Retro Radios for Lo-Tech Goodness

by Carolyn

Retro gadgets are all the rage right now. So what’s better than an AM/FM radio…that looks like a 40’s era Bakelite radio?


Sundance (founded by Robert Redford) offers three distinct mini-retro radios based upon the Bakelite originals: Bullet, Ovette and Watt.

Each radio has plenty of sound in a pocket-sized package. Modeled on tabletop Bakelite originals from the 40s and 50s, these AM/FM radios have sleek, mid-century style, yet they are small enough to make them perfect for your desktop or bedside, as well as stuffing inside holiday stockings. Plastic case, AM/FM band switch, volume and tuning controls. So realistic, you can almost hear Edward R. Murrow. Takes two AA batteries (not included). Dimensions are 4-3/4″W x 2-1/4″D x 3-1/2″H.

With the influence of 40’s era design making a comeback in the design world, you can stay ahead of the curve of these design trends for only $25 per radio. Or if you just have someone to buy a gift for who says “when I was a kid” and “they sure don’t make things like they used to” a lot.

[Sundance via GeekSugar]

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Neagle Says: December 18, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Thats “keen.”

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