Evolution Of Sony Walkman
Sony Walkman series has turned almost 36 years old. The trend of music on the go was introduced by Sony with Walkman and the trend has increased manifold in the current world.
Sony changed its design of Walkman to deliver best quality of music with every addition to the Walkman repetition. Let us have a look.
Sony Walkman TPS-L2
The first Walkman debuted in the year 1979 that gave birth to the portable music player. Walkman TPS-L2 became the face of Sony as it weighed 14 ounces with blue-and-silver color coating along with chunky buttons on it. The music player also came with headphones and a leather case.
Sony Walkman WM-101
Walkman WM-10 was the smallest of all the cassette-playing Walkman models. Its tiny size is amazing even now and represents a considerable achievement in the context of what was possible in the early 80’s. Another exciting feature of this device is that it had rechargeable batteries and slimmer body than its predecessors hence it became the one of a kind Walkman in the history.
In the year 1987, Sony made an innovative move by chucking out the magnetic tape cassettes. The introduction of Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) reduced the size of Walkman further more. The TCD-D3 was the only music player that could record and play DATs.
Sony Walkman MZ-1
The MZ-1 was the music player that introduced the MiniDisc format. Sony’s emphasis was on portability and convenience so it was the only right way for the company to stay ahead in the game. This very Walkman introduced the idea of compressed digital sound recording to the home user. It employed the original form of Sony’s ATRAC codec which was capable of reasonable results.
Sony CD Walkman D-E01
After MiniDisc, Sony brought out another means of cassette – the Compact Disk (CD). The company introduced Discman way back in 1984 but in the later years around 1999 Sony replaced the name with CD Walkman. The device featured a lustrous silver finish, chrome-plated control and an eject button too. The windows on the unit and remote control had a luxurious polarizing coating that made controlling of the music easy.
Sony Ericsson Walkman W200
Sony’s first Walkman phone was the W200 that released in 2007. The phone came with a dedicated Walkman key that enabled the music player and users could play MP3, MPEG-4, H263 audio on their phones as well as make calls and text. Ever since then, Sony never left the Walkman quality audio deliverance in their phones.
Sony Walkman NWD-W273
The Walkman NWD-W273 is the smallest music player among Walkman portfolio, as it has similar form factor to the normal Bluetooth neck headset. Sony’s success with water and dust proofing their Smartphone has made them to imply the same technology into this very device.
Picture courtesy – telegraph.co.uk
by techtalks @TechTalks May 31, 2016 1:24 PM UTC