JVC Kaboom! boombox dragged screaming into 2011

Jun 15, 2011
JVC Kaboom! boombox dragged screaming into 2011

Feeling retro? JVC has dug deep into the archives and pulled out something of a classic, the JVC Kaboom! boombox, though they've wisely given it an update to suit the 2011 market. The distinctive pipe-bomb shape is still there, and the love-it-or-hate-it design, but you now get an iPod/iPhone docking station along with the integrated CD player.

There's also a USB Host port, for playing back MP3 or WMA audio files stored on external drives - that could be a simple thumbdrive PMP or an external HDD with thousands of tracks. An external audio input takes other sources, and there's an FM radio as well as a guitar/microphone input for impromptu flashmob performances.

The amp has been upgraded to 40W and there's a protective hatch to keep your iPhone safe. AC and DC power inputs are supported, and there's a shoulder strap and remote along with a video output for the picture from your iPod. The JVC Kaboom! RV-NB70 is available now, priced at $299.95.


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