updated 04:05 pm EST, Fri February 8, 2008
DLO Speakers for iPhone
DLO has begun shipping its latest audio system, the Portable Speakers for iPhone. Although they can be used with any device that has a 3.5mm headphone jack, the system has a stand specially built for the iPhone, in part because listeners can tilt their iPhone vertically or horizontally to suit their tastes. The speakers are additionally powered by an amplifier that omits TDMA interference, a problem unique to cellphone audio.
To improve portability, cables can be wrapped around the stand, to which each satellite also attaches -- compacting the speaker system into a single egg-like shape. Power, meanwhile, is supplied either by four AAA batteries or the bundled AC adapter. The speakers are now on sale for $50.