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Sony NWZB163 B Series Music Clip Walkman 4GB - Red

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  • 3min/90min charge/battery life
  • 18 hours battery life on full charge
  • Built in clip for ultimate portability
  • 4GB Memory
  • Built in USB for charge and sync anywhere

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 90 x 23.3 x 15.2 cm ; 27 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 118 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: NWZB163R.CEW
  • ASIN: B004Z76NBY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 May 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,846 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The Sony NWZB163 Music Clip 4GB Walkman is the ideal secondary MP3/MP4 music accompanyment for your everyday activites such as the gym, on the beach or whilst travelling around town. The built in clip means that it is your ideal buddy, attach it to anything and avoid the need for cumbersome armbands or cases. The wire-free 3 minute quick charge from virtually any USB port means quick and easy charging at home, on holiday or even on an aeroplane, alternatively a full charge of around 70 minutes will provide an incredible 18 hours of music playback. In addition the NWZB162 has a built in microphone, ideal for recording either Uni lectures or voice memo's and the simple, clear controls and bright 3-line LCD display means music has never been so much fun.

Manufacturer's Description

Wear your music

Small and perfectly formed with a versatile clip, the Music Clip is designed for life on the move. Simply attach the player on your trousers or top, then head off to town or out running. At just 28 grams and under 10cm long, it’s perfect for pockets too. You can easily control your playlist using the large jog dial and change tracks or volume while exercising.

The Music Clip ensures you can always listen to favourite music.
The Music Clip ensures you can always listen to favourite music.
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Bass you can feel

The Music Clip features One Touch Bass Boost for thumping low-end sounds and full natural tones, even when the volume is low. The built-in equalizer offering a choice of four preset modes and a customisable setting so you can get the most out of your music, whatever your taste.

Find your music faster

With ZAPPIN, it’s easy to find the perfect music for the moment, whether you’re running, cycling, hiking or watching the world go by. This unique search technology scans through all your music while you're on the move. Just press the Zap button and you'll hear a short snippet of each chorus. When you recognise the track you want, press Zap again and your Music Clip will play it from the beginning.

Charge up in three minutes

Battery low just as you’re about to head out? No problem at all. Music Clip offers a superfast quick charge – just plug it in for 3 minutes and you're ready to go with up to 90 minutes of continuous music playback. Give it a full charge and you’ll get up to 18 hours playback – more than enough for a long hike in the hills or an all-day cycle ride.

Wirefree PC connection

With 4GB of memory on board, you’ll be able to store around 1000 of your favourite tracks on this MP3 Player. Syncing and transferring music is effortless with direct USB connection – simply take the top off your Music Clip, plug it in to a PC and your entire music library will be at your disposal in seconds. Manage music using Windows Media Player 11 by easily dragging and dropping to move music files and update playlists.

Find music to suit any moment at the press of a button with ZAPPIN.
Find music to suit any moment at the press of a button with ZAPPIN.
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Take notes

You won’t need to remember anything else when you’re out with your Music Clip. That’s because it includes a built-in voice recorder – flick it on and you've got an instant memory bank to record thoughts, ideas, things to do. Make notes, remember useful information, record lectures or just have fun with friends and family. Your Music Clip will store all your messages, ready for playback when you get home.

What’s your colour?

Choose from black, red or blue to match your style. Sleek, slim styling always looks good, whatever you’re doing.


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Customer Reviews

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jemi on 7 July 2011
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(This arrived VERY quickly. One day I think.)

This is my 1st mp3 player. I have made do with using my mobile phone or listening to things (music and spoken messages) via my laptop. It is a pain to keep transferring music to my phone every time I get a new one, and my laptop is not that portable, plus I have just discovered Terri Savelle Foy and wanted to listen to her recordings regularly.

I am really pleased with this and wish I had got one sooner. It looks good, it is really light, it worked, the buttons are easy to become familiar with, the screen is clear, the quick charge option is a great bonus, also the clip is not pre attached which means you do not have to use it if you do not want to - you can attach it in either direction (so that the clip end is toward the usb side or toward the wire. I put it on the 'wrong' way 1st and so when I went to un-clip it I kept pressing the the pause button. Pulling the clip off and turning it 180 degrees sorted that though.

Pads for the earpieces are not supplied. The in ear earphones are good but a bit big for me so I will probably swap them but that is not a major issue.

I hope I do not lose the cap for the USB side - this is a flaw with this type of device generally... I like having something good that is not made by Apple!

I am not keen on charging in via PC only so also bought a USB mains charger. I have not tried it but expect it to work fine.

Reasons for giving it 4 stars not 5:

- When I plug the mp3 player into my laptop it does not recognise it, neither does Windows Media Player. But since I can drag and drop music into it using Windows Explorer I am fine with not being able to sync WMP with the device. I am aware that the issue could be with my laptop not the device.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. L. Owens on 7 Oct. 2011
For the price it's as it says on the box and more.....Took it on holiday used for at least 3 hours a day only need charging every 3 days excellent.....Only gripe is the head phones...Hurt my ears....but bought a pair of Panasonic ear canal headphones problem sorted so no gripes anymore....Recommended
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Jones on 4 Oct. 2011
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Yes, it's inexpensive, but unfortnuately it shows. It feels really flimsy, especially the cap to cover the usb connector. It's not what you expect from Sony at all.

The main button also feels like it could break at any moment, and that's before the fact that the "back" action actually moves "forwards" through the menu, and vice versa.

On top of that,I obviously got a defective model, as after less than a week of use (about half an hour a day) it completely froze up, with none of the buttons working and a loud buzzing noise coming throught the headphones. Yes, it was fine after pressing the reset button, but I don't feel like carrying a pin around for the next time it happens, especially for a brand new player. It's going back.

I realise that it's not fair to rate the item based on a faulty model, so the two stars is based purely on when the player was working. The fact that it broke after a week just added insult to injury.

Going back to Samsung; their similar-priced mp3 players are of a much higher quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phillipe Moritz on 8 Dec. 2011
I was perfectly happy with this little unit to begin with. Sound's great (if a little on the quiet side), and it seems nicely put together.

Then, halfway through my commute on the train, the it froze. No buttons worked, could not even turn the power off, it just blasted a loud buzzing through the headphones.

I waited for the battery to run out, then tried again. All fine for 15 minutes then the same thing happened.

So, I returned it and had it replaced. 30 minutes into my first use and the same thing happened again.

I've seen the same problem mentioned here by other customers, so it seems to be a common fault with this model. As such, I really wouldn't advise buying one.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nokia Stylis on 27 Oct. 2011
Ilove it, easy to control, easy to download music from your computer.
you just plug it in via the USB which is part of the MP3 player.
Charges the same way. Sounds fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noa on 18 Jan. 2012
this product was a xmas pressent and I loved everything about it until I actually took it outdoors to find out that it is just not loud enough! good point: long battery life, easy navigation system, charges quickly, looks cool, light and crisp sound but I can hear every treadmill at the gym and can speak to anyone with it on without shouting! even the lightest wind in my hair overpowers the volume! not good for me! its going back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I on 17 Dec. 2011
Poor quality. Too chunky to use in the gym. Poor quality sound. Very fiddle controls. A let down from Sony.
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By Rina Bhuiya on 26 April 2014
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I don't go out without this. I've had it for a number of years now and its serving me well. The only annoying thing is the zapping function. Its totally useless! Why would you just want to listen to snippets of your favourite songs? On the whole a great product.
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