Sony Bean - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!

Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Members Lounge > General Travel Tips, Education, Advice > Technology Inc.

Technology Inc. Go-Go-Gadget Arm! All things from the 21st century that are suppose to make our trips and lives a little easier See Europe by train
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2005, 10:44 AM   #1
TPunk Emeritus
LiveFreeorDie's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Newly relocated to C-bus - USA
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

I was just reading about this the other day. My fav feature is that they are pioneering a new quickcharge feature whereby a three minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback! Might be worth a look for people looking at getting a new player. I am still a dedicated I-Pod user.....but would love to have the quick charge feature of this Sony.

Here is a blurb on it:

Having an MP3 player in the current times isn’t anything special. Once a pioneering concept has now evolved into a pure digital fashion phenomenon. There were times when MP3 players were first introduced with limited onboard capacity and music playback as its only functionality. Thereafter, the industry gradually made its way to hard drive based players and back to flash players, albeit this time with a sense of style. The latest in the new era of fashionable digital MP3 players include diminutive sizes. First it was the MobiBLU, world’s smallest MP3 player, and now Sony’s Walkman Bean (NW-E307), which isn’t too far behind the MobiBLU in terms of striking dimensions.

Needless to say, Sony has picked a rather matching name for the Bean NW-E307 MP3 player. It comes in four colors including Coconut White, Tropical Ice, Cotton Candy Pink and Licorice Black. Funnily enough, Sony has designed the player in a way to make it more ergonomically friendly than some of the mice we’ve seen lately. The volume buttons are situated at the top left of the Bean with Menu and the remaining options located underneath it. Right along the outer exterior is also the LCD screen that displays the standard amount of information such as battery life span, current track information and date/time information.

The Bean also has a built-in USB adapter that directly connects to the PC without a wire. Furthermore, Sony continues with its Super Quick Battery Charge functionality; essentially, you can charge the Bean for three minutes to listen to three hours of music. According to Sony, the total playback time is 50 hours for the 1GB version of the Bean. Continuing with standard features, we’ve the onboard FM tuner, time/calendar and multi language display. Unsurprisingly, the Bean is compatible with CONNECT, which is Sony’s Online Music store. The device has support for MP3, ATRAC3, ATRAC3 Plus, WMA and WAV audio formats.

The price for the 1GB NW-E307 Bean is approximately $179.95.


"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

"The plural of anecdote is not data"
LiveFreeorDie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
Minister of Offense
omisan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan

Here's a link to pictures of the Sony Bean.
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
TPunk Recognized
TERI's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 977
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via MSN to TERI

It's kinda cool, but I wouldn't buy it. I want a 60GB I-Pod Photo with color screen.
never frown. even when you're sad, cause you never know who's falling in love with your smile.

urple\'> "Wanna feel the warm breeze, sleep under a palm tree, feel the rush of the ocean."
"...Get aboard a fast train, travel on a damn plane."
" Take a Risk, Take a chance, Make a change!"--- Break away. Kelly Clarkson (lol)
TERI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2005, 01:37 AM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Leigh On Sea, Essex
Posts: 3,337
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

i have pre-ordered mine these things are brilliant i think they are probably cheaper over in the states mine is costing £99 inc delivery cant wait only 2 weeks to go!
I have two skins, one to lie on and one to cover myself with; the earth and the sky. (Masai proverb)


what goes around comes around
beergal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 10:51 AM   #5
TPunk Emeritus
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,804
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to pinion

I think they're kinda ugly...
I've been a wild rover for many's the year,
And I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer.
But now I'm returning with gold in great store,
And I never will play the wild rover no more
pinion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 12:05 PM   #6
To Smart For Mensa
TheJake's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake

I dig em. If I hadn't seen the new Ipod I woulda got one of these
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photobucket and Sony digital camera uploading benna2 Technology Inc. 7 10-04-2005 01:10 PM
Sony DSC-W1 or T1 TheJake Technology Inc. 5 04-06-2005 04:21 PM
... and red bean too! joanofarc Bored? Links/Jokes 21 01-13-2005 03:55 PM
Sony Memory Sticks SGRHewitt Technology Inc. 1 11-04-2004 10:01 AM
FOR SELL SONY ERICSSON W900i MOBILE PHONE FOR $190 SPAMMERmark02 Travel Transportation 0 12-31-1969 04:00 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:19 AM.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121