Product Comparison: Sony NWZ-B183F/BC vs Apple iPod Shuffle


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Apple
Model
NWZ-B183F/BC
iPod Shuffle
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The black Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman USB Stick MP3 Player offers an innovative solution for enjoying your music while on the go. The body of the NWZ-B183F Walkman is essentially a USB stick with an OLED display and headphone jack. This small form factor means you can take this device almost anywhere. Regardless of its small size, the NWZ-B183F comes with 4GB of built-in storage, so you can carry hundreds of songs with you. In addition to digital audio, the NWZ-B183F also features an FM tuner and can even record and store audio from your favorite radio stations. The NWZ-B183F's display is easily readable and track controls are right there on the device.
Never leave a favorite tune behind. Along with up to 15 hours of battery life, iPod shuffle Holds hundreds of songs. That’s plenty of room for the Essential songs of your workout or commute.
Key Specs
Memory
4 GB
2 GB
Display
Yes
No
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Apple iPod Shuffle
  • 2GB is plenty of memory for our uses.
  • Enough memory for a lengthy playlist, buttons are easy to use.
  • The 2GB of memory is excellent space for around 250 average length songs (my best guess).
  • Needs more memory.
  • You can create playlists, but memory and options are limited.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Space Gray
Height
3.3 in.
1.9 in.
Width
0.9 in.
1.9 in.
Depth
0.5 in.
1.6 in.
Weight
1.12 oz.
0.8 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Apple iPod Shuffle
  • The size and clip are great so it doesn't get in the way or get lost.
  • It's the perfect size and configuration to have in a jeans pocket and listen to podcasts all day while working and working out.
  • I prefer this over other models, because of the size and the clip, which attaches much tighter than other brands.
  • I was amazed in the compact size of the shuffle and the amount of music it is capable of holding.
  • It's the perfect boom box in a convenient tiny size.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
MP3, WMA
AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, WAV
Memory Card Slot
No
No
Input(s)
3.5mm Jack
3.5mm Jack
Usability
1" OLED (128 x 36 Resolution)
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
No
No
Extras
Quick Charge
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), Mac and PC Compatible
What customers say about "Features"
 
Apple iPod Shuffle
  • Portability, decent battery life with Itunes and a good headset you can truly be in another world just about anywhere you go.
  • A good, simple mp3 player. I prefer this for listening to music while walking because it doesn't require me to remove it from my pocket to control it like an iPod Touch.
  • A good MP3 player should just act like an external drive and allow you to copy files directly to the device which makes management much easier.
  • Holds plenty of songs and the the sound quality is excellent. I have no complaints and I'm so glad I got this.
  • The only drawback is that it does not come with an electrical power adapter. It has the USB cable for the computer, but if your computer goes to sleep, it will not charge!
Power
Battery Life
16 hours
15 hours

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

Apple iPod Shuffle

What customers say about "Power"
 
Apple iPod Shuffle
  • At least eight hours of battery life, if not more.
  • The battery life is awsome and its more than enougn storage for the gym.
  • It doesn't have a battery conserving sleep mode. I forgot to turn it off and drained the battery.
  • The battery life leaves something to be desired.
  • Battery life is nothing like the 10-15 hours promised though.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

Apple iPod Shuffle

Other Information
Manufacturer
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable, Headphones


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