Walkman CD Players
The very first Walkman cassette player came out in 1979, and these products are still going strong. They might not produce Walkman tape players anymore, but CD players are still being manufactured, purchased and winding up underneath of the Christmas tree when the holiday season hits.
Walkman is by Sony
For a long time, Walkman was used as an interchangeable phrase with any portable CD player, but consumers should not be confused. Walkman is a brand that was produced by Sony in 1979, and other portable CD players are different brands. They are not Walkmans. (Sony also concluded that the plural word for this brand is “Walkmans” not “Walkmen.”) We still love Sony, though.