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1955

  • TR-55
    TR-55

    Japan's first transistor radio, employing five transistors developed in-house. The TR-55 became the forerunner of later portable radios.

1958

  • TR-63
    TR-63

    At the time, the TR-63 was the world's smallest transistor radio. Due to its size, this radio was described as “pocket-size” and the first to be termed as such. This product became Sony's first full-fledged export model.

  • TR-610
    TR-610

    Highly acclaimed for its novel design, it was a hit in both Europe and the US. Approximately 500,000 units were sold throughout the world.

1965

  • TFM-110
    TFM-110

    This model featured a black and silver design which was representative of the “Solid State Eleven.” Its chic design and unprecedented advanced sensitivity made the TFM-110 a top seller.

1967

  • ICR-100
    ICR-100

    The realization of a super-lightweight body (at only 90g) via highly integrated circuits. The ICR-100 was powered by a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery. Once recharged for 14 hours, it provided approximately 6 hours of continuous operation.

1975

  • ICF-5900
    ICF-5900

    Five-band radio known by the nickname "Sky Sensor." Its crystal marker (based on a quartz crystal resonator) ensured precise shortwave tuning. At the height of the shortwave trend, known in Japan as the ‘BCL’ (Broadcast Listener') boom, this device further expanded the number of aficionados, rendering this the definitive product in high-performance radio.

1976

  • ICF-7500
    ICF-7500

    Skillfully designed to separate the tuner and speaker, resulting in a high-performance, compact FM/AM receiver.

1984

  • ICR-101
    ICR-101

    An AM radio about the size of a credit card (only 3mm in thickness). Users could now listen to the radio on the way to the office or school. The device was powered by a battery which, when recharged, provided five hours of continuous operation.

1995

  • ICF-TR40
    ICF-TR40

    Model commemorating the 40th anniversary of Sony radios. This handy portable radio featured a faux-leather exterior with metallic trim.

  • SRF-DR1
    SRF-DR1 

    Portable radio compatible with FM teletext broadcasts. Designed to provide useful information throughout the day such as news, weather and traffic information by displaying it on the LCD. The displayed content changed every five seconds through an automatic feed feature.

1997

  • ICF-B200
    ICF-B200

    Emergency radio with built-in manual power generator. Just turn the handle to charge the internal batteries.

2000

  • SRF-G8V
    SRF-G8V

    The use of magnesium alloy ensured a slim but durable body. With a text-to-speech function and a stand charger, this radio was designed specifically for commuter use.

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