Sony just introduced a new series of small clip-on MP3 players . The new Sony Walkman B170 are available in a wide variety of colors and they are also very light and practical. The range consists of the NWZ-B173F with 4 GB memory , and the NWZ-B172F with 2 GB .
As we have said above, the Sony Walkman B170 are MP3 players that are very comfortable to carry thanks to their clip-on support , which allows us to attach it to our clothes or bag without noticing or carrying it. They weigh only 28 grams , and are available in red, pink, blue or black . They have a direct USB connection to transfer songs from the PC without using any additional cables. We can also transfer any other type of file, since the Walkman B170 can act as an external USB memory .
Obviously, both models enjoy the same design, and incorporate an LED screen that shows track, album, etc. information and that also flashes to the rhythm of the music we are listening to. For quick operation, the playback and forward controls are located on a handy Jog Dial . As for the supported formats, the Sony B170 can play MP3 and WMA music , and include an FM radio tuner with memory for 30 stations . They can also record the radio broadcast in the internal memory, in case we want to catch a song on the fly, and can act as a voice recorder with three quality levels to choose from.
Other interesting features are the Bass Boost button to boost the bass frequencies, the equalizer with preselected settings or the ZAPPIN function , which plays a few seconds of each track to quickly find the song we are looking for. The battery is rechargeable and only needs three minutes of charging to get 90 minutes of playback. If we make a full load, the autonomy of use rises until 18 hours .
In short, a practical, portable and stylish MP3 player. The new Sony Walkman B170 will be available from next February .