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Sony is moving on past last year’s holiday hack. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Japanese brand revealed that the coveted Walkman would be revived. It’s called the Walkman ZX2 and is set to retail at $1,100.


According to Business Insider, ZX2 will run on an old version of Android allowing users to access apps through Google Play. Despite that, it’s not in the market to compete with smartphones.

The Verge’s Ross Miller is on-site at CES and was able to give the device a trial run. Here’s what he thought:

 I love the new ZX2. 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 distinctive gold-toned headphone jack juts wider than the frame and adjacent to the microSD slot (if you need more than the 128GB of built-in storage).


Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)