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Sony Rolly

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony Rolly. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the design and durability are overall positive. The size and sound are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the portability and battery.

usability, sound, size, durability, design

connectivity, price, battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Rolly is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Rolly from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the sound.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Rolly MP3 Player 2 GB (Bluetooth, USB 2.0) BlackSony Rolly MP3 Player 2 GB (Bluetooth, USB 2.0) Black

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (

Sony Rolly


Rolly integrates various Sony audio technologies as well as adding robot-related technologies for motion control. The palm-sized, oval-shaped Rolly main unit contains horizontal opposed stereo speakers, flash memory and battery. The product can be...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (

Review: Sony Rolly


A unique music player that can be a novelty but also a true hobby.

Very fun to watch in action ; In-depth choreography software, but easy to set on auto mode ; Simple setup as a Bluetooth speaker ; Customizable look

Expensive for what it does ; No headphone jack ; Programming an elaborate dance routine takes a long time ; Speakers are good for the purpose, but not audiophile-level ; Windows-only

Japanese electronics makers once had (and to some degree, still have) a reputation for eccentric but entertaining gadgets -- devices that were fascinating precisely because they didn't make business sense and did something imaginative that no other d

Jun, 2008

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Sony Rolly review


Sony's Rolly is an MP3 player with a difference.

Jan, 2009

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Sony Rolly review


Sony's Rolly is an MP3-blasting, breakdancing 'bot. But does it have the moves to justify its pricetag?

He’s no ASIMO, but on the dancefloor or coffee table Rolly has real star quality

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: electricpig (

Sony Rolly


When robots and MP3 players collide, unfortunately they create the 'dancing' Sony Rolly. Save your cash.

It's actually quite fun...

...For about ten minutes. It's expensive too

Jun, 2009

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Sony Rolly


Bluetooth audio streaming, up to five hours music playback, 2GB of built-in memory, and shuffle play (switch songs just by shaking the Rolly) are just some of the features in Sony's dancing MP3 player. Its 104x65x65mm body also belies the fact that...

It’s a toy with tons of charm, but as a serious purchase is almost impossible to justify. Splash out, if you’ve got money to burn, but we guarantee Rolly’s cuteness will wear off, and you’ll soon consign him to a heartbreaking future on a dusty shelf....

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: GlassJoe (

Ahead of its time


"The only way this product would be interesting to a mass audience is if it was designed like a cool character or sorts. Can you imagine? Kids would love a dancing animal or robot (that could DO the Robot). The way is is now, it can't realistically...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: rollyman (

the rolly


"this product is amazing. its style is incredible. though the sound is somewhat distorted when it dances it is overall very clear and loud enough. the price is quite high and should be lower, but i most definetly want one."


distortion of sound

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: action03 (



"This device doesn't compare to anything else I've ever seen. The way it dances is so extravagantly awesome makes everyone who sees it smile. If you want a mp3 player just get yourself a walkman, but if you want the coolest conversation piece in the...

Fun, Interesting, Intuitive, Creative

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: JuniorXS (

Sony Rolly


With the music, very interesting. Sony Rolly look like an egg, use of engineering plastics to create airframe. Sony Rolly airframe white, with a spray treatment, the appearance of another裹�layer formed by UV light membrane surface, so that...


Function less

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The Rolly sound entertainment player is truly multi-faceted. It plays music. It dances. It's an expression of your personality and how you hear your music. At its core, the Rolly sound entertainment player is a robotic device that plays back music and can be programmed to dance to any of the music uploaded to it. In addition, it is a fun device to discover. Rather than looking at a screen to play music, there are different motions that you use to change the song, raise the volume and make it dance. With its Bluetooth capability you can play music wirelessly from other devices such as your mobile phone or PC.