The Muji wall-mounted CD player is ingenius in a few ways your current player isn’t.

First, the minimal, flat-to-the-wall body of the player has speakers incorporated into it.  This saves a lot of space, which is nice, but it looks great, which is paramount. 

Second, and coolest, is that to start the Muji player, you actually pull the string hanging down from the bottom of it.  It’s as if it runs with an engine from one of those wind-up cars that Mickey Mouse used to drive.

The volume and track controls are on the top edge of the box, and the whole unit only measures 6.9 inches side to side.  It comes in either white or black and costs $178. [Buy it]