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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)

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.

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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So are they going to cancel all the orders? Or are they just gonna sit on our money till we complain EVEN more?. Im ok with waiting if the item actually is gonna show up at some point, I will admit its a pretty good deal; if not this is fraud/theft and the appropriate measures need to be taken. I paid with paypal so i should be able to get my money back but retailers shouldn't be allowed to get away with shady techniques like this. WE should all post on the BBB.
EDIT keep your swagbucks as an apology? 100 swagbucks is worth = $1.00. A dollar for all this trouble! Thats an insult if ive ever heard one.
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Last edited by rewdey February 26, 2013 at 09:55 AM
I'm leaving reviews in every place I can find...this is exactly the type of retailer to avoid.
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This is in response to someone's complaint on FB "Hi G***,I am so sorry but from what we know the shipments were sent in 2 waves. The second shipment was unable to be filled and refunds are being issued. Please send an email to if you have not done so already for more information."

So what I'm dying to know is, do you have to ask for your OWN refund? I m kinda half tempted to see how long they will keep my money before they tell me the item is not available.Or will they bother at all and hope i forget? Thus fleecing me out of a hundred bucks? I looked at their BBB rating and the owner of froobi seems to have made the buyers filing complaints look like idiots because they didn't follow froobi policy.
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Posted a not so polite comment on their FB account after the first one was ignored, magically my refund appeared out of nowhere, wondering how long it would have taken if i hadnt said anything. Me thinks they would have kept the money.
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also received their email saying they refund me. So disappointed. Have been waiting for this gadget for so long time, even bought 12 pack type D battery.
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i noticed that this is the only system that does not incorporate a sub-woofer, the wireless boombox and the three speaker boombox have a sub-woofer of types and i was wondering how this particular item fared in contrast to the others.
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