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Sony VAIO VGF-WA1

Sony VAIO VGF-WA1
alaScore 83

33 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Sony VAIO VGF-WA1. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO VGF-WA1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and price are overall positive. The size and design also get good reviews.

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61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGF-WA1/W Wireless Digital Music Streamer (White)Sony VAIO VGF-WA1/W Wireless Digital Music Streamer (White)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 Wireless Music Streamer

 

The Sony VGF-WA1 is a stylish tabletop radio that can stream digital music from your PC, but a few key feature upgrades would have made us like it even more.

Reliable wireless audio streaming; stylish design; built-in lithium battery with 4 hours of battery life; solid connectivity, including a digital-audio output and an auxiliary minijack input for external sources.

Limited (128MB) internal memory; no method of adding additional memory; AAC downloads are very slow; no Mac support; no AM/FM tuner; limited file format support; can't handle subscription-based digital music services.

The Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 is a stylish tabletop radio that can stream digital music from your PC, but a few key feature upgrades would have made us like it even more.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VGF-WA1 Digital Music Streamer

 

The VAIO VGF-WA1 Digital Music Streamer plays tunes wirelessly from your computer.

Streams music from PC. Comes with wireless adapter. Sounds good. Nice design. Internet radio access. Internal flash memory storage.

Slow file transfer to internal memory. Remote low on options. Web radio doesn't give artist info.

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May, 2007

Expert review by : Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Vaio VGF-WA1

 

While Web radio is kind of neat, this Vaio is pricey and if you plan to only play MP3s, we'd suggest just getting a set of speakers for your MP3 player.

Web radio anywhere in your house ; Impressive wireless performance ; Stereo, headphone and optical outputs ; Looks good

Most free Live365 Web radio stations have gone AWOL ; MP3 streaming requires your PC to be on ; Interface not so friendly ; Pricey

While it's an interesting concept, and not without its merits, we're not entirely sure who's going to fork out nearly AU$500 for the Vaio VGF-WA1. Those looking to play MP3s in the kitchen or the garden are probably better served by the numerous...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Great sound. Handy for backyard or kitchen"

 

Overall a great unit but overpriced

Sound, size, battery operated

Small memory

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Much better with firmware update

 

I can't seem to change my previous review of 2 eggs so I'm adding this new review at a 5. I would actually rate this product a 4 now. The firmware update makes this product something that works for me.

This product works much better with the updated firmware. Hopefully the firmware update will make it to the US Sony site. Many features are added and a web app to edit the 20 presets. I'm able to tune in any mp3 stream and it sounds good.

Price. Accompanying software is clunky. I can't get it to work with mms:// wmv streams.

Jun, 2008