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Sony NWZ-W262

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews of Sony NWZ-W262. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and sound also get good comments, but there are some critical opinions about the size.

usability, sound, performance, portability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-W262 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W262 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and sound also get good feedback, but many are negative about the size.

usability, sound, performance, portability, price


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZW262BLK Walkman MP3 playerSony NWZW262BLK Walkman MP3 player

May, 2018

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Works for the Warranty Duration


I've gone through two versions of these over the past two and a half years. Each of them stopped working a couple months after the one year parts warranty period ended.

Great form and function

Breaks down in about a year

Mar, 2013

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I listen to MP3 audio books...


I listen to mp3 books while I do housework and gardening. I hate headphone wires, they get caught on everything and rip the player out of your pocket or ears. I needed a either a player built into the headset or bluetooth headphones. Bluetooth is more...

No floppy wires, Plenty of room for books, Downloading is easy,Price is OK

No fast forward or reverse, No reliable bookmarking, Ear buds a little painful

Nov, 2012

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Does not stay on


Bought this for my husband and he absolutely does not like it. He used it once and it did not stay in his ear so put it aside and bought regular headphones. I tried it and it did the same. Wasted my money.

lightweight, wireless, clear sound

does nor stay in place

Jun, 2012

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Second time is a charm


The first one I recieved the connector was loose and wouldn't stay hooked-up to my computer. After a call to Sony support, they sent me a fed ex return label..shipped off that one about 5 days later got a new one and works great stays in place and... wires

none so far

Mar, 2012

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Excellent player for active people (runners)


I have used two version of the Sony Walkman and I can honestly say it is the best MP3 for people who exercise often. I am a triathlete a received the product to test it (received two) and loved it from day one.

Light weight, waterproof, charged fast

Does not have FM support

Dec, 2011

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Great one-of-a-kind MP3 player!


This mp3 player is an example of near-perfect execution of design and convenience in a player that meets the needs of athletes/active people. By definition of its purpose, it's wireless-ness is just great freedom. It makes music so convenient, less...

waterproof, easy to use, great sound, lightweight, great interface, compatability

no forward/rewind

Nov, 2011

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It's probably nice


How can a company as big as Sony not support the Mac platform for a music device? This makes no sense at all. I will probably send them back.

Nice design

No Mac Support

Oct, 2011

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SONY has made a HUGE improvement!


I have been a faithful customer of the Wireless Walkman since the original one released a few years back. I searched for a way to waterproof the original, even going so far as to open it up and spray the internal computer chips with rubberizing liquid...

Super Lightweight! Water Resistant, Quality audio, Ease of use

No Fast Forward or Rewind feature

Oct, 2011

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Earbuds need design help


I bought these for running. I love the simplicity and size. They are suprisingly easy to operate. However, the earbuds keep falling out!! I have tried all three earbud sizes provided and cannot keep these in my ears for more than a few minutes at a...

Great in theory, no cords, very compact

Earbuds do not stay in place

Oct, 2011

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Needs a bit more work...


I bought these for my gym workouts, no running, just no or low impact stuff. The earpieces don't stay in my ears, even though I'm not making any sudden movements. I have tried all the earpieces that came with it, but it doesn't matter.

Great sound, no cords

Won't stay in ears

Sep, 2011