Sony Walkman Giveaway & Review!

So I was so lucky to receive a Sony “W”, which is their newest technology in the walkman aspect of things. Remember those? Well now they are so advanced that they take away the cords and put everything in a tiny chip in your ear. It’s so simple to use and I use it when running and working out at the gym. I love it at the gym because cords don’t get caught on weights and nothing has to be strapped onto my arm or anything. It’s practically weightless that I forget it’s there. I also make sure to keep the volume relitivly low when I’m running outside for safety reasons.

I seriously never realized how annoying cords were until I went cordless! One of the most surprising things was the fact that it holds so much music and that it stays put. I have worn it quite a few times in the rain, including the Monsoonal LA Marathon this year and it stays in, and keeps playing the jams. I was worried it might short circuit, but since it’s relatively waterproof (I don’t know about swimming) it was totally fine! I never realized how much I pull my own ear buds out until I didn’t even have that option without cords.  I am a skeptic when it comes to these things, but the wires curve well over your ears and they have no problem staying in. The headsets also come with three different sized interchangeable ‘earbuds’ that can fit different sized ear canals.

Another great thing about them is the fact that they are pretty easy to use. I have never had a problem updating music on my Mac, which I was most worried about since it wasn’t an apple product. I just plug it in and it is simple to drop music onto the player folder. You can see how much space you have left and all the songs on the player as well. There is a small light that lets you know when it’s fully charged and it’s easy to plug into any computer to charge. The only thing I wish it has was a wall charger since I’m not always around a computer. It took me a while to learn was how to turn it off. The first few times I used it, I had to let it play until it died because I’m an idiot and couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. All you have to do is put the little magnetic pieces together like shown above and it will turn off.

So once I figured that out it was really easy to use and I could keep it charged much longer.  I do like the wide variety of how loud and soft the music goes and I feel like it gets pretty loud which is awesome for the gym. I also like how I can listen to just one ear if I’m running in a busy location and I know it also has a “zappin” feature, which changes the song about every 15 seconds so you just get little snippets of each song, but I don’t really like that feature because I like listening to whole songs, but I could see it as being entertaining if you only wanted a few songs.

The thing that really is awesome about the Sony W is the fact that it’s only $59.95. To me, that is a more reasonable price for this product. I really think that it’s a cool product and I’m happy to say that I have shed my iPod for the W! I just love the convenience, and the simplicity of it and how it doesn’t have cords and how portable it is. I also like the price because if it did break, I wouldn’t be heartbroken over $59 bucks. It’s also waterproof and I use it all the time now. I don’t even use my iPod for working out, I leave it docked in the bathroom for morning getting ready jams! If you would have told me that I love this little guy as much as I do, I wouldn’t have believed it but I am seriously glad I checked this out and if you are in the market for something new, I would totally put it on your list! You can find out more here!

BUT you could also WIN one of two right here! You can enter just by leaving a comment with your favorite song. If you tweet the contest, you can get another entry, but only if you include “@chicrunner” and the web address to this giveaway. Then I can count that entry. So you have two ways to enter! Comment and tweeting! I’ll pick the winner next Monday.

Big thanks to Sony to sending me two more to giveaway and my own W to review, because without it I would still be stuck in my cords!

Good luck!


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181 Responses to Sony Walkman Giveaway & Review!

  1. Kelly says:

    Oh I want one!! Obviously, my favorite song is “It’s a Party in the USA.’ Why wouldn’t it be?

  2. Stacie says:

    Britney Spears is pretty much KILLING it right now with her new CD. Such great music to run to!!!

  3. Lauren says:

    This week…Kaskade’s Fire in Your New Shoes

  4. dylan says:

    Lately, it’s been anything by Ke$ha – her music just pumps me up!!

  5. Chris says:

    Favorite song (for running) …. Bad (Live) by U2. Makes it onto every playlist.

  6. Right now I’m in love with all of Adele’s new cd but my favorite song is One and Only!

  7. Shelley B says:

    My newest favorite running song is Glee’s “Hell to the No!”

  8. Jeff says:

    Right now that gives me a spurt is Wonderman from Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding!

  9. @kimikay says:

    I am dying to win this! OK, not really dying… but I want it!

    My favorite song to run to is ‘Steady as She Goes’… it’s just perfect for me.

  10. Joel says:

    Right now it’s S&M by Rihanna.

  11. Mollyberries says:

    Right now my favorite song is ‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele !

  12. Jessica B. says:

    Pump it by the Black Eyed Peas has been on almost every mix I make

  13. Lindsey says:

    I’m a new reader and your review totally sold me on this product! Currently I’m listening to lots of Girl Talk, fast paced poppy mashups make long runs go by much faster. Thanks for the review and new music recommendations!

  14. lately “I do” by Colbie Callait is stuck in my head. I’ve been married for nearly a decade but I can relate. Given your recent engagement I bet that’s how you feel.

  15. Allison H says:

    Every mix I make has Ke$ha in it! We R Who We R is my fav! Gets me pumped, so I put it in the middle of my playlist!!

  16. Lisa says:

    My fab song to run to is I’m the best – nicki minaj

  17. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the review and the opportunity to win! I’m really bad at naming my favorite things. I had to go look at my running playlist to pick a song. I guess my favorite running song right now would be Dynamite by Taio Cruz.

  18. 51FeetUnder says:

    For running I love Bonzo Goes to Bitburg by the Ramones.

  19. Nicki says:

    Great giveaway! I recently started running with an iPod shuffle for the convenience, but this looks even easier to use!

  20. @infamous says:

    My favorite song is “Mandy” by Ratatat

    *fingers crossed* :)

  21. Right now fave running songs are Ke$ha.

  22. one of mine is “Static Age” By Green Day of their 21st Century Album, great song!!!

  23. Tara Marie says:

    My fave right now is Bad Romance by Lady Gaga!! so good!!

  24. Laura says:

    My favorite song right for running right now is (so hard, so hard) Lose yourself by Eminem.

  25. CAROLIE says:

    Right now one of my favorite songs to run to is Dance Dance by FallOut Boy!

  26. Chanin says:

    My fave running song is “Nothin’ Better To Do” by LeAnn Rimes.

  27. Stacey says:

    My favorite on current playlist is Waiting For the End – Linkin Park.

  28. Tim says:

    Southern Cross by CSN.

  29. Heather says:

    I just added Give Me Everything by Ne-yo, Afrojack, and Nayer.
    Love it!

  30. Prudence says:

    Shake Me Like a Monkey- Dave Matthews Band

  31. Anna says:

    My favorite song for running is “My Body” by Young the Giant.

  32. Carrie says:

    my fav song is ‘Pass Out’ by Tinie Tempeh!

  33. Bridget says:

    Lately, it’s just about anything by Kanye West

  34. Christopher says:

    Oh My God by Ida Maria

  35. Elisabeth W. says:

    right now my favorite running song is “crazy” by Seal

  36. Kat says:

    Hands down Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”

  37. Missy says:

    Spice girls wannabe!

  38. Ryce says:

    Miracles by Newsboys!

  39. Rosalie says:

    I loaded my mp3 player with Irish music for a 5k on St Paddy’s day and since then my favorite is Pair of Brown Eyes by the Pogues. I have sony earbuds that look like the ones on the W and they are the best ever. Fits perfectly into my ear.

  40. Missy says:

    What an awesome contraption, I use my ipod, but you are definitely right about the cords, they get in they way. Right now my favorite song is Far East Movement “If I Was You”

  41. Rommel says:

    The Time (Dirty Bit) by the Black Eyed Peas motivates me all the TIME!

  42. Dominic says:

    My Favorite power song is METALLICA – BATTERY

  43. lauren says:

    what an intersting little device! my all time favorite song is ‘Soulshine’ by the Alman Bros.

  44. Sesa says:

    “Think About It” by Stevie Nicks. Crossing my fingers!

  45. Lauren says:

    My favorite song changes weekly, but currently on repeat this week is Love You by Jack Ingram!

  46. Sarah says:

    Right now my favorite song is that country song, “wildflower” by the jane deer girls. It’s so fun & happy! :)

  47. Audrey says:

    Today I was rockin to Miss Britney’s “Till the World Ends” on my run. :D

  48. Shauna'h says:

    My favorite song (to run to, at least) is “Someday” by Flipsyde. It always gets me moving!

  49. Eva says:

    Right now I love the song “Porn star dancing”, by My Darkest Days. Great beat for running!! Very sexy sound.

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