Grundig speakers bringing boogie back

Anniversary release of spherical 'Audiorama.'


Note to electronics industry: Sometimes, rather than trying too hard to come up with a new design, it might be best to take a trip back in time. We never thought we'd be touting a look from the '70s, but Grundig is releasing a pair of speakers with an irresistible mid-century feel that has held up well over the years. (Then again, we never thought we'd see platform shoes again either.)

To commemorate the 100th birthday of founder Max Grundig, the company will be offering an updated version of its spherical "Audiorama" speakers next year, according to Gizmodo, complete with 360-degree sound. It's not a bargain-bin item at $820, but that's nothing compared with B&O's naked speakers.