Sony Network Walkman NW-HD1

Judie over at The Gadgeteer has a nice lengthy review (with lots of pics) of the NW-HD1, Sony's new Network Walkman digital audio player that we all love to hate on. It seems like everyone has already pretty much made up their minds about this thing, especially given its price ($399 for 20GB) and the fact that you need to convert MP3s to Sony's proprietary ATRAC3 format before it'll play 'em, but the battery life does more or less live up to expectations (it's more than twice as long as that of the new iPod) and Judie doesn't seem particularly put out by all the file conversion stuff as we would be.

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