Feeds

Sony launches leaked noise-cancelling Walkman line

NW-S700F series is official

The Power of One Infographic

sony's network walkman nws700 series

Sony Japan has finally launched the NW-S700F digital Walkman series, a week and a half after details of the device slipped out on a UK retail website. As expected, the Flash-based line-up comprises models in a variety of metallic colours and with storage capacities of 1-4GB.

Those bulbous earphones may look like noise-reducing 'phones, but Sony said the NW-S700F's on-board mic is used to power a noise-cancellation circuit, allowing you to listen to your tunes free from outside influences. Sony claims the players deliver improved stereo separation and distortion-free bass reinforcement too.

Sony also touted the NW-S700F series' 50-hour music playback time on a single battery charge. The battery takes two hours to fill, but you'll get three hours' playback after just three minutes' connection to a spare USB 2.0 port, Sony said.

sony nws700 series flash walkman
sony nws700 series flash walkman

The Japanese debut of the NW-S700F series will take place on 21 October, Sony said. On 18 November it will launch the NW-S600 range, a pair of models that lack the other players' noise-cancellation technology and FM tuner.

Sony hasn't said when the players will ship over here, but we expect them to appear in a similar timeframe to the Japanese launch, priced at £100-180. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
Composite vid socket binned as GPIO sprouts new pins
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.