Audiocubes, a site known for bringing the wonders of Japanese gadgets to American consumers, is now selling Sony’s SRS-V500IP iPod dock and speaker. Yes, it looks like an iPod dock plus coffee thermos, but the tumbler is equipped with the Circle Sound Stage speaker system, which is designed to play your tunes in full 360 degree.
There is a 3.5 mm stereo audio input for anyone who uses a non-Apple mp3 player, and the dock also comes with a remote that let’s you switch between inputs as well as control volume. The 16W speaker mug is portable and, thanks to its clever design, will fit in your car’s cup holder or the water-bottle pocket of your backpack. While most people’s cars already have audio systems, making the design seem a little over-thought, portability is always a plus. The speaker comes in black, orange, or pink and can be purchased for $240 over at Audiocubes.