Cord-free Walkman aimed at fitness freaks, with plenty of music onboard
Sony’s Walkman W is said to be a simple headphone-only MP3 player, which is compact and lightweight
Available in black, white, pink, violet and lime, it also features 2GB internal storage, ensuring a wide selection of songs whilst working the treadmill.
The design means there is no traditional display to this MP3 player. Instead, it incorporates Sony’s new Zappin function that offers an easy way of browsing, searching and listening to music without a display. By clicking the Jog Dial operation on the inside earpiece, the Zappin mode helps you find tunes by playing a four or 15 second snippet of each song in the music library one after the other until a favourite song is found.
The unit offers a quick charge feature, which is said to allow users to play back up to 90 minutes of music with only a three minute charge – perfect for a quick gym session. Give it a full charge and users can enjoy up to 12 hours of music playback. The W series also comes with a USB cradle to dock and charge your MP3 player.
In addition, the ‘Content Transfer’ software supplied with the W series Walkman allows users to easily transfer non-DRM music files from online music services, such as iTunes, to the Walkman by simply ‘dragging and dropping’ files.