Sony NWZ-W260 Walkman: Are new products iPod Touch beaters?

When it comes to unique designs, Sony has got to be one of the most consistent and best at producing devices that are unlike any other. We recently brought you news of their new tablets, the S1 and the S2 and while the S1 is very similar to the tablets that are already out on the market, the S2 offers something very different with its dual-screen. Today we have news of a uniquely designed new line of Walkmans from Sony, the NWZ-W260 series.

What makes this series so unique is the fact that they are an all-in-one headphones and music player set. The headset is also water resistant, targeting those that work up a sweat when they’re keeping fit and listening to their playlists. Another feature that makes this Walkman stand out from others is its quick charging battery technology that promises eight hours of battery life, needing just three minutes on charge per one hour of juice.

The software that this Walkman is packing is also impressive as it allows users to load their player up simply by clicking and dragging the tracks they wish to include in their playlist. It is compatible with Windows Media Player as well as iTunes providing the selected audio files are not DRM-protected. The company will be offering two versions from the NWZ-W260 series next month, a 4GB that will set you back and $79.99 and a slightly cheaper 2GB version just $59.99.

Meanwhile, according to CNET, it is also apparent that Sony is planning to release another line of Walkman music players, this time at the higher end of the market, as four of their A860 series products make their way through the FCC. This series is reported to feature noise-cancelling technology, an OLED screen and storage capacities that range from 8GB to 64GB.

It is well known that one of the leading portable music playing devices on the market today is Apple’s iPod Touch. These too boast a decent sized touchscreen display and have storage capacities up to 64GB, though they also include a few more features such as a rear facing camera and a tough aluminum chassis. Sony’s new products have a tough challenge on their hands if they are to compete with the popular Apple devices. Would you switch from using an iPod Touch to using one of the new products which Sony is bringing out?

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Written by Chris Cook

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