What Is AVIF?

AVIF is an image file format developed by the Alliance for Open Media that can be used by anyone. It can store both still and animated images with the “.avif” file extension, using lossless or lossy compression. AVIF stands for AV1 Image File Format on account of its use of AV1 compression. It is widely seen as a replacement for HEIC (High-Efficiency Image Container), which uses HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) instead of the newer AV1.

In case you’re confused: AV1 compression will eventually replace the older HEVC standard. Since the old HEIC container relies on HEVC, AVIF has been introduced as a new image format that makes use of newer AV1 compression. AVIF supports both high dynamic range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR) content, including the commonly-used sRGB and BT.2020 color spaces. It supports color depths of 8, 10, and 12-bits, film grain preservation, transparency like PNG images, and animations just like the GIF format.

AVIF and WebP are engineered to outclass traditional formats like JPEG in compression efficiency significantly. AVIF, leveraging the advanced AV1 codec, generally achieves superior compression and, thus, smaller file sizes for equivalent image quality.

The LG Gram 17 – Dream Laptop For Me

The LG Gram 17 line has always been about combining productivity and portability, delivering a roomy 17-inch display that provides ample room to work in a trim, three-pound package. This year’s version adds the option for dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics, which makes the Gram 17 a good fit for content-creation basics. The graphics boost adds some weight to the Gram 17 and somewhat shortens battery life, but the Gram 17 remains impossibly thin and light — and long-running.

The LG Gram 17 line starts at $2,000 for a system that features an Intel Core i7-1360P CPU, RTX 3050 graphics, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Our $2,300 test system doubles the RAM to 32GB and the SSD to 2TB. Both models feature the same CPU/GPU combo powering a 17-inch nontouch display with a 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution, a tall 16:10 aspect ratio and a variable 144Hz refresh rate. The LG Gram 17 starts at £1,600 in the UK for a model with the same Core i7-1360P processor but integrated Intel graphics. An RTX 3050-based model is available in Australia for AU$3,599.

Combined with the RTX 3050 GPU and a generous 32GB of RAM, the Gram 17 offers balanced performance. When matched up against other content-creation laptops, its performance fell in between laptops — namely the Dell XPS 17 9730 and Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra — that feature power-oriented Core i7 H-series processors and newer and more powerful RTX 4050 or 4070 graphics, and the 16-inch Lenovo Yoga 7i that features a Core i7 U-series chip and integrated Intel graphics. The matte finish on the touchpad and elsewhere on the Gram 17 means the laptop is a magnet for fingerprints and smudges. Keep a cleaning cloth handy to keep the laptop looking pristine.

The 17-inch, 16:10 display is delightfully enormous. It’s taller than a traditional 16:9 widescreen display and is also an inch wider than 16-inch, 16:10 laptops that are growing in popularity. The 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution results in crisp text and images. And while the RTX 3050 doesn’t make it a gaming monster, its display is faster than the typical 60Hz panel with a variable 144Hz refresh rate that smooths out the appearance of fast-moving video and will keep up with you during Fortnite and other casual shooters.

What Is PNG?

PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It’s a type of image file format commonly used on the internet due to its lossless compression and support for transparent backgrounds. PNG files are often used for web graphics, such as logos, icons, and illustrations, as well as for storing images with high-quality detail. reated to exceed the performance of GIF files, PNGs offer not just lossless compression, but also a much broader and brighter color palette.  PNG files, which use the .png extension, can handle 16 million colors — which definitely sets them apart from most file types.

The PNG image format launched in 1995. IT expert Oliver Fromme came up with the name PING, later shortened to PNG. PNGs are the next evolution of the GIF format, which had already been around for eight years when PNGs first launched. GIFs had several drawbacks, like requiring a patent license and a limited range of just 256 colors, which didn’t keep pace with ever-improving computer screen resolution. To avoid these issues, PNG files were made patent-free and included a significantly larger color palette. PNGs, as opposed to GIFs, are a single-image format — they don’t support animation.

Designers often use PNG files for logos. That’s because the format supports transparent backgrounds, which means designers can layer logo files on different backgrounds in a way that looks natural. The PNG format uses lossless compression, which means that this file type retains of all its original data when compressed. This makes PNGs great for detailed graphics and charts on websites because none of the vital information gets lost.

Advantages of PNG files.

  • By handling millions of color options rather than hundreds, PNG files can store much more detailed images than GIFs.
  • PNG is open format, so you can view and edit these files in a huge range of programs without a license because there’s no patent.
  • A PNG image won’t lose any of its data when it’s compressed, which makes it much easier to store and transfer. This is a big advantage over lossy options like JPEG files, where some information disappears in the compression process.

Back Up Your Blog & Data Files

March 31st is World Backup Day. Huh? Just go back up your blog and computer. Furthermore, share your favorite backup plugin for your blog

Ever since 2010 I have had external hard drives to save a bunch of data. Most of the files that I have backed up are video files – mainly tv series and movies and yes my entire mp3 music collection but I do have images that I have saved from the internet and then photos I have taken on my phones.

I have 3 I TB drives and 2 2 TB drives that I currently use right now. I also have another large 1TB drive that works but because it’s one of those huge ones which needs an external power output instead of being powered by USB, I rarely ever use it plus I am getting updated versions of those tv shows onto one of the 2 TB drives. All the music that I listen to is on my laptop and also saved onto 2 of my disks – one a backup and the other is the backup for the backup. I currently have a little over 60GB worth of music on around 11,000 mp3 files.

As for the backup plugin I use for my blog, I use UpdraftPlus, which is the most popular free WordPress backup plugin available on the internet. It is used by more than 3 million websites. It allows you to create a complete backup of your WordPress site and store it on the cloud or download it to your computer.

Prompt from 31 Blog Post Ideas for the month of March at THE FRANGIPANI CREATIVE

Is It Okay If Your Laptop Is Always Plugged & The Battery is charged 100%?

Battery life continues to be one of the biggest complaints of laptop users, so understanding what you can do to help prolong the life is important. Technically speaking, keeping any relatively current laptop plugged in and charged at 100% for extended periods of time shouldn’t be a problem, but it’s best not to do so for a number of reasons. For optimum battery use, and to get the most life out of your laptop battery, keeping it charged between 40% and 80% has been seen as optimum.

Here are some tips to extend your laptop battery life:

  • Avoid discharging your laptop completely after charging it.
  • Make sure that your laptop doesn’t get too hot and your cooling fan is working properly.
  • Overheating can reduce battery life, check the laptop’s cooling system is functioning correctly and use it on a flat surface to allow for proper airflow.
  • Customize your laptop’s power plan settings to favor battery life over performance when running on battery.
  • If you’re not using your laptop on battery power for an extended period, store it with the battery at around 50-80% charge to reduce long-term stress on the battery.

It is suggested to maintain your laptop’s battery level within the range of 40% to 80% charge. By doing so, you can effectively double the number of recharge cycles, increasing them from 300-500 to a substantial 1,000-2,000, ultimately extending the overall lifespan of your laptop.

In Line To Buy A New TV

I am thinking of buying a new tv. My Mi Smart tv is having some issues. I bought that online from Flipkart back in November 2018. At the time that was the first tv I ever bought. Since I live with my parents, I usually watched the tv that as in the living room. Then in 2006 I started watching mostly on my desktop computer that I bought that year and in 2010 I bought a new laptop and I used to watch movies and tv shows on that.

In 2015 I got a Dell laptop but I started to feel the need to watch movies on a bigger screen. So finally I bought the one that I currently have, which I bought during the Diwali sales on Flipkart. It served it’s purpose but since the past couple of months, the sound on the tv has suffered. I hate that it has happened but you know it’s been 5 years and it isn’t expensive at all.

So I am looking for tvs online and will possibly also go an drop in to a couple of places in person and check out what they have to offer. I think I have found two that I really like – 1 is a Samsung and just a 1000 bucks more, and pictured here, is one from LG. I will see in the next few days as to which one I want to buy.

Black Friday sale For The IPhone 15 In India

The iPhone 15 is available with a Rs 8,000 discount offer, which is great because Apple launched it just 3 months back in India. As part of the Black Friday sale, the iNvent store is currently giving two offers on the latest iPhone, which effectively brings down the price of the iPhone 15 to Rs 71,900. Here are the details about the iPhone 15 deal and whether you should consider buying it or not. Before we get into the deal, it is important to note that iNvent is Apple’s authorised seller.

On iNvent store’s website, the iPhone 15 is currently listed with a starting price tag of Rs 76,900, which is down from its original price of Rs 79,900. This means that customers are getting a flat discount of Rs 3,000 on the site. There is also an additional Rs 5,000 cashback offer on HDFC bank cards, which will effectively bring down the price to Rs 71,900. So, the total discount here is Rs 8,000 on the device. But, do keep in mind that this iPhone 15 discount offer is visible only on the black colour model.

The iPhone 15 is a great phone that you can buy right now if you can afford to spend around Rs 72,000 in India. It comes with a new 48-megapixel camera system with support for 4K Cinematic mode, a faster chipset, a new punch-hole display design, and a USB-C port.

Drupal : An Alternative To WordPress As A Blogging Platform

Among all CMSs, Drupal is often considered one of the highest-performing options. This open-source blogging software can support high-traffic websites with many pages. It has built-in performance features, like cache management and bandwidth optimization. These functions can boost your website speed and reduce bounce rates.

Drupal is also extensible. Its vast library of modules and themes offers complete control over your blog’s customization. That said, Drupal typically requires some technical expertise to maximize its features. To set up a Drupal blog, get a custom domain and a Drupal hosting service with a one-click installer. Once installed, you can change the website’s appearance, create your first article, or set up taxonomies to categorize your content.

The football club Arsenal uses Drupal to run its website, which includes a regularly-updated news section.

Key Features

  • Advanced taxonomy system. Create a custom classification to categorize your blog posts and pages. This feature is most useful for large-scale blogs and news publications.
  • Core contact form module. You can set up the user email to receive the messages and enable automatic replies.
  • Advanced user management. Define specific roles for different users, what actions they can perform, and what content they can access. If you have multiple contributors, this feature ensures smooth content collaboration.
  • Tight protection. Drupal security follows strict coding standards and a rigorous community review process to prevent cyber threats.
  • Over 40,000 modules. Yoast is available as a Drupal module to optimize the website for search engines. There are also other options to integrate social media, sell online, notify you of new comments, and more.

Cons

  • Steep learning curve. Like Joomla, Drupal is ideal for those with web development experience. Its advanced taxonomy system can be challenging to master.

Pricing

Drupal is a free blog platform, though you will need a hosting service and domain to use it.

Since it is more suitable for a blog with multiple users and a sizeable content library, consider getting Hostinger’s Business plan. At Rs.269/month, it comes with a free domain, 200 GB NVMe storage, unlimited bandwidth, and free CDN to optimize your website performance.

Looking For A Drop In Prices

Black Friday & Diwali sales and discounts are around us and though many are going for phones and tvs or computers, I basically just want a 2TB external hard drive. I have a lot of files that I save onto my computer and then I move them onto hard drives that I have with me. I currently have 5 external hard drives with me. Two 2 TB drives and 3 1 TB drives. I have two older 1 tb drives that have since died on me; they were bought way back in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Photos, images, wallpapers, mp3s, videos I shoot, movies and tv show – anything and everything that I save, I will first save it on my laptop’s drive and then move it into folders on these hard drives. Now, I do have quite a bit of space on two of these drives but 1 of those are specifically for a certain type of file, hence I am trying to only save those onto that particular 2 TB hard drive. So if I have more of the other types of files, I save them onto the other drive.

Problem is I am not seeing any good offers of late on either Flipkart or Amazon. I have been checking almost on a daily basis. Nothing that seems to be a good discount. Infact the amounts have only fallen briefly for a short amount and then it seems to be back up and staying so. I will wait a few more day and see what happens.

Should I Get The Samsung Galaxy S9 Fe Plus Tab?

I have never owned a tablet pc myself, though for almost 2 years I did have an ipad given to from the company I currently work for. It was good, though with so many restrictions ofcourse. But I have never owned one. Now I don’t make the kind of money to justify having a laptop and a secondary device like a desktop or tab but I am tempted when I see some new models come out. And if I could afford and go for one, it seems to be this Samsung Galaxy S9 FE tab.

Samsung’s latest big-screen tablet is practically in a league of its own. The new 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (released alongside the 10.9-inch Tab S9 FE) is here to make many tablet owners be envious. Samsung packed the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus with phenomenal battery life, and made sure the display and sound quality were good enough for a $600 slate. One of the most annoying parts of owning a tablet is that moment when you pick it up only to discover its battery is empty and needs a charge. Fortunately, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus packs a lot of endurance with its 10,090mAh lithium-ion battery.

Battery test have shown that the battery lasts well. This isn’t the only place the FE Plus beats its similarly priced competitors, as it also offers both facial recognition and fingerprint identification. While the Tab S9 FE Plus may be too big for some give Samsung credit for offering a larger tablet at a midrange price. The $600 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is much more affordable than Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which starts at a whopping $1,099, and that’s without a stylus. Prices in India start at Rs 56,999.

Spotify Has Made It Difficult For Indian Subscribers Of Their Free Plan

Spotify is applying new restrictions on users who listen to music on the streaming service’s free plan in India. The company has started to place limits on how users on the free plan can play tracks, including the ability to choose the order in which songs are played on the streaming platform. The move is part of the Swedish company’s attempt to turn its large userbase in the company that is currently on the ad-supported free tier to paying subscribers. As part of a recent update that rolled out earlier this week, Spotify has begun to restrict how users on the free plan will be able to access music via the platform.

Users will not be able to turn off the “Smart Shuffle” playlist option, play songs in any order, or use the traditional shuffle option without a Spotify Premium subscription. In addition to the limitations placed on the track order, Spotify will also prevent users from “scrubbing” tracks. This means that once a song has started to play, users won’t be able to go back to a specific part of the track — or tap the back button to go to the start of the track. They will also need a Premium subscription to play a song on repeat.

These new restrictions appear to have rolled out to users widely over the week, with users complaining about the change on X (formerly known as Twitter) and commenting on the company’s Instagram posts. Gadgets 360 was able to confirm that the limitations have been enabled on Spotify for Android after updating to the latest version. As per the Music Ally report, India is in Spotify’s list of top 5 countries — with regard to monthly active users. While the percentage of Indian users who pay for a Premium subscription is reportedly higher than other regions, the country is not one of the most profitable regions for Spotify.

In India, users can purchase automatically renewing Spotify Premium plans starting at Rs. 119, or opt for prepaid plans instead that start at Rs. 129. The former is slightly more cost effective on a monthly basis, while the annual prepaid Premium subscription offers a considerable discount — at Rs. 1,189 — compared to the free plan, which would cost Rs. 1,428. Spotify also offers smaller plans that start at Rs. 7 per day, called Spotify Premium Mini — this plan limits the benefits of the subscription to the mobile apps.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Is A Good Buy From Flipkart

The ‘Fan Edition’ or FE series from Samsung was designed to offer enthusiast users flagship-grade smartphone features at mid-range prices. Samsung nailed it with the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, leaving not a lot of room for improvement. In 2022 year, we had the follow-up FE smartphone called the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 FE 5G in two variants, with 128GB of storage for Rs. 54,999 and 256GB of storage for Rs. 58,999. Both variants have 8GB of RAM. Samsung had offers of Rs.5000 cash back at that time.

No, October 2023 is the month that Flipkart has their Big Billion Sale & Amazon India has their Great India Festival. The former is now on sale at the price of Rs. 29,999 which is what I usually prefer to pay for a smartphone. This phone looks like an extension of the Galaxy S21 series thanks to the ‘contour-cut’ shape of the rear camera module. Samsung offers features that most fans want in their FE phones while leaving out certain aspects they do not care about. With S21 FE, Samsung has emphasised on three aspects – display, camera, and performance. At this discounted price it is a great deal and you can buy it.

Pros

  • Excellent display
  • Versatile cameras
  • Good performance
  • Priced very decently
  • Can play most games but for the high intensity ones it can a bit heated

Cons

  • Average battery life

Boat Stone 1200F Bluetooth Speakers

My current BlueTooth speakers which is a Boat Stone one that I bought over 3 years ago, is having some issues. The battery doesn’t get charged the way it is used to as now it lasts for less than a 3rd of the time that it used to. I decided that it is time to replace it and I placed an order for the Boat Stone 1200F which is what you see here. It looks so cool, that I can’t wait. I will get it tomorrow.

Noise Buds Venus With Up To 30db ANC & 40 Hours Of Playtime 

Noise has launched the Buds Venus, the newest member of the Buds Series of TWS earbuds. This comes after the launch of Air Buds Mini 2 TWS earbuds a few weeks ago. This is an in-ear style earbuds that have 10mm drivers and is powered by Quad Mic Environmental Noise Cancellation Technology, thus offering enhanced call quality. The earbuds also provides Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) of up to 30dB and an impressive total playtime of 40 hours. Thanks to its Instacharge Technology, you can enjoy 120 minutes of playtime with just 10 minutes of charging. Additionally, it features a 45 ms low latency mode, a Hyper Sync connection, and IPX5 water resistance for added convenience.

Noise Buds Venus Specifications

  • 10mm drivers
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.3
  • SBC, AAC codec support
  • Touch controls
  • Quad mic with Environmental Noise Cancellation Technology for Calls
  • Up to 30dB ANC support
  • Up to 40 hours of total playback time (without ANC)
  • AI Voice Assistant support
  • Fast Charging: Instacharge fast charging support, provides 120 mins of playback in just 10 mins of charge
  • Low latency of 45ms
  • Hyper Sync Technology
  • IPX5 Splash and Sweat Resistance
  • 1-year warranty

The Noise Buds Venus TWS comes in Cosmic Black, Lunar Ivory, Galaxy Green, and Stellar Brown colours. It will be available on company’s website and Amazon.in at an introductory price of Rs. 1,699

When Is It O.K. To Replace Human Limbs With Technology?

When Is It O.K. to Replace Human Limbs With Technology?

When is it ok to replace human limbs with technology? When the original limb has to be amputated. I am all for using technology to aid humans. Science – it works bitches! – when a massive catastrophe happens and you need to have one of your limbs taken away from you. To date, most robotic-powered prostheses are in the early stages of development, and the research prototypes have yet to be translated into commercial applications. However, once they do reach clinical viability, they could prove genuinely life changing.

The need for these kinds of devices is not in doubt. Millions of people around the world live with limb loss, often due to diabetic neuropathy or trauma. Around 185,000 amputations are performed annually in the US, along with 431,000 in Europe. For these patients, their quality of life will depend to a large degree on the quality of their prosthetic devices. Traditional passive prostheses may give them some mobility, but they can’t restore natural muscle function and often end up restricting the person’s activity levels.

Prompt from Over 1,000 Writing Prompts for Students at The New York Times Learning Network

Five WordPress Tips For Beginners

Choose Your Hosting

This covers a wide range of tips in itself, but finding the right hosting provider for your WordPress site is absolutely essential for success. Without hosting, your site can’t go live on the internet. That’s not the only reason it’s important. Your hosting provider needs to give you enough resources to handle your site traffic, avoid crashes and downtime as much as possible, and give you fast site speeds. First, you need to find the right hosting plan for your site – there are several different types, with different levels of features. There are WordPress specific hosting plans, which will make setting up and running your site easier.

Watch Theme Demos

When you’re choosing your theme, it’s a good idea to make use of theme demos. This way, you can view a theme – and sometimes even try it out – before committing to it. Your theme forms the basis of your website’s design, so it’s important to choose one that you like, that suits your project, and that you will actually enjoy using. Yes, you can customize WordPress, but unless you’re skilled in coding or are working with a developer, it’s sensible to start out with a suitable theme. Simply find a theme you like the look of, click “View Demo” or “Live Demo,” and you can see how it would look online. If you like the theme and decide to import it, you can then edit the demo content to make the theme truly your own!

Install an SEO Plugin

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is critical for the success of any website. Without SEO, your site won’t rank highly in the search results – not ideal for growing your audience! Unless you’re a real tech pro, and perhaps even then, you’ll probably need a helping hand with your SEO. Installing an SEO plugin can make your life much easier, and your site much more successful. These plugins can analyze your content and keywords, and manage all the technical stuff like sitemaps and robots.txt for you. Just go to the WordPress Plugin Directory and find an SEO plugin that suits you.

Pick Your Theme Carefully

There are tons of themes available for you to choose from, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the quantity. Our top tip is to be picky, and only look at quality themes. Always read the reviews, pick one that suits your project, and don’t be afraid to pay for a premium theme. It’s essential you pick a mobile-responsive theme – if you don’t, you’ll run into problems with Google down the line, and give your mobile users a poor online experience. Some themes come pre-packed with features. While this might be appealing, be careful – these themes can really slow your site speeds down, which is a big issue you really want to avoid. Be picky, be minimal, and in the end you should be happy with your theme. If not, don’t worry – you can easily switch later!

Stay Upated

You’ve probably heard of the famed WordPress updates, but what are they really all about? WordPress updates its software regularly to keep its platform secure. Minor updates occur around every two weeks, while major updates happen roughly once a month. You don’t need to worry too much over those minor updates – that’s just WordPress making tweaks and fixing little bugs. But you should check for updates regularly, to make sure you haven’t missed anything new – otherwise, your site can become outdated and vulnerable to nasty bugs. Simply go to your WordPress dashboard, where it’ll tell you if you need to update your plugins, themes, or version of WordPress. There’ll be handy “update now” buttons to keep things nice and easy. Always make sure to backup your site before updating, and again after you’ve finished.

Nine Facts About IQOO

IQOO is a phone brand under the BBK group heritage – that’s the same group behind the likes of OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo and Realme. Here are some details about their operations in India.

  1. iQOO is not just a random collection of letters. And no, it is not a different spelling of IQ (intelligence quotient). It actually stands for “I Quest On and On,” reflecting the brand’s commitment to keep improving.
  2. The Indian branch of the brand will be based in Bengaluru. That makes it the third major phone brand to be headquartered in the city many people call India’s Silicon Valley (Xiaomi and OnePlus are the other two at the time of writing).
  3. Initially seen as a sub-brand of Vivo, iQOO is, however, going to be an independent entity in India and globally. And this extends to everything from its product development to service centers and retail stores. Yes, it will even have separate service centers and will not be “leveraging” those of Vivo, a brand with which many associate it. “Vivo and iQOO are independent brands. We are competitors,” Gagan Arora, Director-Marketing, iQOO, told us.
  4. The brand will be launching its first phone in India in February 2020. Although details are scarce at the moment, we have been told it will be a global launch and will be the first phone in the Indian market to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and support for 5G.
  5. The brand’s first phone was manufactured in India, using shared manufacturing facilities in Vivo’s plant in NOIDA, India, near the capital Delhi.
  6. iQOO’s team in India started with eighty people but we were told its size is likely to go up in the coming days. As of now it seems the company has around 200 employees.
  7. The brand is not focusing on a predominantly online or offline retail strategy. Although the brand mostly sells mainly online, it has also been made available in all channels. However Amazon seems to be the preferred destination to buy their products.
  8. India is the first market outside of China to get iQOO products. Not a bad start for the brand, and it is also wonderful to see brands getting into this mode.
  9. As per briefings in India, iQOO is going to be a brand that is going to be competing mainly on performance. “Best in class performance, perhaps the best in the industry,” Arora said, also indicating that the brand would be bringing a number of innovations to the Indian market.

14 Facts About The Sony Walkman

1. 50,000 Units sold in the first two months of its release.

2. 385 Million Units sold between 1979 and 2009, the year before the name was retired.

3. 200 Million Walkman units that were cassette players; the remainder were either CD, Mini-Disc, MP3 players, or smartphones.

4. 199 Dollars, the original retail price of the first Sony Walkman model upon release.

5. 738 Dollars, the cost of the original Sony Walkman converted to 2019 dollars.

6. 799 Dollars, the cost of this refurbished TPS-L2 on Etsy.

7. 3,199 Dollars, the cost of the most expensive model in Sony’s current high-end audio digital Walkman series.

8. 30 Percent increase in the number of people who claimed to walk for exercise during the products’ peak sales years of 1987 to 1997.

9. 14 Ounces, the approximate weight of the TPS-L2. An Apple iPhone X weighs 6.14 ounces.

10. 300 Different models of Walkmans made between 1979 and 2010… at minimum.

11. 50 The percent of the market share that Sony Walkman products owned in the portable music device category in 1989.

12. 2,000 Limited-edition silver-plated Walkmans made for the product’s 10th-year anniversary. Another silver-plated edition was created for its 20th birthday.

13. 90 Minutes, the typical, maximum amount of playback a cassette tape could perform and still offer quality music audio in 1979.

14. 1,980 Minutes, the maximum amount of playback the current WM1A Signature Series Walkman offers.