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Sony NWZ-W273 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player Black

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  • Waterproof MP3 player to suit your active lifestyle
  • 4GB internal memory for up to 1000 song storage
  • Audio playback of up to eight hours giving you more time between charges

Product overview

• Waterproof MP3 player to suit your active lifestyle
• 4GB internal memory for up to 1000 song storage
• Audio playback of up to eight hours giving you more time between charges
• Quick charge function so you're not waiting as long for a full charge

How long will the battery last on this MP3 player?
This Sony MP3 player has a long lasting battery that will last up to eight hours on continuous playback. To fully charge the device will take 1.5 hours. As an additional feature, this device has a quick charging function which will give you 60 minutes of use from only 3 minutes of charge. This will give you enough charge if you are going out to the gym and need your MP3 player charged quickly.

What makes this MP3 player different?
The Sony W273 is designed to sit in the ears with a lead that loops over the ear and around the back of the head while still being lightweight. This makes it perfect for exercising and as it is waterproof as well, it won't be effected by sweat or even by swimming.

Does the Sony W273 have any special features?
As well as being waterproof, this MP3 player utilises a function called ZAPPIN. When you press the ZAP button you will be played a short preview of each track. The time of each preview is adjustable from four seconds to 15 seconds giving you enough time to decide on whether you want to listen to that track or not.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swimming headphones - great for listening to podcasts! I bought these headphones about two weeks ago and so far cannot recommend them enough! I get bored swimming and wanted something to relieve the boredom and keep me exercising longer. You need to find the right ear bud to fit your ears (it's worth investing a little time doing this) but once I found the perfect fit the headphones stay in my ears well, have never fallen out and don't skip / jump. I've never experienced any loss of sound and have never needed to adjust the settings once I'm in the water. I don't usually buy expensive headphones and was worried about paying more than I usually do but have felt the price was justified on this occasion. I was initially looking for Bluetooth headphones and settled on these MP3 players instead. As you only get the option of play / forward / rewind / shuffle I was worried it might not play my podcasts in order but it has done. I've not listened to any music yet so cannot comment on lack of bass / whether it sounds tinny (but I doubt it). Whilst it feels a bit backwards buying MP3 and not Bluetooth earphones in 2016, it probably results in better sound overall and reduces the possibility of me dropping my mobile phone in the pool!
Date published: 2016-06-28
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Audio Features
Supported Audio Formats MP3 WMA, AAC, LINEAR PCM
Backlit Display No
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Battery Life Maximum 8 Hours
Colour Black
Controls Buttons
Dimensions 110 mm x 35 mm x 120 mm
Memory Capacity 4 GB
Microphone No
Photo Playback No
Supported Photo Formats N/A
Playback Time (Video) N/A
Playback Time (Music) 8 Hours
Radio No
Screen Size N/A
Screen Type N/A
SD Card Reader No
USB Input for Charging None
Video Playback No
Supported Video Formats N/A
Water Resistant / Splash Proof up to 2m (IPX8)
Weight 29 g
Box Contents
Sony W273
Adjustment Band
Swimming Earbuds
Standard Earbuds
USB Cable
Quick Start Guide

Do they have noise reduction eg plane trian office

Asked by: Carl
They don't have any active noise cancellation, but the ear bud design does offer some noise isolation.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-01-01

Hi Can it be used in the sauna and steam room?

Asked by: MRBU
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-15

Do you sell the charging cradle alone please ?

Asked by: davetboy
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-01
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