Sony makes it easy to take your favorite tunes with you wherever you go with the Walkman Bean NW-E305 (White) flash memory digital audio player. Its ergonomic, bean-shaped design and screen orientation easily accommodates both left and right handed users for maximum flexibility. You'll be able to pack in 345 tracks (encoded at 48 kbps in ATRAC3plus format) on the integrated 512 MB memory. The Walkman Bean is compatible with MP3, ATRAC3, and ATRAC3plus formats as well as unprotected WMA and WAV files. Sony's ATRAC3 format provides higher sound quality with smaller sizes than other formats, and you can easily create ATRACT3 files using the included Sonic Stage software.
It features a unique built-in, hidden USB plug that pops out when the door is opened, allowing you to plug the Walkman Bean directly into your PC for transferring tunes and charging the integrated battery--no fumbling about looking for cables. It also comes with a USB extension cable for connecting to desktop PCs or hard to reach USB ports. The battery, when fully charged, provides up to 50 hours of continuous playback time, but if charged for just three minutes, you'll get three hours of use out of the Walkman Bean.
The Walkman Bean has a 1-line organic electroluminescence display, which offers a wide viewing angle, high quality display with a unique look, for viewing song titles, battery life, and time/date information. In addition to its digital audio features, the Walkman Bean offers an FM radio tuner and a time and calendar display.
Compatible with the Connect Music Store
Sony's Connect Music Store provides an easy method for downloading personal music to your Walkman Bean. The Connect Music Store offers access to an extensive online music library including many independent titles as well as featured artist and celebrity mixes.
What's in the Box
Sony NW-E305 Walkman Bean (white), headphones, USB extension cable, CD-ROM with SonicStage software
With Sony's new Walkman(R) Bean MP3 player, you'll get to start the day off right - by listening to your favorite music! The Bean holds 512 MB of memory, giving you up to 345 of your favorite songs. The FM tuner provides accurate drift-free tuning. Its built-in USB connector provides direct access to your music library, as well as to the Connect Music Store, for expanding it more easily. The 1-line Electroluminescence Display shows off the song title, length, battery indicator and much more. The Super Quick Battery Charge feature delivers 3 hours of playback from a 3-minute charge. Ergonomic design for use in both left and right hands Works with Connect Music Store, for easier downloading of personal music Connections - USB input, Stereo mini jack output (headphones) Battery Life - Approx. 50 hours of playback with embedded lithium ion battery Color - Coconut White System Requirements - Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP; 128MB RAM; CD-ROM drive; Internet Explorer 5.5 or later Dimensions - 2.7 x. 9 x 1.5 Weight - 1.6 oz