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Sony boosts Wearable line-up with launch of new WS413 / WS414 Walkman®

Press Release   •  Jan 06, 2016 01:00 GMT

  • All-in-one design delivers quality sound anytime, anywhere with easy connectivity and an improved sleek, wearable fit
  • New salt-water / dust proof design for use with increased range of sports
  • Introducing ‘Ambient Sound’ mode for enhanced user experience

Take your music to new places with the brand new wearable WS413 / WS414[i] Walkman®. A new, tough, salt water and dust proof design allows you to enjoy more activities in a wider variety of conditions;it can accompany you on your morning swim in the pool, your evening jog along the beach or your yearly hike up a snowy mountain.

Listening to music whilst exercising is a true motivator, so why not make it easier than ever? A wire-free round and seamless shape makes the fit comfortable and secure, so you don’t need to worry about the Walkman® slipping at a crucial time.

The WS413 / WS414 wearable Walkman® from Sony is now salt-water proof and dust proof[ii] so you can listen to your favourite songs whilst enjoying water sports such as kayaking or swimming and its sleek design eliminates drag interference so you are not restricted in any way. This has been enabled by the addition of an internal terminal which resists any accumulation of foreign particles and is highly corrosion-resistant. A rustproof coating on the surface of the front case ensures that your Walkman® is protected both inside and out.

The WS413 / WS414 comes equipped with both everyday earbuds, and specially designed waterproof earbuds[iii] that are covered with a thin film to form a barrier against water getting through without compromising comfort.

But you don’t have to be in to sports to enjoy the WS413 / WS414 Walkman®. The sand tolerance means it’s great for those beach days and exotic holidays. The unique sealed structure equalizes compression ratios, ensuring that your Walkman® stays Dustproof in a variety of environments. The supported temperature feature has been extended means you can use your Walkman® to its full potential in temperatures from -5°C to 45°C.

You can also remain conscious of the voices and noises around you should you so wish with the new Ambient Sound mode. In-built microphones pick up ambient sounds around you allowing you to stay in touch with your surrounding environment without having to remove the device or lower the volume. This means you can communicate with your jogging buddy or yoga instructor without having to pause your motivational music.

The WS413 / WS414 Walkman® is available in the UK from February

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For more information please contact the Hope & Glory PR team at sonysound@hopeandglorypr.com / 0207 566 4797

Selected technical specifications

Model name Walkman® NW-WS414/ NW-WS413
Internal memory 8GB / 4GB
Available colours Black/ Ivory / Blue/ Lime Green
Compatible formats MP3/WMA/Linear PCM/AAC
Water resistance IP65/IP68 (IEC 60529) or equivalent[iv]
Dust Proofing
Sound effects Dynamic Normalizer
Music playback time Music: Approx. 12 hours[v]
Charging Time Approx. 1.5 hours
Quick charge Approx. 3 minutes charge enables up to approx. 60 minutes playback[vi]
Mass Approx. 32g (1.2 oz)
Accessories Earbuds (4 sets: S/M/L/LL) Waterproof Earbuds (4 set: S/M/L/LL) USB Cradle (1), USB Cable (1)

Adjustment band (1)

[i]NW-WS414 offers 4GB capacity, NW-WS413 offers 8GB capacity

[ii]New models are saltwater proof and dust proof to an IPX65/68 rating

[iii]Both standard earbuds and waterproof earbuds are provided in Sizes S/M/L/LL

[iv]With waterproof earbuds attached

[v]MP3 128kbps, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF

[vi]MP3 128kbps

About Sony Corporation:

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $68 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/