Tuesday, 1 July 2014
The Original Sony Walkman Turns 35
What a magnificient piece of news this is and a bit of nostalgia for everybody who grew up during the 1980s and the 1990s as well. It is precisely on this day, July 1st, that Sony Walkman hit retail stores worldwide for a hefty USD150 in 1979. After a few months of sluggish sales, Walkman rose to its glory of the best selling portable music player ever with over 200 million units of Walkman cassette players sold worldwide. Talk about vintage design aesthetics with the first iteration of Sony Walkman dubbed the TPS-L2. Made in Japan, what a woderful piece of modern history this really is.