They just don’t make things like they used to. ‘Tis true. But the brand Crosley Radio brilliantly incorporates nostalgic retro elements into modern-day electronics. The Retro USB Turntable is a handsome item for those who prefer the organic sound of vinyl plus the vintage look of turntables. In addition to The Attic-Retro Radio and iPod Speaker, Crosley has also spawned the iDuet Classic Clock Radio with iPod Dock, boasting shiny analog knobage.
Crosley iDuet Classic Clock Radio With iPod Dock
- Universal iPod Dock
- AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio
- AroundSound Design Provides Surround Sound Effect
- 5:1 Ratio Tuning Dial
- External Antenna
- Dimensions: 5 inches x 7.5 inches x 8 inches
- Weight: 4 pounds
This clock radio lets you have the best of both worlds. You have the choice of relying on your iPod/iPhone alarm clock or the goodness of the AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio. (Keep in mind that with the clock’s analog settings, the alarm rings twice per day.) As for music, you can tap into your iPod playlists to select your tunes and internet radio stations, or tune into your favorite local radio stations using the tuning dial.
The radio features sleep/snooze functions, volume control, 5:1 ratio tuning dial, tuning indicator, headphone jack, auxiliary output, external antenna and 3″ studio driver.
Aside from functionality, what this gadget ultimately has going for it is its studly looks.
Sleek rounded corners, an analog tuning dial and a retro clock face will elevate the look of any room. AroundSound design eliminates hotspots, while boasting exceptional clarity and consistency. Built-in, Universal iPod dock lets you listen to your music from your iPod or iPhone. AM/FM alarm clock radio. Snooze and sleep functions. Adjustable volume control. Portable audio ready – simply plug in your portable audio device or MP3 player. Tuning indicator. Headphone jack. Auxiliary output. External antenna.
The Crosley iDuet Classic Clock Radio with Alarm Clock costs $179.99 at Cabelas.com. It is also priced from $123.40 at Amazon.com. See if you can guess which era these hybrid electronics belong to: Retro iPod Dock with Clock Radio, iPod Boombox Radio, Mobile Phone Speaker and MP3 Player, and USB Telephone Light with Alarm Clock.