History of Walkman
During the decade of 1980s and 1990s, some products were used everywhere. The cassette-playing gadgets of Sony Walkman line were one of them, and they were as popular as iPods are today. With the advancement of digital technology, the use of Walkman gradually decreased and finally faded out. However, Sony’s love for Walkman never ended. The company still works on the gadget, and it has recently announced its new Walkman NW-ZX2.
If a person does not compare ZX2 with the Walkman of 80s and 90s for a moment, he would realize that the gadget is nothing exceptional for the people of today. The hardware is quite moderate, and the software is also quite normal by modern standards. ZX2 has a 4-inch display with a resolution of 456 pixels per inch or 480 x 854 pixels. It also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a and NFC, and it runs great on the minimally-skinned version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It comes with an internal storage of 128GB; there is also a slot for micro SD card as some people have a very huge collection of music. Sony has made sure that ZX2 has a powerful battery that can last up to 33 hours of FLAC (192KHz/24bit) and 60 hours for MP3 (128kbps). The battery takes 4 to 5 hours to completely charge if the battery level is zero. The other information like RAM, processor and specs are not made public yet.
Experts believe there is nothing extraordinary about ZX2 even if it is compared with other media devices. This gadget is the most suitable for music lovers because it caters all of their needs. The gadget offers many fringe benefits that one can imagine. That includes high resolution audio playback, single touch hearing via Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC). It supports plenty of formats that one can’t even count. The weight of ZX2 is about 235 grams or 8.28 ounces.
Though the software and hardware of this electronic gadget is not very fancy, the price is surprisingly higher than one would expect. It costs $1,119, and that makes it an expensive device. It can be considered a small-sized yet very elegant device; therefore, there is a possibility that ZX2 manages to capture the market.