Sony finally appears to have ended its love affair with its own Atrac audio format - its latest set of audio players are happier with MP3 and WMA playback. These sylphlike 30g devices don't require the firm's proprietary SonicStage software either, so you can simply drag-and-drop items from a PC. Alternatively, plug one in to your hi-fi and it will record tracks straight from CD to its flash memory.

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Sony NWD-B100 Walkman

Sony NWD-B100 Walkman