Waterproof Walkman NWZW273Sby Sony

  • Waterproof Walkman NWZW273S
  • Waterproof Walkman NWZW273S
  • Waterproof Walkman NWZW273S
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
77%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • They're waterproof to 6 feet.
  • The fast-charge feature gives you an hour of playback in three minutes.
  • Sound quality is good.

CONS

  • The Waterproof Walkman won't work with other devices, like your phone.
  • The buttons are small.
  • The charging cradle is clunky.
Music lovers on the move should love the Waterproof Walkman NWZ-273S. Fully submersible to 6 feet, you can run, swim or go to the gym with it. The Waterproof Walkman combines music player and earphones into one. Controls on the device allow you to play/pause songs and shuffle playback. The Waterproof Walkman stores up to 4GB of music. It also features a 3-minute fast charge capability that gives you 60 minutes of playtime. A full 90-minute charge gives you 8 hours. The Waterproof Walkman connects to a PC via USB and lets you drag and drop files directly from iTunes. Four pairs of earbuds are included.
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ManufacturerSonyUnderwater AudioFinisSonyAquapac
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80%

We're impressed by the capabilities of the W273 sports headphones. The mix between bass and treble is well-balanced, regardless of what you …

We're impressed by the capabilities of the W273 sports headphones. The mix between bass and treble is well-balanced, regardless of what you listen to, although you do have to make sure you get a good ear-fit to maximise the sound potential.

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80%

The key feature of the Sony NWZ-W273 is that it is wire free. There’s no need to carry a store for your music such as an iPod nano as 4GB of…

The key feature of the Sony NWZ-W273 is that it is wire free. There’s no need to carry a store for your music such as an iPod nano as 4GB of memory and all the wizardry needed to play tunes is built into the earpieces.

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79%

The W273 is waterproof, comfortable to wear, won't move when you do, has enough storage, sounds good enough and the battery will last you a …

The W273 is waterproof, comfortable to wear, won't move when you do, has enough storage, sounds good enough and the battery will last you a long time.

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70%

Plenty of carefully shaped switches and buttons are placed well to easily access functions that can be selected "by feel" since the buttons …

Plenty of carefully shaped switches and buttons are placed well to easily access functions that can be selected "by feel" since the buttons are accessed without seeing them

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Sony’s $98 NWZ-W273 Walkman Sports MP3 Player is a great pick for anyone looking for an affordable, rugged MP3 player to keep them company a…

Sony’s $98 NWZ-W273 Walkman Sports MP3 Player is a great pick for anyone looking for an affordable, rugged MP3 player to keep them company at the gym, on a jog or a long bike ride. But despite their being waterproof, they’re a lousy companion for the pool.

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