Sony Walkman Commercial

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Sony WalkmanFor years, Sony was the leader in elegantly designed high-end consumer electronics products. In 1979, they introduced a revolutionary product: the Walkman, a portable device that allowed people to listen to music while, well, walking.

In subsequent years, Sony continued to refine the product until it reduced the size to that of the traditional plastic cassette case, which at the time was a tremendous breakthrough.

It was compact and at $100 – equivalent to around $350 today – was reasonably affordable. Imagine: you could travel and listen to a dozen or so of your favorite songs in the palm of your hand! We want one!

Our Classic Video is the introductory commercial…

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