Sony is keeping it slick with its ultra-slim wall mountable CMT-CX5 audio system.

The idea is that you can either stick the box on the wall or use it as a conventional player on a desktop or shelves. 

Included in the package is something called Dynamic Sound Generator x-tra, essentially a means for Sony to beef up and smooth out sound. 

Our favourite feature on the CMT-CX5 is that it operates as a three box system. You can either keep the unit all as one, or separate the player and speakers and place them in different parts of the room. A speedy user interface is also included so you can get music playing as quick as possible. 

Playback options include USB, CD, line-in and iPhone and iPod compatibility. Helping transform the CX5 into a serious kitchen audio contender is the decision to stick a DAB tuner into the unit. 

The box itself will ship in either black or white and hit shop shelves in August this year. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.