Sony NWZ - W262 digital music player review (2GB)
The Sony NWZ-W262 is a water resistant neckband type of mp3 player optimized to use under sweaty or wet conditions. It is one of the product of Sony w series Walkman. However this is not completely water proof. Sony has targeted athletes and joggers with this model. It has 2gb of memory space.
Pros/Advantages of Sony NWZ-W262 mp3 player
- Excellent music quality
- Good built quality, though the neck band is made of wire, it is strong and gives a rugged feeling
- Light weight, weighs just 32 grams.
- All 3 sizes of ear-buds is provided in d box to fit every user.(S, M, L)
- Easy to use controls.
- It gives 1.7gb of memory space to the user.
- Good battery backup and burst charge mode is available, where 3 minutes of usb charging gives nearly an hour of music playback, and full charge gives 8hrs of playback
- It is water resistant and sony has mentioned it can be worn even when having a shower. but however any other solvent other than water might damage the player(shampoo, oil)
- LED indicates the status of the player and charge remaining.
- Data transfer software is given in the memory of the player and it is easy to use. It allows drag and drop of songs.
- Available in four different eye catchy dual tone colors.
- A holder is provided in the box to place the player when it is not i use so that the shape of the neckband does not deform.
- Supports WMA and AAC file formats as well.
- One year warranty by sony.
- It doesn't have a display.
- No equalizer. It has only one preset equalizer which can't be changed neither.
- It is not completely water proof. Ear-bud region when exposed to direct flow of water, may cause the device to malfunction.
- No micro sd slot is available.
- Doesn't have the conventional 3.5 mm headset jack. Hence you cant couple the player with speakers.
- Very low inbuilt memory for the price.
- It doesn't provide complete noise isolation.
- It has an unconventional design. People easily mistake it for a bluetooth headset or a hearing aid.
Specifications of Sony NWZ walkman
- 2GB memory
- USB charger
- Shuffler type
- PC sync
If you feel that the internal memory 2gb is not sufficient, you can go for Sony NWZ-W263, which is same as the above model, but has a memory of 4gb.
Overall verdict is Sony NWZ-W262 mp3 player is a decent device with good music quality crafted for active lifestyle.