updated 04:15 pm EST, Fri February 23, 2007
I dear Wood Speaker
Korea's I.dear has begun shipping its simple Wood Speaker. Conceived of as a way to add better externalized sound to just about any device, the 1.5-watt speaker is just over an inch tall and uses its wooden shape both to set it apart visually and to ruggedize it for a bag or pocket: I.dear builds in a key ring and encourages owners to chain the Wood Speaker to a cellphone, PSP, or other gadget for the occasional speakerphone call or music broadcast. The cuboid speaker isn't dependent on its host and will last for up to 5 hours on a single charge, rejuvenating through a USB connection.
Fun Shop currently lists I.dear's miniature audio system for $25. [via Red Ferret Journal]