Screen-less mp3 player is all about motion control. Will this innovation win Sony a place beside Apple in the mp3 hardware market?
Sorry but that is so dumb. It may work over in Japan, but not in the US. No one wants to carry around an egg
i will be buying it for sure rather than a rectangular shaped IPOD
just curious.. if sony slapped their name on a turd would you pre order it?
I don't think he would....that's probably why he doesn't buy anything from Microsoft....
That was excellent bro....AAAHHAHAHHAHAHA
Is this a joke? I'm no longer a Sony fanboy from this moment on.
I don't see how it would work, a slight motion could change track couldn't it.
I mean they could add a hold switch to stop that from happening.
The thing's cute but too big and eggy.
Reminds me of this device back in my middle school days called the friend link, which pretty cool but if it were as small as the friend link it would probably be a little better as an MP3.
It's more of a portable Boom box than a tiny MP3 player. Its cool that its using some motion detection. I can picture people buying it for home rather than for portable use. Fits into Mordern Style designs. Anyways w/e I ain't going to buy it because I have no use for it.
ummm well... try putting that thing in your pocket. Who's going to take that with them? I thought the whole part of mp3 player was portability... and only 1 gig? I suppose I'm not one to judge.. ah sure I am that thing is crazy! I'm not sure who ok'ed that project but they need to get the ax
Totally agree, it cost the same as the 160gb Ipod classic, yet it only had 1gb, come on who is gonna buy this
I kinda like the idea of having a portable MP3 player with speakers, but to shape it like an egg?? Not only does it look dumb, but to have to wiggle said egg to hear certain types of music? ..umm, no. You guys took a wrong turn at the 'ol drawing board. I wouldn't be caught dead with this thing.
I detect fail...
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looks cool, it should be a bit more smaller, but Im a gonna need more than 1GB
i wonder how well it will sell
Just picture that thing in your pocket. Ladies are gonna be impressed until you take off your pants...
This thing is bound to fail. Sony usually designs, aesthetically, pretty well, but this is a portability horror story from design down to mechanics. No one wants to be walking down the street shaking and rolling their MP3 player on the palm their hand especially if you live in the city chances are you'll be robbed and beaten just for owning the thing. I wag my finger at you for this Sony and wag it hard.
one of the dragons from Lair just laid an egg
 1gb for $350, now thats a nasty egg
this is gotta b one of the dumbest things Ive ever seen
It's more of a portable stereo rather than a pocket mp3 player. It looks pretty cool and innovative, but it would be much more practical for home, picnics, etc. Not for listening to music while jogging or something of the sort.
Too much money and it's more of a novelty idea than a practical one.
it would be great through my home stereo...
until my cat walks in front of it and changes the track
Well the good news is this'll go great with my chicken suit but the bad news is I dont need an egg playing music in my pocket.
If Apple released this everyone would be like OMFG...APPLE IS SO PWNAGE. WOOT
haha thats so true, they will probably sell it for a low price of $999.99
lol its soo true....
omg APPLE first gave u the Ipod..... then the IPhone
and now the newest MP3 Player on the market
the APPLE IEgg
Not true, 2 reasons:
1. This product is terribly design, consumer wouldnt get it even if it gave away free movie tickets. $350.00 cost+Terrible design= Bomb
2. Apple is smart about their products, Keep it simple and sleek.
I cant believe a product like this would come out of Sony. It almost seems like the had extra sixaxis parts left from bulk ordering and just went crazy. MOTION SENSING IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH YET. IMO the Wii is a fluke and momentum WILL die. Sorry in advance for involving consoles, and also in advance for flamers go suck your dads B*lls.
First the PS3 and now this
the only thing in the dust is your comment - lame
still a lame comment no matter how much dust..haha you said punk lol
So how did the ps3 bite the dust?
Sony makes some of the best stuff technology has to offer and the ps3 is one of them. It's just that this Egg mp3 doens't seem like a good idea but Sony does have many other electronics that are great. If you don't like the ps3 because you think the games suck than that's fine but if you think the technology put into the ps3 sucks then you obviously don't own one.
like a glowing egg.
they need to change the way it looks.
Like a grenade
Or a sex toy.
Still it's better than a Zune or iPod or something stupid.
Walkmans have always had the best sound output (After all that's pretty important)
it looks like the egg were rahxephon hatched from
OK, a few of the posts above had me laughing, but Rolly is not a portable MP3 player... Rolly is a ROBOT that dances to the music it plays.
EDIT: How do you disagree with FACT? Rolly is PROGRAMMABLE: Arms, Shoulders, Wheels & Side Lamps. PLEASE read the article before you start clicking all up on stuff!
no pocket-abitlity :(
but not many people outside of Japan are going to have Bluetooth Headphones. They need to also have the option of a headphone jack, longer battery life, and a lot more storage (4GB is good). While Motion Sensing is nice, they better keep it simple; nothing's worse than frustrating the consumer.
since they have been laying them for quite some time now.....ZING
There is NOT "It's a SONY" concept anymore.（－人－）
What's a SONY ?
They have to explain away clearly.
Like PS3 is gaming console not malti-madia gadget.
Looks like #1 on the worse consumer products of 2007 list. Didn't Sony get the memo? Screens are the new hotness. Looks like they have found a replacement for the Walkman.
notice its MP3 player, not portable MP3 player
This has got to be one of the dumbest products i have ever seen. Seriously who the hell would want this? And no Screen? How the hell do you know what songs your switching between? Who green lights this stuff?
People may think you shat yourself
But it's too big to be shoved into a pocket and too small to fit the profile of what it's supposed to be. There's no word of a release outside of the U.S., so I'm sure we're not going to get our hands on this version of the Rolly.
I'm thinking there's no screen because LCDs are inherently flat, and the overall design of the system won out; if I was them though I would've come up with some kind of compromise. I'll wait to see how the motion sensing and color-feedback system work though to make any conclusions. Hopefully the speakers are kickass though since the device is so small.
"Just 1-GB of storage space is packed into the Rolly" HOLY!@$#@%@% @#$@# @#% OF !@#@!# @#! !@
WTF!@!#@#!@#@#%%&& ARE THEY FREAKIN SERIOUS! THEY WILL TRY TO COMPETE WITH THE 80 GB IPOD??? OR OTHER MP3S!!!?
Anyways I just needed to get it out
I won´t waste my precious time reading the article but if it will only be 1 GB you are correct, it will fail miserably. 4 gigs is a minimum when it comes to playing only music.
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I see what rolly is, maybe sort of AIBO or ASIMO with music player.
But who want such a product ?
Looks cool, but it's going to fail just because people are too dumb to know how to use it. If casuall people already had a hard time playing games with a controller than this will be even harder.
Relax people, a lot of posts about how it's no match for the Ipod. Seriously, it's not intended to be a portable MP3 player or compete with them. It's a novelty item, like Aibo was, in fact if you read it comes from the same original group.
It will have a very small niche market just like the Aibo had. The market that consists of techno geeks with plenty of disposable income.
Just look at this product for what it is, a funny novelty item.
Is this a joke? it look like bomb or something
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