The Beef: I am not a shortwave enthusiast, by any means, but the industrial design, open for a literal interpretation on the industrial. It's got AM, FM, shortwave, longwave, SSB and aircraft band frequencies. There's a scan or manual input by 10-key. And check the analog gauge and yellow-glow back lighting. Very nice. There's also an aux in for audio input.

The Catch: It's shortwave. And $300.