Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sony NWZ-W260

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Sony claims its latest headset will be able to operate while you are out running in the rain without a problem, or in the gym as you work up a sweat. Sony even goes so far as to suggest you can wear the headset in your post-workout shower.

Which sounds great, until you read the caveats. Sony’s Sports Walkman should not come in contact with "continuous water...shampoo, conditioner, face wash and soap" and of course should not be used with "high-pressure showers." So just to clarify, you can’t wear it in your post workout shower.

The headphones are 25 percent lighter than the previous model and come in glossy black or white. The earphones come with silicon buds in three different sizes. A three minute charge gives you one hour of listening. A full charge will give you eight hours of playback.

The supplied software means it’s a drag-and-drop affair for transferring music to the Walkman.

Available August 2011, price to be confirmed.

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