Goin’ Retro With A Boombox! Kind Of.
A few weeks ago I spotted a boom-box at a pawn shop on Division near 44th. It was one of those that makes you go “oh wow, do you remember these?” It had huge speakers, that bass boost feature, a 5-band Equalizer, double-cassette with auto-reverse AND high-speed dubbing! No CD player.
Then this week, a story was released about which piece of technology was the fastest to gain acceptance with consumers. The answer? The BOOMBOX!
The CES survey found that boomboxes were in over 60% of homes by their 7th year in existence. CD players were in 55%, DVD players in 50% and VCRs in 40% of homes (the VCR number seems low, doesn’t it?).
So, find some cassettes so you can record songs off the radio or use that high-speed dubbing to make a mix tape for your sweetheart … and crank it up on your boombox! If you still have one (unlikely). If not, that’s okay, just enjoy the memories!