Sony has unveiled a series of new Walkman speaker docks in its homeland.
The NAS-V5 and NAS-V7M both sport built-in Wi-Fi and will stream radio from the Internet either from a number of 9,000 pre-programmed vTuner stations or Shoutcast MP3 broadcast. They have CD players and can rip CDs directly to an attached Walkman. The NAS-V7M is also able to rip music directly to a built-in storage with 16GB capacity. Both devices have AM/FM radios and 15W of total power.
The RDP-NWV500 is another device of the series, meant for the cupholder of a car and has a cone-shaped design that is capable to provide 16W of sound power the same way a regular speaker system does, while being more convenient for drivers. The driver can adjust sound without having to look at the device thanks to a ring-shaped volume controller. The device also has its own cradle to be used at home and can be run from the car’s 12V port and also to the usual wall outlet.
Completing the line, the RDP-NW1 is an iPod dock adapted for the Walkman and has the same AM/FM radio and controls.
The Internet-capable radios can be available on June 26th for an equivalent price of $428 for the V5 and $535 for the V7M. As for the NWv500 and NW1, they will be available on April 24th and their prices will be $214 and $139, respectively.