- Six alltime favorite picks for portable stereo speakers, plus one new tabletop version from the American audiophiles at Klipsch.
Slow and steady wins the race when furnishing an entire room. Stick to a budget of $1,000 and under by splurging on one item at a time, from timeless lighting to a quality sound system to a show-stopping rug.
Roughly the size of an eyeglass case, this diminutive hi-fi audio system flips open to reveal stereo speakers, a woofer, digital amplifiers, a radio tuner and an alarm clock. Completely portable, it can run 5 hours on a single charge and connect to any audio device wirelessly via Bluetooth or with the included line-in cable.
The NPR radio connects via wireless to over 20,000 internet radio stations across the globe, and a portion of the price tag goes right to the beloved non-profit radio station.
5 gas burners. Continuous grates for easy cookware movement. Triple crown burner (15,000 BTU/h). Automatic Re-Ignition: if the flame is extinguished by draft, the cooktop will spontaneously generate a spark, re-igniting the burner.
Width 28 3/8”
Depth 20 1/16”
Height: 2 3/16”
Understated Scandinavian style is translated to an uncomplicated yet sophisticated chair design, courtesy of Dane Cecilie Manz. The upholstered seat is hand-stitched where the leather piping meets cloth around the contours of its shell.
What better way to celebrate the obsolete technology of the wax candle than with a wax candle in the shape of an obsolete technology? These 100 percent beeswax candles are molded to look like Polaroid or Super 8 film cameras, and transistor radios and provide an ironic comment on the concept of obsolescence—until the electricity really goes out. At which point, you’ll wish your radio actually worked.
If you are like us, you probably have a tendency to check email or Facebook on your iPhone before you settle in for the night. Also, your iPhone probably doubles as your alarm clock. This alarm dock is the ideal bedside companion piece. The dock is made of sustainably harvested new-growth beech wood and is a modern nod to those faux wood grain casings we remember all too well. Download the free Areaware AlarmDock Clock app on your iPhone (available on iTunes App Store). Early morning has never looked so bright!