One day Sony’s co-founder, Masura Ibuka while travelling for business, asked his executive deputy
president Nobutoshi Kihara to design a cassette player that could be used with headphones.
In July 1979, Sony Corporation launched Sony Walkman, silver and blue colored portable player with
flashy buttons, leather case and headphones.
Sony President and co-founder Akio Morita hated the name "Walkman" and asked that it be changed, but relented after being told by junior executives that a promotion campaign had already begun using the brand name and that it would be too expensive to change. Sony continues to use the "Walkman" brand name for most of their portable audio devices, after the "Discman" name for CD players was dropped in the late 1990s.
Whether you like music or sports, you can have hours of listening pleasure with this portable AM/FM radio from Sony. The compact design is lightweight and unobtrusive so you can take it anywhere, and the provided belt clip is handy when you are exercising. The local/distant (DX) switch allows for optimal reception in most areas and it achieves all this with a single M SAAM T battery.
An affordable way to take music with you wherever you go
Up to 25 hours of battery life from 2 AA batteries
Analog AM/FM tuner
Mega-bass technology for deeper, richer sound
Single AA battery provides long use (1-14 hours using a Sony alkaline)
Weighs only 3 ounces; belt clip included