At 10.2mm thin, the compact new S540 WALKMAN still manages to find room for two high-quality stereo speakers guarded by a tough, stylish aluminum speaker grille.
Listening on speakers is enhanced by Digital Linear Phase Speaker System technologies unique to Sony. Linear Phase Correction assures smooth, natural frequency responses. Virtual Bass enhances harmonic signals to reinforce the sensation of deep low-end frequencies.
The player features a bright 2.4 LCD screen, video playback at up to 30 frames per second, landscape format, and a stand accessory for table-top viewing.
Also included is an on-board FM radio, FM recorder, and voice recorder. The WALKMAN S540 gets 42 hours listening time on headphones from a single charge, and up to 17 hours through the built-in speakers. Battery life with video playback is 6.5 hours or 5 hours video when using built-in speakers.
The S540 will come in 8GB and 16GB versions for $110 and $130 respectively