Summary: It's been a while since an MP3 (or rather, ATRAC) player impressed us this much. Sony has nailed the small-form player and delivered everything you could hope for. Aside from the typically pointless SonicStage software, this is a master stroke
Pros: Long battery life; sleek looks; rugged build.
Cons: SonicStage software (though we felt substantially less suicidal over it than we have before).
Summary: Sony’s people were keen to ensure us this flash-memory MP3 player ‘looks like a lipstick’. Well, it is very small, fits pleasingly in the palm and comes in a range of hues, not all of which would make it onto the lips of anyone other than a Cure fan.