The "JACKAL" a radio, tape recorder, and TV all in one. Its design was partly inspired by instrumentation in airplane cockpits real and virtual. The unique upright format meets the needs of users seeking a single unit for all three forms of entertainment. The JACKAL's layout puts the 3-inch black and white TV screen on front for convenient viewing and the tape recorder on top for easy loading and unloading of cassettes and operation using nearby levers. In short, the layout is optimized for usability and efficient use of space on various sides. Design accents such as screws at key joints give the dark metallic unit a rugged look.