Boombox

  • Logitech UE Boombox And Mobile Boombox Review: Bluetooth Speakers With A Rich Sound

    Logitech UE Boombox And Mobile Boombox Review: Bluetooth Speakers With A Rich Sound

    Short version: These two battery-powered bluetooth speakers are the first modern boomboxes designed by the newly created subsidiary Logitech UE. Acquired in 2008, Ultimate Ears is well-known for its in-ear monitors used by many musicians in concert, not for its speakers. Even though the Logitech UE Mobile Boombox is limited, it is no surprise given the entry-level pricing. The real surprise… Read More

  • RD-R2: JVC's Portable Audio Recorder Targets Street Musicians

    JVC Japan announced [JP] the RD-R2 today, a portable audio recorder designed for “street dancers” and musicians. The device lets you store music on microSD/SDHC cards (4GB to 32GB), records music through a built-in stereo mic and plays MP3/WMA/linear PCM (WAV) and AAC files through its 2.5Wx2 speakers. Read More

  • Sony ZS-S4iP – just a boring iPod or iPhone boombox

    Oh goodie, another iPod boombox from Sony and judging by the looks, it’s headed to your local Target or Walmart. There really isn’t anything¬†breathtakingly¬†fresh here, CD player on top, iPod or iPhone slot on the front. The iPod sits in what appears to operate like a cassette tray, including an eject button, but we have seen players like that for years. At $179EU, roughly $140US… Read More

  • Harman Kardon Go + Play iPod Dock Review

    Normally I deal with JBL, one of the companies Harman Kardon owns, so it’s good to get a breath of fresh air one could say. Harman Kardon is known all over the globe as a wicked speaker manufacturer. Some of the HK systems in cars blow the competition away. So when I received the Go + Play to review, the bar was already raised high. Read More

  • Sanyo MAJ-U02 Ghetto Blaster

    The MAJ-U02 is equipped with a CD player, USB port, cassette deck (sweet!), digital FM tuner and a SD/MMC slot. The speakers are also hopped up with a bass reflex system, an amplifier with bass boost (all ghetto blasters need that), and an optical digital audio out. But do I really want to spend $250 for something that can play my old mix-tapes? Probably not, but you should have heard how… Read More

  • Live From Vegas: Sony Gets A Bluetooth Boombox

    Sony’s new ZS-BT1 ghettoblaster is anything but — sporting Bluetooth for easy access to the seven songs you have on your Walkman phone. It’ll be about 150 bucks when it hits around August, and should keep your grandpa happy with its FM radio and front-loading CD. It also helps that it’s got an audio-in channel for the input of your choice. Read More

  • Parrot Busts Out The Bluetooth Boombox

    Yo listen up, this is what I’m sayin’
    Parrot’s got a boombox for which you’ll be payin’
    Bluetooth-equipped like it ain’t no thang
    It’ll cost you $300 and some change Read More

  • Memorex Mi3500 iPod Boombox: Pricey, But Not Bad

    Sure, there are lots of iPod boomboxes on the market, and we love them all equally (not really). Take, for example, this new Mi3005 from Memorex (remember them?). Running on a handful of D batteries, this SRS WOW-enhanced, 12W, FM-Tuning, dock-sporting ghetto blaster looks more like a sci-fi prop than a stereo, but that’s OK. Its speakers are angled up, which is preferred if you put it… Read More