Month: May 2017

Are boomboxes obsolete?


Everyone who has lived during the 60s and 70s or who has wanted to look into these times knows that boomboxes were something big at the time. Some other obsolete technologies that I’ve witnessed disappearing over time include the Walkman and the radio. Taking your boombox in front of your apartment building and sitting on the stairs just chilling with friends was something naturally enjoyable.


I am a bit nostalgic whenever I see a boombox or the one that I used to listen to music on when I was younger. Despite not using it rather often nowadays, I have kept it and still like looking at it from time to time. I have my collection of cassettes that I won’t get rid of in my life, and I hope to pass them on to my grandparents at some point or the other.

Eventually, I became interested in studying the device per se so that kept up to date with recent advances, if there were any. To my surprise, a couple of years ago, I found out that boomboxes were still being sold and quite popular. I considered getting a new model, and so I began my research on the matter. Soon enough, I found some boombox with Bluetooth reviews. These models are significantly smaller compared to their full-size counterparts, so they can offer you the advantage of portability.

Also, the capabilities of the unit will enable you to listen to anything from CDs to the music you might have on your smartphone. You can tune into your favorite radio station without really making an effort especially as digital frequencies currently utilized are far more enjoyable than those I used to listen to when I was younger. First off, you needn’t fiddle with any buttons or rotary dials, so you save both time and your nerves.

It’s also worth noting that some of the boomboxes I came across are even equipped with USB ports. What this means for the end-user is that he or she will be able to benefit from enhanced connectivity. You can use your tablet, cell, or any other mobile device and connect it to your boombox. Now, I know I might be a bit too nostalgic and try to convince others to at least consider getting a boombox, but the fact of the matter is that the alternatives I stumbled upon have few to none of the drawbacks of antiquated models.

Of course, if you aren’t convinced that such a device might be a good idea for you, you can always opt for the more convenient and even more portable option consisting of a Bluetooth speaker. It’s all a matter of personal preference, in the end, as such speakers are far more compact and can be carried around with ease.