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Sony Walkman NWZW273 4 GB Waterproof Sports MP3 Player (Blue) (Discontined by Manufacturer)

3.6 out of 5 stars 718 customer reviews
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  • Cordless, one-piece wearable sports music player
  • Waterproof design for swimming, water sports & workouts
  • 3-min quick charge = up to 60-min of battery life
  • Drag & drop from iTunes or Windows Media Player
  • Compact design with 4 GB internal memory
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Technical Details

Color: Blue
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: NWZW273BLUE
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 4 GB
  • Color: Blue
  • Battery Average Life: 7 Hours
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Product Description

Color: Blue

Workout, run and swim3 with the wire-free, one-piece music player you can wear with total freedom. The waterproof design keeps moisture out while you hear true-to-life sound with deep bass. Power up on a 3-minute quick charge for up to 60 minutes of play back and enjoy drag and drop ease with iTunes or Windows Media Player. It’s that free and easy.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.8 x 6.4 x 1.9 inches
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 5.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Sony
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number NWZW273BLUE
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 718 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,565 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Accessories > Electronics
#2,003 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Exercise & Fitness > Fitness Technology
#4,890 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Boating & Sailing
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com March 13, 2013

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Color: White Verified Purchase
We have a pool that I use to exercise (not laps so much as jogging, stretching, etc) and music always makes me spend more time on a healthy activity by making it actually enjoyable.

I had an iRiver MP3 player with waterproof case and headphones back in the day. It was quite good until the player finally died. Then I acquired a Creative Zen MP3 player and combined it with an H2OAudio drysac and headphone set that was merely fine, but not good enough since it slapped, waggled and tangled while I was trying to move about. Kinda took the fun out of pool time, actually. The MP3 player finally corroded to bits because I forgot to remove the battery during the Not Going In season.

This Sony Waterproof Sports player is just right. Most importantly, it stays exactly in place so you don't have to fuss with it while you're working out. (That's been my experience, anyway.) It locks out extraneous sounds, so the volume doesn't need to be pushed. And it's comfortably unobtrusive.

Although it arrived with additional ear caps to fit most any size ears, the ones already installed fit me right out of the box. Charged it via the small docking platform with USB connection. Easily synched my favorite playlist from Windows Media Player. Enjoyed an hour exercising (underwater, too) in the pool with music to keep me company. Again and again!

I love this thing. One must make sure the device is completely dry before returning the player to the charging dock, that's the only "pay attention" consideration.

By the way, I took one star off because besides producing electronics, Sony is also a media company and I was extra-special annoyed to find that they had pre-installed several songs to the player.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
PROS: Sold build quality, neat audio interface, no shortage of modes, easy music upload and management, straight-forward instructions

CONS: Excruciatingly poor/non-existent audio quality in the water, awkward fitting, gets in the way of swim gear (cap/goggles), price is a tad high, especially when factoring in that it barely works in the pool.

I was excited to read about this product's introduction at CES 2013 and anxiously awaited for it to arrive on Amazon. Let me first say that I consider myself to be an intermediate swimmer; in the pool 3-5 times a week, working a variety of different routines and distances. I have never tried underwater headphones before, primarily because they are all either A) too expensive or B) poorly reviewed. However, the price point, 4GB's worth of music space, and Sony branding appealed to me enough to take the plunge with this 'Waterproof' Walkman.

Out of the box, these headphones seem impressively minimal -- a charging 'dock' that connects the walkman to your computer for simple USB drag-and-drop is the only periphery aside from the headphones. You cannot connect the MP3 player to your computer in any other way, and this was OK with me.

Dry-land sound was bearable -- nothing remotely earth shattering -- but I figured if the audio was even half as decently replicated while in the pool it would be worth the investment. Unfortunately, on my first push off the wall underwater the headphones lost volume completely (even at the loudest volume setting) and it sounded like Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" was being whispered into my ear by a gnat ... or something. Utterly frustrating. I took the headphones off and tried to dry them off on the pool deck. Also tried drying out my ears. No dice.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I am not a swimmer, I just wanted a compact mp3 player, and I sweat a lot, since I work all day in a basement.

I hate wires. Especially when it's a claustrophobic tether that's connected from your pants pocket to your ears. I dealt with streaming music via bluetooth for a while and got sick and tired of the streaming performance, from my phone and headsets. So, in the process of shopping around, I stumbled upon this little gem. The thought of having such a compact player, without dealing with the annoyances of A2DP!

There is only one problem with the device, and I thought it was because my head was oddly shaped, or something. But, when I tested it with a friend, and two co workers, they agreed. The wire that connects the two, is too short. When you place it in your ear, and loop it behind your head, it is uncomfortable. It's a matter of preference, of course. I found it extremely uncomfortable, and my friend said that it was annoying, but tolerable. It stands to reason that Sony made it snug, because this is marketed towards swimmers. In fact, it comes with a rubber support to make it fit tighter, by the occipital bone, on the back of your head.

But, the solution was simple. I just reversed it. Now the arched loop that's supposed to go above the ear, curves outward, and it gives you all the room in the world to breathe. In fact, I find the controls are easier to press, when they're on top, not below, so reversing it was best.

The sound quality is very decent. I'm a perfectionist, but a realist. The sound is not SUPER CRISP. But, considering the compact design, it is outstanding! The bass response is very good, and the multiple ear bud sizes provided really seal in the sound, and let you enjoy it, in sound proof bliss.
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