NWZ-A845 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/nwz-a845/all en-GB Sony NWZ-A845 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-nwz-a845/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Concentrating on the basics of music and video pays off for Sony&#039;s iPod Nano rival </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="840" height="420" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony-NWZ-A845-Main.jpeg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="840" height="420" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony-NWZ-A845-Front.jpeg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="840" height="420" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony-NWZ-A845-Buds.jpeg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite the endless tricks of some more recent media players, Sony’s NWZ-A845 shows that less can still be more. Not that it’s over simplified, but it sticks to its job without bothering you with half-baked attempts at aping a smartphone.</p> <p>So it won’t play Angry Birds, won’t surf the web and won’t give you updates from Twitter or Facebook. However, that also means it won’t take ages to start up, won’t baffle you with a choice of five substandard music-playing interfaces and won’t frustrate you with a twitchy touchscreen –&nbsp;because it doesn’t have a touchscreen.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £120.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes simplicity works best, and whether by accident or design, that’s the A845’s strength</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sony-nwz-a845 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-nwz-a845/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-nwz-a845/review#comments iPod and MP3 NWZ-A845 Sony Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:20:37 +0000 Tony Horgan 416280 at http://www.stuff.tv