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Top Toy: The Next-Generation Boombox

Former cassette maker TDK’s new Boombox models invite you to party like it’s 1989


Rewinding the clock to the era of boomboxes and mixtapes, former cassette maker TDK’s new Two-Speaker Boombox and Three-Speaker Boombox models invite you to party like it’s 1989. Due out in early 2011 for $399 and $499, respectively, the retro-fabulous units, which pack serious sonic punch, can be connected to digital music players like the iPod or USB drives. Sexier than your average Apple dock, the Three-Speaker unit is backed by a 6-inch, 15-watt middle-mounted subwoofer and 6-inch, 10-watt stereo speakers, while the Two-Speaker edition loses the subwoofer, thereby shrinking in size. Each offers touch-sensing backlit buttons, AM/FM radio functions and ports for connecting external accessories such as microphones, headsets and guitars, with instrument connectors allowing for improvisational jam sessions. Super-sleek, and resplendent in a glossy piano black finish, units toss the cheap vintage-era industrial design and materials in favor of a futuristic vibe.

$399 / $499,


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