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Sony Walkman NWZ-A17

Posted in Sony by Tam Yue on September 4th, 2014

Sony Walkman NWZ A17Sony is jumping on the popular hi-resolution audio band wagon. Thanks to Neil Young’s Pono project, Sony doesn’t need to spend much on advertising.  Just google “hi-res audio” and Sony new toy is the first thing that pops up.

Young’s Kickstarter project was so successful, Sony probably thought “What the hell, lets give it a shot”. With that they will be releasing a new hi-res audio player at the end of this month, the Sony Walkman NWZ-A17. This device is smaller and lighter than Pono. The screen is bigger and will play all the popular formats; WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, AAC, and WMA.  It also comes with 64GB of storage. And to top it off the battery life is off the charts, 50 hours of battery life or 30 hours when playing full 24-bit/192kHz files

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Sony Walkman S-Series goes Disney

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on November 19th, 2010

Japan loves Disney. They also love Sony. So Sony has decided to cash on this with ‘Christmas gift boxes’. Included in the special gift box is the Sony Walkman S-Series ‘NW-S750/S750K’ that is Disney themed, a Minnie cell phone strap and a protective case imprinted with the famous mice.

If you love Disney, this may be for you. Sony has a version with speakers too, which will be made available in limited quantities in Japan for 17,800 Yen ($ 220) and $ 21,000 with speakers ($ 250).

Sony finally retires Walkman Cassette Players

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on October 24th, 2010

The classic music player that allowed people to take their music anywhere has been officially retired. Ah, the memories. The original cassette version of the Sony Walkman sold 200 million units worldwide over the past 30 years and now it will no longer be manufactured.

The image above is the TPS-L2. It actually had two jacks that allowed a second pair of earphones so you could share the music. We certainly have come a long way from the days of cassettes and 8-Tracks.

Sony unveils refreshed A850, S750 Walkman players in Japan

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

As usual, Sony has been busy updating their walkman range.They have just unveiled a fresh batch of Walkman players in Japan. The flagship is the NW-A850 series, which incorporates Sony’s S-Master amp, while the mid-range is the NSW-S740 series, which has most of the features of the flagship model without the amp. The NW-A850’s include a 2.8-inch OLED 240×400 screen, a body that is just 0.3 inches thin and, earphones with digital noise cancellation.

The mid-range NW-S740 also gets Digital Sound Enhancement and also includes digital noise cancelling headphones. The most interesting feature is an additional 50 hours of battery life over the previous model.

Walkman temporarily outsells iPod in Japan

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

They love Walkmans in Japan. So much so that Sony’s Walkman line has temporarily passed the iPod for sales in Japan again, according to researchers at BCN. Players like the S640 helped Sony slide past in August with 47.8 percent of sales where Apple dropped to 44 percent. The Walkman overtook the iPod briefly a year ago, but these new figures mark the first time that Sony managed to hold an overall lead for the month.

The iPod nano 8GB and 16GB were still the top sellers, but it was the variety of Sony players that ultimately overwhelmed their numbers.

Sony announces the NWZ-E350 Walkman

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2010

Sony being Sony has just announced a new E-Series Walkman, the E350. This model is available in blue, red or black and come in 4GB and 8GB capacities. The battery life is great, touted at up to 50 hours of music playback, and up to ten hours of video.

As usual, they support a wide range of formats. There isn’t much more to these colorful guys, they are pretty basic. They are available next month, priced at $70 for the 4GB model and $80 for the 8GB model.

Sony NWZ-E450 Walkman

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2010

You could be like everyone else and get an iPod, but if you want an alternative, Sony’s NWZ-E450 Walkman is an interesting choice. It’s available in five delicious colors, and supports .lrc files, which means that you can use it as a karaoke machine if you like.

This Walkman can dim the singer’s voice and some other features include a 2.2-inch QVGA display, customizable desktop wallpaper, music and video playback. You’ll get 50 hours of music on a full charge.

Sony Walkman W252 Metal Gear Solid edition

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is coming soon for the PSP, and to celebrate, Sony has a custom-painted W252 Walkman. The wearable MP3 player can hold up to 2GB of your favorite music, and comes with six preloaded tunes from the Peace Walker soundtrack.

Aside from that, it has the camo theme and is water-resistant and super durable. If you love MGS, keep an eye out for this one. Available from June 2010.

Sony Ericsson Spiro and Zylo mid-range Walkmans

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2010

If you thought that the walkman series was dead, think again. It’s still alive and kicking with two new phones that were just announced. The Sony Ericsson Spiro and Zylo. Both are sliders with social networking integration for the younger crowd.

The Sony Ericsson Zylo supports the HD FLAC audio format, a high-quality lossless audio codec. It won’t reduce the audio quality and delivers the best sound experience with Clear Audio technology.

Sony unveils water resistant Walkman NWZ-W250 series

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2010

Without any fanfare whatsoever, Sony has just unveiled a new water resistant, wearable Walkman in the NWZ-250. This version comes in both 2GB and 4GB models and is said to deliver up to 11 hours of battery life.

It weighs only 43 grams and will be available in black, silver, lime green, and magenta. You’ll be able to get one later this month for just $60 if you dig the heart shape.

Sony NAS-V5 and NAS-V7M Walkman speaker docks

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2010

Sony has unveiled the NAS-V5 and NAS-V7M Walkman speaker docks with glorious WiFi, so you can enjoy Internet radio with 32-bit DSPs. There’s also standard AM/FM radio features, an AUX jack and a powered USB port.

Of course there is also a Walkman dock. The $535 NAS-V7M has 16GB of internal memory, while the $428 NAS-V5 does not. Hopefully they will show up outside of Japan soon.

Sony’s beautiful A-Series Walkman with OLED, up to 64GB

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2009

Sony’s beautiful A-Series Walkman with OLED, up to 64GBSony has unveiled their latest update to the A-Series Walkman line and it packs some serious features in a sexy exterior. The new NW-A840 series is available in black and brown and has to be the most stylish version to date.

The new model sports a 2.8 inch WQVGA OLED screen and is the thinnest Walkman ever, at only 7.2mm. The NW-A845 (16GB, Y24,000), NW-A846 (32GB, Y30,000), and NW-A847 (64GB, Y40,000) are all due on October 31st.

Sony releases S540 Walkman

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2009

Sony releases S540 WalkmanSony just released its latest Walkman, the S540, in the US. The S540 features 2.4″ of viewing real estate and a pair of stereo speakers, so you can listen to your songs without headphones. An integrated microphone lets you record voice notes to yourself and you also get a built-in FM radio.

Battery life is about 42 hours with music playback on headphones, while video playback is 6.5 hours. It supports all of the popular audio file formats like AAC, MP3 and WMA. Video file formats include H.264, MPEG-4 and WMV.

New Sony S-Series Walkman leaked

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on August 8th, 2009

New Sony S-Series Walkman leakedThe Walkman NWZ-S544 and the Walkman NWZ-S545 have been leaked by materiel.net, a French online retail site. Both models have very similar features, with the main difference being storage details: 8GB and 16GB. They are priced at 129 and 149 Euros.

Some features include: 8GB and 16GB of internal memory, 2.4″ display, FM radio, Built-in speakers, Plays Mpeg-4 AVC videos, Mp3, WMA and AAC (non-DRM), Battery: 42hrs audio, 6hrs video, 99.3×49.3×10.2mm, an weighs 70g.

New Sony S-Series Walkman caught in the wild

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2009

New Sony S-Series Walkman caught in the wildSony has done well with the S-Series Sony Walkman. That’s no surprise with it’s super-thin form, music and video capabilities, long lasting battery, FM tuner, etc. Well, the folks at Sony Insider caught wind of this picture from one of their sources and the theory is that this is the successor to the S series.

It looks great in red, blue, pink and black. Interestingly it appears to have speakers on the front. Awesome for those who like to use their music players without headphones. The design is pretty eye catching and it looks larger.