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Sony W273 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player Black

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  • Waterproof MP3 player to suit your active lifestyle
  • 4GB internal memory for up to 1,000 song storage
  • Up to eight hours audio playback time giving you more time between charges

Product overview

• Waterproof MP3 player to suit your active lifestyle
• 4GB internal memory for up to 1,000 song storage
• Up to eight hours audio playback time 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 three 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 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant! To copy music onto the player, you plug in a special USB adapter to plug into your PC which the MP3 player locks into (this also charges the player). From there it's just a matter of dragging and dropping - 4Gb might not seem like much, but it's plenty when you consider you haven't got an easy way to see what's actually being played. The buttons can be a bit fiddly to use when the player is being worn, but I'm certain that's more of a "muscle memory" thing, and as time goes by I'll get the hang of which button does what. The player will give you feedback on what button you've pressed, actually saying 'Play' when you press the relevant button. The player stays in place when swimming underwater (although you might be able to displace it if you dive in while wearing it), and I was surprised how comfortable they are when in use. All in all, it's a brilliant piece of kit that's made my swimming sessions far less boring :-)
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two pairs not waterproof! Nice idea but first pair stopped working and second pair (warranty replacements) stopped working too. Both used in the gym and have got covered in sweat, they are not waterproof. My husband is an electronic engineer and opened the second pair up and the circuit board had gone all corroded due to the sweat. I would spend the money on ear buds in future.
Date published: 2015-04-10
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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