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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!

xoxo

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181 Comments

  • Reply Just Run With It

    Oh, ps, I also tweeted about this giveaway :)

    April 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Mike

    My favorite is “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Guns n’ Roses.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply WadiaSoft

    Maybe I will finally win something. My favorite is Gangsta’s Paradise

    April 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Nelly

    great contest, I might actually buy one of these if I don’t win this contest, haha for favorite song right now I’ll go with “Usher – More (Jimmy Joker remix)”

    April 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Suzanne

    Forget You by Cee-lo Green.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Layla

    Favorite song? Oh geeze, I don’t know. But since I want cords-free music: At the moment, for running it’s probably “Tigerlily” by La Roux.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply ilovesteaks

    here’s my favorite song… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs6VYx9V-Nw :)

    April 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Nice Gadget!

    My favorite song right now is “ET” by Katy Perry and Kanye.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply J

    I’m completely infatuated with anything by Two Door Cinema Club right now – I love them!!

    April 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Smurf

    Entering here, too! My favorite song is “Sunshine Smile” by a band called Adorable.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply rochel

    “raise your glass” by pink is my favorite right now. it gets me pumped up during the tough runs.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    right now i’m loving florence + the machine, especially the song cosmic love!

    April 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Laura

    oooh I want one! Soul City by Southern Culture on the Skids

    April 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Erin

    Fav song? Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes!

    April 6, 2011 at 4:57 am
  • Reply Tiffany C.

    I have lots of songs that get me pumped up but my favorite right now is Dynamite by Taio Cruz.

    April 6, 2011 at 5:16 am
  • Reply Tiffany C.

    I tweeted @tiffanyclark87

    April 6, 2011 at 5:18 am
  • Reply Courtney

    Lately I’ve been listening to the Bird and the Bee. Their covers of Hall and Oates are awesome!
    I also tweeted this.

    April 6, 2011 at 6:23 am
  • Reply laurina55

    State of Love & Trust by Pearl Jam–great song to run to!

    April 6, 2011 at 6:33 am
  • Reply Emily

    My favorite running tune is “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera. Woot! Woot!

    April 6, 2011 at 6:33 am
  • Reply Valerie

    You can buy a wall charger at WalMart that you can plug in the USB cord into. It works fabulously on mine. I bought this Sony W strictly on your recommendation from your review and I’m so glad I did, it is easy to use and it does hold a lot of music. The battery lasts a long time.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Ron

    “Teenage Kicks” by the Undertones and “11:59” by Blondie are two songs that I seem to be listening to a lot on the run these days. I’m sure the new Foo Fighters will be making the list soon too. I want stuff!!!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Megan Mc

    My favorite running songs are definitely anything by the Black Eyed Peas. They just make you run faster!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Denise

    Wow..Britney is knocking it out the park with” Hold It Against Me”. I was shocked to find out it was her, but it is great for running and treadmill drills.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Kim

    Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey!!! Impossible not to feel happy after hearing this classic jam.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Moanleah

    Play Your Part by Girl talk….I once listened to it on repeat for entire hour during a marathon (not by choice but due to an iPod malfunction) and am still not sick of it!!

    April 6, 2011 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Stevi

    Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back!!

    April 6, 2011 at 9:20 am
  • Reply April

    Favorite work out song…Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry!

    April 6, 2011 at 9:26 am
  • Reply kristin miller

    Favorite Song: Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machines. I’ll be tweeting using my husbands account, Brian Miller, so don’t be too confused :-D

    April 6, 2011 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Danielle

    My favorite song right now is The Plain White Ts “The Rhythm of Love”

    April 6, 2011 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Miguel

    Rock & Roll Band – Boston

    April 6, 2011 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Meghan

    My favorite running song is Lose Yourself by Eminem. It always gets me pumped up during a race!

    April 6, 2011 at 9:51 am
  • Reply morgan

    Pearl Jam, Black

    April 6, 2011 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Amanda

    I am obsessed with Katy Perry’s new ET song. I could listen to that over and over and over (and over) again!!

    April 6, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Matt

    “That was a crazy game of Poker”–good for a couple miles, depending on speed.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Kristen

    OMG! Now I need to try and find/get this. Looks great. I hate all the cords/wires on the ipod. This looks like just the thing. YIpppeee.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Krista

    You make the W sound amazing! Definitely tempting to go purchase one and be cordless!
    “All My Life” Foo Fighters although pretty much any Foo Fighters is great for running I find

    April 6, 2011 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Talitha

    One song? Just one??? That’s an impossible assignment. But I will say my daughter’s been listening to Never Say Never by Justin Bieber feat Jayden Smith a lot lately and I actually love it! :)

    April 6, 2011 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Alison

    Awesome giveaway, big thanks to you and Sony!
    My favourite song to run to, I’m slightly embarrassed to admit, is “Beat of My Heart” by Hilary Duff.

    You’re going to have quite the eccentric playlist after this contest!

    April 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply angielou harris

    Favorite song? what an impossible question! i’ll go with anything by the Punch Brothers. Everything they do is out of this world.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Hmm…current favorite is J-Lo’s On the Floor :)

    April 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Christine

    My guilty pleasure lately is Britney Spears Till the World Ends. It reminds me of Kernkraft 400’s Zombie Nation(sports remix), another great running song.

    April 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Julia H

    My favorite is Allez Ola Ole, by Jessy Matador…its in french, so I’m not exactly sure what they’re saying, but it reminds me of camp last summer with exchange students:)

    April 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Sasha Kelemen

    Currently have Richard Ashcroft “Good Lovin” stuck in my head! saw him live a few weeks ago. AWESOME

    April 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Misty Merck

    wade bowen ‘who I am’ best song ever!

    April 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Fiona McGruer

    Ooh this looks pretty shaweeet!

    My current favourite song is ‘Pass Out’ by Tinie Tempah- makes me feel so badass! x

    April 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Meghan

    I love running to old Alanis, always gets that stress out!

    April 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Leigh

    Favorite song right now would have to be Gold Dust by DJ Fresh. So good!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Megan

    My fav song right now is Give Me Everything Tonight by Neyo!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply HeatherB

    I’m loving anything by Mumford & Sons right now!

    April 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Janet

    I always end up coming back to “Pass that Dutch” by Missy Elliot. Thanks for the review!

    April 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm
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