There was a time not that long ago when we shunned headphones and earbuds – and instead played our favourite music right out in the open, to anyone with the good taste to listen. Back then, we called them ‘boomboxes’. And if we weren’t shopping for braces or spinning on our head we were lugging them from our bedrooms to the park and everywhere in between. Well, with the 1980’s in the midst of a renaissance it’s about time the ghetto blaster got a wash and brush up as well.
And we’re pleased to announce the iHome iP4 Boombox has done it with style. Packing all the functionality of a modern iPod dock into the classic styling of a boombox, it’s a veritable love letter to the 1980’s. But don’t go thinking this is some nostalgic flight of fancy. The chrome and flashing lights of its ancestors have been replaced by a stylish grey (or vibrant pink) rubberised texture and an adjustable LCD equaliser – planting its big rectangular foot firmly in the now.