So, I’ve poked around the house, trying to identify gadgets that I have had for over three decades. Not coming up with much, did find this Sony Sports Walkman that my buddy Todd gave to me before I left for Japan in 1990. That’s a respectable twenty two years and it still works! The only problem…. we don’t have any cassette tapes anymore (cleaned them out a few years back).
Sony was the gold standard of portable audio in the eighties and their current line up of mp3 walkman’s are very competitive to the iPod, they just got stuck in trying to create competing proprietary formats that couldn’t compete with Apple….
I’ve got a few other boxes to look through, not hopeful that this will be a top ten list.