Gadget: Sony NWZ-W262 Walkman

SWIMS A BEAT. Sony NWZ-W262 Walkman is not exactly a new gadget, but thanks to the innovative sales people in New Zealand, this MP3 player managed to grab the headlines some time ago.


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To prove its waterproof quality, the Walkman was sold inside water bottles in vending machines in the Kiwi country. Many consumers were shocked at first, but that’s the exact promise this Sony darling delivers: continuous total waterproofing up to two meters deep. The 4GB integrated memory easily accommodates music files, yet no FM radio or any feature as such is available. Designed for sporting types, the battery life goes around eight hours, and every three-minute charge enables an hour of playback.