Looking for a speaker system to match your very specific decor? The Yamaha MCR-140 Micro Component System ($400) should fit the bill. Available in no less than ten colors, the MCR-140 features a built-in CD player, FM radio, USB, and 3.5mm inputs, Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology for enhanced sound, and an iPod dock with wireless transmitter to let you take control of the music anywhere in the room, streaming straight from your hand to the system in uncompressed linear PCM quality.
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.