Sony Introduces Newest Addition to the Walkman Family


Do you ever wish we could go back to a time when the coolest electronic you needed was a Walkman?

Well, during yesterday’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony announced they would be releasing a new Walkman, but don’t expect it to be anything like the one from your youth.

Though Sony discontinued the classic Walkman several years back, the company have been releasing new versions of the music player including the recently introduced ZX2.

Sony has dubbed this new creation as “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.”
In other words, if you’re one of those people who is all about getting a high-end audio experience from your music, then this might be directed towards you.

The gadget will support audio formats such as FLAC, WAV, DSD, AIFF, and many others while giving the listener the best possible hearing quality for the tracks on it. But like all things that promise such an experience, it’s going to cost you.

The Walkman will reportedly cost over $1,120 though some are reporting it’s currently listed at $1,200.

For that price, the customer will get: 128GB of storage space, a microSD slot for more storage (up to 256GB), the classic gold headphone jack, a touchscreen, side-mounted playback controls, Bluetooth and Google Cast capabilities, and Android OS.

Don’t get too excited thinking that the OS will be Lollipop or whatever dessert-named system Android has this week; it’s will be 4.2 Jellybean which was released back in 2012. This will allow the consumers to play games, watch videos, and connect to the internet.

Check out The Verge’s short video of them playing with the new device.

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