PROS: Beautifully constructed. A solid and visually pleasing device. Plays music and podcasts very well. Good battery life
CONS: Does not connect to wi-fi. Doesn't play videos. Won't display your photos. Does not play Audible books. I was able to convert my Audible aax files to mp3 files but it the sound quality suffers with converted files. Battery life a bit disappointing and not as advertised
Overall I quite like this device because it is constructed so well. I love the size and weight. Fits nicely into my hand and I like the weight of the player. It doesn't have that flimsy feeling of some of the cheaper brands.
I am quite puzzled as to why Sony made such a beautiful screen that can't display photos or video. I have a cheap MP3 player that has no problems with Audible (aax) files and can display photos and even display videos. Why did Sony build such a beautiful, reliable device and then hobble it with a limited operating system ?
I'm still giving it 4 stars because it has a very good sound quality and looks and feels good. But an upgrade to the operating system to include more file formats would make it an easy 5 stars.