There will be many consumers out there who want an MP3 player but don’t want to own anything made by Apple. Luckily there are still some great products out there from a variety of companies, and today we have news of the iPod alternative Sony Walkman B170, which promises to bomb the bass.
Sony has announced the new Walkman to its range that is nice and compact with quick battery recharging. A really clever feature of the device is that it has an integrated USB connector under a cap, which basically makes the device like a flash drive. According to reports this allows it to be directly connected to your PC or H-Fi without the need of any wires.
The unit comes with a special bass button that will deepen the low-end bass of your music, which for all you bass fans out there will be a welcome addition. If you are caught short and run out of power a quick three minute charge will provide ninety minutes of playback. Fully charged the new Walkman will give you eighteen hours to listen to your music, time enough for anyone.
There is a neat little clip on the back of the unit, and there will be a choice of a variety of different colors, and each unit has a color matched LED that will flash in time with the music. Music is easily added to the B170 by simply dragging files over to it once connected to a PC. It also features a voice recorder as well, and by using the Zappin search technology you can easily search thorough your music library.
It is expected to be available later this month and Sony has yet to reveal pricing for the unit. Do you like the look of the new Sony Walkman?