Gallery: Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of Fame

I like today's gadgets just fine, but there's definitely something missing from the squeeky clean lines and soon buttonless faces of iPods and the like. I don't know exactly what that missing thing is, but I know I see it when I look at the analog, knobbed squalor found in Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of Fame. My favorites include Sanyo's 20-pound MR-X20 "Big Ben" with the sub nestled between its driver cabs; Discolite, with its multi-hued lights that flash behind speaker grills; the Sharp VZ-2500 with a record player in its face. And best of all, the musician's friend, the Sharp MR-990 Melody Searcher, with its built in Synthesizer/Keyboard/Drum Machine.
I'll be happy once the minimalist trend ends and gadgets get gnarly again.

Gallery: Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of Fame

Gallery: Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of Fame

Gallery: Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of Fame

Gallery: Pocket Calculator Show's Boombox Hall of Fame


Check the gallery, but don't miss clicking through to Pocket Calc's site for history on each.

Boombox Hall of Fame [PocketCalculatorShow]