1987 Sony D-88 Discman World’s Smallest CD Player

Paul’s been holding onto this since he got it on clearance at electronics chain Tokyo Shapiro back in 1988. It was his very first CD player. This model was designed to work well with the 3″ compact discs (a short-lived fad of the late ’80s), but a slide mechanism adjusted the player to handle standard CDs. Obviously, the player needs to remain stationary during play, but if you’ve got a disc with a cerrated edge, the D-88 doubles as a buzzsaw!

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