Merge the old with the new and you’ll end up with something like Sony’s ZS-S4iP Boombox. Old because at first glance this thing looks so 80s it could have its own 20 year reunion party. New because the front of the device opens up and ‘eats’ an iPhone or iPod Touch cassette deck style. I’m not sure if you continue to control the tunes from the iPhone/Touch, or if Sony’s ugly beast takes over. Also included is a remote. The Fusion CA-IP500 got it right, Sony didn’t.

No word on actual availability, but it’s available for preorder in Australia for about $140 US, or $170AU.

[Sony Insider]

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."