Apple-loving brand iHome is known mostly for its bedside iPhone/iPod docks, but the company also generally keeps things looking sleek and simple. With that in mind, it’s a bit of a surprise to see the new 80s-inspired, iP4 Portable FM Stereo Boombox (we think will run about $200), which looks like a modern concrete sculpture of the retro stereo that used to be carried around on shoulders. The hefty (7.5 lb) boombox replica has a dark grey, matte finish with the most clean and modern look you can give to a chunky stereo. The amplifier and speaker system was specifically designed for the iPhone, but thanks to a 3.5mm jack, you can plug just about any other device into it as well.
The iP4 uses SRS TruBass digital signal processing technology, has a 5-band EQ for fine-tuning, and comes equipped with two 4″ carbon composite subwoofers, and a pair of dome tweeters. True to its old-school design, the iP4 has an FM tuner for radio, but no cassette player (sorry). The big boombox that should have big sound operates on either the included AC adapter or 6 D-cell batteries for portability.