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4.0 out of 5 stars Sony Walkman - 16GB, 30 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Sony Walkman NWZ-S639FB 16GB Drag & Drop MP4 Video Player with FM Tuner - Black (Electronics)
I bought this MP3 player because I was getting annoyed with carrying around my creative zen vision: m which by today's standards is a bit of a brick.

So how does it look? The S639F is incredibly small and lightweight, it can barely be felt if you keep it in your jacket/ pocket and it is ultra thin making it easy to handle. The volume controls are located on the side of the player with the USB connection on the bottom along with the headphone jack. The only other external buttons on the player are the 1. Menu 2. Option 3. Play/pause/skip button making the front of the player look neat and tidy.

The menu layout has been made simple and intuitive, selecting music/video/pictures is simple enough. There is also a FM radio tuner built in as well as Sony's 'Sense ME' feature which puts your music into categories such as relax, extreme and heavy (This isn't fool proof and I have found that some of my songs have been wrongly allocated to categories). The main display is easy to understand and clear showing the album art/ artist/ song/ album.

The player can be customised in several ways there are many themes available in a wide range of colours/ patterns. A 5 band equaliser is also available for those who like to tweak the music they are listening to as well as sound enhancers and a volume levelling feature. The sound quality given by this player is stunning, right up there with all the previous players I have bought. The headphones supplied by Sony are also extremely good (in ear headphones) making the music experience even more enjoyable.

You can download programmes from BBC Iplayer to put on the S639F. I have done this several times and I have to say even though the screen is smaller than you might like the video quality is excellent. Perfect for when you are looking for something to do on the train/plane or just when you're bored!

The only criticism that I have is the inability to create playlists on the go...playlists have to be created on your PC and then transferred to the player. I would have also liked the ability to add songs to the 'now playing'

This is a great little player for the price, wouldn't hesitate to buy again!
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