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The Greatest Gadget of All Time: Then and Now

Posted In Cool Gadgets - By JohnScript On Friday, September 10th, 2010 With 0 Comments

You will never guess who won this competition. Everyone has a mp3 player these days, but is there everyone that remembers back in the days when they were luxury items and so widely desired. When the first Walkman (TPS-L2) debuted in 1979, no one had ever seen anything quite like it.

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Do you remember the blue and silver colors? The $200 music player just about formulated the concept of “personal electronics.” This amazing device was built in 1978 by audio-division engineer Nobutoshi Kihara for Sony co-chairman Akio Morita, who desired to be capable to listen to operas on his frequent trans-Pacific plane trips. Read the full story behind the Sony Walkman here.

Nowdays, Sony is up to date with the new Sony Walkman NWZE345BLK 16 GB Video MP3 Player. The features are way beyond what everyone has ever espected 30 years ago:

  • 16 GB capacity for about 4,000 songs
  • Up to 30 hours of audio or 4 hours of video on a single charge
  • 2-inch, 262,144-color LCD with 240 x 320 QVGA pixel resolution
  • Supports MP3, WMA (DRM), AAC, and Linear PCM audio formats; AVC, MPEG-4, and WMV (DRM) video formats; JPEG image files

The new Sony Walkman can be bought from Amazon for $89.00

See the full list of greatest gadgets of all time on PC World

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