I saw these on someone’s desk at work (my day job) and decided to investigate. This sleek interesting little do-hickey is called the Sony W-Series NWZ-W262 Walkman. It’s an Mp3 player that comes with either two or four gigabytes of memory and in several colors. So the concept is simple, you plug them into your computer load your favorite music put them on and go. On the inside of the right earpiece, there’s a Power On/Off switch. The left earpiece houses the Volume and Playlist/Shuffle controls. They’re light, water-resistant, and pretty much kick the shyt out of an iPod shuffle. They were rated editor’s choice by PCmag.com.
I must admit, I have never tried the Sony W Series myself, but I hear they’re listed as the smallest mp3 player in the world. Honestly I use my phone for all my music listening. I have an android so my entire music collection is uploaded to Google music and I have a single playlist saved to the phone with songs that will be instantly added or removed from my phone merely by editing the playlist. I coupled that with my most recent Xmas gift the water resistant Plantronics back beat go Bluetooth headphones (they were also rated editor’s choice at PCmag.com). My set up works for me but it’s not flawless. I have to constantly charge my phone because Bluetooth headphones drain the battery and I need my phone for calls. Also the headphones I have are ultra-small and light, but the battery life sucks balls. Approximately four hours of listening and that’s if I don’t take a call with them on. This is where the W series kicks my set up in the pants, because It’s rated for up to eight hours of battery life, and also packs a quick charging technology that would allow you to rapid charge them getting an hour’s worth of charge after just three minutes of being plugged in. Humm! my mouth is watering already, thinking about how much better my carbon footprint would be.
If you like to listen to music a lot, or you need a good workout music player, that won’t get tangled during your insanity workout, and you don’t mind not having a screen to view the next track or constantly loading new music to your device every couple of days then this is the mp3 player for you.
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