Sony Vaio Pocket Digital Music Player VGF-AP1L - In the summer of 2004, Sony introduced this amazing MP3 player and multimedia storage device. The VAIO(R) Pocket has an array of advanced features for computer and digital content fans. Its 40GB hard drive stores up to 26,000 songs. With its QVGA color LCD you can choreograph a music-enhanced slideshow of personal photos. Plus, transferring music and pictures to VAIO(R) Pocket is quick and easy via a USB 2.0 port. A major advantage is up to 20 hours of play per fully charged battery - about 33% longer than its competitor. Easily gripped and operated with one hand, the VAIO(R) Pocket player also sports a unique user interface dubbed Grid Sense. The Grid Sense touchpad is a grid of raised dots which work together like a PC touchpad. It allows for smooth and precise song selection and navigation. You can also use the included three-line backlit LCD remote control to select songs when the player is on a belt loop or in a bag. USB streaming makes offloading photos from a Sony Cyber-shot(R) (or other) digital still camera to the player a breeze. The VAIO(R) Pocket serves double-duty as a storage device so you can take more pictures even when you're far from your PC. A USB 2.0 cradle is also supplied for easy PC connection, high speed transfer of files and convenient and rapid charging. In fashionable black, the VAIO(R) Pocket is for you. Unit Size - 4 3/ 4 x 2 1/ 2 x 1 1/ 4 / About 7 ounces Color - BLACK
From the Manufacturer
Get a colorful new window on your favorite tunes with Sony's VAIO Pocket digital music player. A 2.2" color LCD lets you enjoy digital photos while listening to your favorite playlists. Built-in battery provides up to 20 hours1 of continuous ATRAC3 playback on a single charge. It's music for your senses.
- 40 GB Hard Drive Digital Music Player offers plenty of storage for music, pictures and data back-up.
- Store up to 26,000 Tracks at 48 kbps when using Sony's ATRAC3plus audio format.
- 2.2" QVGA+ Color LCD Display can be used to see album jacket, music data and personal pictures to add rich, visual enhancement. Enjoy slide shows while listening to your favorite music, or turn your pictures into album arts.
- Sony's Connect Online Music Store offers one of the most extensive music libraries online -- a better selection than any other legal download service. Access more than 750,000 songs, including independent and foreign artists as well as featured artists and celebrity mixes, providing an easy method for downloading music legally.
- Internal Rechargeable Battery Provides Up to 20 Hours4 Continuous Playback (ATRAC3 Audio Playback) and can be charged using supplied charging cradle.
- Grid Sense Touchpad User Interface for easy and precise navigation.
- Supplied In-Line Remote Control with 3-Line Backlit LCD shows artist and song title.
- Intuitive Music Search and Play List Creation -- VAIO Pocket player sorts music not only by genre, artists and album names but also the date you listened and your preference.
- USB 2.05 PC Connection Cradle for High Speed Transfer and Charging Connect directly to your PC and recharge the internal battery by simply placing the VAIO Pocket digital music player in the USB 2.04 cradle, when cradle is powered by supplied AC adaptor. Transfer music mixes created on your PC at high speed to the player.
- Transfer Pictures Directly from Compatible Digital Cameras via USB Cable Simple, automatic process for efficient portability.
- Plays Back in ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus Audio Format,Supports Multiple Internet Audio Formats (MP36, WMA6, WAV6) The VAIO Pocket digital music player plays back ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus files and supports the most popular Internet Audio formats by transcoding to ATRAC3 format.
- Music Management Software Supplied Import, manage and easily transfer your digital music collections with the supplied music management software.