July 21st, 2012 (10:36 pm)

Operation Boombox 2012

Have you ever tried to buy a boombox/ghettoblaster in the year 2012? I don’t mean a screenprinted t-shirt, either – I mean a legitimate piece of technology that annoys the fuck out of the neighborhood. Well I have tried, and after a full day of researching reviews I must tell you: there ain’t much out there for people who expect a boombox to, well, BOOM. Abraham Lincoln HardcoreSure, there are a million of those “portable iPod docking stations” which are “pretty” but sound only marginally less shitty than your iPhone speaker. no However, very few portable stereos have 3 separate speakers for the highs/mids/lows like the boomboxes of yore. Besides awesome sound, the other requirement for me was that it be able to run on batteries for use at the park, the yard, the beach,etc, and this requirement eliminated all of the shelf systems which would have otherwise been perfect.

Luckily, I found the Altec Lansing inMotion Mix (iMT810) ($195 shipped) and it actually sounds like something straight outta 1988… I just ordered it and am so excited! This thing has RAVE reviews – everybody who hears it in action loves it.
Altec Lansing inMotion Mix iMT810 Altec Lansing inMotion Mix iMT810

Thanks, China!

Some of you might think anything that requires a physical connection to the speaker like this is dated, but with a Bluetooth dongle (is that dong for short? lol ) plugged into the dock instead of your iPhone, this baby becomes completely wireless and next-generation for $10.58 free shipping on eBay! Sweet woohoo

Toys R Us has a BOGO sale on all their batteries so I bought a shitload of Ds for about 50 cents a piece from their site + free pickup. You can also use rechargeable Ds with boomboxes like the iMT810, but these are a bit of an investment upfront.

6 Comments »

  1. July 22nd, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Oh comes with a bluetooth dong eh? Nice! laugh

    Good one dat! ;)

    Btw, yeah, Altec Lansing make good shit. Also there is Bose which can blow your senses with not just the decibels but also the clarity.

    Your posts makes me wanna go get one now.

    - Iceman

  2. July 25th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I remember my first PC (a Gateway lmao ) which was a Christmas present from my mom in 1999 and it had 2 Altec Lansing speakers that came with it and those things were fucking LOUD! But yeah, I didn’t buy the iMT810 just because of that experience – I read all the reviews and it won out, even over models like the Bose Soundlink which I was seriously considering at one point. Honestly, the iMT810 is much uglier than Bose systems, but sound quality was my #1 priority with this decision. Anyway, thanks for stopping by! I know this post sounds like I’m selling something, haha. I have so many things to update about as far as my personal life goes – not sure why I decided to ramble on about electronics!

    - Ashley

  3. July 27th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I still have an old boombox somewheres amoungst the junk in my room/closest. I still remember kids sitting on the corner of the street, listening to music. I miss the 90s.

    Your blog is awesome by the way! heart

    - deedee

  4. August 10th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Hey, stranger! How’s it going? :D

    Ah, a boombox! How cool!
    btw, have you seen that Boombox song Julian Casablancas did with The Lonely Island? It’s pretty cool!

    - Kristi

  5. August 13th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, thanks so much for your comment! It made me feel special grin
    I mean, I know it’s only been five days but I have as much motivation to blog every day as I did on day 1. I think I’m actually gonna do this. It’s just a shame I don’t have as many readers as I did before, but whatever :D

    - Kristi

  6. August 22nd, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Wow, sorry to spam your comment section Dx

    I was just wondering if you could change my link from deadbeat summer to Three Six Five (threesixfive.deadbeatsummer.co.cc). It is my daily blog. I’ll link you there as soon as you change it!

    Thanks :D

    - Kristi

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