Sony Electronics Asia Pacific expands its Walkman® collection with the release of the Walkman® X1000 series video MP3 player. The X1000 series will feature the very best of Sony technology such as S-Master and Digital Noise Cancelling technology. For the entertainment aficionados who cannot live without music and movies even while on the go, the X1000 series is enabled with Internet connectivity for the users to stream YouTube videos and directly download podcasts while on the go. The series will also boast a 3-ince OLED (Organic Light-emitting Diode) panel and Digital Clear Audio technologies for the best audio and video experience.
(Singapore, 24 June 2009) – Sony Electronics Asia Pacific expands its Walkman® collection with the Walkman® X1000 series. Featuring the very best Sony audio technologies (such as S-Master and digital noise canceling), the Walkman® X1000 series video MP3 player promises the ultimate audio and video quality with an intuitive, easy to use interface – perfect for entertainment aficionados who cannot live without music and movies even while on the go.
Boasting a new consumer experience in mobile sound and video, the Walkman® X1000 series features a 3-inch OLED (Organic Light-emitting Diode) panel and Digital Clear Audio technologies for the best audio and visual performance. In addition, the X1000 series is enabled with Internet connectivity for the technology savvy user to stream YouTubeTM videos and directly download podcasts while on the move.
“In an increasingly saturated music player market, Sony strives to leap forward by taking music enjoyment and the listening experience to a whole new level. We incorporate our best innovations to deliver cutting edge products like the Walkman® X-series that revolutionise the way consumers enjoy their entertainment,” says Mr. Shinichiro Ikeda, General Manager of Personal Audio Division, Sony Marketing Asia Pacific.
With the X series, users will enjoy their video in unmatched superior quality on a large 3-inch OLED (Organic Light-emitting Diode) panel that displays content at 10,000:1 contrast and in true-to-life colours. The wide viewing angle on the OLED display also allows users to easily view movies with friends and family. Additionally, the large display makes for easy navigation on the touch panel, one of two ways which users can control the player thanks to its hybrid design. With the touch panel, users can conveniently select content by tapping the icons on the display; or navigate using the buttons strategically placed on the side and top of the Walkman® for hassle-free content playback and volume operation.
Furthermore, the bundled Content Transfer software easily transfers files such as music, movies and photos from Windows Explorer, iTunes® or even Cyber-shot cameras to the Walkman® with its simple drag-and-drop interface. Podcast channels can also be conveniently registered on the X1000 series in a similar manner with the iTunes and Content transfer software.
Marrying the best in video and audio technology, the X series is the world’s first digital media player that integrates Digital Noise Canceling technology to effectively reduce ambient noise for crisp, clear sound quality. Featuring new environment settings, users can finally enjoy their music or videos while on a bus, train, airplane or in the office as the appropriate settings help block out environmental noise. Combining digitised Clear Audio technologies with the S-Master digital amplifier, users can also benefit from accurate sound reproduction and reduced audio distortion and jitter. Cleverly packaged with professional grade EX series monitor headphones, the X series delivers dynamic sound reproduction.
Internet savvy users will be pleased to know that the Walkman® X1000 series supports wireless LAN connectivity and features “NetFront® browser for Walkman” for easy web surfing. Keeping in touch with the latest on YouTubeTM and podcasts is also easy as the player features YouTube™ video streaming and direct podcast downloads.
The new Walkman® S series is available now at all Sony authorised dealers. Suggested retail prices start from S$529.00 for Walkman® NWZ-X1050 and S$699.00 for Walkman® NWZ-X1060.