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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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The size and sound also get good reviews. There are some less positive reviews 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 84/100 = 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 Reviewers 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Sony Rolly


Preview of the Sony Rolly.

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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's Rolly is an MP3 player with a difference.

Jan, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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.


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
RMS rated power:1.2


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:1560
Continuous audio playback time:5

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Bit rate:mp3: 32 - 320kbps; AAC: 16 - 320kbps
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.09 x 2.56 x 2.56
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

FM Transmitter: No


Battery Capacity:1560
Continuous audio playback time:5


FM radio: No

Record Modes

Voice recording: No


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2

System Requirements

USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions