updated 05:10 pm EST, Wed November 1, 2006
iPulse Bear for iPod ships
Sharper Image has introduced the iPulse Bear, its first child-oriented speaker set for iPod. Covered in either brown or white fur, the bear has a belly pouch with a hidden minijack cable that plugs into an iPod or other small music player, and the company says its design takes advantage of the iPod nano's bottom-mounted headphone jack to expose the main screen. Lights on all four paws light up in time with the rhythm and volume levels of the music produced from built-in speakers. The iPulse Bear is powered by four C-cell batteries, and an optional $10 AC adapter is available for owners who expect the bear to remain still during most listening sessions, according to Electronista. Sharper Image ships the bear for $40.