It was 35 years ago that Sony created a portable music player, the Walkman. Although the Japanese company retired the groundbreaking gadget in 2010, it’s no secret that the Walkman forever changed the technological world.

CNN has created a timeline that highlight the most defining moments of the Walkman. Take a look through it and rediscover your favorite Walkman moments!

The Japanese giant launched us into a new world of portable technology. For decades, the Walkman was synonymous with music as Xerox is to the copy machine or Kleenex is to the tissue. Hopefully this blast through the past will inspire you look outside the box and tap into new worlds of technology and innovation!

Check out the gallery here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/01/tech/innovation/walkman-35th-anniversary/index.html