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Sony’s new Walkman range now includes the ability to stream music from the Walkman to a pair of wireless headphones using Bluetooth technology.

The new Walkman A860 and E460 series share a sleek, new design and feature generous battery life for longer listening. All three new models are supplied with MediaGo software for easy drag-and-drop music transfer, videos and photos from Windows Explorer or iTunes.

Unique to Sony, Clear Audio Technologies assure superior sound quality. It’s easy to create themed music channels with SensMe that automatically categorises your music tracks into different channels. Other fun features shared by the new models include Karaoke Mode, synchronised lyrics display and a language learning function.

The A860 introduces streaming via Bluetooth to wireless headphones, compatible speaker docks, car audio head units and other devices. Bluetooth connectivity on Walkman A860 also lets you wirelessly share stored personal photos with compatible mobile phones.

Ultimate audiophile sound: Walkman NWZ-A860 series video MP3 player Taking premium sound to new heights, the beautiful Walkman A860 is loaded with five Clear Audio Technologies. New-generation S-Master MX digital amplifier technology by Sony reduces noise levels and distortion still further, ensuring that your favourite tunes sound better than ever.

The generously-sized 2.8‚ LCD touch-screen gives a superb view of your photos, videos and album artwork. Together with an intuitive new interface, the big, bright screen makes fingertip browsing through your personal content collection even more satisfying.

Colourful styling, great sound and fun features: Walkman NWZ-E460 series video MP3 player

Your colourful entry into the world of Walkman with video, the new NWZ-E460 series sounds as good as it looks.

New EX headphones plus Clear Audio Technologies by Sony (Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) to enhance the quality of compressed audio files) ensure high quality Walkman sound. Battery life is a generous 50hr (audio)/10hr (video), giving plenty of stamina for that lengthy flight, daily commute or weekends away.

Water resistant, wire-free, washable, wearable Walkman NWZ-W260 series MP3 player

25% lighter than its predecessor and featuring an even more comfortable fit, the all-in-one Walkman NWZ-W260 series is perfect for sports and active lifestyles. Wear it in the gym, while you’re jogging, or even during that post-workout shower.

Supplied Content Transfer software simplifies drag-and-drop file from your PC or iTunes library.

A quick 3-minute charge provides enough power for 60 minutes of listening time, while a fully-charged battery gives up to 8 hours of uninterrupted listening‚ enough for the longest workout.

ZAPPIN song search technology lets you browse quickly through all your music, previewing a snatch of each track without fiddly searches through menus or playlists.

The new Walkman range of MP3 and video MP3 players will be available in South Africa from October 2011. The RRP for the NWZ-W262 is R899, R999 for the NWZ-E463 and R1999 for the NWZ-A860.

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