Sony have just announced two new additions to their range of Walkman MP3 players. The Sony B150 and W250 are budget friendly music players, with the W250 aimed especially at sporty types.
The W250 Walkman in particular is most interesting, thanks to its unique design that squeezes all the controls and on-board memory into a set of earphones, without any irritating wires to get tangled in whilst out on a jog. 2GB and 4GB versions will be available, playing MP3, WMA, AAC and Linear PCM files. The W250 sets are also waterproof, perfect for listening to the music in the bath or if you suffer from a bit of a sweaty head. Featuring a rechargeable battery, you’ll get 11 hours of juice out of the W250s.
The B150s are a bit more conventional on the other hand. In a memory stick-style shape, they come with a 3-line LCD display and with familiar hardware playback buttons. In 4GB and 2GB models, again the B150s feature a rechargeable battery with enough power for a cool 18 hours worth of tunes, but you’ll be limited to MP3 and WMA file types.
The W250s are expected to hit stores in May, with the B150s following in June. Pricing is yet to be announced.
Check out the gallery below for more images of the new Walkman ranges
By Gerald Lynch | April 12th, 2010