- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: NWZW262BLK
- Digital Storage Capacity: 2 GB
- Color: Black
- Battery Average Life: 50 Hours
Sony NWZW262 2 GB Walkman MP3 Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- One-piece wearable music player for wire-free workouts
- Water-resistant design holds up during intense workouts
- Drag & drop from iTunes(PC) or Windows Media Player
- 3-min quick charge = up to 60-min of battery life
- Compact design with 2 GB internal memory
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From the Manufacturer
Perfect for indoor or outdoor training, the wire-free one-piece W-Series MP3 Player’s inspired design fits comfortably and out of the way while you work out. No more tangled headphones. A water-resistant seal keeps sweat out, while you enjoy true-to-life, deep bass sound so you can reach your personal best.
Wearable and Wire-free- This one-piece music player’s unique design allows you to be wire-free, hands-free, and without distraction whether you’re working out at the gym or playing outdoors.
Water-resistant- The water resistant design is marine rated and rinsable after intense workouts. That’s no sweat.
Drag, drop and 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 Internet Explorer and enjoy. Now that’s freedom.
Storage Capacity- The NWZ-W260 series can store hours of music thanks to the internal 2 GB memory.
Quick charge battery- UUse the included USB cable to get up to 60 minutes of use on just 3 minutes of charge. With an impressive total battery life of up to 8 hours on a full charge, the NWZ-W262 is ready when you are.
Navigate your song library- Getting around in your music is simple with the rocker switch. 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.
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 – Clear Stereo and Clear Bass Audio Technologies for deeper, richer sound.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
When I saw that Sony had come out with a new and improved version, I had to have it. So far I have been impressed. Though the earpieces are fatter, they don't jiggle around at all, even when I shake my head hard. This is not really that important if you wear the device while cycling or rowing or anything else low impact, but I expect it will be a very helpful for running and boxing. I haven't taken it for a test run, but I expect excellent results based on initial fit.
Compared to the 1stGen, the fatter earpiece profile makes it look less like you are wearing two bluetooths when you work out, which is nice, and the band seems to be a little more secure. The controls are different as well: The old play/pause/forward skip/backward skip/zappin button is replaced by separate play and skip buttons on the right earpiece, and volume shuffle control on the left.
Only gripe: 1stGen used standard mini USB, meaning I could charge it with any of my cables that work with multiple devices. This one uses some kind of wierdly-shaped mini-usbesqe plug. Not convenient! That is the only reason for 4 stars. Otherwise a solid upgrade, and a great product. If you liked the old one, you will like this one even more.
The biggest problem for most headphones supposedly made for running is the design. Bluetooth sets like the Motorola S-10 HD are made with rigid plastic that gives little slack to adjust to different sized heads. The speaker is WAY too big therefore making the ear buds impossible to fit snugly in the ear and as a result makes the sound quality poor. This Sony MP3 player solves the problem with the over the ear design which is best for securing the headset in place, coupled with a flexible plastic connector for best positioning. There is separation between the ear buds and main player allowing the device to hold up well even while you sweat heavily. Due to the comfortable design and over the ear setup the ear buds sit snugly in place during my 5 mile runs and sessions with weights at the gym.
The play, back, forward, volume buttons are well placed and easy to use. Mid jog/run you might dislodge the ear piece a bit while hitting the buttons and cause it to slip out a little but otherwise it sits in your ear all run.
The sound quality is quite good because the ear buds fit snugly in your ear. As a result you get pretty good bass response and the music sounds full. The fit is so good that it blocks out a lot of sound with the music off. I often have to take one ear piece out to hear what my running buddie is saying. The volume gets pretty loud too.
Setup and ease of use -
I personally can't stand bloatware like Itunes. I love that I can drag and drop music files just by connecting the device.Read more ›
I upgraded to this new version NWZ-W262 and although it looks better, the primary function of it staying in place on your head is inferior. For some stupid reason, the designers did not include the critical TENSION ROD within the black band that goes around the back of your head like the previous version did. This rod slightly presses the ear pieces toward each other for a snug fit. Without this rod, the new version fits by having the black band fall loosely on top of your ears with only the ear plugs in your ear canals to secure it. The black band is simply a rubber hose with wires in it and offers no elasticity or grip on your head. Thus, the thing will happily pop out of your ears as you become sweaty. The different size ear plugs do not help and would have to be long enough to tickle your ear drums to make a difference. One must have a wide head for it to fit properly as it seems they designed it without consideration of different head types. A tension rod makes it versatile. Very disappointed.
Going back to the old version...
p.s. Perhaps one day they will think of creating one with a radio
EDIT 5/2012: Sony posted a possible solution for the fit issue. Search for C224292 on Sony's eSupport site. The solution involves twisting and bending the band near the ear pieces to better fit around the ear. Unfortunately, it is a temporary fix and will require repeated adjustments as it reverts back to its original form.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product stop working after 3 months. The music was almost muted and the volume control stop wotking.Published 5 days ago by Eberto L.
I have bought two of these over the years. The first one worked great and lasted years but then the sound stayed at a very low volume level. So, I ordered this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Honest Reviews
my only complaint is that these are slightly to big for me so they don't stay in my ears well, but they fit my husband great.Published 12 months ago by rainisdog
It's been 3 years and thousands of miles on bike and in the ocean and still going strong!Published 15 months ago by Jen
Love these. Great for exercise with no dangling wires.Published 15 months ago by Jennifer N. Collins
I have this one and the 4 GB model. The 4GB requires the special Sony charger which is a pain, if you lose it. The design of 2GB is better. It uses standard USB charging. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lee Berman