The Iconic Sony Walkman is Back (And Expensive!)

Before the iPod was conceived Sony dominated the portable music player market with their iconic cassette player, the Walkman. Yes it’s official the Sony Walkman is back and today amongst the best new tech gadgets at CES in Las Vegas the ZX2 was unveiled with high-end audiophiles in mind. As Sony put it themselves, the Walkman ZX2 is “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.”

Everything around the device is meant for an optimal audio experience. Specs-wise, the new Walkman supports DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and more. It supports Bluetooth for wireless streaming and NFC for one-touch connection to speakers and headphones.

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The new Sony audio player shares the same large screen on its front as its predecessor, the ZX1, and is based on Android 4.2, which means users can download and install video, apps and games from Google Play. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, 128GB of storage, which is enough for about 60 hours of Hi-Res Audio music, and a microSD slot.

Launch date hasn’t been announced but the unit will cost $1,200US. Will be interesting to see how this project pans out for Sony!

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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