updated 12:10 pm EST, Wed November 8, 2006
DJ Bear for iPod ships
Janlynn has introduced its DJ Bear Personal Speaker System, a bear that connects to an iPod or other portable audio player via a universal plug-and-play front pocket to create a personal sound system. The bear measures 6 x 7.5-inches wearing denim overalls, featuring two speakers hidden in the feet. Users press the paw to start and stop the music, and each DJ Bear Personal Speaker System includes a 9-inch cord. The bear requires four AAA batteries (not included), and is available for $40 with free shipping within the continental U.S. Sharper Image recently unveiled a similar sound system called the Children's iPulse Bear for iPod, featuring a belly pouch with a hidden minijack cable designed to plug into an iPod or other small music player.