Sony Announces NWZ-W250 Waterproof Walkman Wireless MP3 Player in India

Sony Introduces new and improved Walkman W Series Sony NWZ-W250 Walkman MP3 Player that is water resistant and washable allowing the player to be used in rainy conditions and even cleaned under running water afterwards. Perfect for sports use, targeted at young users who like to listen to music while exercising and would prefer wire-free listening experience..


Just like its predecessor Sony NWZ-W202 Walkman Mp3 Player, the new Sony NWZ-W250 also sports a unique wire-free, ergonomic design for comfortable fit and convenient music playback while exercising or in rainy conditions. All you need to do after exercising is to rinse the media player under the water tap, or even better, keep using it while having a post-workout shower.

The new Sony NWZ-W250 waterproof wireless MP3 player come with 13.5mm EX Headphones with soft silicon earbuds for added comfort. Media player supports latest audio formats including MP3, AAC and WMA (DRM).

The wireless Walkman W series NWZ-W250 features a very refreshing colorful design and the player itself fits comfortably behind the ears. Both compact rectangular audio modules, measuring about  2 x 0.8 inch and 0.4-inch deep, attach to one another via a flexible, twisting neckband. The tiny music player has simple controls, excellent audio quality and long 12-hours of battery life, quite impressive for such a small device.

Music transfers with the Walkman W series are simple and fuss-free – the included Content Transfer software lets you easily transfer your music files directly from Windows Explorer or iTunes to the Walkman with its simple drag-and-drop interface.

The Li-ion rechargeable battery and audio electronics are packed into two modules which are wearable on top of the ears, with the earpieces protruding inside ear lobes, and the whole assembly is kept in place by the a flexible cable that fits around the back of head.

Sony NWZ-W250 Walkman MP3 player does not sport any LCD display for showing options and music selections which would be rather difficult to view on a device that is infact  attached to ears anyway. Instead  Sony has introduced a new innovative feature viz. Zappin technology that facilitates searching and browsing functions.

In addition, the Sony NWZ-W250 Walkman media player is also equipped with a unique music navigation interface for quick music browsing. The ZAPPIN technology intelligently helps users  find their  favourite tracks by playing the chorus to each song as one skip through. User has option to configure a longer snippet of 10-seconds and shorter one of 4-seconds each and pressing the Jog button would start playing the song. In addition the player also offers a shuffle switch on the inside of the right earpiece that randomize playback songs.

The Sony Walkman NWZ-W250 waterproof model comes in various colours such as black, pink and lime and has internal storage of 2-GB. A custom music transfer software lets users move non-DRM files from online stores like iTunes by dragging and dropping.

The internal rechargable Li-ion battery allows 12 playback hours and player also offers a quick-charge feature that gives upto  90 minutes of playback from a quick 3-minute charge.

Sony Walkman NWZ-W250 Wireless MP3 Player Features

  • Lightweight and comfortable WALKMAN mp3 player fits securely on head, for total wire free listening when you’re on the move
  • 2-GB storage holds up to 500 tracks (128kbps mp3)
  • ZAPPIN technology allows quick song searches
  • 13.5mm EX Series headphones for clear and high quality audio performance
  • Media player supports MP3, AAC and WMA (DRM)
  • Easily drag and drop tunes directly from your computer
  • Carrying case and charging desk stand
  • In-built Li-ion rechargable battery with up to 12 hours as well as 90 minutes playback time from a 3 minute quick charge
  • Colors: Pink, Yellow, Purple and White
  • Weight: 43 gms

The Sony NWZ-W250 Waterproof Walkman Wireless MP3 player is available in India for Rs. 4,990 with one year warranty.

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