Sony have updated their Walkman range of MP3 players with a load of colourful new NWZ-E450 models.
Aimed towards the teen market rather than at audiophiles, the NWZ-E450 series comes in five different colours and has support for .lrc files, which lets the device act as a karaoke machine by dropping the volume of vocals on a track.
Optimised for use with Windows 7, the NWZ-E450 make use of the Device Stage UI to make transferring tracks to the Walkman as easy as possible. You can even pop a couple of pictures onto the player, and then use them to customise the device’s screen wallpaper, as shown on the Walkman’s 2 inch QVGA display.
Playing back both audio (MP3, WMA, AAC) and video (AVC – H.264, MPEG4, WMV), the devices should also provide some pretty tasty sound quality with a VPT, dynamic normaliser and an equaliser to tweak built in too.
Coming in either 4, 8 or 16GB sizes, you’ll get 50 hours of audio playback and around 10 hours of video from a single 3 hour charge.
No pricing available yet, but you’ll see these in shops come August.