Sony ZX1 – The Walkman has risen from the grave, and looks good

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Music is the one language we can all understand. Long ago you could only hear it in person, but now you can carry around a huge variety of genres in your pocket. The method in which we listen to it has changed drastically over the past couple of decades. The Walkman is probably one of the most well-known music players, which came into existence in 1979 (it did herald the age of portable music players after all). Though Apple products have taken the spotlight, that doesn’t mean it’s down for the count.

The Walkman is now making a comeback, but won’t be using cassettes any longer. While it may have the same dimensions as the iPod Touch, it’s far thicker, and has 128GB internal storage. The touchscreen is 4 inches with a 854×480 resolution. This can play ultra-high resolution audio formats (FLAC, WAV, etc), and as the body was carved from an aluminum block, noise will be reduced.

The battery should last around 32 hours off of a 3 hour charge, and seeing as you won’t be using this for calls, text, surfing the web or any other phone-related activities, it’s actually going to hold its charge. This comes with quality headphones, as well it should seeing that you’d be spending around $700 on this. The trade-off in a higher price is that the quality of your sound will be vastly improved. While this has already released in Asia and parts of Europe, there is not currently a launch date for the US.

Available for purchase on Amazon, found via damngeeky

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HiHat Says: July 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I’m happy to see that Sony is making Walkmans again, but the price on this one is just stupid.

Sony needs to match Philips’s GoGear Ariaz, which holds 16GB, has Bluetooth, and costs around $70…

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