Every 80’s and 90’s kid remembers the Sony Walkman – but the original pocket music player is making a comeback in 2023.

Sony is reviving the Walkman brand for its new line of hi-res digital media players.

The new Walkman doesn’t play cassette tapes or CDs – it’s strictly digital.  But it’s a portable music player that “inherits the philosophy” of the original, the company says.

It’s certainly going to be pricier than the original Walkman – while it hasn’t yet launched in the U.S., the price in Japan is upwards of $800.

Did you have a Walkman growing up?  Do we really need a portable music player when we all have smartphones?

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