Skip Nav
Tech Tips
Here's How to Share Old Photos From Your Camera Roll on Snapchat
Geek Culture
People Photoshopped Pokémon Into Popular Movies and It's AWESOME
Tech Tips
Here's the Right Way to Repost Instagram Photos

Sony Cassette Walkman Discontinued

Sony's Cassette Walkman Discontinued After 30 Years

Last week, Sony announced it would be ceasing production of its cassette Walkman after 30 years. The original Walkman, which debuted in 1979, sold over 200 million units in its history.

Since then, the Walkman has given its name to many Sony personal, portable players like this waterproof model perfect for working out and the latest colorful release, currently only available in Japan.

Obviously, the demand for cassette players is gone, much less the demand for a portable cassette player weighing ten times as much as a typical portable digital music player. It's certainly become an icon in gadget history, even inspiring at least one modern MP3 player's design, not to mention its effects on headphone design. Still, it's always a sad day when a beloved gadget goes the way of the 8-track. Perhaps the Walkman will some day make a comeback similar to the record player.

Source: Flickr User edvvc

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Carri Carri 5 years
It took this long for them to stop making it? That's crazy. I figured it would have been 10 years ago.
Sony Corporation Is Profitable Again
Cute MP3 Players
Casio Tryx Demo at CES 2011
Playbutton MP3 Player
Samsung HMX-Q10 Camcorder at CES
New Sony Walkman
Sony Introduces News Walkman Series

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X