There really isn’t much portability when it comes to most portable speaker systems out there. A majority of them equate to shrunken down computer speakers loaded up with AA batteries, which you would be lucky to fit in a backpack, much less your pocket. iHome’s new iHM77BC capsule speakers manage to break that mold with a neat trick though – they collapse.
Like an accordion, the dome-shaped speakers expand out to nearly double in size using a flexible center baffle. Just hook them up via a standard 3.5mm jack, pop them open, and you have an instant tabletop stereo for an MP3 player, notebook, or other audio source.
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Their flat bases also couple together with magnets, turning both half-domes into a single pill shape. And rather than bulky AA batteries, they use rechargeable lithium ion batteries that pack more juice per ounce, and fill up with a standard USB connection.
You can pick up a pair in black, silver or red for $50 directly through iHome. More information can be found on the company’s Web site.