Sony intros washable sports Walkman
Take it into the shower
Sony has restyled its Walkman W series, its wearable MP3 player that's now washable too - the company has the notion you won't take it off after running, you'll wear it in the shower too - 25 per cent lighter, and gains the word "Sports" to increase its sales appeal to the sedentary.
Aspirational? Sure is. Sony says the NWZ-W260 is "designed for active lifestyles", which would normally rules out a large proportion of our increasingly overweight population, but as you know, many Brits believe merely donning jogging pants and soccer shirts turns you into an olympian.
Gives you something to listen to as you waddle slowly to the nearest burger joint, we suppose.
The NWZ-W260 is out later this month, price TBC. ®
excellent device, don't mistake it for sports or swimming only.
Its great in the rain or if you just sweat a lot, for whatever reason.
been waiting for the next version.
I have the original version which was reputed to be quite water sensitive, so I'd use a hat or take it off whenever it started to rain.
But there's nothing as great as a walkman with no cables that could break or develop intermittent contacts.
My old one has great sound quality, holds like 300 songs, charges fast, and is now the only walkman I use. All my iPods are in a drawer in the cellar.
This is one of very few products I'll be standing in line for. Surprisingly, its from Sony...