Walkmen review

Walkman Sony WM-FX290 Review

I had the great pleasure of reviewing the WalkmanOpens in a new tab. that came out in 1989.

so when I think of the Walkman I think about evolution because when the Walkman came out that was the first small portable device, that you can use with the palm of your hand. It made it super easy to listen to on the go. 

Before that time they had big radios that they used to sit on top of a stool or stoop and blast out loud for everybody to hear. So when the Walkman came out it gave you that sense of isolation that you can listen to music by yourself. 

I had the pleasure to review one of the walkmans. I got this particular walkman off Amazon here’s the link if you’re interested in purchasing it(click here)Opens in a new tab.

When I first got the walkman in the mail, I was super surprised about the size of it. I picked it up and touch it, it feels heavier than any other device that I had that was palm size. 

I also compared it to the size of my cell phone, and it’s like 3 times the size of my phone. I have the Samsung galaxy s9, and this phone is pretty big.

The weight distribution of the walkmen is so much heavier. When you know about it it’s crazy because my phone is lighter but I can do so much more with my phone. 

I mean the walkman is a classic, I wouldn’t trade it up for anything because if the walkman never came out we probably wouldn’t have most of the devices that we have now these days. 

Back to how to use the walkmen, when I touch the Walkman the first thing I do is try to remember how to use it. (Lol it wasn’t like riding a bike) it took me about 5 or 10 mins to remember how to use it.

Step 1

Pick it up and you will have to decide if you want to listen to AM, FM radio or you want to pop in a cassette

Step 2

When you pop in the cassette the first thing you want to make sure of is that you rewind the cassette all the way to the beginning so you can hear the first track on the cassette.

 Because if you start from the middle you’ll be starting right in the middle of a song. Unlike the music devices these days where you can just press go back you have to manually press rewind or fast few on the cassette player. 

Once you rewind it and get to the place where you want to hear the music you will go ahead and press play.

Step 3

Make sure that you have your batteries because without batteries it will not work

Step 4

Don’t forget the headphones before you even decide to try to listen to some music because it won’t work. I the headphones are important because it doesn’t have that speaker aspect that you can hear it out loud, you need to put the headphones in.

Final step

once you get all that down you can just sit back and enjoy your music. You can also use it when you go on a run or working out. The walkman is a great device that came out.

I much prefer the things that we have now but if I had to pick to get rid of the Walkman I would never do that. I am grateful for every device that ever came out.

 Because it always leads to better Inventions.


I would rate the walkmen a 10 out of 10.


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I am a blogger that was born in the 1980's. So I decided to write about the 1980's because I feel that was one of the best decades ever.

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