Lasonic

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LASONiC i931 iPod Ghetto Blaster (c.2008)

Lasonic is a product model and former trademark[1][2] of consumer electronics, including boom boxes made from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s by Yung Fu Electrical Appliances based in Tainan City, Taiwan.[3] Other products include DVD home theater systems, television sets, DVD players, CD and cassette players, FM radios, speakers, external media storage devices, and more[4] (MP3/MP4 players, digital photo frames).[5]

Yung Fu Technology Electrical Corporation exports products to Lasonic Electronics Corporation[6] which started its portable audio business in 1978[7][8] (and when the "LASONiC" trademark was renewed[9] and re-renewed in 2011).[10]

Boombox models[edit]

In 2008, the Lasonic Electronics Corporation of Irwindale, California,[7] USA released the i931. In 2011, fashion designer Paul Smith redesigned the i931 giving it a white look with multicolor look.[13] In 2013, Lasonic released a limited edition with Mishka NYC, designed by the famous Artist "Lamour Supreme".[14]

The TRC-931 is featured in The Lonely Island's "Boombox" 2010 music video.

The TRC-931 is featured in "Clerks II".

The TRC-931 is featured in Cher Lloyd's "Swagger Jagger"

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Kenya Gazette, Vol. 91 No. 29, Republic of Kenya, 14 July 1989, p.930, (retrieved via Google Books 24 January 2012)
  2. ^ http://trademark.markify.com/trademarks/ctm/lasonic/002982676
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i History of the radio manufacturer Yung Fu Electrical Appliances; Tainan City, Radiomuseum.org (retrieved 23 January 2012)
  4. ^ http://www.bizearch.com/company/Lasonic_Electronics_Corp_119447.htm
  5. ^ Official website
  6. ^ Yung Fu Technology Electrical Corp, ImportGenius (retrieved 24 January 2012)
  7. ^ a b c d Lasonic, Stereo80s.com (retrieved 25 January 2012)
  8. ^ [http:// www.corporationwiki.com/California/Irwindale/lasonic-electronics-corp/44413637.aspx Lasonic Electronics Corp.], Corporation Wiki (data from California Secretary of State and Dun & Bradstreet) (retrieved 24 January 2012)
  9. ^ Lasonic, Trademarkia (retrieved 24 January 2012)
  10. ^ Lasonic, Trademarkia (retrieved 24 January 2012)
  11. ^ a b c d e f http://classicboombox.com/category/boomboxes/lasonic
  12. ^ a b Boombox: Decline & Fall, 1985-1989, Boombox Museum @ Pocket Calculator Show (retrieved 23 January 2012)
  13. ^ Paul Smith X LASONiC I931, Matt Ho, Trend Hunter, 12 November 2011 (retrieved 23 January 2012)
  14. ^ Lasonic X Mishka

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