Safe Bamboo Radio with Crank @ Lexon ($65)
Hiber-Nation '12: Radios
Whether you're remembering Whitney or spending some QT with Lakshmi Singh, hunkering down during the winter just isn't the same without a solid AM/FM radio or iPod docking station to keep you company.
Happy Monday and welcome to the fifth installment of Hiber-Nation '12, a special series of posts highlighting home accessories and other odds and ends geared to make housebound-in-the-winter life a bit more bearable.
So far in the series, I've recommended a range of cabin fever-busting goodies meant to bring sweet, wintertime relief to the body, soul, brain, and, um, monthly heating bill. Today's featured products, as you can see, are all about audio accompaniment. Although I myself am partial to classic vintage kitchen clock-radios, below you'll find a range of new model AM/FM radios — some are also iPod docks/players with serious built-in speakers — meant for keeping you occupied, entertained, engaged, and informed during long stretches spent at home. Some of these models, particularly the crank ones, are also must-haves for emergency situations. Added bonus: most are made from and/or contain eco-friendly materials.
Vers 1.5R Radio/Alarm @ YLiving ($219)
Magno Large Radio by Singgih Kartonono @ Areaware ($300)
SUCK UK Cardboard FM Radio/Mp3 Player @ Daytrip Society ($40)
Kikkerland Solar Crank Radio @ All Modern ($24.99)
Tivoli iPAL Portable Radio @ Tivoli Audio ($219)
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