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TDK Life On Record 2-Speaker Boombox Audio System $99.00+ $3.99 shipping ($160 on Amazon)

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TDK Life On Record 2-Speaker Boombox Audio System

Retail Price: $399.99

Sale price: $99.00 +$3.99 shipping +100 Swag Bucks (I don't care for SB but some peeps are mad in to it)

http://www.froobi.com/

Many of the reviews mention the weight of this unit as a negative attribute, even saying that the unit is not truly "portable". I wonder if these people have ever owned true high-powered, quality speakers. This boombox is SO loud and sounds SO good, I'm suprised it doesn't weigh twice as much. If I had wanted a light radio with tinny, empty sound, they could be found for hundreds less in any discount pharmacy store. For those that claim you can't take this thing to the beach, poolside etc., I would recommend vitamin supplements. Not only is it easy to carry, you WILL be the envy of wherever you bring it.

I bought this as a gift for my wife. I considered a BOSE or CAMBRIDGE tabletop unit, but decided I would opt for something she could take poolside or on weekends to our small cabin. This radio looks gorgeous on granite kitchen counters, wooden bookcases, on top of the piano, on a desk, anywhere. Pre 1970, radios were made to look like furniture that would fit virtually any decor. Once things started going solid-state, manufacturers tried to make everything look "futuristic". Most modern radios are loaded with silver plastic, faux chrome, and redundant or decorative knobs, speaker grills and the like. Why on earth would I ever want to have something like that on display? This thing is a throwback (think Tivoli model 1).

Sound is exemplary. SO loud and CLEAN. I've tried it with a thumbdrive, iPod, and FM tuner. All great. No hop from the woofers, no clip from the tweeters. It sounds as good as any BOSE, without needing the counter space for the circuitous porting.

With its leather strap, minimalist style, hidden function indicators, and outrageous sound, I consider this to be the best dollar-for-dollar value in the portable audio market.

I would also second the advice to turn the volume on your iPod to zero, and turn off the iPod EQ.

I couldnt be more pleased.

http://www.froobi.com/


Product Features
Two powerful 6-inch coaxial drivers deliver full range sound
Play your iPod/iPhone music while charging using the USB to 30 pin Apple cable
Using the rotary dial and front facing screen, play and control music directly from storage devices including USB flash and external hard drives
Shoulder strap and soft-touch handle let you take your music along
Input options let you connect most audio devices and mix with an instrument

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#16
Quote from bossusa View Post :
http://www.tdkperformance.com/en-...s-Boombox/ is a new model that comes with bluetooth. OP's post has no bluetooth.
Thanks. The new version also comes with:
Rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours of portable playback. But thinking about the price, I would rather buy some AA-D5 adapters to utilize my Eneloop batteries.
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Quote from ShuhaiF View Post :
Thanks. The new version also comes with:
Rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours of portable playback. But thinking about the price, I would rather buy some AA-D5 adapters to utilize my Eneloop batteries.
I have used this in the car a few times (cuz my sound system in my car is shit) on long drives, it's great!
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Has anyone had theirs ship yet? My order is still showing processing...two weeks later. They made sure to charge my card immediately.
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Also didn't received yet. Can not find any tracking info from their website or order confirmation mail.
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still showing processing for mine as well

edit-
just received this response after an order status inquiry.

"Thank you for taking the time to contact Froobi. I am so sorry for the delay in receiving your order. This item is scheduled to be picked up for delivery on Friday. We received a high volume of orders and sent them in 2 shipments your order is in this second shipment. Once it has shipped I will provide you with the tracking number. Once again I apologize for this inconvenience."
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jabajet good to know, i ordered as well, prob the best price ive seen in a while, and was disappointed with their response time, glad i wasnt in a hurry but looking fwd to it regardless Anybody have good recommendations for a charger for the D batts?
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#22
I have this model and it really is a pretty piece with quality sound. The new version being mentioned (with bluetooth and rechargeable battery) is a much lower quality unit. Its probably 30% smaller and made with crappier materials. $99 for the original version is a great deal!
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Good to know it's shipping soon. I had to wait forever for my JVC S500 headphones from japan...now these!
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ugh emailed twice and no response! Edit finally second email got an automated response said they would bee getting back to me. Shady as all get out they better be shipping these soon.
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Anybody received the one already?
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Here is the latest response I received-

"I regret to inform you that these orders were scheduled to ship out on last Friday (2/15/13) but we have had issue filling the second shipment due to a shortage in inventory. Would you like to wait until a new shipment arrives this Friday (2/22/13) or would you like to cancel your order? Once again I do apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you."
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#27
I fold...sent them an e-mail to cancel my order. They're awful...closing in on a month now without shipping.
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I wrote to them but no even a word reply.
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i posted something on their FB wall and they did not reply, go figure. I want my boombox.
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Latest correspondence from them-

"Thank you for taking the time to contact Froobi. I am so sorry but we were unable to fill your order, we do apologize for this happening and for any inconvenience this might have caused you. Please keep the SwagBucks Rebate as our apology to you. I have refunded your order please allow 7-10 business days to post to your credit card statement or PayPal account. If you have further questions on this order feel free to reply back to this email. Once again thank you for your continued support in Froobi and we apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you. "
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