I am a total sucker for old looking radio's. For some reason there is nothing more satisfying than a nice big knob, and a couple of toggle buttons to push. Part of it is because growing up I loved music, and always ended up buying twenty year old stereo receivers from garage sales to power my motley set of speakers. This Boom Box Radio is a total kick back to that era. While it has enough buttons and knobs to impress the casual observer, all it really does is am/fm and alarm clock. That makes the $80 price tag a little hard to swallow, but it is still one of the sweetest alarm clocks I think I have ever seen.