The heyday of the Walkman has long gone since the advent of smartphones, yet those who grew up in the 1990s and 2000s still have a special place in their hearts for the iconic device that revolutionized the way we listen to music. Sony, the manufacturer of the Walkman, has seen the rising nostalgia for the device and has decided to revive the brand with its new Walkman NW-A306.
This new Walkman offers an aluminum shell, a 3.6″ touchscreen, and clickable playback control buttons down the right-hand side. It also comes loaded with Sony’s special software which is designed to restore compressed audio files to give good quality audio experience. The classic style Walkman devices may no longer be of use but the NW-A306 looks to offer an interesting progression of the original concept.
Walking while listening to music might be a harder challenge than it was before, with the need to juggle a bulky Walkman and a set of headphones, but the NW-A306 allows you to take your tunes with you wherever you go.Whether the market is ready for the rebirth of the Walkman remains to be seen but the fact that Sony is continuing to evolve the concept and bring it into the modern age is admirable. Whether for audiophiles or nostalgia seekers, the NW-A306 looks to be a great way to recreate the classic Walkman listening experience.