a run for its money. The obvious difference between this two models are: A608 has FM Tuner and iPod Nano has a colour screen.

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5 Comments »

  1. Alistair Saldanha said,

    May 2, 2006 @ 3:51 am

    When will Sony release the NW-A608 in the US?

  2. amos said,

    May 2, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    Hi Alistair, I’m not sure when it would be released in the US but you can opt for the 505series although it’s a 512MB storage MP3 player. Priced at US$99.95 with a $30 discount now.

    I tried looking in Amazon.com but none was listed. BestBuy has the NW-E507 which is a 1GB MP3 player ($129).

    Let us know when the NW-A608 hit your shores. :)

  3. zara said,

    September 6, 2007 @ 2:54 am

    i wold like to buy this email me back please but how much is this item. because i am looking for a walkman pink new mp3player
    thankyou
    write back zara

  4. amos said,

    September 9, 2007 @ 1:05 am

    Hi zara,
    Based on your location, the price is around £130.
    You can try shopping for the product on pricerunner.

    Thanks for stopping by.. :)

  5. jpoy35 said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    how do you intall music in the player? what,s the format?

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