Chen’s Radio Speaker is the kind of keepsake I’d keep in my home. It’s tech that I vaguely remember growing up with, bundled in an avatar that goes well with my aesthetic sensibilities. It’s also a beautiful combination of old tech with a new, sleek, desk-friendly avatar.
The slim radio feels reminiscent of a portable Bluetooth player, albeit with a wood-based construction and the analog tuning knob and a physical frequency meter. It even does come with Bluetooth connectivity and an aux input, for when you want to go back to choosing the music you play, rather than having a radio jockey select tunes for you! The product can even be used in both vertical and sideways formats, with the speaker facing forwards, or upwards with the tuning dial and meter facing forwards instead. Quite a retro-chic little speaker, this! I wouldn’t mind gifting a few to friends and family!
Designer: Paul Chen