Recently discovered in the pages of Wired’s July issue, the new TDK3 Speaker Boombox, looks like the reincarnation of the old skool “Jam Box”.

The glossy acrylic, illuminated controls and a thumpy 15-watt subwoofer produces some impressive rich audio but this sleek device is lacking some key functions at the whopping $500 price tag. The box has no wireless functions and needs 12 D-cell batteries for power if you want to hit the streets. Damn, my 1985 dual cassette Jam Box only needed 4 D-cell batteries.