updated 08:45 am EST, Thu March 23, 2006
Sony MiniDisc Walkman
Sony for the first time will offer Mac compatibility with its new MiniDisc Walkman, according to Macworld UK. "The company took the wraps off its all-new MiniDisc product, the MZ-RH1, this morning. This portable device is being marketed as a mobile recording studio. Sony plans to make the device Mac compatible, 'bringing greater choice in digital audio devices to Mac users.'" The report says that Sony will release Mac software for the new product this summer, following the May availabiity of the player in Europe. Sony's new MiniDisc player will support audio recording with different modes and several different file formats, including LinearPCM, MP3, or Sony's proprietary ATRAC (ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus) formats and that it will be able to record audio.