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April 10, 2014



Sony Walkman TPS-L2 Next to the dual headphones is a button labeled “Hot Line”.
This was another key feature of the TPS-L2. When the user pressed the Hot Line button, the device would would override the music with audio from the built in microphone. It allowed you to listen to Subway announcements or talk to a friend without taking off your headphones.

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There needs to be a button like that on smart phones, hooked to a camera so the oblivious user, by pressing the hot button, can virtually look up now and then and see what's going around him/her/it.

Posted by: BillH at April 10, 2014 2:50 PM

The Walkman was a great invention and I still have a cheaper variant I use. Having grown up in the 70s I have tons of cassette tapes still around. They still play great and I can listen to the radio on it too.

Does it look old fashioned? Who cares.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 11, 2014 8:19 AM

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