If you grew up in the ’80s, you know the epitome of cool was sporting a Sony Walkman.
Well, the company continues to reimagine the iconic portable music player for the digital age. Sony revealed the new Walkman ZX2 at CES. And it reportedly costs $1,200.
According the company’s release, this new Walkman has 128GB of storage and up to 60 hours of battery life. It features hi-res audio, bluetooth capabilities, and a new sexy look with a solid aluminum body and matte black case. It can also accommodate a microSD (not included) card to expand memory to 256GB, to store “over 1,700 songs.”
“I love the new ZX2,” writes The Verge. “I love the texture of its matte black casing. I love the playback buttons carved into its curved side — in the little time I’ve had to hold the device, my fingers curled right onto the play, pause, and rewind. It’s heavier than you’d initially expect, in a good way. It’s solid.”
The new Sony Walkman is going on sale in Europe this spring. No word yet on North America.
Here are some more images of the new Walkman ZX2 from Sony, and a video review from The Verge: