Conclusion: Although you can listen to music easily enough on your smartphone, it drains the battery life and threatens to leave you without a phone when you need it most. The Sony NWZ-B162 is a great solution, proving incredibly cost effective, and doing everything you'll ever need.
Pros: The Sony NWZ-B162 is no bigger than a USB memory stick, and actually has a port on the end (hidden under a dust cover) for connections to your laptop or PC. There's no need to use software – you can simply drag and drop files from your computer – making it easy to update songs on a regular basis and make the most out of the 2GB of storage. Despite the tiny dimensions, there's still space for a three-line LCD display, so unlike Apple's iPod Shuffle you'll always know w...
Cons: The most limiting thing about the Sony NWZ-B162 is the 2GB of storage, proving easy to fill up. However, it's easily enough for 20 or so albums, promising to keep you entertained for at least a day or two. With the ability to drag and drop files, updating music collections is also not a problem.
Conclusion: The NWZ-B162 is a no-frills product that delivers decent sound quality at a bargain price. With just 2GB of memory on board, it's unlikely that most people will be buying this as their primary music player, but it's ideal as a back-up for when you don't want to take any risks with a pricier gadget. If you're going for a run or indulging in some poolside tunes then this pint-sized player is a handy gadget to have at your fingertips.
Pros: Compact size, nice design, on-board USB connection, decent audio, easy to use, ZAPPIN search function
Cons: Only basic functions, only 2GB memory, sound clarity is lost at high volume
Summary: Det är inte så ofta vi testar renodlade mp3-spelare nu för tiden, men då och då dyker de upp. I det här fallet är det Sony som står för fiolerna, men det visar sig att det inte finns så mycket nytt att rapportera om.