By April 5, 2010

Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman unboxing video

nwz_a845 We’ve reviewed a few of the media player products from the Sony Walkman range in the past so were pleased when Sony offered to send us the newest NWZ-A845 which went on sale at the beginning of March this year.

There were a few things that made the NWZ-A845 stand out. Firs of all it has a fairly large OLED display at 240×400 pixels, good for video playback, secondly it’s only 7mm thick! Impressive when you consider what Sony have packed in to that small space, including a battery that claims to give 29 hours of MP3 playback.

Another cool feature of the NWZ-A845 is that it comes with special noise cancelling headphones. The headphones have a built in microphone to pick up the ambient noise which the Walkman then processes to produce anti-noise. They work really rather well!

As always we’ll have a full written review for you soon but for the time being you can enjoy the unboxing video below.


Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman unboxing video


Sony NWZ-A845 specification:

Capacity 16 GB
Memory Flash
Use Music / Video / Photo / FM / Podcast
Supported File Formats
Audio Formats (Codec) MP3 Media file format: MP3 (MPEG-1 Layer3)
File extension: .mp3
Bit rate: 32 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency *2: 32, 44.1, 48kHz
WMA Media file format: ASF
File extension: .wma
Bit rate: 32 to 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency *2: 44.1kHz
– Compatible with WM-DRM 10
AAC-LC*3 Media file format: MP4
File extension: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp
Bit rate: 16 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))*4
Sampling frequency *2: 8,11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
Linear PCM Media file format: Wave-Riff
File extension: .wav
Bit rate: 1411kbps
Sampling frequency *2: 44.1kHz
Video Formats (Codec) Frame Rate
Max 30 fps
Max 720 x 480 *5
AVC(H.264/AVC) Media file format: MP4, "Memory Stick" video format
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile: Baseline Profile
Level: 1.2, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3
Bit rate: Max 10 Mbps
MPEG-4 Media File format: MP4, "Memory Stick" video format
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile: Simple Profile
Bit rate: Max 6 Mbps
Windows Media Video 9 *6 Media File format: ASF file format
File extension: .wmv
Profile: VC1 simple profile, main profile
Bit rate: Max 6 Mbps
Audio Formats (Codec) AAC-LC
(for AVC, MPEG-4)
Channel number: Max 2 channels
Sampling frequency *2: 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Bit rate: Max 288kbps / channel
(for Windows Media Video 9)
Bit rate: 32 to 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency *2: 44.1kHz
-Compatible with WM-DRM 10
File size Max. 2GB
Number of files Max. 2,000
Photo Format (Codec) JPEG Media File format: Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21
File extension: .jpg
Profile: Baseline Profile
Number of pixels: Max. 4,096 x 4,096 pixels (16,000,000 pixels)
Number of photos Max. 20,000
Maximum recordable number of songs and time (Approx.) 48kbps
number time[H:M]
Maximum recordable time of videos (Approx.) Video Format
Music Format
Video Format
Music Format
Maximum recordable number of photos that can be transferred (Approx.) Max. 20,000
Recordable number of photos may be less depending on file sizes.
Display 7.1cm (2.8-inch), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) color display, WQVGA(400 × 240 pixels), 262,144 colors
Capacity (User  available capacity)*8 16GB
Approx. 14.1GB = 15,224,668,160bytes
Audio Digital amplifier S-Master
Digital Noise Canceling Digital Noise Canceling function
Environment setting: Bus/Train / Airplane / Office
Noise Canceling Modes: Normal Mode / Quiet Mode / External Input Mode
Total Noise Suppression Ratio Approx. 17 dB *9
Equivalent to approx. 98.0% reduction of energy of sound compared with not wearing headphones.
(NC Environment: Airplane)
FM Tuner FM Frequency range 87.5 to 108.0 MHz
IF(FM) 128kHz
Antenna Headphone cord antenna
Power Source Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
USB power (from a computer via the supplied USB cable)
Charging Time USB-based charging
Approx. 3 hours (full charge),
Approx. 1.5 hours (approx. 80%)
Interface Headphone: Stereo mini-jack
WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 46.8 × 104.9 × 7.2 mm (projecting parts not included)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 47.4 × 104.9 × 7.7 mm
Mass Approx. 62g  (Approx. 2.2 oz)
Operating temperature 5 ‘C to 35 ‘C  (41 ‘F to 95 ‘F)
Battery life(continuous playback) Music MP3 128kbps approx.29Hrs
WMA 128kbps approx.29Hrs
AAC-LC 128kbps approx.29Hrs
Linear PCM 1411kbps approx. 31Hrs
Video MPEG-4 384kbps approx.9Hrs
AVC Baseline 384kbps approx.8Hrs
WMV 384kbps approx.8Hrs
FM approx.14Hrs
Supplied items Software (The software is stored in the built-in flash memory of the player, and includes the following items: “Content Transfer “, “WALKMAN Guide”, “Operation Guide, etc.)
For details on how to install, refer to “Quick Start Guide”. Headphones ,USB cable , Earbuds (Size S, L), Attachment,
Audio input cable , Plug adaptor for in-flight use (single/dual) ,
Quick Start Guide
System Requirements ?Computer:
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems*10:
– Windows® XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
– Windows®XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
– Windows® Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows®Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows®Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows®Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows®7 Home Basic
– Windows®7 Home Premium
– Windows®7 Professional
– Windows®7 Ultimate

Supported 64 bit version OS for Windows® Vista and Windows® 7. Not supported by OSs other than above ?CPU: Pentium® III 450MHz or higher for Windows® XP, Pentium®III 800MHz or higher for Windows Vista®, Pentium®III 1GHz or higher for Windows® 7
?RAM: 256MB or more for Windows® XP, 512MB or more for Windows Vista®, 1GB or more for Windows® 7 32-bit version, 2GB or more for Windows® 7 64-bit version
?Hard Disk Drive: 400MB or more of available space
– Screen Resolution:800 x 600 pixels (or higher)(recommended 1,024 x 768 or higher)
-Colors:8 bit or higher (16 bit recommended)
?CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM)
?Sound board
?USB connector ( Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
?Internet Explorer 7 or later and Windows Media Player 11 or later are required.
?Broadband Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to visit the web site. We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements.
Not supported by the following environments:
-Personally constructed computers or operating systems
-An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
-Multi-boot environment
-Multi-monitor environment


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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More than 20 years in the IT industry. Blogging with a passion and thirst for new technology since 2005.
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