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Sony's newest Sports Walkman lacks wires, is all headphones

Sony's latest Walkman seems built from the ground-up for the exercise-inclined.
Written by Ricardo Bilton, Contributor on

Sony may have killed some Walkman models, but the brand itself keeps on moving forward. The Walkman's latest iteration is the Sports Walkman NWZ-W260, a water-resistant music player perfectly suited for those hostile to wires (and moisture). Similar to its efforts with the Xperia Active, it's clear that Sony is targeting the sweaty athlete demographic, which is an admirable effort considering how painful the experience of working out with wired headphones can be.

As for data transfer, all of that's done via the included content management software, which allows users to drag tracks from iTunes, Windows Media Player, or Windows Explorer. There's no mention of bluetooth or Wi-Fi, so it's likely all of that's done via plan old USB.

Sony has also done something interesting with the power situation, designing the NWZ-W260 so that it the device can run for sixty minutes on just a three minute charge.

Out this August, the 2GB version will run for $59, while the 4GB model will cost you $79.

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