Amid all the Sony controversy, they have finally made the headlines for something less terrifying.
The classic Walkman stopped production years ago, but Sony has revitalized the project with the ZX2, designed to provide a high-end audio experience that supports DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and more common audio formats.
It also has some other cool tech-y stuff, like 128GB of onboard storage space, a microSD slot for added storage, the classic gold headphone jack, a touchscreen, side-mounted playback controls aligned to your fingers, Bluetooth and Google Cast capabilities, and the Android OS. Basically, it’s not going to give your iPhone or even iPod a run for its money. You can access Google Play and some apps, but it’s only intention is to provide your ears with high quality music.
Is your heart fluttering over the ZX2? Do you absolutely need it? The walkman can be all yours for a big, fat $1200.
Check out a hands-on tour of the ZX2 below: