Jan 8 2008Lasonic i931 iPod Ghetto Blaster A Reality

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We posted the Lasonic iPod Boombox back in August, but at that time the thing just seemed conceptual. Then comes CES 2008, and presto, the Lasonic i931 iPod Ghetto Blaster in the flesh! Damn yeah I'm excited. It's MSRP is set at a paltry $169 and the company is currently looking for distributors. I actually just finished emailing them saying that I'd gladly be their U.S. distributor. I mean it can't be that hard right? I just take orders and shit the things out. Ha! I just typed shit instead of ship, and I'm not changing it. Mostly because my delete key is broken and I'm too drunk to accurately click on that party of the paragraph. Look, I did it again -- I wrote party instead of part! Jesus, I need to lie down. Or puke. Definitely puke. Then maybe I'll take a little nap on the bathroom floor.

Three more pics and the unit's specs after a little breakdancing.

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•Supported USB flash disk and SD/MMC card to playback MP3 files •Enjoy your iPod without earphones •iPod control and charging •Watch video on your TV if using iPod Video •Good reception Tuner function (AM/FM/RBDS) •FM 20 preset stations and AM 20 preset stations •Show RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data System) text on LCD display •Alarm to wake up and sleep function •Accurately real time clock display •Separate bass and treble controls •Powerful speaker sound system (12W x 2) •EQ adjustment •Volume level indicator •AUX IN for extension function •Headphone jack output •Microphone input and volume/echo adjustment •Full function remote control •Using AC power or batteries for operation •Dimensions (W/H/D): 650 x 166 x 365 mm

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Reader Comments

oh man that is so friggin tight!

man that is off the hook. i want one so i can walk around the office with respect.

This should come with a free download for Beat It and that Herbie Hancock song.

OMG OMG OMG, I JUST WOKE UP AND ITS THE 80'S AGAIN! HELP!

Do black people even have iPODs? ... hehe JUST KIDDING black people! Crack is whack! Fight the mna oh look I did it now!

So is Bono the only artist the iPod can display?

Aye, I'm with #4...weren't boom boxes outdated a while ago? It's neat and all, and for the price, not too shabby, but I don't know that the retro "audio-stuff" look is in. Up next, a portable cassette player you can put your ipod into! (why? I don't know).

Guate6:

Somewhere, some guy is reading your post and scratching his chin, going, "Hmm..."

Pics and product info to be posted next week.

Numbers 7 & 8,

It's been done already, a long time ago: http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/sonyipod.jpg

Still, I think this boombox thing is f***ing A!

^^^
Well f*** me softly!

only cause its retro doesn't mean crap. it looks tight and all the features are up-to-date.

oh, and for that price ? ! that's a damn good buy.

I'd buy one tomorrow, no sweat, kickin' etc.

That's crazy 80s hot. I have the 2nd gen lasonic as my holy grail of boomboxes, must have this one. Its so anti-portable, but yet cool.

meh, who needs portable? i want one to blast some eye of the tiger while pumping iron on my chuck norris totalgym. SWEATBANDS FTW!!!

#7. Has no clue what is in right now. Take a look on e-bay and see some of the prices the old boomboxes are getting an old lasonic 931 in good shape will get 200-500. I wish more companies would follow Lasonics idea here.

i just bought 1 yesterday im saving up to buy another1.this unit is AWESOME.

to bad it's 15 pounds, i convert old Ghetto blasters into suit cases that can play your ipod, hit me up if you want to buy one. cool_kid_90011@yahoo.com

I got to have one

OMG!!! It's finally here, I designed one of these, I'm glad someone else did too, I want one for me and one for my boy and one for everyone I know that uses an IPOD!!! Walmart sucks if they don't carry this product!!!

LOVE THE SD SLOT although I would have put like 5 on that thing, I mean really, what does an SD slot cost, like $5?

Ready for the 80's ROUND 2? I am, YEAH YEAH YEAH!! The BUrbs will pound with the sound of IPOD music!

Wanna get back to eighties?Just check this collection of old boomboxes and remember whether you had some of these? www.bmbx.webs.com

but the big questio i want to know is: WILL IT PLAY MY WALKMAN MP3?!?!?!? can i stick it into the usb port and jam or do i have to buy an ipod some plzzzzz give me an answer!

Now all Lasonic needs to do is bring back the updated TRC-975....after all...BIGGER is better. Lets see what happens......I have deep pockets.


~PEACE~

Awesome !! And now the Lasonic I931 Ghettoblaster is available in Europe on http://www.veentage.com/

thanks for sharing

its suppose to look like the 80s trc-931 not the 90s trc-931 .. you screwed up lasonic

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