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Sony NWZW252B W Series Walkman 2 GB MP3 Player Water Resistant Headphones - Black

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  • Bass Boost - Shortcut key gives you thumping low-end sounds
  • ZAPPIN™ - One touch 'ZAP' button searches your music library for the perfect song
  • Quick Charge - Plug in your Walkman® for 3 minutes and get 90 minutes playback
  • 2GB memory - Ideal for an active lifestyle, stores approximately 500 tracks (35 to 45 albums) thanks to a built-in memory
  • Water resistant headphones,works even with the impact of sweat, rain or in the shower.

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  • Item Weight: 41 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
  • Item model number: NWZW252B.CEW
  • ASIN: B003I64108
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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For a totally wire-free listening experience, in amazing sound quality, the W Series Walkman is ideal for active lifestyles. Wear it at the gym, when you're running or out walking, it's lightweight, easy to carry and great fun to use.

Wear your Walkman
Perfect for active lifestyles: Listen to your music wire free, and wear it when you’re on the move. Lightweight all-in-one design is comfortable and fits securely on your head. Great sound quality and fabulous value in a funky all-in-one wearable design.

Find your music faster
Quickly browse through all the music on your Walkman with ZAPPIN song search technology. Find your favourite tracks in flash: Just perform an artist or track search, then listen back as ZAPPIN plays you a short sample. All you have to do is choose which one to playback in full.

Quick charge in just three minutes
As well as outstanding battery life to keep you listening for longer, you can charge up and go in just three minutes! Plug in your Walkman for only 180 seconds and get up to three hours continuous playback - perfect for when you're in a hurry, or simply don't want to sit around and wait!

No restrictions with open format
Open format means no matter where your music is stored, or what format it's in (WMA, MP3 and AAC (non-DRM only)), you can transfer your entire library onto your Walkman® just by dragging and dropping it from Windows Media Player 11, iTunes or Windows Explorer. It's a cinch!

Drag-and-drop your favourite content
Transferring video and music to your WALKMAN is so easy with drag-and-drop, you'll have your whole library at your fingertips in seconds. Using Windows Media Player 11, iTunes or Windows Explorer, managing your playlists and moving files over is hassle-free. Just drag, drop, relax and enjoy.
Otras características:
Audio recording formats: MP3, WMA
Battery recharge time: 1.5 h
Colour of product: Black
Display: No
FM radio: No
Total storage capacity: 2 GB
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 1
USB required: Yes
User guide: Yes
Voice recording: No
Weight: 43 g

Manufacturer's Description

Water Resistant, Washable, Wearable and Wirefree, the Sony WALKMAN: Sport Edition is ideal for sports and active lifestyles. Its all-in-one design fits securely on your head, setting you free to enjoy your music in the gym, on a run or out walking without wires getting in the way. Keep on moving whatever the weather, thanks to the water resistant design which makes it easy to clean. The WALKMAN: Sport Edition even makes transferring music from existing libraries like iTunes® and Windows Media Player easy with a built-in transfer app. There's no long wait to enjoy your music, thanks to a 3-minute quick charge which gives you up to 90 minutes of music playback. Fully charged, the Sony WALKMAN: Sport Edition provides up to 11 hours of music. A choice of ear bud sizes ensure you get a custom, comfortable fit. Choose from black or white and give every exercise a different soundtrack.


Sweat or rain,
WALKMAN: Sport Edition
works through it all

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Water resistant and washable
When you've got sport in mind, you want an MP3 player that can cope with a bit of water. Whether you're out running in the rain or building up a sweat in the gym, the WALKMAN: Sport Edition will work through it all. You can even give it a quick hand wash under a running tap when you finish, as long you don't immerse it in water or get it in contact with soap.

Lightweight and comfortable,
the WALKMAN: Sport Edition
fits securely on your head
for total wire free listening
when you're on the move.

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Wire-free listening
Transform your active listening experience with the wire-free WALKMAN: Sport Edition. Weighing an incredibly light 43g and designed to fit comfortably and securely around your head, you'll barely notice it's there. What you will appreciate is the clear and powerful sound delivered by the 13.5mm EX Series earphones, which come with a choice of ear bud sizes so you enjoy the best fit. The absence of trailing wires means no more tangles, clips or armbands, just total freedom on the move. Now you can really lose yourself in the music, whether you're exercising in the gym or running in all weathers.

Your music's just a drag and drop away
The WALKMAN: Sport Edition works with most file formats, which means that no matter where your music is stored, you'll be able to transfer it quickly and easily. Just plug your WALKMAN into your computer with the supplied USB stand and you'll have your whole library at your disposal in seconds. Transferring tracks from iTunes to your WALKMAN is easy with the included Content Transfer app. Alternatively you can sync with Windows Media® Player or just drag and drop from Windows Explorer.

Find your favourite tracks faster
Whether you're running, cycling, strolling or watching the world go by, you won't have to stop what you're doing to find the perfect music for the moment with ZAPPIN™. This unique search technology from Sony will scan through all your music while you're on the move. Just press the Zap button and you'll hear a short snippet of each song's chorus. When you recognise the track you want, press Zap again and the WALKMAN: Sport Edition will play it from the beginning.

Charged up and ready to play
In a hurry? The WALKMAN: Sport Edition offers a superfast quick charge for those times when you don't want to wait. Just plug it in for 3 minutes and you're ready to go, with up to 90 minutes of continuous playback. A full charge gives you up to 11 hours music time, to keep you listening for longer. At 2GB, the built-in memory lets you to carry up to 500 favourite tracks with you wherever you go.

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I reviewed the earlier model of this back in October, and like everyone else completely slated the Sony NWZW202B because the tiniest drop of moisture paralysed it. The bods at Sony obviously got wind of our collective moan and have gone the other way, now making this new model "washable". Handy for the clean freaks out there but even more comforting for the sportsmen among us who sweat like pigs!
This is really the only sport mp3 out there, without the annoying wires and with a decent quality of sound. My only gripes are that the earbuds hurt a little bit, but perhaps I have very sensitive, strange-shaped ears; and why oh why is the volume never loud enough on mp3s?
Anyway well done Sony, it works. Your customer service stinks but you've done well this time.
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Hmmm. I like these headphones/mp3 player. I like the functions, such as the shuffle, zappin and the easy way you can transfer music. I like the lack of wires and I also think the ear bud thingies work pretty well and are comfy enough. The only problem is the size of the item. I am a small female, (5,1 with a head to match!) and I thought these were a tad too loose. The heart shaped wire that goes round the head is actually too big and kind of forces the ear bits into the wrong position. I think sony should bring out a smaller sized wire version (i.e. the bit in the middle) and they would be perfect. In saying that, they are pretty good and I have run a half marathon in them without them falling off. I think they would be fab if your head was a few cms bigger than mine!
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Okay, well I purchased these willing to take the punt as I was sick of getting tangled in wires or whipping out my iPod across the gym floor. Well, to be honest initially I was disappointed by the bugger as I just couldn't get them to sit comfortably whilst moving around. But! It then struck me that the wiring at the back is in fact moldable. This was a revelation of epic proportions. It took the player from being a nuisance to a pleasure to wear. I was able to twist and shape the wire at the back to give a more snug fit. An easier approach from a design point of view in my opinion would have been if the wire could simply be pulled through by the ear pieces to allow the wire to sit more snuggly on the head. The sound is surprisingly good I was expecting much worse, and it only improved as the headphones worn in. In all, I think if you have a reasonable amount of patience to tweak and play with the wire and test different bud sizes in each ear, you will come away satisfied.

The concept is brilliant but hopefully in the next iteration they make the player quite a bit lighter, allow for a more snug fit around the neck and head, also a greater variety of buds is required for a product like this to find the best possible fit.
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Got these for the gym and the office because I'm tired of the mess of wires you get with any conventional MP3 player. Unfortunately, they just don't sit right in my ears and start to fall out with even slight head movement. The neck band is pretty rigid so there isn't any adjustability to fit to your head and on my ears they just wouldn't hook round properly. They're also a bit bigger than they appear in photos, leaving you looking a bit like something out of Star Trek, and the stand they're supplied with is a bit overkill for a glorified USB cable.

Otherwise it's a great idea as they charge very quickly, mean you never need to carry seperate earphones and irritating wires around, are water/sweat-resistant (*not* waterproof) and are well designed to use with touch alone (obviously you can't see the controls). The 'Zappin' function that plays you previews of tracks is also quite handy but not really a killer feature.

Basically try them on beforehand if you can!
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Sony NWZW252B W Series Walkman 2 GB MP3 Player Water Resistant Headphones - Black

This is an awesome product and it feels good to be free from wires while moving around. I also have another MP3 player from a brand which is selling like hot cakes since it was launched, but the battery used to die immediately in cold conditions.This is much better as it generally gets covered by my woollen cap. This helps me to listen to music even when it is sub-zero outside.
However, i do feel that they could have made the ear plugs a bit more comfortable.

The transfer of music is straight forward as its just drag n drop. The zappin technology where you get to hear bits of songs ,is very useful and is like a good replacement for going through a playlist manually.

I was worried about getting used to opeating the player without actually removig it from my head and fidgeting with the controls. But one gets used to the controls pretty fast.

A very good product on the whole and i would recommend it to anyone who is on the look out for a good music player with good battery life.
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This is my first ever MP3 player and as a keen runner I was particularly interested in a product which would be water resistant (I get rained on ALOT!). I also liked the idea of the player being totally wireless.
I have to say that it does everything it says on the tin, took a while to find a comfortable fit but you can bend the wires a touch to suit your head shape. I also ended up changing one of the ear moulds to a larger one for comfort (I now have one medium and one large in - I must have very strange ears indeed!)

One tip I can give you to help keep secure on your head is to wear a headband over the wires (type that runners wear to keep your ears warm) this keeps everything very snug and secure but leaves all the necessary buttons accessable.
Overall I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND you buy this, it's cheap, easy to use and not having loads of wires dangling annoyingly around you (especially when you need to add / remove clothing mid run is a real plus!
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