We like vintage luggage as much as the next guy, but with so many lightweight, airline-ready alternatives available, why not find something else to do with it... like turn it into a boombox? That's exactly what the creator of Boom Cases ($250 and up) did. Each case features a 3.5mm input for connecting a variety of audio sources, built-in amplification, a rechargeable battery good for 7+ hours of playback, and a built-in charger that lets you plug the case in when you're staying put for the night.
If the design of your kitchen or den radio matters as much to you as the sound, you're no doubt in the target market for the MINI Rocks Sonoro Internet Radio ($600). This diminutive player features built-in Wi-Fi for streaming Internet radio and songs from your computer, as well as a dimmable OLED display, alarm clock functionality, a RF remote, an eDock for charging and playing your iPod, a solid wood casing with a metallic exterior lacquer, a brushed aluminum front control, and a three-inch full range speaker. Whether or not that's worth 6 Benjamins is up to you.