CES 2011 Preview: TDK (80s) Three-Speaker Boombox

For those of us old enough to remember cassette tapes, TDK will be a familiar brand name giving you flashbacks of twin tape deck stereo systems, where you had to simultaneously press the play and record buttons to start your mix tape.

Well if you thought that the TDK mark had died off with the shell suit (If you don’t know what shell suits are, Google it), take a look at what they have just released.

Cnet News were lucky enough to receive TDK’s Boombox, and I can’t help but agree with them that it is the coolest-looking portable speaker ever. Holding a triplet of speakers, a pair of dual range units surrounding a bass woofer in the center, the Boombox pushes out 35 watts RMS. Priced at $499 and due for unveiling at CES, it may come across as quite expensive, but when you look at the classy piano black fascia, with its unclad speakers in a traditional Boombox style, I’m sure the price won’t put you off.

Features for the TDK will impress as well, AM/FM radio, USB drive and iPhone/iPod support. There is also the ability to connect other devices through RCA, minijack and ¼-inch instrument input. Volume and radio tuning duties are carried out via a pair of control knobs in the corners of the unit, while other actions are accessible via illuminated touch controls.

If you want to see some pictures of the new TDK Boombox then why not head over to Cnet News and take a glance at their images, we are sure you won’t be disappointed. Let us know if you remember the old cassette days and if the look of this stereo brings back any fond memories?