JVC has upgraded that classic underrated audio fixture- the boombox into the 21st century by giving it an iPod dock and touchscreen. They’ve even brought a futuristic method of waking it up from standby into the picture; you wake it up from standby mode by waving a hand in front of the system, illuminating all of the controls and the LED display. Then once it’s on, there’s a variety of fancy gestures and motions you apply to the touchscreen to control the sound. The whole boombox looks really sharp and modern, although I still couldn’t see John Cusack hoisting this up over his head and blasting “In Your Eyes” from it. Lloyd Dobler be damned, this should retail for a smidgen under $200 when it’s available this March.