This Walkman From 1938 Is...Strange
It’s as portable as a desktop computer.
We’ve found another device to add to our pantheon of oddly prescient inventions you wouldn’t have guessed were created so early—which began with our discovery of the first drum machine from 1931. The walkman—or “portable radio device,” as it was known back in the day—was introduced at an electronic exhibition in Paris in 1938. Above picture is taken from an issue of Short Wave and Television magazine.