Sony unveils Walkman A845, B150 and W250
Sony has announced a small pile of Walkmans that it'll be bringing to market within the next few months. They come in a variety of form factors, from the standard slab to a weird heard-shaped Bluetooth model. There's the A845, the B150 and the W250.
Starting at the top of the list, the A845 is the aforementioned slab-style player. It's 7.2mm thick, and weighs 62g, meaning that you'll never notice if someone lifts it from your pocket. Unless it's attached to your ears, of course. It has a 2.8-inch OLED display, but if that's not enough from you, it can also plug into a TV with an optional AV cable to deliver 480p video. It supports iPlayer downloads, too. It has 29 hours of audio battery life, and 9 hours of video, and comes with 16GB of storage.
Moving on, the B150 is a lozenge-shaped device, which the company is pitching at younger listeners. It offers a big pile of bass, along with a button that offers even more bass along with what the press release describes as "flashing red Power Illuminator LEDs". It hooks up to your computer with USB and has a 3-line LCD to see what song you're playing. It has an onboard voice recorder, too, and is available in black, blue, pink and red. It has a 2GB capacity.
Lastly, the W250 is the oddest of the lot. It has an all-in-one design and is a bit more resilient than the others, with a water-resistant finish that Sony reckons can stand up to use in the shower (though not shampoo, conditioner, facewash, soap or "high-pressure showers"). It comes in white or black, and lets you skip between tracks with an audio preview until you find one you want. It has a 2GB capacity and the battery is rated at 11 hours of music playback.
There's no pricing info yet, but what we do know is that the A845 is arriving in April, the B150 in June and the W250 in May. Tell us your favourite of the three in the comments, while we go have a shower with the W250.