The Xi Jukebox is Pure Retro Glory
by Mark R
I miss the age of the jukebox. I’m not old enough to remember the days when a real Fonz would hit a juke to play tunes that we now call oldies, but I do remember seeing jukeboxes in pizza parlors in the seventies and eighties. They were slowly dying out by that time, and so they had a Bauhaus form-follows-function look to them. They never regained that look from the jukes of that bygone era.
For those of you who miss that gaudy look of the jukebox from the 1950s, you might want to save up some money (a lot of it) and get the Xi, a jukebox designed to play tracks from the iPod.
The Xi has all the retro glory with the numbered buttons, as well as two very powerful speakers. It also has some features that jukes from that bygone era never had, like a remote control and an LCD screen for iPod video files.
Included in this Xi package is a remote control. The pattern of the LED light around the exterior can be changed according to the user’s preferences, but I have no idea if that is accessible via the remote.
As I mentioned earlier, this piece of nostalgia will cost you. The going price for a Xi Jukebox is approximately $11,000.