Gadget of the Day – Sony Giga Juke NAS-50HDE

Sony's spooned the guts from a mini-system, added a colour screen and hard disk then crammed all the CD and DAB goodness back in to bring us the Giga

Sony's spooned the guts from a mini-system, added a colour screen and hard disk then crammed all the CD and DAB goodness back in to bring us the Giga Juke – the 21st century answer to the jukebox.Sony reckons it's the fastest way to rip tunes from your archaic CD collection with a 16x speed CD drive whipping the contents from your albums at a rate of nearly an hour's worth every minute.As well as converting your music collection to MP3, lossless linear PCM or, for Walkman and MiniDisc fans, ATRAC, it'll take them straight from your PC, MP3 player or even turntable, adding any missing artist, song or album tags along the way.But the piece de resistance is its inner DJ, which automatically sorts tracks into one of 23 'mood' playlists ensuring relaxation, romance or all-night party ambience is just seconds away. We're loading it with Class A pulling tracks as we speak.Essentials Sony Giga Juke NAS-50HDE Price: £500 On sale: Now Contact: Sony Related stories: Sony’s little and large home cinema Steinway composes its first hi-fi