Saucer CD Player With Dockable Cup, It Could Happen!

There are concepts that could, and probably will happen. And then there are those that just make us smile. The Drip with Song falls definitely into the latter category. Essentially a portable CD player and speakers squeezed into a saucer, the best part is that you can "dock" your cup and twist it to control the… » 10/23/08 2:58pm 10/23/08 2:58pm

Classic 1960s Brionvega Radio Gets Retro-Modern Update

If you're a fan of retro gadget styling, you've probably come across the work of Italian company Brionvega once or twice. One of Brionvega's most classic designs was the Radiogonografo RR126 from 1965, a versatile piece with folding speakers, a radio, an amplifier, a phonograph and a friendly little robot face. The… » 10/16/08 11:00pm 10/16/08 11:00pm

Oh Joy! Stitch CD Player Rocks My Tiny, Childlike Brain

Fans of kitsch plastic gewgaws might find this Stitch radio and CD player from Runat so far up their street it's parked in their garage. Modelled on the Disney alien from the 2002 movie Lilo and Stitch, and most probably a tie-in for the upcoming anime series Stitch! it looks awesome with its mouth open—as you can see… » 4/24/08 5:55am 4/24/08 5:55am

Metaphys Designs Shown Off at 100% Design Tokyo

These Metaphys designs were shown off last month at the 100% Design Tokyo Show, but they're cool enough that we wanted to show you anyway. The Japanese brand Metaphys, which is lead by designer Chiaki Murata, puts out cool stuff like the Lunacalente CD player shown above, as well as the flip-open toothbrush and the… » 12/03/07 5:00pm 12/03/07 5:00pm

Unique Mini Piano With Hidden CD Player

CDs may be headed towards obsolecence, but that doesn't seem to stop manufacturers from coming up with unique new devices to play them. One of these devices, the Japanese made Cathay PK-24, may look like a miniature grand piano, but the only thing it can play is tunes from your CD or FM radio. The keys even act as the… » 11/01/07 7:20pm 11/01/07 7:20pm

Marantz CR201 CD Player is Better Than Your Offspring

The Marantz CR201 may not scream sexy by name, but by damn, it screams sexy by form factor. The standalone CD player may not tick the right boxes when it comes to functionality, but neither do your kids. The mirrored finish, blue LED-lit CD bay and USB connection for direct digital tune playing will allow you to… » 10/27/07 8:25pm 10/27/07 8:25pm

Yamaha Aims High With CD-S2000 CD Player and A-S2000 Amplifier

Yamaha targets a notch or two above the level of midrange audio consumers with this A-S2000 amplifier and CD-S2000 CD player, set to hit the Japanese market in mid-December of this year. The company upgraded components inside, including the PCM-1792 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) from Texas Instruments inside that… » 10/24/07 1:49pm 10/24/07 1:49pm

Audio-equipped Mini Fridge Is A Contender For Worst Technology Mashup…

Seriously, do I really need a CD player on top of a mini fridge? Is it that much harder to bring out a boombox or an iPod speaker dock? If I were living in 1998, I might be impressed by the mini plug line out, because I could hook up my shiny new minidisc player to it. But that's still pretty questionable. If I were… » 9/11/07 7:27pm 9/11/07 7:27pm