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Sony NWZ-B160 Series Wearable MP3 Players

Sony introduced the NWZ-B160 Walkman B Series of wearable MP3 players with bass boost, quick charge and a detachable clip. Weighing just 28g and less than 10cm long, Walkman B Series boasts an eye-grabbing two-tone finish in a vivid choice of contrasting colour-ways.

Despite its compact size, easy-to-use Walkman B Series delivers big, bold, sound by Sony that stands out from the crowd. Whatever your listening tastes, you'll experience rich Walkman audio quality with full, deep bass. Push the Bass button for even more low-end power and the colour matching power illuminator pulses in time with the music.

A generous 18 hour* battery life lets you keep listening for longer. Or if you're in a hurry, plug in your Walkman for just 3 minutes and get charged up for 90 minutes playback time. (* With Power Save Mode set to “Save ON Super”, LED set to “LED OFF”, Equalizer/Bass not in use, playback at MP3 128kbps.)

New this year, a detachable clip attaches Walkman to a belt, bag strap or outside the pocket of your shirt or jeans. It's a great way to show off your MP3 player's great looks while you're out and about.

Loading up Walkman with your digital music collection is easy. Just connect the player's built-in USB connector to your PC — then drag and drop files or transfer them via Windows Media Player 11/12.

ZAPPIN song search technology lets you browse quickly through all your music. Just touch the ZAPPIN button to preview a short snatch of each track without fiddly searches through menus or playlists.

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Key technical specifications

Capacity (approx. number of songs, with MP3 files at 128 kbps) NWZ-B163/B163F: 4GB (approx. 980 songs)
NWZ-B162/B162F: 2GB (approx. 470 songs)
Audio file formats MP3; WMA (non-DRM)
Display 3-line backlit LCD
Music play modes Normal / Repeat All / Repeat 1 Song / Repeat Shuffle All / ZAPPIN Short/Long
Other functions Bass boost with colour matching power illuminator; 5-band Equalizer; Direct USB connection to PC with drag-and-drop file transfer; Voice Record; (B162F/B163F only: FM tuner with FM Record)
Charge time (via USB) Partial charge for 90 mins playback in approx. 3 minutes;
Full recharge in approx. 70 minutes
Battery life 18 hours playback with MP3 files at 128kbps (with equalizer/Bass 'off')
Dimensions (approx. – projecting parts not included) W90.7 x H22 x D14.7mm
Weight (approx.) 28g
Supplied accessories Headphones (MDR-E804Y), Detachable clip


  • Colourful, wearable Walkman NWZ-B160F/B160 MP3 players
  • One-touch boost button for rich, deep bass
  • Quick charge gives up to 90mins playback from 3mins charge
  • Detachable clip attaches Walkman to clothing, belt or bag strap
  • Choice of vibrant colours with colour matching power illuminator
  • Easy drag-and-drop music file transfers
  • ZAPPIN for quick music searches

The new Walkman NWZ-B160 range of ultra-portable MP3 players is available from June 2011. Check price

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