iLuv’s been making iPod accessories for a while now, and while it doesn’t look like they’re in the mood to innovate (the thing is almost identical to similar items from years past), this versatile little audio system is perfect for apartment living. Radio, four CD/MP3-CD slots, SD card and USB drive, and of course iPod and iPhone support. Just run a cassette player through the Aux-in and you’ll have audio devices covered all the way back to the 80s.
The old version.
I just realized I still have my MP3-CDs from my iRiver days… probably filled with the weird stuff I was listening to in college.
$250 is a bit pricey, I’d say, and if you’re sure you’re not going to be using a few of those inputs, you can probably get more power for less price. Might be really nice in a shared area, though; housemates or family members can have their own SD cards or thumb drives with their selections for dinner music. How domestic I’m becoming!