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Sony Rolly is safe in the US “at this time”

Sony Rolly is safe in the US “at this time”

Hearing that Sony had potentially discontinued their Rolly PMP in America had a surprising effect on us.  We'd never actually considered going out and buying the dancing, flashing MP3 player, but thinking of it being culled brought back the sort of feelings we hadn't experienced since watching Bambi as children.  Happily it's good news for all who feel the same, as Sony claim they have no intention of axing Rolly.

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Sony Rolly SEP-50BT dancing PMP robot gets Bluetooth remote control

Sony Rolly SEP-50BT dancing PMP robot gets Bluetooth remote control

Relatively pointless, underspecified in key areas like storage, and in today's economic climate a needless luxury; all criticisms that could fairly be aimed at the Sony Rolly, and yet people keep buying them.  Latest update to the dancing, spinning, flashing and flapping PMP is the ability to control it via Bluetooth: the Sony Rolly SEP-50BT has just 2GB of onboard storage and a 5hr battery life, but now you can use your cellphone or Bluetooth-enabled PC to trundle it about.

Video demo of the Sony Rolly SEP-50BT after the cut

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Sony Rolly gets slated: is AP ready for a dancing speaker?

Sony Rolly gets slated: is AP ready for a dancing speaker?

Is the tech world set to split into "those who understand the Sony Rolly" and "those that don't"?  No, probably not, but AP's Rachel Metz would certainly fall into the latter category.  In her review of the bizarre twitching, wiggling, flashing PMP speaker - which officially went on sale in the US earlier this month - Rachel's few good experiences with the device are pretty much overwhelmed by Rolly's inability to fit into a standard music player niche.  Highlights (or should that be lowlights?) include the lack of a headphone socket, the paltry 2GB of storage and the tricky controls.

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Sony Rolly dancing speaker robot comes to US

Sony Rolly dancing speaker robot comes to US

Sony's Rolly dancing wireless speaker robot might be a relatively pointless frippery, but now it's a pointless frippery you can officially buy in the US. The company has announced that the easter-egg-sized "Sound Entertainment Player" is now available in retail stores across the country, having been available exclusively in Japan for some time now. Not only does Rolly have stereo speakers, it can be programmed with specific dances via the included choreography software.

Check out the video of Rolly in action after the cut

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Sony Rolly like a music playing Easter egg on wheels

Sony Rolly like a music playing Easter egg on wheels

The full name is the Rolly SEP-10BT Sound Entertainment Player and its quit an amazing little toy. You can play music from its 1GB of internal storage or you can play it from another source via Bluetooth.

Did I mention that its sort of a robot with two wheels and various dance patterns? Oh well, it is and the best part is that you can program your own dance patterns on your PC.

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Sony VAIO NS and CS notebooks with Blu-ray option

Sony VAIO NS and CS notebooks with Blu-ray option

Sony have announced two new models in their VAIO laptop range, the NS-series and CS-series.  The former has a 15.4-inch display, while the latter has a 14.1-inch; both use widescreen XBRITE-ECO, panels, and both can be specified with Blu-ray drives.  Power in the NS is courtesy of Intel's 2GHz T5800 Core 2 Duo CPU, while graphics are integrated X4500; in the CS it's a P8400 2.26GHz processor.

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