A few weeks ago I was contacted by Klout to let me know that I was eligible for a new reward. For those of you who are not familiar with Klout, allow me to attempt a brief explanation.
Klout is a company that attempts to measure the amount of influence that a person/business/brand has through social media. Once you create an account on the, you then connect your social media accounts, and they do the rest.
They track the amount (and level) of engagement across your various accounts and then assign a score based on that activity. What’s great is that they not only give you an overall score, but they also track your level on influence in various topics. And that’s where the rewards come in to play.
Apparently, I have a decent amount of influence on topics such as exercise, fitness, and weight loss. Because of this, I became eligible to receive a Sony Fitness Walkman! The Sony NWZW262MEB Walkman MP3 Player to be exact.
My New Sony NWZ-W262 Walkman!
The great thing about this unit is that the actual player is attached to the earbuds, so there are no wires! Well, there is the one wire that connects the earbuds and fits behind your neck, but that’s it.
The USB port, power button, volume rocker, playlist manager, and play/pause button, and the fast forward/rewind buttons are all attached to the earbuds.
First Impressions of the Sony NWZ-W262 Walkman
- The Walkman is extremely light – I have it wrapped around my neck as I type this and I can barely notice it. It is like wearing two light Bluetooth headsets at the same time.
- All of the buttons are very easy to access, even while running – I actually wore gloves (my hands get cold fast) the first time I ran with these and I was able to work the controls just fine.
- The sound quality is great – as a former musician, I get extremely frustrated when I am not able to hear the full range of sounds when I listen to music. I didn’t have that problem with these headphones; I was able to hear highs quite clearly, and the bass was very strong.
- The software was easy to use, but not necessary. – You can just drag and drop files onto the player using Windows Explorer (like any flash drive or storage card); however, if you use the software that comes installed, you can see how much room you have left as you add new files.
There is more that I can say about this unit after only wearing it twice, but I will save that for the full review.
Make sure that you connect with me on Klout!
- What is your favorite workout song?
- Do you use your phone to play music while you exercise, or do you have a dedicated music player? If so, what do you use?
- Since I play to do a full review (both written and video) of this player, is there anything that you would like to know or a feature that you would like me to test out?
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