LAS VEGAS--Sony isn't showing off a ton of new portable audio products at the show, but one new product it's officially launching here is a new Walkman Sports MP3 player (NWZ-270), a $99.99 waterproof, all-in-one digital music player.
This model is the successor to the W-Series
There's no FM radio or anything like that; this one's an MP3 player only, and is obviously designed for sporting types who don't like to deal with dangling headphone wires or Bluetooth streaming.
As far as battery life goes, the player is rated at 8 hours, and Sony says it has a quick-charge function. If the battery dies, all you have to do is charge the device for 3 minutes and you'll get enough juice for 60 minutes of playback. That's a nice feature.
The NWZ-270 will be available in March in blue, pink, white, and black.