Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Although it won't settle disputes over country western versus rock and roll, the Bosch Power Box (PB10-CD) covers every other on-site music need.
Although it won't settle disputes over country western versus rock and roll, the Bosch Power Box (PB10-CD) covers every other on-site music need. Dubbed the "all-in-one power center" by its manufacturer, Bosch Power Tools and Accessories (a division of the Robert Bosch Power Tool Corp.), the colorful, industrial-looking cube features a CD player with anti-skip technology, an AM/FM digital tuning radio with 30 presets and an auxiliary jack for MP3 players.
In addition to music, it also makes sure there's enough power on the job. Users can plug any electrical tool or equipment into the Power Box's four-way OSHA- and UL-approved GFCI protected power outlet. It also includes a battery charger compatible with 12-, 14.4-, 18- and 24-volt Bosch batteries, and a 12-volt power outlet for charging cell phones, two-way radios or other devices.
The Power Box, with an integrated antenna, sits in an aluminum roll cage that can protect it from a 10-foot drop and has sealed buttons, speakers and CD player to protect it from dust and weather. The unit retails for $179.