Tiny E-Series Walkman Lives on in Japan
Sony Japan has updated the NW-E050 Walkman lineup for 2012, the NW-E060. The updated E will be released on February 11th for $90 for 2GB and $110 for 4GB. This seems expensive but when you factor in the headphones and the added Noise Cancellation it is a good deal. The bundled headphones are the MDR-NC33, which shipped with other NC Walkman in the past The updated E will come in 4 colours (red, black, pink, and blue) and compared to the previous E is smaller and lighter. Supported file formats are MP3/WMA (non-DRM) / ATRAC / ATRAC Advanced Lossless / Linear PCM / AAC (Non DRM) / HE-AAC.
Like the previous generation, the new E also comes with a small speaker dock which thankfully looks a lot better than before. The E060K comes with a 0.5W colour-coded speaker that is powered by the Walkman itself, attachment is via a WM-Port. Unfortunately only the E will fit since the speaker insert is molded to it.
Personally I would love to see this on sale in Europe and would definitely grab one to supplement my X-Series.
More photos and hands-on from AV-Watch after the break.
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E060 (Left) vs E050 (right)
Source: AV-Watch, Sony