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Sony NWZ-W273

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1610 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and performance are generally positive. The portability and sound also get good views. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, sound, portability, performance, value for money

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-W273 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NWZ-W273

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 353 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W273 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, sound, portability, headphones, value for money

reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Walkman W273 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player for Swimming, Running and other Sports, with Wearable design - BlueSony Walkman W273 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player for Swimming, Running and other Sports, with Wearable design - WhiteSONY Walkman NWZ-W273 - Digital player - flash 4 GB - black

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony NWZ-W273

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W273 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, portability, headphones, battery

value for money

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZW273 4 GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Black)Sony NWZW273 4 GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Pink)

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Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman review

 

Taking your tunes into the watery depths, the Sony NWZ-W273 waterproof MP3 player is decent enough on land but does it pass the swin test?

Comfortable. lightweight fit ; 3 minute quick charging ; Easily accessible controls

Insecure fit in water ; Sound quality in water ; Drag and drop music

It was all so promising for the Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman MP3 player but ultimately it failed to impress in the area that it talked up the most. It ticked the important comfort box and was secure enough to wear running or in the gym without worrying if...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-W273 sports media player review

 

The Sony Walkman W273 sports headphones are the latest "active" headphones from Sony and are designed for runners, or those keen to ditch the need for a headphone cable trailing somewhere over their body, when they exercise.

Waterproof to 2m, light, sound good

Don't work with your phone, if you use a running app won't work with that either

If you are looking to keep things simple, and want music when you head out to do some exercise, these perform very nicely indeed.

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Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman

 

Like Speedo's Aquabeat, the snappily named Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman packs in 4GB of storage for all your tunes, and wraps around the back of your head for ease of use and comfort. It's completely waterproof up to a depth of two metres as well, so unless...

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Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman

 

Like Speedo's Aquabeat, the snappily named Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman packs in 4GB of storage for all your tunes, and wraps around the back of your head for ease of use and comfort. It's completely waterproof up to a depth of two metres as well, so unless...

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AWESOME!

 

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! I purchased this product for my 10 year old son whom is involved in many sports. This has got to be the best Walkman ever made. Fits around the back of your head around each ear, and your done! HANDSFREE AND WATERPROOF! Controls are...

Easy To Set Up","Great Sound","Lots of Storage","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls","Sleek\/Compact

None That I Have Found Ye

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Don't swim for mor than 5 minutes

 

I have used these for three swimming sessions and each time lost sound in the left ear while swimming. I am using the largest ear insert and still seem to have water entering my left ear. Once that happens there is no more sound until it seems they dry...

Compact Design

Size of ear insert

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simply awesome

 

Note, my reivew is focused on player's underwater abilitites.

waterproof

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They're good, but need some software help

 

Just bought these and used them for a few workouts. They fit well and the music quality is good. They stay in place well and don't need re-adjusting while working out. The one issue is the software interface. Would have given it 4 stars if it was even...

Good sound quality, nice fit, comfortable

Circa 2000 interface

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Bluetooth missing

 

I understand that the main feature of this headset is to use it while active swimming or running or any other sport, but if I spend close to $100 on a pair of headset I would also love to link it with my smartphone and play the music I have with me all...

waterproof, wire free

bluetooth missing

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Close but no Cigar

 

I've been using the NWZW273B waterproof walkman for about a month now. I work as a lifeguard and swimming instructor and like to swim 50 laps (2.5 K ) about three times a week. As most swimmers know doing laps is the one level up from watching paint...

No wires, easy to load, nice sound

Does not work when wet

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:Not Applicable
Number of Display Colours:Not Applicable
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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