When you're on the go, sometimes you just want to share your music with your friends and family. Sure, a decent pair of headphones does the job very well for one person, but these utterly fail as speakers. That's why these small and medium-sized portable speakers will let you play your tunes, no matter where you are.
1. Audio Technica's Bijoué Speaker
Audio-Technica just announced these beautiful speakers. They call them the Bijoué/AT-SPF30 and they will be released on June 16th. Two AAA batteries are good enough for 33 hours of playback. However, they aren't very powerful, at only 600mW. They will come in six different colors and cost about $30. They'll be available via Geek Stuff 4U and other specialist import stores. They have a small mirror inside the lid, which makes it a neat accessory. [via CrunchGear]
2. Logitech Portable Speaker S125i iPod Speaker Dock
If you think that you need something a little more powerful, and easy to lug around on picnics, BBQs, and when you're going camping, then you should definitely take a look at this Logitech dock. It costs $70 and gets good sound for a decent amount of time. It can be powered by batteries or a cord.
3. GP400n iPod Nano Speaker
This little accessory is great to share tunes with your friends. The GP400n portable speaker is from Green Power and allows you to listen to your music for about 12 hours. It's compatible with the iPod Nano 4G, comes in 4 different colros, and costs $30.
4. Motz Tiny Acorn Speaker
This tiny little wooden speaker is a great little gizmo by Motz to carry around if you ever want to share music. It can be charged via a USB port and lasts about 10 hours. It costs $36 and is about an inch high. Naturally, it hasn't got great audio quality, but it can get the job done.
5. BassJump: Portable Subwoofer for MacBook
This BassJump subwoofer is a great add-on for your MacBook. Ultimately, if you want to listen to some music via your laptop, and you just don't want to use some high-end headphones, then you can easily get the job done with this subwoofer. This subwoofer works in tandem with your MacBook's internal speakers. It's connected via a mini-USB jack and the results are surprisingly good. It costs $80.