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Good: Style, intuitive in use, great screen and battery-life
Bad: Sony library Software is twitchy and prone to freezing, slow transfers.
Comment: Had mine a week now, used it at least an hour a day and the battery not even gone down one bar. Physically beautiful and well-made, I nly wish the page-turn button were a little bigger. Sony's library software is a bit of a poor imitation of iTunes, but not so efficient or flexible. It does not let you edit the metadata like the Apple product, and is somewhat clunky. The unit itslef is a dleight all in all, and at time of wrting you can get one (in red) for £149.00 from John Lewis; I got the leather case-cum-booklight, supposedly £30.99, for £17.50 from my local Waterstones. I think this is because it's beong phased out in favour of the new touch-screen model. But this does just what I want it to do, and at these prices it was irresistible. It also worksas an MP3 player. Sound quality is pretty good, but it is tricky to select tracks as there is no jog/ff/reverse, and no method (that I have found) of creating a playlist, so it wont be taking over from my iPod.
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