Millennial Walkman

Sony changed the world when the original cassette Sony Walkman went on sale on July 1, 1979.

Now they’re ready to take the portable music market by storm once again. This time, they’re combining our love of nostalgia with some serious tech. Why use it instead of your phone? For starters, the Walkman NW-ZX2 has extremely impressive sound. Secondly, it’s versatile; this luxury hi-res audio machine plays MP3’s, plus DSD, WAV. AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless and more. And there’s also the fact that it takes the data storage and battery usage burdens off your mobile device. Filling up the 128GB of this dedicated music device is like stepping back in time and a great excuse to dig out the old stuff you haven’t listened to in years. The original Walkman cost $150; the NW-ZX2 is $1,200.;