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Underwhelmed by Apple's iPod Hi-Fi, PC Magazine's Bill Machrone gutted an old boom box and retrofitted the cassette player to hold an iPod, creating the iBook Lo-Fi for under $50.

If you like the idea, you can make your own by following his detailed walkthrough; if you're lazy but feeling lucky, just enter the contest to win the one he made.

A DIY MP3 Boom Box [PC Magazine, via MAKE Blog]