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The Sony W Series 2GB Walkman MP3 Player (Orange) is designed to hold up to intense workouts and even the elements, in case a sunny day turns to showers before your run is over. Forgot to charge your W Series? Plug it in for three minutes and you'll have up to 60 minutes of use - it's ready to go in less time than it takes you to change into your workout gear. Enjoy up to 8 hours of uninterrupted play when fully charged. Exclusive Sony Clear Audio technologies ensure you'll always enjoy a phenomenal listening experience.

Sony Features

  • Wearable and Wire-free: This one-piece music player's unique band comfortably floats on the back of your neck, allowing you to be wire-free, hands-free and without distraction whether you're at the gym or outdoors working out
  • Storage Capacity: The NWZ-W262 series can store hours of music thanks to the internal 2GB memory
  • Playlist compatible: Create your favorite playlists in iTunes for Windows or Windows Media Player and drag them to the Walkman player. Use shuffle mode to mix it up
  • Water-resistant: The water resistant design is IPx5 rated and holds up to intense workouts
  • Quick charge battery: Use the included USB cable to get up to 60 minutes of use on just 3 minutes of charge. With an impressive total battery life of up to 8 hours on a full charge1, the NWZ-W262 is ready when you are
  • High Quality Sound: Exclusive Sony Clear Audio Technologies - Clear Stereo and Clear Bass Audio Technologies for deeper, richer sound
  • Drag, drop and go: With a Walkman player, you are never tied to just one music service. Just drag and drop MP3s from iTunes for Windows, Windows Media Player or Internet Explorer and enjoy
  • Navigate your song library: Getting around in your music is simple with the rocker switch. A quick tap changes songs and a tap and hold changes folders while in all play mode. In playlist mode a quick tap changes songs and a tap and hold changes the playlist
  • Music to match your pace: Find the perfect music for the moment using the ZAPPIN search feature, allowing you to easily navigate through your song collection by playing back main melodies

Sony Specifications

Headphone Type
Closed, dynamic 13.5mm, dome type
Headphone Output(s)
Cord Free Design
Screen Resolution:800 x 600 pixels (or higher)(recommended 1,024 x 768 or higher)
Battery Charging
USB-based: 1.5 Hrs (full charge)
3 Minutes ( 60 minutes playback)
Battery Indicator
LED Battery Life Indicator
Battery Life
MP3 @ 128kbps = 8 Hrs
WMA @ 128 kbps = 8 Hrs
AAC-LC @ 128 kbps = 7 Hrs
Linear PCM @ 1411 kbps = 7 Hrs
Power Type
Built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Memory Size
User Memory Capacity
1.70GB (1,825,361,101 bytes)
Play Mode
Normal / Shuffle
Format(s) Supported
Audio Power Output
5 + 5mW
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) USB miniB
System Requirements
Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
32g (1.2 oz)

Reviews about this item

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(based on 49 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Perfect for the Avid Runner

So a handful of weeks ago I got a Klout Perk in the form of Sony Walkman W or NWZ-W262. Design/Ease of Use The Pair I received were an Orange and Black set which I'm absolutely fine with Go #SFGiants . There is a 1 1/2 foot long cable running between each set of headphones supplying music and power to each set of phones. The way the ear buds are actually designed were a bit odd, I found the best placement in the ears to place them in your ears then twist the body forward and you get a pretty ...

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So a handful of weeks ago I got a Klout Perk in the form of Sony Walkman W or NWZ-W262. Design/Ease of Use The Pair I received were an Orange and Black set which I'm absolutely fine with Go #SFGiants . There is a 1 1/2 foot long cable running between each set of headphones supplying music and power to each set of phones. The way the ear buds are actually designed were a bit odd, I found the best placement in the ears to place them in your ears then twist the body forward and you get a pretty decent seal. The weight of this The controls are as simple as they could possibly be. The right ear bug has play/pause, skip forward skip-backwards. On the Left ear bud there is the volume switches, shuffle and playlist and the ON/OFF switch is on the inside portion of the headphones. It's a fairly straightforward design with confusion set to a minimum. Putting music on the device is a fairly simple affair from a Linux desktop, it's a simple drag and drop into the music folder unplug and go. It also supports transferring of files between computer using programs such as Windows Media player and other various Media players. For me the drag and drop was simple enough. The headphones themselves are water/sweat resistant which comes in pretty handy if you sweat a lot or perhaps live in a humid climate such as southern Georgia. Sound Quality Well we'll start off with the uploading music to the device and what comes pre-loaded on the device. Meb Keflezighi a New York city Marathon winner provides 24 mins of tips to help you become a better runner and provide some tips which can help you in training and injury prevention. This is all pretty good information, I don't necessarily believe that it would help anyone who runs a 5k daily, as much as it would someone who is on the couch to 5k program. To the sound quality I can say I was fairly impressed with something that isn't costing over $100. They do not over accentuate bass in songs, It may come off as somewhat flat. But overall the reproduction of music in the ears is spot on for a set of work out buds. Capacity/Battery Life 2GB of music storage for me is more than enough, some people may require more, but I tend to not run for more than a couple of hours. 250 songs is more than enough, I don't even think I could find than many songs I would consider to be workout songs The battery life so far has lived up to expectation and the 3 min quick charge for 60 mins of music is just outstanding. 8 Hours of continuous music is pretty solid for something that doesn't weigh anything.


Most Liked Negative Review


Poor execution of product

Great idea by sony. A step in the right direction perhaps. BUT - the headphones dont stay in my ear while moving around the slightest bit. Also, I suggest learning a thing or two from Apple about the experience of opening a package. Your packaging was so wasteful and obnoxious to open. For such a light hi tech product, I would have loved to have a great experience opening the product. Also needs to be way more Mac friendly.

Reviewed by 49 customers


Just Bad


from Georgia, Tbilisi

I purchased it in July 2012 and today in September 2013 it's broken, after 15 months, just 15 months, it stopped working suddenly when I was listening music, I was expecting from SONY really more. I purchased Meb Keflezighi model at more price than others, thinking that it would be better, but what can I say, I'm outraged.




from Port Saint Lucie, FL

I received this as a Klout perk and I love it the only drawback is that it doesnt have an AM/FM tuner. I use it all the time thanks


Happy with product


from Evanston, IL

I really like the sports series. It is very easy to use and is light and comfortable.


What a wonderful gift!


from Charlotte, NC

I received this item free, as a Klout perk. It sat around a bit before I tried it because for whatever reason, I didn't really realize what it was. I thought it was just headphones. But no. It's wonderful. This is what the Sony Walkman system is in 2013 â€" which is headphones with a 2GB built-in MP3 player. So there was software to install and music to transfer. Once that is done, it is what you would expect from Sony: excellent sound quality and well-thought-out ergonomics. Very nice system. Thank you!


Words cannot describe how much I love my Walkman


from Tallahassee, FL

This is the product I've been wishing for but didn't know it existed. I should have known the maker of my first disc player would be the maker of my first wireless mp3 player. It was pretty easy to get started but I was only able to add a few songs on my first attempt. I have used it at the gym, walking and running stairs at the stadium. Love, love, love not having a wire get in the way. I thought the controls were confusing when I first tried to use it but it didn't take long to figure them out and now I barely have to think about which button is located where. I did have an issue a week ago when I apparently overcharged the walkman. I was able to figure out suggestions from the manual and was able to get it working again my charging it with an AC adapter. I've also figured out how to upload music from my itunes library. I wish I could afford to buy one of these for all my friends.


Good, but could be great


from Little Rock, AR

The NWZ-W262MEB fulfills almost all of its promises - almost. I'm a jogger/walker and this model is a godsend. I love my ipod, but you must contend with dangling wires that can sometimes distract. Not so with the new walkman. The sound quality is exceptional. The control take some getting used too, but I was able to adapt to them very quickly. What prevented me from giving the device a perfect score is the fit. After very strenuous jogging and getting sweaty, the right ear piece kept slipping out. This frustration can ruin a workout. This problem kept occuring even after I switched out ear piece covers moving from smallest to largest size available. Maybe future models can be more evenly balanced? Other than this, I really enjoy using this innovative device.


Very disappointed


from Corona, CA

I have tried to run on the treadmill with the MP3 player and as soon as i start to sweat they start coming out my ears one at a time. I constantly have to keep pushing them in over and over. It is very disruptive to my workout. I tried all the included ear inserts with no resulting improvement. I wish I could return them but I have to find my receipt.




from Houston, TX

Great product, comfortable, great sound, easy to add music too... Overall great product.


A Great Idea But...wrong timing...


from Baltimore

A great idea but wrong timing...(meaning that if it came out in the pre-cellphone era it would have been a smash hit!) The majority of people will still stick to their cellphones for music as they prefer to carry as little as possible when running. On the other hand, it's great for hardcore runners without mobile addiction as it completely frees up your hands and you don't have your pockets stuffed with things that bounce around while you run. I found the controls slightly difficult to handle, but I suppose this is a sacrifice you had to take to minimise size. On the design side, although the first impression is not the best and you get the impression that you may feel awkward wearing them, when you actually put them on, they' perfect fit and quite fancy...they're really discrete, sth I have to admit I wasn't expecting. Thumbs up for the clever case! Sound-wise, they were average, but I wasn't expecting sth more at this price tag. Wireless sync would have been a plus...


Awesome workout partner and more...


from Monroe, NC

I was happy with mini iPod until I started using this headset. It is lightweight and comfortable with a great design and so much more convenient as an MP3 player which means I am in control of my music instead of being at the mercy of a particular vendor and their security constraints. I love that it is so easy to control my playlist and the device fits entirely and comfortably around my ear. That is important when working out. Love it and would definitely recommend it to my friends.


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