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Quick hands-on with the Sony NWZ-A10 Walkman

By Katrina Canlas - 3 Oct 2014

Quick hands-on with the Sony NWZ-A10 Walkman

Sony recently held an event in Singapore where they showcased a number of their High-Resolution Audio devices. One of these products is the NWZ-A10, a modern Sony Walkman that is ultra-portable and can let you enjoy High-Resolution Audio music wherever you go.

The NWZ-A10 runs on Linux OS. Sony also has a music player that runs on Android, the NWZ-ZX1.

This small device has a 2.2-inch TFT QVGA(320 x 240 pixels) color display with white LED-backlight. It has dimensions of 44.4 x 109.1 x 9.1mm and weighs only 66g.

On the right side of the device are the buttons that control it. It has the Volume Rocker on top and a Hold Button below it. The microSD card slot can also be seen on this side. The left side is completely devoid of buttons, slots, and ports.


The back of the NWZ-A10 is simple with just the "Walkman" logo at the bottom and a few details printed on it. However, this might not be the final appearance of the rear of the NWZ-A10 as this device might be an engineering sample.

The Sony NWZ-A10 has an FM Tuner so you can listen to the radio. It also has NFC and Bluetooth so you can stream music to it from another device and just let it upscale compressed files to provide better audio quality using its DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX technology.

It claims that it can provide about 30 hours of music playing time, which only takes 4 hours to fully charge it.