To celebrate 40 years of the Sony Walkman, Sony is hosting an exhibition in Tokyo where every imaginable Sony Walkman player is being showcased. 40 years ago this summer the Sony Walkman TPS-L2 was released offering a way to listen to music on the go.
Walkman is a series of portable media players and some Xperia mobile phones manufactured by Sony. The exhibition was held in Tokyo this week and aptly named “Walkman in the Park” at the Ginza Sony Park, a new public space that sits on the site of the iconic old Sony building that was recently demolished, explains the Verge website.
After being launched back in 1979 the “Walkman” brand and devices exploded globally during the 1980s and Sony used the name worldwide. In everyday language, “walkman” became a generic term, referring to personal stereos of any producer or brand. Sony continues to use the Walkman brand for most of its portable audio devices to this day.
For more images of the 40th celebration exhibition and iconic Sony Walkman devices jump over to the Verge website by following the link below.