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Sony B173 4GB MP3 Player Black

Code: N64QH

  • 4GB internal memory for up to 1000 song storage
  • Three line LCD screen to see what song you are currently playing
  • Up to 18 hours audio playback time giving you more time between charges

Product details

Sony B173 4GB MP3 Player Black

• 4GB internal memory for up to 1000 song storage
• Three line LCD screen to see what song you are currently playing
• Up to 18 hours audio playback time giving you more time between charges
• Five Equaliser pre-sets giving you more customisation of your audio playback
• Sleek and small design to carry around with you everywhere

How long will the battery last on this MP3 player?
This Sony MP3 player has a long lasting battery that will last up to 18 hours on continuous playback. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy your music on long journeys. With the MP3 player also having a standard USB plug for charging, you are able to charge this device with any normal USB plug to keep topped up while you are away.

How do I search for music with this player?
The Sony B173 utilises several search parameters so you can find your music quickly and easily. You are able to search by artist and album as well as by genre and even year of release. So, if you have a favourite artist, genre of music or even a favourite year, you will be able to find the songs in no time.

Does the Sony B173 have any special features?
The MP3 player utilises a function called ZAPPIN. When you press the ZAP button you will be played a short preview of each track. The time of each preview is adjustable from four seconds to 15 seconds giving you enough time to decide on whether you want to listen to that track or not.

Audio Features
Supported Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Backlit Display Yes
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Battery Life Maximum 18 Hours
Colour Black
Controls Buttons
Dimensions 89 mm x 15 mm x 22.5 mm
Memory Capacity 4 GB
Microphone Yes
Photo Playback No
Supported Photo Formats N/A
Playback Time (Video) N/A
Playback Time (Music) 18 Hours
Radio No
Screen Size 3 Line
Screen Type LCD
SD Card Reader No
USB Input for Charging No
Video Playback No
Supported Video Formats N/A
Water Resistant / Splash Proof No
Weight 28 g
Box Contents
Sony B173
Quick Start Guide

Does this mp3 player have a sleep function, ie does it turn itself off after a stipulated length of time, say 1 hour?

Asked by: IIRI
Please see exert from the manual : "If song playback is paused and there is no operation for a certain period of time, your Walkman turns off automatically"
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2015-07-17

Oes this have bluetooth?

Asked by: carl
No sorry, bluetooth is not included.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17
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N64QH Sony B173 4GB MP3 Player Black (1+) £69.99

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