Latest Sony gadget reviews

Watch out Google, Sony's coming at'cha with its Smart EyeGlass AR specs (hands-on)
Watch out Google, Sony's coming at'cha with its Smart EyeGlass AR specs (hands-on) By Rik Henderson

Although they have previously been teased in prototype form, Sony now seems to be much further ahead with its own rival Google Glass style augmented reality spectacles, and it was ready to demonstrate its Smart EyeGlass device at the IFA consumer electronics... Read more

Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman loves high-res music, is a bit of a handful (hands-on)
Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman loves high-res music, is a bit of a handful (hands-on) By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has made a big play with sound on a number of its latest devices launched at IFA 2014 including the Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet, but it didn't stop with just smartphones and tablets.The company also... Read more

Sony NWZ-A15 Walkman is a super-cute portable high-res music player (hands-on)
Sony NWZ-A15 Walkman is a super-cute portable high-res music player (hands-on) By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a couple of new Walkmans to its portfolio, including one that it claims is the world's smallest and lightest portable player.The NWZ-A15 Walkman has come along way in terms of design since the first Walkman was introduced all those... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 pictures and hands-on: The High-Res Audio player that costs £550
Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 pictures and hands-on: The High-Res Audio player that costs £550 By Rik Henderson

Sony has refreshed its high-end Walkman media player range with a new flagship device that is aimed at the audiophile. The Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 is capable of playing High-Resolution Audio alongside the usual suspects of audio, video and picture files,... Read more

Sony HMZ-T3W head-mounted display hands-on: wearable tech takes a turn towards madness
Sony HMZ-T3W head-mounted display hands-on: wearable tech takes a turn towards madness By Mike Lowe

Space is at a premium in Japan, so we can see where the inspiration for the Sony HMZ-T3W head-mounted display came from. It's a headset that beams two 720p HD screens straight to your eyes as if staring at a 750-inch screen 20-metres away.It's also bonkers... Read more

Sony Reader PRS-T3 pictures and hands on
Sony Reader PRS-T3 pictures and hands on By Britta O'Boyle

Aside from the headline-grabbing launches at IFA 2013, Sony also announced a new Reader model, the PRS-T3.Sony describes the Reader as "slim, light and a pleasure to hold" and we have to say, we agree wholeheartedly. The curved metal back and rounded... Read more

Sony Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M pictures and hands on
Sony Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M pictures and hands on By Britta O'Boyle

You've probably heard by now that the Sony Xperia Z1 has been announced with its 20-megapixel camera and a host of upgrades. Well, announced alongside it was the Smart Imaging Stand.It didn't get as much of a red-carpet announcement as the Xperia Z1 did,... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-W273 sports media player
4.0 stars Sony Walkman NWZ-W273 sports media player By Stuart Miles

The Sony Walkman W273 sports headphones are the latest "active" headphones from Sony and are designed for runners, or those keen to ditch the need for a headphone cable trailing somewhere over their body, when they exercise. Best in-ear headphones: 12... Read more

Sony Walkman W273: Return of the Walkman, this time for exercise junkies
Sony Walkman W273: Return of the Walkman, this time for exercise junkies By Stuart Miles

Sony has announced its new waterproof, all-in-one Walkman W273 media player at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Unlike most media players available on the market, the W273 is wire-free, with all of the MP3's internals built right into the headset. The new Walkman... Read more

Sony Reader PRS-T2
3.5 stars Sony Reader PRS-T2 By Chris Hall

The ebook reader market is polarising. Where there were once plenty of manufacturers pumping out over-priced E Ink devices, we now have a few big names gunning for glory. With ebook readers, the mantra that content is king really rings true.The missing... Read more

Sony Walkman Z pictures and hands-on
Sony Walkman Z pictures and hands-on By Dan Sung

We caught it as a prototype at IFA 2011 in Berlin, but it wasn't until the Android-running Sony Walkman Z series hit CES that it became a reality and a chance for Pocket-lint to go hands on with this suped-up media player.A match up of the iPod touch,... Read more

Android Sony Walkman prototype gets IFA showing
Android Sony Walkman prototype gets IFA showing By Chris Hall

Sony showed off a Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player on its stand at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.It was quickly pointed out to us that this was a prototype, but we can see where Sony are headed with this one, and that’s straight up... Read more

Sony Reader Wi-Fi pictures and hands-on
Sony Reader Wi-Fi pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

In the world of all-singing, all-dancing tablets, it’s easy to overlook the somewhat humble ebook reader. It’s no surprise, then, that Sony has thrown a lot at its Reader Wi-Fi, or PRS-T1, bringing with it a couple of innovative twists.The biggest... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-B162
4.0 stars Sony Walkman NWZ-B162 By Libby Plummer

With the whole tech world constantly banging on about the iPod, sometimes it's easy to forget that there are other big-name brands who also make portable music players. Sony has a long history in personal audio, and still uses the Walkman brand that it... Read more

Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch
4.0 stars Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch By Chris Hall

The Sony Reader Touch edition has seen a significant update from the PRS-600 model we reviewed in 2009. The new version, the PRS-650, has addressed a number of criticisms we fired at its predecessor. So comfortable is Sony with its touch readers that... Read more

Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman
4.5 stars Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman By Libby Plummer

Sony's current range of Walkman MP3 players caters for everyone, from true music buffs to kids and karaoke fans (you can read our review of the Karaoke-equipped NWZ-E453 here). The NWZ-A845 is Sony's flagship model and is also the Japanese technology... Read more

Sony NWZ-E453 Walkman
4.0 stars Sony NWZ-E453 Walkman By Libby Plummer

Squarely aimed at younger music fans, the NWZ-E453 makes up one-third of the brightly coloured E Series, which also includes the NWZ-E454 (8GB) and the NWZ-E455 (16GB). The model we're looking at comes with 4GB of built-in memory and offers up to 50... Read more

Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook
3.5 stars Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook By Chris Hall

Sony's Touch Edition Reader, the PRS-600, looks to answer a lot of questions and push ebooks to a wider audience. Adding touch interaction and the ability to highlight and scribble notes on your books means it is likely to appeal to students and researchers.Out... Read more

Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook
4.0 stars Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook By Chris Hall

The ebook reader market seems to be gaining momentum if you take an increasing diversity of devices as an indicator. The idea of an ebook replacing your collection of dusty novels is still in its infancy, but with the PRS-300, the "Pocket Edition", we... Read more

Sony S-Frame DPP-F700 digital photo frame - First Look
Sony S-Frame DPP-F700 digital photo frame - First Look By Stuart Miles

"Oh that's a nice picture" you hear one of your family or mates say when they are around your house looking at a photo on your mantle piece. "Can I have a copy?"You've then got the hassle of finding that picture, printing it out and then probably sending... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1050 MP3 player
4.0 stars Sony Walkman NWZ-X1050 MP3 player By Chris Hall

Looking at what the X series Walkman has on offer, it is difficult to not think about the iPod touch: Wi-Fi, web browsing and access to YouTube particularly bring these things to mind. But though of as an iPod touch competitor it sets off at a disadvantage:... Read more

Sony DPF-V900 digital photo frame
3.5 stars Sony DPF-V900 digital photo frame By Stuart Miles

The Sony DPF-V900 is a 9-inch digital photo frame, part of the company's S-Frame line-up that promises a number of nifty features to make your images look pretty.As you might expect, the main focus of the frame is the screen and here you get a WVGA (800... Read more

Sony DPF-X1000 digital photo frame
4.5 stars Sony DPF-X1000 digital photo frame By Stuart Miles

With digital photography pretty much the mainstay in the home, displaying your digital images is all the rage. But can the Sony's top of the range digital photo frame, the DPF-X1000, impress?The Sony DPF-X1000 digital photo frame (catchy we know) sits... Read more

Sony X-Series Walkman MP3 player - First Look
Sony X-Series Walkman MP3 player - First Look By Stuart Miles

Ah, the battle of good and evil; one competing brand against another is always a good sign when it comes to gadgets because it normally works out in the favour of us, the consumers. But can the Walkman X-Series really be any better than the iPod touch?... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-W202 MP3 player
4.5 stars Sony Walkman NWZ-W202 MP3 player By Chris Hall

Describing an MP3 player as "wearable" isn't something of an increasing trend. Sure, the iPod shuffle leads the charge of clip-sporting players and there are plenty you can hang around your neck or strap to your arm, but the W202 from Sony does away with... Read more

Sony DPF-D80 digital photo frame
3.5 stars Sony DPF-D80 digital photo frame By Stuart Miles

The trouble with a digital camera is that once you've downloaded the images on to your computer you rarely see them. They collect "digital dust" to be forgotten about. Sony hopes its experience in screens places it in the perfect position to offer a digital... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-S639F MP3 player
4.0 stars Sony Walkman NWZ-S639F MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Say "Walkman" and you probably now think of the Sony Ericsson phones, but Sony hasn't stopped making dedicated music players. Can the NWZ-S639F make you want to dump your current MP3 player? We get listening to find out. Small and tall, the Sony NWZ-S639F... Read more

Sony Reader PRS-505 ebook
4.0 stars Sony Reader PRS-505 ebook By Chris Hall

We first looked at the Sony Reader (PRS-505) a few months back. We have now lived with the Reader for some time and following the UK launch with the associated Waterstones website behind it, the time seems right to delve a little deeper. We had a good... Read more

Sony NZW-A826 Walkman MP3 player
4.0 stars Sony NZW-A826 Walkman MP3 player By Paul Lester

Sony likes to adopt a bit of an elitist approach to the MP3 player market, refusing to bother itself with fancy extras like games, voice recorders and FM radios, but focusing instead on audio quality and getting the most from your music. It’s kind of... Read more

Sony Walkman NW-A805 MP3 player
4.0 stars Sony Walkman NW-A805 MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Sony's Walkman range over the past couple of years has been, let's face it, lost in the wilderness. Mention Walkman to the average man in the street and they are more likely to mention Sony Ericsson's brand of music-focused phones rather than the MP3... Read more

Sony NV-U51G GPS receiver
4.0 stars Sony NV-U51G GPS receiver By Stephen Patrick

Sony may not be the first company you think of when considering satnav solutions but it’s dabbled in the market over the years, first with a notebook solution, then a PDA version and now with its own range of dedicated devices. The NV-U51G is a budget... Read more

Sony NV-U92T GPS receiver - FIRST LOOK
Sony NV-U92T GPS receiver - FIRST LOOK By Stuart Miles

Sony has announced a new satnav, unit at its Media Experience Event in Rhodes, Greece. We managed to get our hands on the new player, so should TomTom be worried? Best described as the iPhone for the GPS world, the new NV-U92T is a basically a large widescreen... Read more

Sony DVDirect VRD MC-3 DVD burner
4.5 stars Sony DVDirect VRD MC-3 DVD burner By Stuart Miles

For those who've got a digital camera or camcorder but don't want to be fussed with a computer, Sony offers its DVDirect VRD MC-3 device that aims to make saving video and images from a camcorder to a DVD much easier.How does it do this? By offering a... Read more

Sony ICD-CX50 digital voice recorder
3.5 stars Sony ICD-CX50 digital voice recorder By Stuart Miles

Sony's answer to creating a digital voice recorder is to slap a digital camera on it so you can create visual tags within your recordings, but do you really need it? We get recording to find out. At first glance the compact ICD-CX50 looks more like an... Read more

Sony VN-CX1 VoIP mouse
2.5 stars Sony VN-CX1 VoIP mouse By Stuart Miles

VoIP is the "buzz" word at the moment, and rightly so. Any technology that makes it possible to talk to people around the world for free should be highlighted and taken advantage of. Trouble is, you've got to make that phone call on something. While most... Read more

Sony NV-U70T GPS receiver
4.0 stars Sony NV-U70T GPS receiver By Stuart Miles

GPS has become so mainstream electronics giant Sony wants a piece of the pie, but can the company who is famous for its televisions and MP3 players point us in the right direction? Realising the that GPS market in the UK is worth a considerable amount... Read more

Sony 6GB Network walkman (NW-A1000)
4.0 stars Sony 6GB Network walkman (NW-A1000) By Stuart Miles

Sony's new range of MP3 players is the company's best yet, showing that when it wants to, the company can be just as creative as it was with the original Walkman range 25 year ago. So does the new 6Gb Network Walkman or (NW-A1000) live up to the new hype... Read more

Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player
4.0 stars Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Sony’s Bean, or NW-W205 to give it is proper title, is a 512Mb MP3 player that challenges other flash based models in the market, but with so many choices, what makes this one stand out from the crowd? We take a look and find out. Shaped like a large... Read more

Sony NW-HD5 MP3 player - EXCLUSIVE
4.5 stars Sony NW-HD5 MP3 player - EXCLUSIVE By Stuart Miles

With the announcement from Sony yesterday of its new 20Gb hard drive MP3 player, Pocket-lint was given an exclusive chance to get a hands on play with the new player. So does it have what it takes to challenge the wonders of Apple and have Sony final... Read more

Sony NW-E507 Flash mp3 player
4.0 stars Sony NW-E507 Flash mp3 player By Stuart Miles

Like it not, Apple has long set the bar for MP3 players; the iconic iPod, the smaller iPod Mini and then the new iPod Shuffle. Across the industry companies are trying to copy, emulate and outdo the computer companies efforts. Sony, not content with its... Read more

Sony NW-HD3 MP3 Player
4.5 stars Sony NW-HD3 MP3 Player By Debbie Davies

Sony finally cracks to the power of MP3, but it is enough to win those iPod lovers over? We take a look and a listen to find out. MP3 is not the only new feature on the latest version of Sony's pocket sized music player. Battery life on Sony's players... Read more

Sony Network Walkman NW-HD1
4.0 stars Sony Network Walkman NW-HD1 By Stuart Miles

We have to admit, we folks at Pocket-lint like shiny things. As the old army phrase goes - if it’s shiny it must be worth having - and the same can be said for the Sony Network Walkman NW-HD1 that’s just landed in our office. Shiny however isn’t... Read more

Sony HMP-A1 - First Look
0.0 stars Sony HMP-A1 - First Look By Stuart Miles

Pocket-lint.co.uk was invited by Sony down to Columbia House in Soho, London to get a first look at the new Portable Media Player from Sony launched in Japan this week. The player won’t be available in the UK until next summer however the model was... Read more

WALKMAN Hi-MD MZ-NH700
4.0 stars WALKMAN Hi-MD MZ-NH700 By Debbie Davies

Sony's latest high capacity minidisc player is for recalcitrants who don't want a solid state MP3 player. The MD Walkman plays a 1GB disc that holds up to 45 hours of music. Sony has dubbed its new disc format Hi-MD. Since the recorder plays discs rather... Read more

Sony NW-MS70D Network Walkman
4.0 stars Sony NW-MS70D Network Walkman By Stuart Miles

Sony’s foray into the MP3 market is a strange one. On the one side its player - The Network Walkman is small, sleek and well styled, on the other however the player isn’t actually an MP3 player. Sony being Sony has once again decided to create its... Read more

Aibo - Robotic Dog
4.0 stars Aibo - Robotic Dog By Stuart Miles

In five years time mans best friend won’t be a dog that eats your slippers and pees on your Afghan rug, it will be a small electronic dog that leads an autonomous life while every so often connecting to the internet to send you pictures of how its day... Read more

Sony MZ-NF810 MiniDisc Recorder
4.0 stars Sony MZ-NF810 MiniDisc Recorder By Stuart Miles

No matter how much Sony tries it seems that the MiniDisc phenomena never quite gets there, even when it succeeded in replacing audio tape. MiniDisc offers re-writable media that is small in shape and cheap to buy, frequently less than a pound whether... Read more

Sony D-NE511 ATRAC CD Walkman
4.5 stars Sony D-NE511 ATRAC CD Walkman By Stuart Miles

On the outside the Sony Atrac3Plus D-NE511 looks like any other CD player circa three years ago. There are numerous buttons on the front, a two-line LCD screen and the usual d-pad for playing skipping and stopping the tracks. For the fashion-conscious... Read more

Sony USB Micro Vault with Fingerprint access
4.0 stars Sony USB Micro Vault with Fingerprint access By Stuart Miles

The Sony USB Micro Vault is a USB Memory storage unit that has a fingerprint reader and docking station. With the demise of the floppy disk and the rise of the USB storage key transferring data around away from the PC or Mac has never been a safe or secure... Read more