Whatever happened to the ghetto blaster?

It died. And it needed to die. Because just like with its older brother, the transistor radio, technology improved, tastes changed, and the blaster found itself replaced by smaller, smarter, sleeker siblings. There was a time when the ghetto blaster reigned supreme. King of personal electronics, crowned with imposing woofers and outsized volume knobs, the [...]

The future of music, headphones not included

Personal audio devices have taken the musical and audio world by storm. From the early days of transistor radios, the field has evolved to small devices that can digitally record your music or audio books. The devices have become so sophisticated that a 1″ x 1/4″ x 3″ device can store virtually every piece of [...]