The Sony NWZ-W252 Walkman MP3 Player is designed specifically for runners and joggers who want to take their music with them but very little else. It’s compact, sturdy and easy to use and the new version is even water resistant so you can clean it after you’ve worked up a real sweat!
I’m not a particularly sporty person but these caught my eye after I witnessed a Sony rep literally drop a pair in a bowl of water and they emerged totally unscathed! Although Sony wouldn’t recommend you try that yourselves he hastened to add; this Sony Walkman MP3 player is water resistant not fully waterproof so please don’t try going swimming in them!
So, first impressions: They come in a choice of black, white, pink or green (also, if you can find them, a Metal Gear Solid special edition) and are boxed with everything you’d expect – charger/docking base, spare headphone covers, reams of papers in various languages and a clear plastic travel case for keeping them in your bag/locker.