I actually no longer have a dedicated CD player anymore; if a CD does, in fact, need to be played, it can be thrown into the DVD player or the optical drive of one of our many home computers. However, now I'm kind of lamenting the fact that I don't need a CD player, because I can in no way justify this Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player ($178).

Muji, for the uninitiated, creates spare, clean products, as is evident with this CD player, which is finally available in the US. Mounted on a wall, it's light years prettier than my big old bulky boom box I had years ago. I also love the ingenious power cord; you merely tug it to turn the player on and off.

Sadly, it shan't be mine, because I can't make a good enough excuse to own it — and it even goes with that all-white gadget color scheme I have suddenly become obsessed with.