SONY BRINGING BACK THE WALKMAN. SORT OF

SONY BRINGING BACK THE WALKMAN. SORT OF.

Back in the 1980s, Sony changed the way we listened to music by introducing the Walkman -- a portable cassette player.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Walkman, Sony is bringing it back, with some improvements.

The new gadget looks a lot like the Walkman from back in the day. But, it won’t actually play cassettes. Instead, it features USB charging, Bluetooth capability and touch controls on a nearly four-inch screen.

And, it will include a so-called “vinyl processor,” which will make the music sound like it’s being played on a turntable. You know, for the sake of nostalgia. (AskMen)

Scott's Thoughts:

  • Real quick… Young people, do you know what a Walkman is? How about a cassette?
  • What was the first gadget you ever listened to music on? Was it an MP3 player? Or… Did it play something else?
  • Sorry for the history lesson, but before the Walkman, people didn’t walk around listening to music on headphones. After thousands of years of having to sit still while listening to music, the Walkman changed it all. That's huge ...

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