Sony Stops Making Cassette Walkmen

By  |  Monday, October 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm

The original iconic Walkman–the one that took cassette tapes–is no more. (Actually, it sounds like it’s not completely dead: Sony is ending production, but subcontractors will apparently still make Sony-branded tape Walkmen for sale in some countries.) I never owned one myself–back when they were hip, I couldn’t afford much more than the cheapest Sanyo–but five years ago, I was one of the blue-ribbon panel that named the Walkman as the single greatest gadget of all time. Still seems like a good call.

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  1. Max Says:

    Sony walkmans almost always had a higher volume output than that of other models, at least around the mid 90s.

    That alone made them better than the competition to teenagers, myself included.

    Now if someone could just invent a cure for tinnitus 🙂