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History of Sony Walkman

History of Sony Walkman

History of Sony Walkman


People use players everywhere, while walking, cycling, jogging, on the beach, in the bath, on planes, in bed – the list is endless.
I’d like to tell you the history of the Sony Walkman.
Akio Morita, the legendary head of Sony, once said how he had got his idea for the Sony Walkman. He used to go to the beach with his children, and the kids and their friends listened to loud music from boom boxes from morning till night. Morita asked his engineers to build a small radio or cassette player that would sound like a high-quality car stereo and yet could be attached to a person’s head.
The Sony Walkman was first introduced in Japan in 1979. It was a truly original product. The Walkman enabled people to listen to music of their choice, wherever and whenever they liked.
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