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Sony Vaio Pocket

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony Vaio Pocket. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The sound and design also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

usability, design, sound, portability, battery

performance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Vaio Pocket is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 138 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Vaio Pocket

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pocket from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and durability are generally positive. The sound and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

battery, usability, sound, durability, price

portability, performance, reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio Pocket Music Player 40Gb Vgf-Apl1Sony Vaio Pocket Music Player 40Gb Vgf-Apl1Sony VGF-AP 1 L Portable Media Player ( MP3 Playback )

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Vaio Pocket

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pocket from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and performance.

usability, design, sound, portability, price

performance, reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VGF-AP1L 40 GB VAIO Pocket Digital Music PlayerSony VGF-AP1L 40 GB VAIO Pocket Digital Music Player

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Wu (engadget.com)

Sony Vaio Pocket VGF-AP1L review

 

The Register took a look at Sony's newest music player, the Vaio Pocket VGF-AP1L, which not only plays music, but has picture viewing capabilities in a package, you know, roughly the size of the first iPod. In additional to a three-line LCD remote and...

Oct, 2004
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Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony VAIO Pocket VGF-AP1L 40GB MP3 Player review

 
Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: Wone (shopzilla.com)

Simply the best

 

easy to use, plenty of memory and amazing sound quality

its larger than other mp3 players and his slightly heavier

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: freetolio (epinions.com)

Stellar value and hardware quality

 

Past Experience: I own a flash-based Creative Muvo (128MB) mp3 player. However, this marks my first HD based mp3 player purchase. Research: I knew everyone and their brother had iPods, but friends ...

sound quality, indcluded remote, USB host functionality, screen coloration, skinnable interface

touch pad interface, computer software, buggy initial firmware, company support for parts, photo limitations

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: freetolio (epinions.com)

Stellar value and hardware quality

 

sound quality, indcluded remote, USB host functionality, screen coloration, skinnable interface

touch pad interface, computer software, buggy initial firmware, company support for parts, photo limitations

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: vissu19 (epinions.com)

Neat product from SONY

 

Battery Life is great.

Don't expect very "loud" sound from this player.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: atdotcom (epinions.com)

Vaio VGF player could not be more disappointing

 

Solid Construction

Proprietary format, poorly designed navigation, wasted color lcd

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: atdotcom (epinions.com)

Vaio VGF player could not be more disappointing

 

I was in the market for a new MP3 player to hold my collection of about 7000 mp3s. I saw the Vaio VGF-AP1L player on ECost and was immediately attracted to it. When I received the player two days later, however I could not have been more disappointed. ...

Solid Construction

Proprietary format, poorly designed navigation, wasted color lcd

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: tmniebauer (epinions.com)

Sony_VGF_AP1L Pocket Vaio

 

I purchased a Pocket Vaio VGF-AP1L due to all the hype about it and because I generally like SONY products. However, it has several very serious deficiences. I now really wish that I would have bought an IPOD. Here is a short list of the things I hate ...

Good Hardware

Inefficient storage of playlists. Playlist has 1000 song limit. No car charger

May, 2005

Consumer review by: tmniebauer (epinions.com)

Sony_VGF_AP1L Pocket Vaio

 

Good Hardware

Inefficient storage of playlists. Playlist has 1000 song limit. No car charger.

May, 2005
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Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Hard Drive Digital Music Player; 2.2" QVGA+ color LCD for displaying album jacket, music data and pictures; Compatible with Sony's Connect Online Music Store; Up to 20 hours playback with built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery; Grid Sense touchpad for precise menu navigation; In-Line remote control with 3-line backlit LCD; Intuitive music search and play lists creation; USB 2.0 cradle for easy PC Connection, high-speed transfer and charging; Transfer pictures directly from compatible digital cameras via USB cable; Plays back ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus Audio Format; Supports MP3, WMA and WAV; Music Management Software supplied.

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3 / ATRAC3plus

Digital Storage

Capacity:40GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:40GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.5in
Weight:7.4oz
Width:4.5in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGF-AP1L
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Remote Control

Type:Remote control
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