The Walkman is celebrating its 40th anniversary, as one of music’s most significant technological advancements. Sony is all in, celebrating the anniversary with two new models of the portable music player. Today we get a look at the Sony NW-A100TPS and the lower-end Sony NW-A105. Since cassettes are no longer a standard format, Sony has modernized its Walkman with the appropriate hardware upgrades.
Both models run on an Android OS and will feature an S-Master HX digital amplifier for outstanding quality audio. A DSEE HX processor will clean up compressed audio, while a vinyl processor can add a vintage sound. The device also features a USB-C charging port, Bluetooth features, an expandable 16GB storage capacity and a 3.6” touch panel. The only difference between the two new Walkman’s is that the NW-A100TPS will boast a 40th-anniversary logo, a cassette tape interface, a special case and packaging similar to the original Walkman. According to reports, the revivals will hit Australia and Europe later this year, while details around a stateside release haven’t yet been announced.
Head over to Sony to find out more and keep your eyes peeled for the new Walkman coming soon. While we have your attention, be sure to keep it locked to The Culture Curators for more tech news, devices, and gadgets coming soon.
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