After trying it out for a week here's what I thought.
· Design – its lightweight, water-resistant frame ensures proper functionality during extended periods of activity inside or outside – even in the rain. CHECK! It's so lightweight that you don't realize it's there. The only thing I've found is when I ran hard it kept falling out of my right ear. But, when J wore it he had no problems and they stayed in just fine.
· 2GB of maximum capacity – holds approximately 470 songs CHECK! I was able to load a whole audio book on it with room to spare.
· Quick Charge Option – for on-the-go or those who have forgotten to charge, charge 3 minutes for up to 90 minutes of play time. Full battery life is approximately 11 hours CHECK! I really liked the quick charge option. It makes a difference when you forget to charge it and only have a few minutes before you're ready to go.
· Easy Music Transfer – Content Transfer software allows users to move music files and playlists straight from a PC/iTunes library Meh, so, I'm sure it would have helped to read the directions more, but it wasn't THAT easy. And I'm sure it's easier if you're just doing music. But it took me over 45 minutes to figure out how to load a audio book on it and then make sure it was all in the right order.
-You don't have to carry around an iPod or try to shove one into a little pocket.
-You can load a bunch of songs on it.
-It sounds really good. It sounded like the music was in my head. It wasn't muffled or anything.
-It's really cool how the two ends of the earphones are magnetized and connect together for nice storage.
-Fell off my ears while I ran. (Might just be cause I have little ears or something cause J didn't have a problem.)
-Audio books don't work with it especially if you hit the wrong button. It'll reset the whole playlist and you'll have to search through the whole thing. Which isn't fun to do while you're running.
-The pause, play, and skip button are all the same button. The only thing that's different is how you push it. Which is kinda confusing when your running, but it gets easier the more you use it.
-It's kinda futuristic. At first I felt like I was wearing a bluetooth in both ears. Which can be a pro or a con depending on what you like. :)
All in all it's a good device. I'd recommend it if you don't want to shell out a ton for an iPod and if you hate the wires that you have with an iPod. J likes it so much that he's already claimed mine!
Now for the fun stuff!
Would you like your own Sony Wireless Walkman? Here's what you gotta do to enter to win one.
-Follow my blog. Let me know if you already do or if you're new! (Required)
-Visit Sony's site all about the wireless Walkman and tell me what your favorite feature is.
-Link the giveaway on your blog, tweet it, put it on Facebook, whatever you want! (Leave a comment for EACH thing you do.)
-Do you guys remember the old Walkmans, before CDs came along? Tell me a fun memory you have of using one of those. If you don't remember those, what about the CD ones? It's amazing how far Walkmans have come.
-Last, but not least....ask me a question. Any question. I'm running out of things to write on my blog. (haha...running...get it....) I feel my posts are rather boring. :)
I'll post a winner next Wednesday, May 5th!
(Disclaimer: I was given a Walkman to tryout and review, however my review is entirely honest.)