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Hong-Shie Chen

Lasonic TRC-931 Mk III
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Creator's Country: Taiwan

Year 931 Mk III Created: Unknown

Year 931 Mk III Introduced: 1985

Patent: N/A

Article: Hong-Shie Chen (i931)

Quote: Unknown

Notes: When introduced in 1985 with dual cassette decks and a 5 band equalizer, the TRC-931 Mk III was not patented.

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Graham Hinde

Philips D 8007 "Roller Radio"
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Creator's Country: England

Year D 8007 Created: 1985

Year D 8007 Introduced: 1987

Patent: US0D0298933

Article: Murray Camens and Graham Hinde (D 8007 Roller Radio)

Quote: Unknown

Notes: Co-created with Murray Camens, the Roller Radio was the first of Philips' "Moving Sound" line. It went on to become one of the company's best-sellers and an icon of 80s design.

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Albert Chen

Lasonic TRC-i931
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Creator's Country: United States

Year i931 Created: 1987

Year i931 Released: 1990

Patent: US0D0583357

Article: Hong-Shie Chen (i931)

Quote: "One thing's for sure: we'll keep making boomboxes 'cause that's what we're known for."

Notes: Albert co-created the i931 with his father, Hong-Shie. The i931 is the TRC-931 Mk III body with an iPod dock replacing the dual cassette decks and 5 band equalizer. This is the only patent on any Lasonic boombox.

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Murray Camens

Philips D 8007 "Roller Radio"
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Creator's Country: Australia

Year D 8007 Created: 1985

Year D 8007 Introduced: 1987

Patent: US0D0298933

Article: Murray Camens and Graham Hinde (D 8007 Roller Radio)

Quote: Unknown

Notes: Co-created with Graham Hinde, the Roller Radio was the first of Philips' "Moving Sound" product line. It went on to become one of the company's best-sellers and an icon of 80s design.

 

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