Sony Japan busts out cassette(!)/radio/CD-player combo

It’s not a joke: Today, Sony in Japan did announce [JP] a portable cassette tape/radio/CD-player. Technically, the CFD-A110 is based on a model Sony introduced exactly seven years ago. The company updated the hardware because Japan plans to stop analogue radio transmission next year (the updated model can’t receive these signals).

Other than that, you’ll get 2W×2ch speakers, a rudimentary Karaoke function (the player features an integrated mic and a port for plugging in an external one), and a wireless remote control for your money.

Sony plans to start selling the CFD-A110 in Japan from June 21 (price: $210), but the company didn’t say whether it will export the player to other countries as well.