Lasonic updates vintage boombox

Lasonic plans a revamp of their classic Lasonic boombox, now with an iPod dock.

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Somebody call Turbo! Crave is ready to throw a non-stop breakdance competition. Lasonic

In a move that just might reignite Mr. T's breakdance career, Lasonic has announced plans to update their classic '80s full-size boombox design to meet the demands of the iPod-toting modern world. That means no more flipping tapes over between headspins and popping routines. It also means that you can fit the soundtrack to Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo and several Africa Bambaataa mixes onto your Nano to keep the party rockin' 'til the break of dawn.

Wondering if this thing has a mic input so you can bust your rendition of "Rapper's Delight"? Of course it does. It can also load music directly from USB thumb drives or Flash memory cards. Super fresh.

Here's the original Lasonic TRC-931 boombox in all its cassette-flipping glory.

(via Listening Post)

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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