Yes, the boombox is back, although the iHome iP4 FM Stereo Boombox for iPhone/iPod is a very modern recreation.
The old meets the new with the View Quest Retro 1 radio, which offers digital radio and a place to park your iPod or iPhone.
It's designed to look like a vintage radio, complete with leather casing and the all-important carrying handle. On looks alone, it's a winner. But it also has the modern-day functionality, with DAB/FM radio, 10 presets, an auto-scan function for finding stations plus the dock for playing your iPod/iPhone tunes through the 2x 2 watt speakers. A back-lit LCD screen finishes things off.
Just the red available right now, with other colours to follow. £99.99 is the price. See another image over the page.
Technology is a funny thing. We're desperate for the next big thing, but as soon as it comes…we're nostalgic for the technology that's been dumped on the scrapheap. But there is a middle ground – this Boombox Speaker for iPhone and iPod for example.
Yes, that's right – old school looks meet new school technology. Compatible with all generations of iPod and iPhone, just slip in your Apple device (see how to do that over the page) throw out those vintage grooves via the 12w speakers within.
There's also an alarm and sleep function, accurate real time clock display, separate bass and treble controls, USB flash drive and SD/MMC card compatibility, a remote control and the option to use batteries or mains. £255 secures you one.
Etsy is always rich pickings for something interesting and creative, with this Rock Dock being a typical example.
It's just one example from the range of GeekUnique, which also includes quirky docks made from old kit by Atari, Sony and of course, Nintendo, throughout the years. This is of course a dock made from an 80s Nintendo NES controller, simply connect the included USB cable to your computer to charge and sync any iPhone or iPod (excluding the iPod Shuffle).
Cheap enough at a price of $34.99.
Find out more at the GeekUnique Etsy website
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It's the logical progression to both. Still the 1968 space age seat from Henry Massonet and still a sound system capable of hooking up to your iPod or iPhone. But the new 'Go' version also adds in a Lithium-ion battery, offering up to eight listening hours of 'omni directional sound' cable-free.