• You probably don’t need a $3,200 gold-plated Walkman

    You probably don’t need a $3,200 gold-plated Walkman

    I mean, yeah, it sounds good. It’s a $3,200 Walkman. It had better sound good. And hey, it sounds even better when paired with a $2,300 pair of Sony headphones (MDR-Z1R) and that new $2,200 Sony headphone app (NW-WM1Z). That’s a grand total of $7,700 for me to listen to a really crisp cello cover of “Every Breath You Take.” Is it worth it? That’s not for me to… Read More

  • Sony’s Z1000 Android-Powered Walkman Takes Aim At Apple And Samsung

    Sony’s Z1000 Android-Powered Walkman Takes Aim At Apple And Samsung

    Sony’s really looking to give their Walkman line of mp3 players a shot in the arm with their newest addition to the lineup. Dubbed the Walkman Z1000, it’s Sony’s first Android-powered music player and it’s gunning to give Apple and Samsung a run for their money. Read More

  • Video: Sony Shows Android 2.3-Powered Walkman With 4.3-Inch Screen, Wi-Fi

    Video: Sony Shows Android 2.3-Powered Walkman With 4.3-Inch Screen, Wi-Fi

    Competition for the iPod? Sony Japan announced [JP] the NW-Z1000 series today, their three newest Walkmans, which come with an array of flashy features. The new series was showcased for the first time during IFA in Berlin a few weeks ago, and now Sony priced and dated the devices for their home market. The main difference between the three models is the internal memory: the NW-Z1050 (price… Read More

  • Sony Shows Off Android Walkman Device At IFA

    Sony Shows Off Android Walkman Device At IFA

    The Walkman brand has taken a beating over the last decade or so. The culprit, of course, is the iPod, and while other players do sell perfectly well all over the world (Apple’s reach isn’t always good enough), Sony, Creative, and iRiver just aren’t the powerhouses they used to be in the portable audio sector. Sony’s looking to get back into the game, and is demoing… Read More

  • Sony To Kill The MiniDisc Walkman In September

    After discontinuing the production of cassette Walkmans last year, Sony is now about to kill another one of their original inventions: the MiniDisc Walkman. And as Japanese business daily The Nikkei is reporting today, Sony plans to pull the plug on the production as early as this September – obviously because nobody is buying MiniDisc Walkmans anymore. Read More

  • End Of An Era: Sony Stops Manufacturing Cassette Walkmans

    Truth be told, I wasn’t aware Sony was still producing cassette Walkmans. But the company today announced it will stop manufacturing and selling these devices in Japan – after 30 years. Sony says the final lot was shipped to retailers in April this year, and once the last units are sold, there will be no cassette Walkmans from big S anymore. Read More

  • Video: Sony's DVD-Player/Walkman Dock Combo With 9-Inch LCD

    Sony’s CMT-L7D is quite an unusual device: it’s a Walkman Dock, a CD/DVD player, an FM/AM radio, and a 9-inch LCD touch screen rolled into one. Announced [JP] today by big S in Japan, the device also lets users listen to music directly from SD cards or USB sticks. Read More

  • Video: Sony Introduces 12 New Walkman Models

    Sony Japan unleashed [JP] a total of 12 new Walkman today, split into three series (E, S, and A). Technically and design-wise, we get more of the same from the Walkman front, but some models look pretty neat. The players from the E and S series will hit Japanese stores on October 9, with the A Series following on November 13. Read More

  • Sony Walkman Sales Surpass iPod Sales In Japan

    Apple is huge in Japan. The iPhone sells well, as do Macs, the iPad and, of course, the iPod. For years, big A’s music players haven been outselling Sony’s Walkman, the No. 2 favorite device among Japanese consumers. In the past month, however, things have changed (on the picture above, you can see the Sony Walkman S series Sony launched back in May). Read More

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