A Sony Walkman Review and Giveaway

Just in time for Christmas! I reviewed the Sony W walkman a while back and loved it. It has a lot of great features, holds a lot of music but there were just a few small things that it needed to be worked out. Recently, contacted by those who make the Sony W again to try out the new Meb Keflezighi version, I agreed and before I knew it, I was running with the updated version, which is awesome! It basically has all the small updates that I was looking for.

I really liked the original music player but this one added an on/off switch and a few

If you read my previous review, it took me quite some time to figure out how to turn off the music player… Now with an easy on and off switch, it’s dummy proof. That little OPR light next to it blinks red when it needs to be charged and shows it’s charging when it’s plugged in.

They have also added a button for playlists as well. Wow these look really dirty in this picture but they are not! I changed out the little ear pieces to the smaller size and once I did that they fit and stayed put in my ears.

I really like how loud the music gets and it works out great with no cords. I also like how it’s water resistant, so I can take it with me in the rain and sweat all over it and it stays on and works well. I think the upgrade to the size of the ear pieces and shape of the ear pieces are much better looking. The other ear pieces just looked older and outdated.

Just like before, it’s super easy to plug into your computer, both windows and mac OS and you just drag music to the folder on the device and you are set to go. I still don’t use the Zappin Feature because I like to hear the whole song instead of just a small portion of it, but one of my most favorite features of the Special Meb Keflezighi edition is the fact that there are little sayings and tips that he says to you throughout the workout. They don’t relate specifically to your workout, but are more tips about training in general and how to get the most out of each workout. It’s always fun to hear the music amp up and his voice while you are in the middle of a run or at the gym.

Honestly, the ease of using this thing is what makes me choose it over any other music player. I do like the ipod, but the cords get annoying and I’ve even gotten chaffed from my iPod arm case. This is easy, light weight and it’s all you need, not headphones, the case, the ipod. I love that I can just throw it in my gym bag and leave and not worry about all the other stuff. I also really like that I can plug in, upload music and be done with it. It’s all one in one compact place and I don’t have to worry about it slipping out of my ears or headphones flopping around. Done!

So, Sony was kind enough to send me TWO W Walkman, one for myself to test out, and one for one lucky reader!

So if you wanted to enter the giveaway, just leave a comment with your favorite pump up song RIGHT NOW. I’m in the mood for some new music for the Holiday season and my training for Arkansas.  That will count as one entry.

If you’d like to tweet, just make sure to include @chicrunner in your tweet and also the website: http://www.chicrunner.com. That will count as one more entry.

If you don’t win, don’t be sad, because up until December 24th, they are offering $10 off on Sony.com. You can get your own for only 49.99! Find it Here! Add this bad boy to your Christmas list, you won’t be disappointed!

So lets hear those songs that you are listening to to enter yourself to win! (Contest will close 12/16, but have no fear, I’ll have another one giveaway next Tuesday! Also, Sony sent me one free Walkman and one to giveaway for this review/giveaway opportunity)

xoxo

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84 Responses to A Sony Walkman Review and Giveaway

  1. kimi says:

    Right now I’m loving the GLEE ‘We are Young’… it’s not like crazy pump up music but it gets me just pumped for life and living.

  2. Kathy says:

    I love Sexy Bitch by David Guetta – or anything by Lady Gaga!

  3. Melissa H says:

    I like “Club on Smash” by Kat DeLuna. They play it at my gym all the time.

  4. Joselyn says:

    “Brainstorm” by Arctic Monkeys keeps me going

  5. Stacy says:

    I love running to anything with a good beat. I rarely update my running playlist, so I’m definitely due for some new tunes!

  6. marlene says:

    I would love love love to try this!!

    Right now I’m loving Headlines by Drake, Last Friday Night by Katy Perry, Sexy and I Know it by LMFAO … to name a few! :)

  7. Suzanne says:

    I’m loving “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People and “Good Ol’ Fashioned Nightmare” by Matt & Kim. I get a boost when these come on during my run.

  8. Danielle DM says:

    I am obsessed with Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” I know it’s been out for a while, but I can’t get enough of the it. :)

  9. Dominique says:

    say anything: alive with the glory of love

  10. Meghan says:

    I still start every workout with Kanye West, “Stronger”!

  11. Old school, It’s Like That: Run DMC

  12. Caroline says:

    keith urban “hit the ground running”

  13. Melissa says:

    I’m currently obsessed with Kaskade ft Neon Trees “Lessons in Love”

  14. Sharilyn says:

    What cool headphones!! “Cactus” by the Pixies is my favorite pump-up song.

  15. cadi says:

    I’m on a Rihanna kick…also, I’ve been running early in the a.m. and Sigur Ros is great wake up / pump up music (though pretty low key in general).

  16. Gay Spencer says:

    Darius Rucker (Mr. Hootie Himself) love anything that man sings. FAVORITE: theme song from Shallow Hal “This is My World”

  17. Denise says:

    The Distance by Cake always keeps my energy up on long runs or races. I also just added the Rocky theme to my player and it gets me going every time.

  18. Emily *@SpunkyRunner says:

    Your Love is a Song- Switchfoot. I ran to it at the Nike Women’s Marathon like 5 times in a row. I ran the marathon in memory of my dad, so it was empowering, inspirational, and my favorite running song.

  19. Monika says:

    I’m on the Sony Walkman Ambassador team and I LOVE my walkman!! they sent us the old one and the new one and I really liked the old one but love the new one since its smaller and has better controls. I haven’t touched my ipod since I got this. I’m jealous of your meb version though. I want him to say nice things to me. :) (Btw i”m not entering your contest. but Good luck to everyone!)

  20. Jenna says:

    LMFAO Sexy and I Know It… haha such a fun work out song :)

  21. Sharon says:

    Definitely “Block After Block” by Matt and Kim right now!

  22. Jennifer says:

    Anything by Lady Gaga!!! Would love to win this!!!

  23. Courtney says:

    Well since it’s December and I’m cheesy, I’ve been loving Ella Fitzgerald’s “Ella wishes you a swingin’ Christmas” album.. it’s upbeat and awesome ;D

  24. Daniela says:

    One of my favourite songs right now is “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove.

  25. Beth says:

    My new obsession is “Little Lion Man” by Mumford & Sons. I just listen to it on repeat during intervals. Actually, almost their entire album has great songs for running/giving you a kick.

    Also, “We Found Love” by Rihanna.

  26. Belinda M. says:

    My new favorite workout song is Party by Beyonce. The energy is amazing. And it makes me feel like I’m not working out but enjoying what I do.

  27. I love all songs by the band Fun! They are so upbeat and exciting to listen to!

  28. Madison says:

    I am currently loving the song All These Things I’ve Done by the Killers.

  29. Kara says:

    I love “Get Low” by FloRida for some reason.

  30. Lisa says:

    I’m running to Christmas music right now, I love it!

  31. Elle says:

    I am bopping along to I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas….

    works for me!

  32. Elle says:

    And i tweeted. Would love to have this little goodie!

  33. Chelle says:

    A favorite that got me through the Nike Women’s Marathon…..”I Made It” Kevin Rudolf

  34. Bonnie says:

    Right now I’m rocking out to the old school tune “What a Feeling”.

  35. Megan says:

    Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO definitely!

  36. Megan says:

    I tweeted too! (@meganroxanne)

  37. Chanin says:

    Keep On Shinin’ by Third Day

  38. erin l. says:

    If I Die Young by the band perry. Love that song!!!

  39. Jen says:

    I’m not great with song titles, but Rihanna, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Britney, Lady Gaga and Pitbull are my workout staples.

  40. Lisa says:

    Yay! I really want one of these, but can’t justify buying it even with the discount when I already have an iPhone and an iPod shuffle. Anyway, I listen to podcasts when I run, but if I were to listen to music I still like the song Dynamite.

  41. Lisa says:

    I tweeted.

  42. Natalie says:

    Bring em out by TI always gets me pumped up!

  43. Amanda says:

    Yoü and I by Lady Gaga is at the top of my list right now

  44. I’d love to enter!! Right now it’s Poison’s “Nothing but a good time”. Amazing!!!

  45. AwesomeMel says:

    “Big fat bagg” Britney Spears feat Will.I.Am -femme fatale

  46. Rudy says:

    LMFAO – Party Rock / sexy and i know it

  47. Kate says:

    I have been rocking out to Party Rock Anthem & a Christmas playlist that includes, Boney M, and Do They Know It’s Christmas.

  48. Ashley h says:

    I’m currently loving “ni**as in Paris” by jay-z and Kanye. But anything by Rihanna is great!

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