updated 10:40 am EST, Tue December 19, 2006
iPod case/portable speaker
The new Mi-Sound iPod Case from the Ministry of Sound does protect against scratching, but further serves as a portable speaker system, producing 0.6W from a unit in an separate compartment. That compartment also contains a pouch for storing earbuds and other small objects. The flap for the iPod section can fold over backwards to create a makeshift stand. Power comes from two AAA batteries, and the case fits full-sized iPods as big as the 60GB fourth-gen models. The Ministry is selling the Mi-Sound for £25 ($49) from its website.