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CES: The Sony Walkman is back for 2016

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jan 2016 22:31 User comments (4)

CES: The Sony Walkman is back for 2016 Sony is back with a new Walkman music player for 2016: the newly announced Walkman A26.
The new device is a sequel to last year's A17, although the A26 is decidedly less high-end. The new device loses the touchscreen and has a stripped down UI (no more Android) although it can still handle hi-res audio formats like FLAC, AIFF, WAV, ALAC and standard MP3 and AAC.

Sony has also made the lineup more "colorful" adding grey, blue, red, purple, white and green.

Under the hood, Sony has left 32GB of internal storage (expandable to 128GB with microSD) and the company promises up to 30 hours of hi-res playback on a single charge.

Price and availability are currently unknown, but expect it to be cheaper than last year's touchscreen-touting A17.




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4 user comments

16.1.2016 2:31

It looks nice enough, but I don't understand why anyone would spend $300 or so on a Walkman instead of listening to the same music on a smart phone.

26.1.2016 15:23

150 max price I will spend, a filo x5 looks good for that price if you can find it used...


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36.1.2016 17:57

They do this every several years to keep the name relevant if I were to guess but the Walkman surfaced about 3-5 years ago too so this is nothing special.

48.1.2016 0:47

Originally posted by SoTired:
It looks nice enough, but I don't understand why anyone would spend $300 or so on a Walkman instead of listening to the same music on a smart phone.
Two words: "battery life".
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