It’s been 40 years since the first Walkman was released.
The Walkman may probably be one of the most recognizable pieces of technology ever released and this year it’s already turning 40. As part of the celebration, Sony is releasing a new special edition Walkman that brings homage to the original Sony TPS-L2 Walkman released in 1979.
The new Sony NW-A100TPS features a 40th-anniversary logo that is printed on its back and even comes with an awesome case that resembles the original Walkman. The cassette tape design and interface mimic the original Walkman which should trigger memories for first-generation Walkman users.
Despite the retro design, the Android-powered Walkman is made for the ultimate audiophile. It has a digital amplifier that enables it to deliver high-resolution audio without any distortions. There is also a special DSEE HX processor that can upscale normal compressed audio so your MP3s still sound great. The NW-A100TPS can provide more than 26 hours of listening time and charges via USB-C.
There’s a good chance that this particular Walkman will be priced at a premium, which is why Sony is also introducing the NW-A105 Walkman, which is supposedly cheaper than the NW-A1000TPS. Pricing and details have not been confirmed.