updated 02:25 pm EDT, Thu October 19, 2006
Sknet RelacOn speakers
Japanese manufacturers Sknet have developed RelacOn, a set of waterproof speakers for media players such as the iPod. Owners open up the cover of RelacOn and connect a player via stereo plug. Once tucked inside, a device should be safe in water up to a depth of 30 feet. Decide on your music before closing the lid however, because the only dial accessible from the outside is a volume knob. The speakers have 800mW of power each and are supplied by batteries providing 30 hours of playback. RelacOn should be on sale in Japan later this month for 4,380 yen ($36.78 US) in three different colors: pink, white, and marine blue (click below).