Aiwa. Remember them? They established their name manufacturing hi-fi components in the '70s and '80s. In the '90s they went mainstream. Boomboxes, portable CD players, headphones, speakers, mini-systems. In the '00s they faded away, became property of Sony and died.
The boombox helped launch an urban revolution of style and technology. In The Boombox Project, Jame Phillips looks at some of the biggest, loudest, most extravagant, and D-cell hungriest shoulder-borne superradios of the day.
Supposedly the first of its kind, the Aiwa UZ-PS128 is not only a pair of fairly decent looking headphones, but also an MP3 player and an audio recorder. The analog input lets you record from any audio source onto the unit's 128MB of flash. Alternatively, you can simply transfer files from your PC to the headphones…