Nostalgia is a powerful drug. The yen for the past is often felt by those in the dusk of their lives. "Forfeit the ease of modernity, if only we could live simply." One of these simple pleasures is the radio. But we listen to the radio every day, you doth protest. But I'm not talking about listening to the radio when you're trapped in a car. I'm talking about listening to music from a boombox, from a dedicated device. Something that Radio Raheem will extend his right hand for.
And we found something close enough. Maybe. The Muzen OTR (On the Road) series (the collection is inspired by the adventurous spirit fostered by Jack Kerouac), which are modelled after antique radio sets from the 1960s. Aside from its vintage aesthetics, the model's functions include Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities, an in-built FM radio and an auxiliary input. Models have a battery life of 10 hours and come in two coatings: metal or wood; the former is made from a high-density alloy and coated with an acrylic stoving enamel, while the latter is a light handcrafted walnut that's a resonant tonewood.
The Muzen OTR Wood and Muzen OTR Metal sets retail for SGD129 and SGD139 respectively, and are available at authorised Muzen retailers.