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Sony's Latest Walkman Does Double Duty as a Bluetooth Headset

by Fox Van Allen on September 04, 2014

Sony Walkman NWZ-WS613Sony, the company that invented portable music listening with the original Walkman, this week unveiled the new Walkman NWZ-WS613, a Bluetooth-enabled MP3 player built directly into a pair of headphones.

This waterproof Walkman is designed for long workouts and other places where you’d prefer to leave the distraction of a smartphone behind. It holds up to 4GB of music, and can be controlled remotely from a ring-type remote worn on your index finger.

If 4GB isn’t enough music, you can connect the Walkman to a smartphone or other personal media player through low-energy Bluetooth. The only downside: It’s a pretty bulky setup to be used as stand-alone Bluetooth headphones. You may get more comfort out of the less expensive LG Tone+ HBS730 ($49.99) or Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 ($79.99) Bluetooth in-ear models.

The Sony Walkman NWZ-WS613 will be available this October with a MSRP of $159.99.


iPods & MP3 Players, News, Music and Video, Portable Players, Phone Accessories, Headphones, Blog, IFA 2014

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From Brian on September 07, 2014 :: 12:49 pm

Doesn’t work underwater using Bluetooth. Otherwise it’s fantastic. We need underwater wireless technology fast! smile



From Omar on September 08, 2018 :: 9:22 am

It doesn’t connecting with all smart phones


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