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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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  • Reply Chelsey

    Lately, the song on repeat on my running playlist is Haight Street from Anberlin. (Oh, and I love the product review!)

    April 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply sarah

    Favorite song of all time– Right on Time by OAR.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    Is it strange that I like to listen to podcasts while I run? Sometimes I like to zone out, and I love my country music for that.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Keian

    N*E*R*D – Hypnotize U

    April 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Christine Shiflett

    My Favorite right now – “E.T.” by Katy Perry!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Jon

    hmm – at the moment I’m liking Supersonic by Oasis.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Meredith

    I like Adelle’s Make You Feel My Love and Rihanna Whos that Chick to run to.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Belinda

    My favorite artist is Beyone. My favorite song is Ego. My favorite running song is Freakum Dress. An old song but soooo motivating!!!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Belinda

    That should have been Beyonce…. LOL!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Mary

    New fav workout song: Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, gets me mooooving!!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply penny

    Katy Perry – FIREWORKS

    April 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Anything by Bruce or U2 get me going on a run!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Stacy

    “Ali in the Jungle” by The Hours gets me moving!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    My current favorite song is “Honey, Let me Sing you a Song” by Matt Hires.


    April 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Carsten

    Everlong – Foo Fighters

    April 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Heather P

    Right now my favorite song is “Young Blood” by The Naked and Famous.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Runeatrepeat

    I am loving 50cent on runs lately :)

    April 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply april

    Down On Me by Jeremih ! Listen to it :)

    April 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Bonnie

    My favorite running song is “Joy To The World” by Three Dog Night. I used to run to it on cassette, then on CD, then on my RIO (which was a digital music player that held all of 8 songs), now its on my iPod. However, I’ve been wanting get one of these forever! What does an organizer hate? Cords or course!

    April 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply ShortSkirts

    So cool. My newest favorite song is What the Hell by Avril Lavigne

    April 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply ShortSkirts

    my current fav is what the hell by avril lavigne

    April 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Kristy

    My current fav ia a music mix by Travis Barker and DJ AM! Its amazing!

    April 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Ari

    My favorite song ever is “Ride” by Cary Brothers. LOVE IT.

    April 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    Starting line “This ride”

    April 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply LeeAnn

    The Time…Blacked Eyed Peas…so catchy!

    April 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Gahhh!! I want this SO BAD! I’m tweeting next. Great giveaway Danica!

    April 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Oh, and my favorite song (right now) is “Hey Baby” pitbulllll! I know this only counts as one entrance, I’m just silly and forgot to comment my fav song. I was just too excited about the giveaway :)

    April 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply molly

    favorite song of all time – probably marshall tucker band “cant you see” right now might be “forget you” by cee lo

    April 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Laura

    “Sun’s gonna rise” by Citizen Cope is my favorite song to run to!

    April 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Pamela

    “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Sometimes I feel like I’m living on a prayer!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    Lately, “Electric” by Shawn Desman. Thanks for having this giveaway. Love your blog :)

    April 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Beth

    “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes. Forever and always my favorite song.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Shoshana

    I have been partial to The Black Keys “Tighten Up” lately. Really love your blog!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Megan

    I have many songs I love right now — so I’ll say “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga or “The Time” by Black Eyed Peas :)

    April 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Hilary B.

    Ummm…my favorite song..right now…Winter Winds by Mumford & Sons. BTW, great blog!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply cheryl

    Gimme Dat – Ciara

    April 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Lindsey

    My fave running song is “Something Good Can Work” by Two Door Cinema Club. It just makes me dance!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Debbie D

    Dynamite by Taoi Cruz. My kids (6 and 9) love it and we sing/dance together. Fun!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Jaime

    Favorite all-time song is “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey!! I can never get enough of that song! I start every run (including races) to it.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Alison

    Let me preface this by saying I have very good taste in music…

    Right now my power song is Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus. Yeah, I’m cool.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    my fave power song is Panther Dash by the Go! Team.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Amy Brich

    I’m embarassed to admit it but i just downloaded Beggin on you knees by the Victorious Cast. Yes, it was originally for my daughters but I really enjoying running to it also.

    Amy from Chesapeake

    April 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Sara

    favorite song for running… Raise your Glass by Pink!

    April 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Claire

    I love Chariot by Gavin DeGraw =)

    April 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Heather

    1. Thanks for your blog- I have always been a workout freak, but just got into running. I’m having some challenges with falling in love with it, but your blog totally pumps me up! THANKS
    2. I like weird things to run to like “love & memories” by O.A.R. “F**king Perfect” by Pink, any DMB and Eminem- “Lose Yourself” is a favorite!

    April 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Kara

    Just Dance by Lady GaGa always gets me moving. :)

    April 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Amie

    I am loving Adele right now! One of my favorite songs on her new CD is called “don’t you remember”

    April 5, 2011 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Jennifer S.

    I would LOVE to try one of those new headphones……my fav running song is empire state of mind by jay-z because it brings back all the great memories i have from running the nyc marathon last year.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I love Dev right now, “Bass Down Low” and “Booty Bounce” get my booty moving faster!!

    April 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Just Run With It

    Oh my gooosssshhhh I would die and go to heaven if I had one of these bad boys. My fav song?? “Friday” by Rebecca Black. KIDDING. I’m loving “Forget You” by Cee-lo Green as my go-to pump up running song :)

    April 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm
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