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21 January 2016
Sony Boosts Wearable Line-Up with Launch of New WS413 Walkman®

Sony Boosts Wearable Line-Up with Launch of New WS413 Walkman®

All-in-one design delivers quality sound anytime, anywhere with easy connectivity and an improved sleek, wearable fit

New salt water / dustproof design for use with increased range of sports

Introducing 'Ambient Sound' mode for enhanced user experience

(MALAYSIA, 21 January 2016) - Take your music to new places with the brand new wearable WS413 Walkman®. A new, tough, salt water and dustproof design allows you to enjoy more activities in a wider variety of conditions; it can accompany you on your morning swim in the pool, your evening jog along the beach or your yearly hike up a snowy mountain.

Listening to music whilst exercising is a true motivator, so why not make it easier than ever? A wire-free round and seamless shape makes the fit comfortable and perfect for slipping over the ear, so you don't need to worry about the Walkman® slipping at a crucial time.

The WS413 wearable Walkman® from Sony is now salt waterproof and dustproof1 so you can listen to your favourite songs whilst enjoying water sports such as kayaking or swimming. Its sleek design further eliminates drag interference so you are not restricted in any way. This has been enabled by the addition of an internal terminal which resists any accumulation of foreign particles and is highly corrosion-resist. A rustproof coating on the surface of the front case ensures that your Walkman® is protected both inside and out.

The WS413 Walkman® comes equipped with both everyday earbuds2, and specially designed waterproof earbuds that are covered with a thin film to form a barrier against water getting through without compromising comfort.

But you don't have to be into sports to enjoy the WS413 Walkman®. The sand tolerance means it's great for those beach days and exotic holidays. The unique sealed structure equalises compression ratios, ensuring that your Walkman® stays dustproof in a variety of environments. The supported temperature feature that has been extended means you can now use your Walkman® to its full potential in temperatures from -5°C to 45°C.

You can also choose to remain conscious of the voices and noises around you, thanks to the new Ambient Sound mode. In-built microphones pick up ambient sounds around you, allowing you to stay in touch with your surrounding environment without having to remove the device or lower the volume. This means you can communicate with your jogging buddy or yoga instructor without having to pause your motivational music.

The WS413 Walkman® will be available in Malaysia from February 2016 onwards. For more information, check out


Specification Sheet

Model Name

NW-WS413 Walkman®

Internal Memory


Available Colours

Black / Ivory / Blue / Lime Green

Compatible Formats

MP3 / WMA / Linear PCM / AAC

Water Resistance

IP65/IP68 (IEC 60529) or equivalent3


Sound Effects

Dynamic Normaliser

Music Playback Time

Approx. 12 hours4

Charging Time

Approx. 1.5 hours

Quick Charge

Approx. 3 minutes charge enables up to approx. 60 minutes playback5

Operating Temperature

-5°C to 45°C


Approx. 32g


Earbuds (4 sets: S/M/L/LL)

Waterproof Earbuds (4 set: S/M/L/LL)

USB Cradle (1), USB Cable (1)

Adjustment band (1)

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Bryan Chow

PR & Events

Sony Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: +6019 327 3960


Alvin Chan

PR & Events

Sony Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


1New models are salt waterproof and dustproof to an IPX65/68 rating.

2Both standard earbuds and waterproof earbuds are provided in Sizes S/M/L/LL.                 

3With waterproof earbuds attached.

4MP3 128kbps, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF.

5MP3 128kbps.

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