Sony is sort of hit or miss in the design department, but these new Walkman docks are a definite “hit” in my opinion. The multi-colored NAS-V5 and NAS-V7M models are technically designed for the Walkman, but other players will work just fine with it. The latter also features 16GB of internal memory, allowing you to rip CDs directly the device for easy playback. Both also have WiFi support for Internet radio, good old-fashioned AM/FM radio, auxiliary inputs and a USB port. Each device is powered by 32-BIT DSPs for crisp audio quality.
The NAS-V5 and NAS-V7M will be available in Japan on June 26 for around $428 and $535 dollars, respectively.