After decades of struggle for break-out hit to match the Walkman, Sony has finally locked down an hardware category…for prisons.
The ‘iPod of Prison':
What makes this Sony radio an instant classic behind bars?
The Independent | 17 January 2014
…there’s one demographic with whom the Japanese company is still incredibly popular: American prisoners.
This is all thanks to an AM/FM radio built especially for the market. Known in typically utilitarian Sony-speak as the SRF-39FP (the FP stands for ‘Federal Prison’) the radio was first released fifteen years ago but remains a firm favourite to this day…more...
Previous 3Yen reports on Sony’s continued fcuk-ups include:
• SONY’s latest fembot dampdream (3Yen / 2012-03-14)
• Sony’s make-believe business (3Yen / 2011-11-02)
• Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Sh*t
That Doesn’t F***ing Work
(3Yen / 2009-02-10)