This 8GB Sony MP3 player is a strong competitor to the iPod Nano
Good Gear Guide.au
3 February 2010
Summary: Sony's mid-level MP3 player competes with the iPod Nano, and while it is superior for video or photo viewing, the interface doesn't hold a candle to Apple's tried and tested iPod menu system. If you're a multimedia enthusiast and don't mind the lack of Wi-Fi , we'd seriously consider getting the Sony NWZ-S544 instead of Apple's Nano.
Pros: Good quality screen, inbuilt stereo speakers
Cons: No Wi-Fi, inferior controls to iPod Nano, poor bundled earphones
Excerpt: The Sony NWZ-S544 is an 8GB MP3 player/portable media player designed to compete with Apple's iPod nano. It offers a better screen for watching video or playing movies, but it doesn't stand up to the iPod's polished music system.
Summary: With an easy-to-use design, great performance and decent amount of features, the Sony S-Series Walkman NWZ-S544 is a good entry-level MP3 player.
Pros: Straightforward to use, Supports multiple audio codecs, Photos and videos look great on the big, bright screen, Superb sound quality, Impressive rated battery life, External speakers, Alarm clock function, FM tuner and voice recorder work excellently
Cons: Getting video onto the device can be a hassle, No noise cancellation, Weakened podcast support, No SenseMe Channels or on-the-go playlists