Xperia Walkman: A Throwback to an Iconic Brand

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sony-inspiration

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earbud-sketches

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Inspired by the ancient radios I encountered in the electronics markets in Japan, this was a quick three day project of a concept that combines some trends that are emerging in the smartphone and electronics industries. I decided to design it under the Sony name and resurrect the Walkman brand because of my love and appreciation of Sony’s design language alongside the iconic Walkman brand that I was sad to see go. The result was an ecosystem of products based around music; A smartphone that carries the iconic Walkman design language. Bluetooth earbuds integrated within the design of a smartphone that charge when concealed. A portable bluetooth speaker with a built-in battery that provides wireless charging to the phone.

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