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Sony VAIO VGF-WA1

Sony VAIO VGF-WA1
alaScore 83

33 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Sony VAIO VGF-WA1. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO VGF-WA1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGF-WA1/W Wireless Digital Music Streamer (White)Sony VAIO VGF-WA1/W Wireless Digital Music Streamer (White)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 review

 

Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 Wireless Music Streamer

Reliable wireless audio streaming; stylish design; built-in lithium battery with 4 hours of battery life; solid connectivity, including a digital-audio output and an auxiliary minijack input for external sources.

Limited (128MB) internal memory; no method of adding additional memory; AAC downloads are very slow; no Mac support; no AM/FM tuner; limited file format support; can't handle subscription-based digital music services.

The Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 is a stylish tabletop radio that can stream digital music from your PC, but a few key feature upgrades would have made us like it even more.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 Digital Music Streamer

 

The VAIO VGF-WA1 Digital Music Streamer plays tunes wirelessly from your computer.

Streams music from PC. Comes with wireless adapter. Sounds good. Nice design. Internet radio access. Internal flash memory storage.

Slow file transfer to internal memory. Remote low on options. Web radio doesn't give artist info.

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May, 2007

Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Vaio VGF-WA1

 

While Web radio is kind of neat, this Vaio is pricey and if you plan to only play MP3s, we'd suggest just getting a set of speakers for your MP3 player.

Web radio anywhere in your house ; Impressive wireless performance ; Stereo, headphone and optical outputs ; Looks good

Most free Live365 Web radio stations have gone AWOL ; MP3 streaming requires your PC to be on ; Interface not so friendly ; Pricey

While it's an interesting concept, and not without its merits, we're not entirely sure who's going to fork out nearly AU$500 for the Vaio VGF-WA1. Those looking to play MP3s in the kitchen or the garden are probably better served by the numerous...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Originalwilbour (cnet.com)

"Great sound. Handy for backyard or kitchen"

 

Overall a great unit but overpriced

Sound, size, battery operated

Small memory

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: herfjonez (newegg.com)

Much better with firmware update

 

I can't seem to change my previous review of 2 eggs so I'm adding this new review at a 5. I would actually rate this product a 4 now. The firmware update makes this product something that works for me.

This product works much better with the updated firmware. Hopefully the firmware update will make it to the US Sony site. Many features are added and a web app to edit the 20 presets. I'm able to tune in any mp3 stream and it sounds good.

Price. Accompanying software is clunky. I can't get it to work with mms:// wmv streams.

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Listen to your music collection from virtually anywhere in your home with the VAIO VGF-WA1/B wireless digital music streamer. Stream stored digital music or Internet radio from your PC over your wireless network or access it offline through the included USB key. With built-in speakers and the latest wireless technologies, this player allows you to carry your music from room to room. Control everything from song selection to volume with the supplied remote or touch screen LCD.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Network audio player/Digital player / Network audio player
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Portable network audio player / digital player

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / ATRAC3 / ATRAC3plus / MP3 / PCM / WAV / WMA/WAV / WMA / AAC / PCM / ATRAC3plus / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:128MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:5.5in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:15in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:6 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGF-WA1/VGF-WA1/B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Remote Control

Type:Remote control