Sony Cashes in on Nostalgia With 40th-Anniversary Walkman (Now Cassette-Free!)

In honour of the original Walkman’s 40th birthday, Sony recently released an anniversary edition of the iconic cassette player that first made music portable. Only, it doesn’t actually play cassettes, so don’t go breaking your collection out of storage. And it’ll set you back about three times as much as one would have in 1979. Read More >>

Sony Walkman Reborn (Again) as a Pricey Hi-Res Audio Handset

Last autumn, the Sony Walkman sprung from the ashes of the '90s, reborn as a hi-def audio phoenix with lots of lossless codec support and a £169 price tag. Today, the Walkman returns once again – this time costing a lot more. Read More >>

What’s Your Favourite Memory of the Sony Walkman?

Sony's Walkman turns 35 today, with Sony's TPS-L2 arriving in stores on July 1st 1979. It wasn't the first portable audio player -- that accolade goes to the Regency TR-1 of 1954 -- but in its day it was by far the most popular, selling hundreds of millions of different models over a two decade reign at the top. Read More >>

Sony’s Latest Waterproof MP3 Player is Sold Inside a Filled Water Bottle

The MP3 player, and by extension Sony's Walkman brand, has been dying a slow death since the rise of the smartphone made a standalone music device seem a bit quaint. But this latest marketing stunt by Sony is the smartest way to show off its waterproof player's best feature. Read More >>