Review: iHome's tiny iHM77 capsule speakers have a magnetic personality but don't sound so good

iHome's iHM77 portable speakers get high marks for design, but they don't exactly shine in the sound quality department.


More companies are making tiny, portable speakers that plug into the headphone jack of your iPod, iPhone, music player, or laptop so you can enjoy your music while you're on the road. Like Altec Lansing's Orbit MP3 iM237, which is shaped like a hockey puck, the $50 iHome iHM77 also makes a design statement with its mushroom-like collapsible speakers that attach magnetically to each other and morph into a capsule that slips into a carrying pouch. That part we liked. But the sound didn't exactly wow us.

Read the full review of iHome's iHM77 speakers.

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