If you happen to be in the market for 400 vintage boomboxes, then it’s your lucky da. Craig Kenton, a New Zealander who’s collected boomboxes for fifteen years is auctioning off his entire collection, and it’s huge.
Boomboxes are, by definition, excessive. With their deafening bass thud and dazzling chrome dials, these electric beasts are heavy enough to tone your biceps. Also known as "ghetto blasters" or "jamboxes," they rose to fame in the 1980s along with hip-hop, flourishing as a tool for sharing and mixing the latest beats.…
In comments today, we talked about a nightmare clown stalking an English hamlet, looked at the role (or lack thereof) of fortune-telling in scifi, and watched dancers battling errant beams of light. But this comment from Steve Climaco drove a tiny clown car straight into my heart.
Bartek Elsner, an artist who uses cardboard to build things far more awesome than your childhood fridge box fort, created this monstrous paper boombox for a Mini Cooper dealer in Zurich, Switzerland. What's even more awesome is that the creation works, and is powered by the car battery from a Mini that's actually…
If this is the kind of design that Royal College of Art student Hannes Harms is producing while he's still in school, he has a long lustrous career ahead of them. Because this flat, foldable boombox is already something worth lusting over.
If you think about the one gadget you simply can't live without, most of us would say our smartphones, right? Like what would you do if people couldn't always absolutely definitely get in touch with you. Well a study dug up by The Atlantic looks at rates of adoption shows that cellphones were actually relatively slow…
With the proliferation of phones and tablets as the primary listen devices for music, some producers go so far as to mix their tracks for tiny mono speakers, *cough*Akon*cough*. Others take the opposite approach, bypassing these tiny tweeters in favor of streaming the tunes to something a bit more robust.
Combining old school inspiration with a stark design full of sharp lines and a matte finish, iHome's iP4 boombox simultaneously makes nods to the outlandish, button crazy gadgets of the past, and the flat, minimal designs of the now. I think I'm swooning.
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.
San Francisco's climate isn't exactly ideal for solar-powered gadgets, in that the appearance of the sun is a rare and fleeting occasion. But the output, battery life, and sound clarity you get from the sun-sucking Eton Soulra XL boombox are surprisingly decent.
TDK's handsome new boomboxes aren't about to make the common concession of putting an iPod dock front and center. Their designs are an updated take on the classic ghetto blaster: business in the front, and party in the front, too.
Carrying a boom box down the street on your shoulder? Old and busted. Docking your iPod on a teeny tiny boombox and carrying it around the house between your thumb and forefinger? New and... uh... tiny.
Another month, another two Things That Make Sound from Altec Lansing: one for iPods; one for PCs. Meet the iMT800, a fairly literal, iPod-infused take on a 1980s-style boombox, and the MX6021, a speaker set apparently made from motorcycle parts.
No longer content to just have their notorious bricks serve as props, Lego are using their bricks for actual gadgets, including a digital camera, MP3 player, boombox, walkie-talkie and—my personal favorite-a stop motion video camera.
In 1994, I painstakingly crafted the greatest hip-hop mixtape cassette I would ever make, comprised solely of songs on the radio at the time. I was 9.
Boomboxes. Synonymous with hip-hop. Synonymous with loud. Its standing in the cultural zeitgeist has faded over the years, but their past glories and appetite for D batteries will always be loved and adored by me.
Click to viewWe've covered a handful of new and modded Lasonic gear here at Giz, but I finally got up close with their fabled i931 iPod Ghetto Blaster. If you're unfamiliar, Lasonic made some classic boomboxes during the 80s, and now they've updated their TRC-931 boombox with a built-in iPod dock, SD card reader and…
Sony rolled out a slew of its first Bluetooth stereos including this ZS-BT1 wireless boombox that receives Bluetooth signals via A2DP. It has a remote control, and the great-looking player actually sounds pretty damn good. You can also connect your music player via a line-in jack, and it has 10 AM and 20 FM station…