Sony Cassette Walkman Production Comes To A Halt

October 25th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

walk October 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): this news might bring tears to the eyes of the true audiophiles out there. Sony has decided to stop the production line for its highly popular Sony walkman cassette players. The cassette audio players were launched more than 30 years ago and they sparked a revolution that inspired the creation of the new-generation of Mp3 players like iPod and Zune.

Sony Walkman Cassette audio player is the icon of the twenty-first century and it absolutely redefined the way people listened to their music. Launched in July 1, 1979 Sony walkman players were one of those early gadgets that allowed people to carry their music with them at all times.

These were the first gadgets that gave users a nice sense of portability. Over the years, Sony proliferated its walkman series of gadgets to various devices like walkman Mp3 players, CD, minidisc and other media devices.

The sales figure of these phenomenal machines is nothing short of spectacular; Sony reportedly sold 220 million walkman players since 1979. With the meteoric rise of the iPod and other portable Mp3 players, the demand for cassette based devices has seen a sharp decline. The Japanese company recently announced that the production line of these walkman players has been stopped.

The walkman cassette players have been improved continuously over the course of years but the line started with the famous TPS-L2 portable stereo that went on sale in Japan for the first time. the production line was stopped back in April this year and this marks the end of a fabulous era in the history of consumer electronics.

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