The product has been designed in the style of Art Deco. It has a full external plastic body and also metal speaker grills. With a large area, the product is very stable as well as heavy to supplement the stability of the product. The curved edges give the product support the style the manufactures are trying to portray .i.e Art deco also the lined speaker grills also implement this style. Overall these features help aid the improvement of aesthetics and also give the product an ergonomic feel. The position and the number of buttons is a point to consider as many radio’s which are built in the style of art deco have only 2 main buttons (volume and tuning) however this radio contains many others such as recordings, play etc. This is because it is no normal radio, I has other features such as cd player and USB port as well this is why the product is heavy and not portable as well as its size.
Although it has numerous amount of features, the overall cost for this product is £114. This price is highly expensive and way outside my product price range. The main reason for the product to be priced so high is due to its extra features and expensive manufacturing costs. As this product is one of the few products that are made, it is difficult to compare as their prices are all varied. However, I believe that this product is reasonably priced with the features it has and the materials it is composed of.
Unfortunately, this product is not sustainable due to its excessive material consumption. If the aesthetics of the product are taken into consideration, the size of the product could have been smaller hence using less plastic. At the same time the product could have used other products and come up with a similar aesthetic look such as pine which can be sanded down to provide the curved effect. Also the metal grills could have been replaced by acrylic plastic which is bent using a strip heater (the grooves could have been marked out on CAD for accuracy....