Many of our favorite childhood toys relied on a pull-string start, which might explain why we're digging the Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player ($180). This compact all-in-one faces the CD outward making for an intriguing display, and also packs speakers into its body, with volume and playback controls mounted on top, and, of course, a pull-string power control. For a better idea of what we're talking about, just watch it in action. [Thanks, Stefan]
Stream endless music from Pandora anywhere in your home with the Livio Radio ($150). Featuring both built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet, the Livio is designed specifically to access your Pandora Internet Radio account, with dedicated thumbs up/thumbs down buttons for rating your music. Apart from the totally-free Pandora service, the Livio also features an auxiliary input for connecting other audio sources and an included remote control. [Thanks, JC]
Looking for big home theater sound on a small budget? Check out the line of Klipsch HD Theater Systems. Available in 300 ($400), 500 ($600) or 1000 ($1,000) varieties, these HD Theater systems come complete with five same-size satellite speakers featuring Klipsch's legendary horn-loaded technology for crystal clear sound, included adjustable wall brackets for easy installation, and a powered subwoofer to give your movies and games the extra "umph" they've been missing — all without breaking the bank.