I've got a friend who still swears by the analog sounds of an old timey dial-style AM radio even in this era of Bluetooth and Airplay audio devices. He says he likes the quality of the mono sound, and probably more importantly, he holds a flame for a bygone era where audio equipment borrowed many the stylings cues from home furnishings. But even a time traveling day dreamer like my friend owns an iPhone and listens to MP3's, thus he might be a candidate for one of these elegant retro-styled radios engineered that look like yesterday, but work with today's mobile music devices...
Etsy seller, Future Primitive
, offers six different models, three which are restored audio radios that have been rewired to work as MP3 players while retaining their AM or AM/FM sounds from yesteryears. The other half are handmade FM radios with an AUX In for use with your iPod or Android device, available in walnut, oak, or maple wood finishes, and simple to use dual front face dials.
And check out the cool FM to AUX switch
on the back! Prices range from $199 to $300, depending on the model.