Without Thought CD Player

The wall-mounted Without Thought CD player—the brainchild of Naoto Fukasawa, lead designer at IDEO’s Tokyo office—is reminiscent of a fan, as if a breeze is delivered when the disc spins. How it works: A pull-string acts as the on/off switch; sound emits from the surround; and volume and forward/reverse controls are on the top edge. Available in limited edition through Muji stores, the player retails for about $115. www.ideo.com

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