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The history of portable music

  • Regency TR-1 (First ever transistor radio)

    Regency TR-1 (First ever transistor radio)
    First Ever Transistor Radio Back in 1954, I.D.E.A. released the very first portable transistor radio. The Regency TR-1 radio measured 3″ x 5″ x 1.25″ and featured an analog AM tuner. In a strange prediction of things to come (I’m talking to you iPod), the Regency came out in a variety of colors over the years, ranging from a simple bone white to pearlescent lavender and lime colors.
    The TR-1 tuned stations by a simple gold dial and played through a low-
  • Raytheon 8-TP-1

    Raytheon 8-TP-1
    Released in 1955, the Raytheon was the 2nd transistor radio on the market. It was a larger portable transistor radio, including an expansive four-inch speaker and four additional transistors (the TR-1 used only four). As a result the sound quality was much better than the TR-1. An additional benefit of the 8-TP-1 was its efficient battery consumption. In July 1955, the first positive review of a transistor radio appeared in the Consumer Reports that said, "The transistors in this set have not be
  • KLH Model 11

    KLH Model 11
    With the companies he founded still making an impact on today’s audio scene, Henry Kloss developed the very first portable stereo back in 1962 when he released the KLH Model 11.
    The Model 11 was the first transistorized stereo system, and featured a record player, amplifier and two speakers which all folded neatly into a “suitcase” for easy transportation. While the stereo only ran on A/C power, not batteries, it still was a milestone in the development of portable music players
  • Philips Compact Cassette and the Norelco Carry-Corder 150

    Philips Compact Cassette and the Norelco Carry-Corder 150
    [Yahoo](www.yahoo.com)In 1965, Philips released the first ever compact cassette tape. Originally designed for recording dictations and other boring stuff, the cassette recorded up 45 minutes of sound on single 1/8-inch tape.
    To compliment Philps’ innovation in recording media, they released the battery-powered Carry-Corder 150 cassette recorder. It ran on 5 flashlight batteries and weighed in at over 3 pounds (fully loaded). Later, Mercury Records would release a selection of music on Philips cassettes for about $6 a
  • Sony Walkmen

    Sony Walkmen
    http://youtu.be/QtRNFNq3KTYhttp://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1907884,00.htmlWalkman is a Sony brand tradename originally used for portable audio cassette players, and now used to market Sony's portable audio and video players as well as a line of former Sony Ericsson mobile phones. The original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them and listen to music through lightweight headphones.
  • The MP3 is born

    The MP3 is born
    Wikipedia MP3MPEG Audio Layer III,[4] more commonly referred to as MP3, is a patented digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression. It is a common audio format for consumer audio storage, as well as a de facto standard of digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on digital audio players.
  • The first ipod

    history of the ipodhttp://www.apple.com/pr/products/ipodhistory/The Apple iPod The first Apple iPod was released in 2001 and changed the face of the portable music industry and music all together.