Speaking of portability - a few days ago I was at the Sony Ginza store and came across this: A specially designed pouch for the WM1 series that has multiple attachment configurations. I believe this is an exclusive item to Sony's Japan store. At 15,800yen ex tax it's not exactly a cheap pouch, but it's made in Japan and after handling the the demo I immediately pulled the trigger. When closed it's a pretty normal looking fabric pouch that doesn't attract attention to itself. Opened up it's a tri-fold arrangement with the holder for the Walkman set in the center. It's a bit hard to see due to the contrast but on the right flap is a small compartment for micro-SD cards, and on the left is big mesh pocket that is designed to hold things like earphones or the BT remote. While the holder for the Walkman was obviously designed for the Walkman when it is naked but it also has just enough give to it that I can push the Walkman into even when it is still in the Dignis case. There's also enough room when the case closes that I can slip my fingers down the opening and operate the hardware control buttons, but I think that's really because I have thin fingers lol. The multiple attachment configuration is what I really like about this case. There's the sling which comes with the case so you can wear it across your chest like a messenger bag, the multiple magic tape flaps also allows you to attach the case to a belt vertically or horizontally. Or you can even attach the case to the sling belt of another bag. Almost endless possibilities. When I got the case one of the way to use it was to thread the sling into the belt holes of my jeans, I walked around Tokyo the entire day with this configuration. Never got in the way when I'm walking, sitting, taking the trains etc, very satisfied.