updated 03:30 pm EDT, Tue September 18, 2007
Bose on Tuesday grew its Multimedia line of speakers with the MusicMonitor. An American adaptation of the Micro Music Monitor from Japan, the speaker set is designed to be portable when necessary, but offer the same power as desktop systems. The pair is light enough to be toted in a carrying bag and includes a rare dynamic power level system. When plugged into a wall outlet, the system outputs at 20 watts across both channels; a pair of AA batteries will let it run at two watts attached to a notebook or any other portable source.
The stereo maker claims that its audio system generates sound quality above its small size and complements the new iMac as well as other designer desktops. Accordingly, the company will ask a high price only slightly below that of the Japanese original, shipping the MusicMonitor for $399 on October 4th. A separate travel bag made just for the Bose speakers will be available separately for $59. [via CrunchGear]