Boombox!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 30, 2018

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Boombox!

 

Hands up those who remember the days of the Boombox Battles.

Looking very similar to the cover picture, they were large, metalic, with big speakers at either end. The original ones would play cassette tapes but no doubt later versions had the ability to play compact discs too.

You wanted to walk along listening to your music – well, you took your Boombox. Of course you could plug in headphones but there weren’t wireless ones or bluetooth, so mostly people just left them to blare out. And this could lead to conflict in tastes and the battle of the volume control. Many people were quite relieved that the batteries did not last long.

Later, you had the Walkman and similar small devices. These had the advantage of being much easier to carry around, plus, with no built in speakers of their own, it was a case of headphones, mostly earbuds, or plugging the device in to a separate speaker. Now you could easily listen to music of your choice, and not bother anyone else while doing it.

Of course now its all on your phone. The internet too, so the choice of what you listen to is pretty much unlimited. And those phone batteries last a lot longer too.

 


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