Sony's Bare Bones XDR-S16DBP Radio a Nod to Simpler Times

The speaker on Sony's XDR-S16DBP won't blow your hair back or anything, but its retro styling might look at home on a bookshelf or in the garage next to that perpetual work-in-progress you and your kid tinker with every weekend.

Wood, rounded sides, DAB/DAB+ and FM tuner...it's a radio alright, and that's about it. No extra ports, no docks for iPods or other music players, just a few knobs, an antenna and some tunes for a quiet spring day at the summer cottage. Some people actually like that brand of simplicity, believe it or not. Simple can be good. Some of those people are also under 30! [technabob]