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Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player - NWZ-W273BLUE

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Wearable And Wire-Free/ Water Proof To Two Meters/ Quick Charge Battery/ Drag, Drop And Go/ 4GB Storage Capacity/ Navigate Your Song Library/ Playlist Compatible/ High Quality Sound/ Music To Match Your Pace/ Open, Charge And Listen/ 20 to 20,000 Hz Frequency Response/ USB 2.0 Compliant/ Blue Finish
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Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player, Model NWZW273BLUE

Run wild with a wire-free, hands-free headphone that diminishes corded distractions whether you're working out, playing outdoors or taking a dip in the pool. Ready for a trip to gym or to take on your next swim, the IPX8 rated design holds up to both intense workouts and depths of up to 6 feet (2m) underwater without breaking a sweat.

Features

New depths
Take your workout and your music below the surface. With an innovative IPX8 rated design, the W Series can be submerged as deep as 6 feet (2m) underwater, as well as hold up to intense workouts. Let the music you love power you through lap after lap. The NWZ-W273 series design is IPX8 rated, so its waterproof up to 2 meters depth and can also hold up to intense workouts. 

Rapid Charge Battery
About to hit the gym but in need of a charge? Plug in the W Series Sports Walkman for three minutes and you'll have up to 60 minutes of use in less time than it takes to get into your workout gear. Get up to 8 hours of uninterrupted play when fully charged.

Drag. Drop. Go.
Why get stuck with just one music service? Dragging and dropping your favorite MP3s from your Mac or PC is super simple whether it's from iTunes®, Windows® Media Player or even Internet Explorer®. And with multi-format playback all WMA, AAC or L-PCM music files sound amazing. How's that for freedom?

Tap into more storage.
Don't let its compact size fool you. With 4GB of internal memory, there's plenty of room to store up to 1,000 songs. Quickly search through your music with ease using convenient, multi-function playback buttons. One quick tap switches the track, while holding down the tap for longer changes the folder completely while in All Play mode. In Playlist mode, a quick tap changes songs, while a tap and hold changes the entire playlist.

Legendary sound meets sporty style.
Rock on the run or while concentrating on your core with full, rich legendary Sony sound served up by Clear Audio Technologies. Choose from 4 new colors to add a pop of style that's totally you.

Wearable and Wire-Free
This one-piece music player’s unique design is lightweight, ideal for sports and active lifestyles. It allows you to be wire-free, hands-free, and without distraction whether you’re working out at the gym, playing outdoors or even swimming.

Playlist compatible
Create your favorite playlists in iTunes® or Windows Media Player and drag them to the NWZ-W273 player. Use shuffle mode to mix it up.

Open, charge and listen
Everything you need is in the box including USB cable, holder, small, medium and large ear buds.

Storage Capacity
The NWZ-W273 is compact in size but can store hours of music thanks to the internal 4 GB memory.

High Quality Sound
Exclusive Sony® Clear Audio Technologies like Clear Stereo and Clear Bass deliver deeper, richer sound quality.

Navigate your song library
Searching through your music is simple with the multi-function playback buttons. A quick tap changes songs and a tap and hold changes folders while in all play mode. 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, allowing you to easily navigate through your song collection by playing back main melodies.

Specifications

Audio

  • Format(s) Supported MP3 / WMA / AAC-LC / L-PCM
  • Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
  • Audio Power Output 5 + 5mW

Hardware

  • Headphone Type EX headphones with closed, dynamic 13.5mm dome driver
  • Interface Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
  • System Requirements
    •  IBM PC/AT compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems
      Windows® XP Home Edition (Service Pack 3 or later
      Windows® XP Professional(Service Pack 3 or later)
      Windows Vista® Home Basic (Service Pack 2 or later)
      Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 2 or later)
      Windows Vista® Business (Service Pack 2 or later)
      Windows Vista® Ultimate (Service Pack 2 or later)
      Windows® 7 Starter (Service Pack 1 or later)
      Windows® 7 Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
      Windows® 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
      Windows® 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 or later)
      Windows® 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
      Windows® 8
      Windows® 8 Pro
      Mac OS X v10.6 or later
      Not supported by OSs other than above.
      Compatibility mode for Windows XP (included with Windows Vista and Windows 7) is not supported. 
    • CPU: 1 GHz processor (2.6 GHz recommended for video playback)
    • RAM: 1 GB or more (2 GB RAM required for Windows 8 64-bit)
    • Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive: 600 MB or more of available space
    • Internet Explorer 7 or later
    • Internet connection (for Gracenote® MusicID®service, podcast features, Store access, or online help). 
    • We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements. 
    • Not supported by the following environments: Personally constructed computers or operating systems
      An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system Multi-boot environment

Audio

  • Play Mode All Play / Shuffle / Playlist

Memory

  • Memory Size 4GB
  • User Memory Capacity (Approx) 3.54GB

Convenience

  • Search Features
    • ZAPPIN®(Short or Long)
    • 3 min Quick charge
    • Automatic Volume Limiter System
    • Playback options

Power

  • Battery Charging (Approx)
    • USB-based: 1.5 Hrs (full charge); 3 Minutes (approx. 60 minutes playback)
  • Battery Indicator LED Battery Life Indicator (Green/Orange/Red)
  • Battery Life (Approx)
    • MP3 @ 128 kbps = 8 Hrs. 
    • Linear PCM @ 1411 kbps = 7 Hrs.
  • Power Type Built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

In the Box

  • Earbuds (Size S/M/L) Supplied in pairs.
  • Quick Start Guide
  • USB Cradle (1)
  • Notes on Water Resistant Specifications
  • Adjustment band (1)

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 1.1 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lb
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Built-in SpeakerHeadphones
Audio Playback Time1 Hour
Average Battery Life8 Hours
Recharge Time1.5 Hours
Power SourceBuilt-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
TouchscreenNo
Storage Capacity4GB
Storage TypeIntegrated Flash Memory
Song Capacity3.54GB
Supported Audio FormatsMP3 / WMA / AAC-LC / L-PCM
TunerNo
AM PresetsNo
FM PresetsNo
Headphone Output3.5-mm Stereo Headphone Jack
Headphone TypeIn Ear
Remote ControlNo
Built-in ClockNo
Wireless TechnologyNo
Frequency Response20 - 20,000 Hz
Compatible O/SMac OS X v10.6 or later, Windows? XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 or later
Included AccessoriesEarbuds, Quick Start Guide, USB Cradle, Adjustment band
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Bluetooth missing

        I understand that the main feature of this headset is to use it while active swimming or running or any other sport, but if I spend close to $100 on a pair of headset...Read complete review

        I understand that the main feature of this headset is to use it while active swimming or running or any other sport, but if I spend close to $100 on a pair of headset I would also love to link it with my smartphone and play the music I have with me all the time while on the road. In addition I could have my phone in my bag while lounging or calm swimming and listening to spotify or pandora. Such an easy add to these and am still not sure why Sony decided not to do that. Keep me posted once the next generation comes out.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Don't swim for mor than 5 minutes

        I have used these for three swimming sessions and each time lost sound in the left ear while swimming. I am using the largest ear insert and still seem to have water entering my...Read complete review

        I have used these for three swimming sessions and each time lost sound in the left ear while swimming. I am using the largest ear insert and still seem to have water entering my left ear. Once that happens there is no more sound until it seems they dry out. These would be great for working out etc. but just don't work for swimming. Perhaps if Sony comes out with larger ear inserts, they would work.

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        5.0

        Perfect for my use

        By enymike

        from Queens NYC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports MP3 Player:

              I exercise at home on stationary bike also do various calisthenics. This product is perfect for this use and more.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Great for swimming

              Pros

              • Easy To Add Mp3's
              • Easy To Addremove Mp3s
              • Easy To Add Remove Mp3s
              • Easy to charge
              • Easy to recharge
              • Quick Charge
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Need To Tighten B4 Swim

              Best Uses

              • Runningwalking In Rain
              • Swimming

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              The waterproof MP3 player really kills the boredom of swimming laps; I can listen to music or "read" an audio book all while keeping my body fit & trim. This really motivates me to hit the pool or fitness center even when I'm tired after working all day.

              Service and delivery comments:

              First model stopped working and ABT replaced it at no cost. I've had no problems with the replacement.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              I love it!

              By Reba

              from Houston, TX

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              The only recommendation I would make is that it was a wee bit louder but other than that I have truly enjoyed this product. Just bought my second pair as a gift! I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys music and the outdoors and exercising!

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              5.0

              Walkman is back!

              By DianaElizabeth

              from Phoenix, AZ

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              Lightweight, easy to use, just click and drag the songs. Just make sure you pay attention to how you snap it in the dock to see a light. I didn't do it correctly and was very confused, but I always rush myself. Just 3 minutes to power for 1 hour, it's great. No more messy earbud cords in the way while working out. Really proud of Sony for making the Walkman so advanced over other MP3 players. I'm also tired of having my arm squeezed to carry my songs with me too. This solves it all!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              sony waterproof walkman

              By Directv1

              from chicago,il

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              awesome gear sony guys great job thanks very easy to use waterproof just awesome,i love this product

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              4.0

              Great but not perfect

              By jmaf

              from Chula Vista, CA

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              Its fairly wearable for most situations, i swim constantly every day and the design is great for that purpose and for running, the controls are fairly simple, although they could use some work why, its missing the radio FM , something of a trade mark for Walkman . the battery life is fine not impressive 8hrs, secondary ear phone on the way to the bud after a while it rubs against you inner ear and starts to bother you

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for the gym

              By MyRealName

              from Hartford, CT

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              Great design (very nice looking) Okay Sound quality (didn't buy it for this) Great battery life Great Features/Option(button selection for such a small device) Awesome that I don't have to install bloated software Poor ear comfort. Can't wear longer than an hour and i am coming from Bose In Ear headphones. I have not yet tried this underwater. Overall ... above average for the gym. No hassling with wires but the ears buds need to change. I wish I had a chance to use them in the pool but no opportunities yet.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              MAJOR inconvenience when you run out of battery...

              By MeetJoeAsian

              from Houston, TX

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              I loved the previous generation model....I bought everyone in my family one for Xmas as a stocking stuffer...great gift....great device...Then this came out....I got excited and got one right after it was released. I hesitated on writing an early review because indeed it was an improvement over the previous, I was skeptical with this huge charger/transferring dock use for this device. And I was right. I knew the day would come when I do not have that BIG-O (Yes, it's BIG and BULKY compared to what used to be) charger and I'd be S.O.L....and it happened about month after I got it. I leave mine in my gym bag, just like I did with my old one...with my old one, when I needed a charge, I'd plug it into my car adapter on the way to the gym and I'd be set by the time I got there....why? because the charger was UNIVERSAL. I was able to use my many USB cables, at work, at home, in my car, or even when I was at a friend's....now with this new one, unless if I lug the dock around, I am screwed....and no, I am not planning to buy multiple docks to have around everywhere I go...it just didn't make sense why Sony went this route...Oh, I thought of one, MONEY...

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              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              REGULAR SWUIMMER DISSAPOINTMENT!

              By ado0001

              from Mexico city

              Comments about Sony Walkman Sports Blue MP3 Player:

              I was really excited to get my first underwater music device, i took them to the pool to start my regular training! the firts 3 laps performed great, dissapointment came later, when i did a lap. a minimal quantity of water came in between my ears ant the device, it killed the sound quality inmediatly! so y try to put shake it GENTLY as it says and try to rise the volume but my effort was in vane, i have used them 2 days a week from 1 month already, and only one time i could get it to fit my ears correcltly, the rest of the times just keep me with lots of flustration even if i change the size of the ends that come with the device, it always gets water on it and the sound is gone, sometimes i feel just like i want to trow them a side and keep my rutine... im not sure but i could say that generally they have lost sound power too....

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              5.0

              Super sound and fit

              By Lake Floater

              from Sunset, SC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fits Well
              • Great sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony Walkman Sports MP3 Player:

                  It would have been nice of Sony to add a foam float to the player so in addition to being water proof it would float. I took one off a glasses floater and sewed it to the headband and the unit now won't get lost if it comes off in the lake.

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                  • No

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