updated 03:45 pm EST, Tue February 17, 2009
JBL, modu music jacket
Manufacturer of the world's first modular cellphone, modu, and audio hardware maker JBL on Tuesday announced the release of the modu music jacket for the handset, giving it standalone capabilities as a music player. The phone enclosure contains two JBL Odyssey speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB connector, as well as a digital sound meter. It also brings with it a 2.2-inch display and a 3-megapixel camera with flash.
Manufactured by PCH International, the JBL designed jacket will be the first add-on jacket for the modu handset, which is recognized as the world's lightest thanks to its modular nature. The music jacket will be launched later this year, although no pricing has been announced.