updated 07:20 am EST, Fri January 30, 2009
i2i Folding Speakers
Aerielle has released a new audio accessory, the i2i Folding Portable Speakers. The device consists of two speakers and a base station in the middle, which allows the speakers to either be leaned up or folded beside the base station when being transported. A 3.5mm headphone jack comes in the back of one speaker that can be used to plug into any iPod, MP3 player, i2i Stream, or other portable audio device. The portable speakers manage roughly five hours of play time and require four AAA batteries.
Although the Folding Portable Speakers are designed to fit an iPod or MP3 device on the base platform, they don't act as a true iPod dock. The speakers can regardless be plugged into a laptop, or combined with a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter for use with mobile phones. Currently the i2i Folding Portable Speakers have a MSRP price of $40, and come with a carrying pouch and the 3.5mm to 2.5mm converter.