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Sony unveils the NWZ-W27, its first fully waterproof Sony Walkman MP3 Player. Designed to be used by casual gym-goers all the way to performance athletes which include of course, swimmers, the player features 4GB of internal memory, up to eight hours of playback on a full battery, and a handy three-minute quick-charge function that gives a fully-depleted battery an extra hour of music.
Completely waterproof, the MP3 player-earbud combo will also withstand the sweat that hours of dedicated effort will produce, and likely other adverse conditions as well. According to Andrew Sivori, vice president of the personal audio division at Sony Electronics, “For many people, music is a vital component to enable a vigorous workout. Now, everyone from casual fitness enthusiasts to hard-core triathletes can enjoy their favorite music while they train or compete – whether on land or in the water.”