30 facts from 30 years of the Sony Walkman

The iconic device that changed how we listen to music

Three decades ago today, Sony launched the Walkman in Japan. It changed how and where we listened to music and its legacy and name still continue today.

To celebrate the anniversary of the launch, we've gathered together 30 facts from the last 30 years of one of tech's biggest product icons.



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