Thursday, December 31, 2009


The time was the late 1970s. Before the advent of micro mp3 pod players and even the Walkman there was the boombox. A portable-ish stereo system you could take with you to hear your favorite Sly & the Family Stone hits or rock to Casey’s Top 40. Similar to the tank-sized Cadillacs and Pontiacs of yore, brands like SONY and Emerson battled it out to see who could make the loudest and biggest boomboxes. These mega-music monsters were also staple for breakdancing battles (ala Beat Street) on the asphalt. Of course, by the mid-80s the shoulder holstering stereo days came to a HiFi sounding crash as the rise of the Walkman popularity. Today, the boombox has made a minor comeback thanks to Lasonic. They even gave it an i-makeover.

Lasonic i931 Ghetto Blaster with iPod Dock @ Amazon for 114.98

Features playback of MP3s via an iPod dock, usb port, or SD/MMC card slot. Has an AM/FM radio, remote, mic input, bass and treble EQ controls.

The boombox heyday…

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