TDK isn’t the first company when you think of when it comes to innovation, but today the company unveiled three new boomboxes that might just change that perception.

They appear to be a mix of retro audio styling mixed with messenger bags and Apple’s industrial design.  Each box has a 3.5mm AUX input as well as a USB input – no iPod dock, which we swear we saw during our first read.  

The flagship of the three boxes has two 6-inch drivers at 10 watts and a 6-inch sub at 15 watts.  There is also a mic input, two RCA outputs, a volume knob carved from a hunk of steel and a handle that is just dripping in industrial design.

The smaller version has just two 6-inch drivers but is said to run off a crap load of D batteries in addition to being A/C powered.  It’s essentially the same design, smaller and has a leather shoulder strap.

The last speaker is literally a box, and uses the same 6-inch drivers.  No word on a subwoofer on this bad boy, but we sure hope given the design; think downward firing bass.

Word is that they’ll be available April 2011 and cost $499, $399 and $299 respectively.

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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."