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Sony 2GB W Series Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Black)

B&H # SONWZW262B Mfr # NWZW262BLK
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Product Highlights
  • Cordless Headset Design
  • Holds Up to 2GB of Your Music
  • Water-Resistant with a IPx5 Rating
  • Three-Minute Quick Charge Feature
  • Wire-Free Design for Workouts
  • Features Sony Clear Audio Technologies
  • Full Charge Provides 8 Hrs of Playback
  • Normal & Shuffle Play Modes
  • ZAPPIN Search Feature
  • Works with Windows XP (SP2), Vista & 7

The Sony 2GB W Series Walkman Sports MP3 Player in black offers an all-in-one design for enjoying your music while working out. The cordless headphones house a 2GB MP3 player and come with three different size earbuds for optimum comfort. The one-piece design features a band that floats comfortably on the back of your neck, allowing you to be wire-free, hands-free, and without distraction whether you're at the gym or outdoors working out. The W Series Walkman is also water-resistant with a IPx5 rated and will hold up to even the most intense workouts.

If you forget to charge the device before a run, a three-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of playback, while a full 1.5 hour charge will give you up to eight hours of playback. The MP3 player is also equipped with Sony's exclusive Clear Audio Technologies, as well as the ZAPPIN search feature, which lets you navigate through your music collection by playing back main melodies.

The Walkman is compatible with Windows XP (SP2), XP (SP3), Vista, and Windows 7. Plus, for added convenience, the player lets you drag and drop your audio files from iTunes for Windows, Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer. Once your files are loaded onto the Walkman, you can change songs with a tap of the rocker switch on the headphones, and to change folders or playlists, just tap and hold the switch.

Wearable & Wire-Free
This one-piece music player's band comfortably floats on the back of your neck, allowing you to be wire-free, hands-free, and without distraction whether you're at the gym or outdoors working out
Water-Resistant Design
The W Series Sports MP3 Player features a water resistant design that is IPx5 rated and will hold up to even the most intense workouts
Storage Capacity
This W Series Sports model can store hours of music thanks to the internal 2GB memory
Playlist Compatible
Create your favorite playlists in iTunes for Windows or Windows Media Player and drag them to the Walkman player. Use shuffle mode to mix it up
High-Quality Sound
Exclusive Sony Clear Audio Technologies include Clear Stereo and Clear Bass Audio, as well as Automatic Volume Limiter System. The included headphones have dynamic 13.5mm drivers
Quick Charge Battery
Use the included USB cable to get up to 60 minutes of use on just 3 minutes of charge. With a total battery life of up to 8 hours on a full charge, the W Series Sports MP3 Player is ready when you are. The LED battery indicator makes it easy to see status at-a-glance
Drag, Drop & Go
With a Walkman player, you are never tied to just one music service. Just drag and drop MP3s from iTunes for Windows, Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer and enjoy
Navigate Your Song Library
The rocker switch makes navigating your music quick and easy. In All Play Mode, a quick tap changes songs and a tap and hold changes folders. In Playlist Mode, a quick tap changes songs and a tap and hold changes the playlist
Music to Match Your Pace
Find the perfect music for the moment using the ZAPPIN search feature. ZAPPIN allows you to easily navigate through your song collection by playing back main melodies
Capacity 2GB
Memory Card Slot No
FM Tuner No
FM Recording No
Voice Recording No
Data Storage No
Photo Capture No
Photo Viewing No
Video Recording No
Video Playback No
Text Reader No
Formats Supported Audio: MP3 / WMA / AAC-LC / L-PCM
Audio Power Output 5 mW + 5 mW
Battery Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Providing up to 8 Hours per Charge
Charger USB 2.0
Charging Time Full Charge: 1.5 Hours
Quick Charge: 3 Minutes
System Requirements Operating System
Windows XP (SP2), XP (SP3), Vista, Vista (SP1), Vista (SP2), 7

Hardware
USB 2.0 Port
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 1.2 oz / 34.02 g
Sony 2GB W Series Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Black)
  • 4 x Pairs of Earbuds (Small / Medium / Large / Large Long)
  • 4 x Pairs of Earbuds for Swimming (Small / Medium / Large / Large Long)
  • USB Cable
  • Dock
  • Adjustment Band
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sony2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (White)
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Great sound (9)
    • Simple controls (9)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Sleek/compact (8)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Gym / working out (8)
    • Anywhere (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual listener (6), Avid listener (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    Perfect for Runners

    By BillyG.

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Casual Listener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Sleek/Compact

    Cons

    • Confusing Controls

    Best Uses

      Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

      These Sony MP3 wireless headphones are perfect for runners. There are no wires to flap and slap around and the water resistance is great against sweat. I previously used the iPod nano 6th gen, but sweat ran down the cord and it hasn't worked since.

      My only complaint is the controls, I keep zappin-short and zappin-long when all I want to do is switch playlists. Not a fan of zappin.

      Otherwise these work great and I'd recommend them for any runner.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Highly recommend!

      By Sharon A Mother Runner

      from North Carolina

      About Me Avid Listener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym / Working Out

        Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

        I am a runner and I was looking for a MP3 player at a good price and without a holder. Shipment was speedy as I received this about 3 days after ordering. I have only used it a few weeks but so far this is exactly what I was looking for. It took a couple of times to get used to the controls but now it is a breeze. The fit is snug and the sound is incredible! Best MP3 player I have ever owned. I have used in the gym and outside and it is waterproof. I have rinsed it off after I sweat heavily and it works great so if I get caught in the rain I know it will be okay. Also, very simple to charge and add existing music from my computer.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        It fits deficient

        By Mariana fotos

        from Guadalajara, México, Lomita, California

        About Me Avid Listener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound
        • Long Battery Life
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • It Does Not Fit Well
        • One Leaves Constantly Wit

        Best Uses

        • Gym / Working Out

        Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

        lThe sound is excellent, but the earpiece leaves the ear constantly.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Lovely to look at, wear & use!

        By Karmyn

        from New Zealand

        About Me Casual Listener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Long Battery Life
        • Lots of Storage
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

        • Difficult to Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (White):

        I'm a bit of a techophobe so found it difficult to load the audio files but thankfully I have a friend who was able to help. I also have different sized inner ears so the different sizes of buds is great. Perfect for walking with.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very awesome mp3 player

        By Mr. TOE

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound
        • Reliable Performance
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere
        • At Work
        • Gym / Working Out

        Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

        I recently purchased this mp3 player so I can have some music to listen to while I work. I must say I love it. They sound amazing. The content manager software that comes with it is VERY easy to use. The only thing that I don't like is that it doesn't have a fast forward/ rewind function. The least they could have done was add a repeat button. The battery doesn't last that long either. 8 hours is not really that long for a mp3 player, but I love that it has a quick charge feature, just charge it for about 3 mins. and you'll get a hour of battery life. 2gb is not really that much to me because I have a lot of music.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect digital music player for jogging

        By Jayzee

        from Thetford, VT

        About Me Casual Listener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound
        • Long Battery Life
        • Lots of Storage
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere
          • Gym / Working Out

          Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

          There's just no comparison between the Sony W Series Walkman and the iPod Shuffle when it comes to walking or jogging to music. The single unit Sony sits comfortably over the ears, no flapping headphone wires to hang onto. The playback controls are well-placed and functional. The sound quality is excellent. With tunes easily loaded from CDs through the Windows Media Player, the Sony requires no music buying whatever to enjoy dear-to-the-heart favorites with cardio benefits.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          I would buy this product again

          By rvdragomir

          from miami, fl

          About Me Avid Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Lots of Storage
          • Simple Controls
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere
          • Gym / Working Out
          • Travel

          Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Orange):

          Everything is great about it. I really enjoy it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great walkman,great sound

          By Kevin

          from jakarta,Indonesia

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Long Battery Life
          • Lots of Storage
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

            Great walkman,great sound,very nice,and i like it.from Kevin Jakarta indonesia

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Sony MP3 W262 - Great for Runners !!!

            By RSisti

            from Sao Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Casual listener

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • BEST MP3 player 4 runners
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Audio
            • Low Power Consumption

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

            I had the previous version (W252) of this MP3 player and decided to buy the W262 because of its reduced size. Its balance is greatly improved, the earbuds are much more stable and do not move off of the ears while running, like to old ones. Sound quality is also improved (maybe because of it staying in the right place and not sliding down during exercise).

            I am an ex-user of iPod Shuffles. I used to own 4 of them, from 2nd to 4th generations, and they all lived for just a couple of months until they died since they are not moisture resistant. Thumbs up for Sony that is probably conquering new customers like me that could not make iPod their MP3 player for exercising.

            I highly recommend this MP3 player to everybody who needs a rugged and stable player to listen to music during impact exercise, without the annoying wires all around your body.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Sony MP3 Player W262 - Great for Runners

            By RSisti

            from Sao Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Casual Listener

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound
            • Long Battery Life
            • Lots of Storage
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls
            • Sleek/Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • Gym / Working Out
              • Running

              Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Orange):

              I had the previous version (W252) of this MP3 player and decided to buy the W262 because of its reduced size. Balance is greatly improved, the earbuds are much more stable and do not move off of the ears while running, like to old ones. Sound quality is also improved (maybe because of it staying in the right place and not sliding down during exercise).

              I am an ex-user of iPod Shuffles. I used to own 4 of them, from 2nd to 4th generations, and they all lived for just a couple of months until they died since they are not moisture resistant. Thumbs up for Sony that is probably conquering new customers like me that could not make iPod their MP3 player for exercising.

              I highly recommend this MP3 player to everybody who needs a rugged and stable player to listen to music during impact exercise, without the annoying wires all around your body.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice product for great price

              By adhamov

              from Hamden, CT

              About Me Casual Listener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Simple Controls
              • Sleek/Compact

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Gym / Working Out
              • Travel

              Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

              Just "wear" press on and play.
              I had previous model and there wasn't power off button. New product from walkman series has this great button.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Improved from the first generation.

              By Yip

              from Bowie, MD

              About Me Avid Listener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Better noise isolation
              • Lighter
              • Reliable Performance
              • Simple Controls
              • Smaller

              Cons

              • Micro USB instead of mini
              • Slight less battery life

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • Gym / Working Out

              Comments about 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

              This is the only MP3 player now I use for sports and exercise. I used the first generation of this MP3 player for 6 months, it was pretty nice. The second generation improved in size, weight and now has an on-off switch. You don't hear as much outside noise comparing to the previous version, but you can still hear them so you'll be fine working out on the street. It uses micro USB instead of mini USB, which I thought was a step backward since mini USB is more common. Overall, it is definitely a nice upgrade from the older version.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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