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Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:49 AM
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The first portable transistor radio was made available on November 1st 1954, and weighed a surprisingly light half a pound

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:51 AM
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Henry Kloss developed the first portable stereo back in 1962, with record player, amplifiers and two speakers fitting neatly into a natty suitcase for ease of transportation

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:51 AM
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Three years later, Philips would release the first compact cassette tape. This particular model of recorder is from 1968, though the cassette recorder's popularity didn't really take off until the '80s

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:52 AM
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The Norelco Carry-Corder 150 was notable for its recording power of up to one hour, whilst the power to stop, start, pause, or rewind was possible all in one button. It was first manufactured in 1967.

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:52 AM
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The first ever portable stereo audio cassette player, the Stereobelt was initially tested in 1972. Sony later paid creator Andreas Pavel limited royalties for certain models of Walkman sales in his home country of Germany

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:52 AM
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The Sony Walkman WM-2 is the best-selling of all the Walkman models, and featured a handy belt clip and plastic battery case. It was launched in 1981, and enjoyed enormous global success

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:53 AM
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The Sony Discman D-50 was Sony's first portable CD player, and was made available in 1984, two years after the mass production of CDs began.

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:53 AM
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The first minidisc player, the Sony MZ1 was released in 1992 to huge acclaim in Japan. Unfortunately, minidiscs failed to make much of an impact elsewhere.

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:54 AM
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This updated Minidisc player first went on sale on Amazon back in 2002, and boasted an impressive up to 56 hour battery life

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:54 AM
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The first ever iPod was released in November 2001. Whilst sales were initially slow for the first few years, it would grow to become the most popular portable music device in the world

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:54 AM
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The sixth generation of what is now recognised as the 'Classic' iPod reincarnation first went on sale in September 2007, featuring up to 160 GB - when previous versions only stretched to 80 GB

Aarohi
02-02-2014, 08:55 AM
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The first iPod Touch was launched in September 2007 and largely resembled the recently launched first iPhone, minus the call function