Vacuum Tube Radio: Relive The Good Ol' Days

You're old and hate societal change, the cold weather and those good-for-nothing fat cats in Washington. That's why you prefer your technology the way it was meant to be enjoyed: powered by steam and mechanical cranks. If that's you, you'll probably get a kick out of this vacuum tube-powered radio. The vacuum tubes are 30-years-old and the antenna is hand-made, so you know it's quality. Even older (read: better) is the circuit: it clocks in at 60-years-young.

What's weird, though, is that it's only available in Japan (about $83). Kind of ironic considering most old people who'd appreciate the tube-based radio probably still have images of Pearl Harbor burned in their heads. It does look really fun, though.

Product Page (in Japanese) [Raktuen via Fareastgizmos.com]