SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

May 05, 2011 03:00 ET

Feel the Bass With Colourful New Walkman® B Series

Wearable MP3 Player by Sony With Bass Boost, Quick Charge and Detachable Clip

LONDON--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) -

  • Colourful, wearable Walkman® NWZ-B160F/B160 MP3 players
  • One-touch boost button for rich, deep bass
  • Quick charge gives up to 90mins playback from 3mins charge
  • Detachable clip attaches Walkman® to clothing, belt or bag strap
  • Choice of vibrant colours with colour matching power illuminator
  • Easy drag-and-drop music file transfers
  • ZAPPIN™ for quick music searches

Whether you're jogging, travelling, or just hanging out with friends -- the latest Walkman® B Series of MP3 players from Sony delivers rich sound plus street-smart looks.

Weighing just 28g and less than 10cm long, Walkman® B Series boasts an eye-grabbing two-tone finish in a vivid choice of contrasting colour-ways.

Despite its compact size, easy-to-use Walkman® B Series delivers big, bold, sound by Sony that stands out from the crowd. Whatever your listening tastes, you'll experience rich Walkman® audio quality with full, deep bass. Push the Bass button for even more low-end power and the colour matching power illuminator pulses in time with the music.

A generous 18 hour* battery life lets you keep listening for longer. Or if you're in a hurry, plug in your Walkman® for just 3 minutes and get charged up for 90 minutes playback time.

New this year, a detachable clip attaches Walkman® to a belt, bag strap or outside the pocket of your shirt or jeans. It's a great way to show off your MP3 player's great looks while you're out and about.

Loading up Walkman® with your digital music collection is easy. Just connect the player's built-in USB connector to your PC -- then drag and drop files or transfer them via Windows Media® Player 11/12.

ZAPPIN™ song search technology lets you browse quickly through all your music. Just touch the ZAPPIN™ button to preview a short snatch of each track without fiddly searches through menus or playlists.


* With Power Save Mode set to "Save ON Super", LED set to "LED OFF", Equalizer/Bass not in use, playback at MP3 128kbps.

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Key technical specifications

NWZ-B160 series
Capacity (approx. number of songs, with MP3 files at 128 kbps)NWZ-B163/B163F: 4GB
(approx. 980 songs)
NWZ-B162/B162F: 2GB
(approx. 470 songs)
Audio file formatsMP3; WMA (non-DRM)
Display3-line backlit LCD
Music play modesNormal / Repeat All / Repeat 1 Song / Repeat Shuffle All
/ ZAPPIN™ Short/Long
Other functionsBass boost with colour matching power illuminator; 5-band Equalizer; Direct USB connection to PC with drag-and-drop file transfer; Voice Record; (B162F/B163F only: FM tuner with FM Record)
Charge time (via USB)Partial charge for 90 mins playback in approx. 3 minutes;
Full recharge in approx. 70 minutes
Battery life18 hours playback with MP3 files at 128kbps (with equalizer/Bass 'off')
Dimensions (approx. - projecting parts not included)W90.7 x H22 x D14.7mm
Weight (approx.)28g
Supplied accessoriesHeadphones (MDR-E804Y), Detachable clip

Environmental Info
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About Sony:
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, "a" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 players as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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