Sony is kicking it back like it’s 1979 with the new 40th anniversary edition of their NW-A100TPS Walkman. It features a printed 40th anniversary logo on the rear panel, and comes with a specially design soft case and package that pays homage to the Sony’s first protable cassette player, the TPS-L2 Walkman. I remember when my brother got a Walkman, and while it isn’t exactly the same as the TPS-L2, it was very similar, but I don’t remember what it was really. But all I knew was back then, I wanted one.
This one, not so much.
The original Walkman launched on the 1st of July 1979, and paved the way for mobile music in the modern day really. And for that, I’m always appreciative. The A100 series Walkman also features a special cassette tape user interface and screen saver that is reminiscent of the earlier models. It’s all about the nostalgia, really.
Pricing and Availability
You can pre-order the NW-A100TPS from all Sony Stores, Sony Store Online, selected Sony Centres, Jaben Malaysia and Stars Pickers from today until 13th December 2019. But keep in mind that there’s only going to be 100 units available in Malaysia, so you’ve gotta be quick. The whole thing will cost you RM 1799, so keep that in mind make sure you’re that big a fan of retro stuff to shell out that much for a Walkman in 2019.