The last of the line for the WM-2 derivatives. The model was really a restyled WM-30, and differed very little technically. The metal casing had taken on a new softer line, as befitted the tastes of the day. Most usefully, the flimsy lid catch had at last been redesigned and now worked properly. The volume control had also been made sturdier, though this had not been such a problem. In this, its final form, the last interpretation of the WM-2 idea was a practical and excellent device. Despite having a clear lineage back almost to the start of personal stereo, there was still nothing from any rival manufacturer that could match it. Text copyright © Walkman.tech. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.