Hilarious Video Shows Kids Reacting to the Original Sony Walkman Cassette Player

April 17, 2014 9:00 AM

The Sony Walkman. What once provided hours of endless musical entertainment on the go, in the car or in the air has now become subject to 21st century ridicule by the youths of today. Crazy right?

Walkmans were the height of coolness back in the day when you could purchase cassettes and listen to your favourite tunes with ease or make your own mixtapes, but boy have times changed!

If you have not already seen it, check out this video below of children’s reactions to the Sony Walkman, but be warned! This will either leave you feeling old or wanting to shout “OPEN THE SIDE!!!!!” Or probably even both. I opted for the latter.

So there we have it. Of course the walkman brand itself has evolved greatly over the past two decades from cassette to mp3 and mp4. How long will it be before these kids will be reminiscing while their own children ridicule their iPhones and Nexus’? Then surely we will hae the last laugh! Well, that is until our grandkids laugh harder at our original walkmans, but that’s for another day.

In summary we salute you Sony for the Walkman, the once great portable music device which influenced a generation of music lovers! Happy 35th Anniversary!