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September 10, 2007
- Integrating Motion and Light for a New Style of Music Enjoyment -
Today, Sony announces its new Sound Entertainment Player "Rolly", which proposes a radically new listening style for music. "Rolly" integrates various Sony audio technologies as well as adding robot-related technologies for motion control. The palm-sized, oval-shaped "Rolly" main unit contains horizontal opposed stereo speakers, flash memory and battery. The product can be easily carried around the home, and listeners can enjoy Rolly's clear sound in their favorite places. With "Rolly", Sony aims to create a new "sound entertainment market."
|Product Name||Model||Release Date||Suggested Retail Price|
|Sound Entertainment Player "Rolly"||SEP-10BT||September 29||Open Price|
1.Clear Sound Created by Sony's Wealth of Audio Technologies
The "Rolly" main unit has just two control buttons – for power and playback. Sensors on the main unit allow users to perform functions like track-skipping and volume control by moving or rotating the product-body itself. Feedback on the playback condition is given in a highly intuitive form by light, sound and group voice guidance.
"Rolly" represents a change from the traditional concept of music as something that we just listen to. Users can create their own motions to match the music and then share with others. A set of functions adds entertainment value, as music becomes something to share with friends, something to physically experience, and a vehicle of self expression.
There are six moving parts on the main unit (2 arms, 2 shoulders, 2 wheels) and LEDs (2 side lamps.)
If the "Rolly" main unit is connected to a music player with Bluetooth connectivity (PC, mobile phone, digital music player etc.) then the audio data on that music player can be played on the "Rolly" speakers. *
|Product Name/Model||Release Date||Suggested Retail Price||Features|
|"Rolly" Recharging Cradle
|September 29||Open Price||"Rolly" can be recharged from AC power source|
|"Rolly" Soft Carrying Case
|Protects "Rolly" from scratches and dust|
|"Rolly" Rechargeable Battery Pack
|Model Name||Sound Entertainment Player "Rolly" <SEP-10BT>|
|Power Supply||Lithium-ion battery
USB power (connect with USB cable [supplied as accessory] for power from PC, etc.)
|Battery Continuous Running Time (Music playback at ATRAC 64kbps/ Motion function: Sony standard motion function (equivalent to auto motion)or measured by use environment.)||Music playback: approx. 5 hours
Music playback and motion function: approx. 4 hours
Music playback using Bluetooth: approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
Music playback and motion function using Bluetooth: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes
|Speakers||Diameter: approx. 20mm. Maximum output: 1.2W + 1.2W(when fully charged)|
|Frequency Characteristics||20~20,000Hz(during playback, single carrier measurement)
* Measured according to Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) standard
|Interface||USB terminal: miniB / Hi-Speed|
|Main Unit Dimensions (W_H_D)||Approx: 104_65_65mm(excluding projecting portion)|
|Weight||Approx: 300g (including battery)|
(amount available to user)
|Internal flash memory: 1GB
(approx 968MB=1,015,726,080 bytes)
* Part of the main unit memory is used for data management. Consequently the amount available to user differs from the standard figure given for capacity.
|Replayable File Types||MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding)
AAC* (Advanced Audio Coding)
*Files with AAC copyright protection cannot be played.
|Maximum amount of songs and recording time (estimate)
(For music, a 4 minute song in ATRAC or MP3 format. For motion, a 4 minute song with Sony standard motion (equivalent to auto motion.) Different file formats and motion functions may change the figures.
|<Music data only>
48kbps: 685 songs, approx. 45 hours 40 minutes
64kbps: 515 songs, approx. 34 hours 20 minutes
132kbps:250 songs, approx. 16 hours 40 minutes
256kbps: 130 songs, approx. 8 hours 40 minutes
352kbps: 94 songs, approx. 6 hours 10 minutes
<Music data and motion data>
48kbps: 536 songs, approx. 35 hours 40 minutes
64kbps: 426 songs, approx. 28 hours 20 minutes
132kbps: 227 songs, approx. 15 hours
256kbps: 123 songs, approx. 8 hours 10 minutes
352kbps: 90 songs, approx. 6 hours
|Compatible Bit Rate||MP3:32~320kbps, Variable Bit Rate (VBR)*1
*1) Non-standard and non-compensation figures may be included according to sampling frequency
ATRAC:48/64/66(ATRAC3) *2/96/105(ATRAC3) *2 /128/
*2) ATRAC3 66/105kbps CD recording cannot be performed with SonicStage CP.
AAC:16~320kbps, Variable Bit Rate (VBR)*3
*3) Non-standard and non-compensation figures may be included according to sampling frequency
|Sampling Frequency*||MP3:32, 44.1, 48kHz
AAC:11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
* Not compatible with all encoders.
|Bluetooth(R)Outline||Communication type: Conforms to Bluetooth standard Ver.2.0
Output: Bluetooth standard Power Class2
Frequency band: 2.4GHzband (2.4000GHz~2.4835GHz)
Maximum communication range: approx. 10m
Compatible Bluetooth profiles: A2DP and AVRCP
Compatible codecs: SBC and MP3
|Accessories||USB cable(cord length approx. 75cm)
Instruction Manual/Quick Start Guide
Assumed Market Price for Japan