Speaker leads to headset liberation

Artesia, Calif.-based Mythix has come up with a new product aimed and freeing iPod users from their headset bondage without compromising portability. The iCHANT Active Speaker appears an easy to use, small speaker that simply plugs into the top of your iPod.

Credit: Mythix

Mythix promotes the iCHANT as offering "crystal clear" sound with up to eight hours of playtime on one AA battery. It's made of ABS plastic with a steel metal grille and has an on/off switch to save battery life. Mythix sells the iCHANT for $32.99.

No official review could be found, but online consumers have been offering their own preliminary pros and cons. Some questioned the sound quality of any such small speaker. One ipodlounge.com contributor called it "antiPod" to use such AM-sounding "Podpoop." But others are anxious to try out the iCHANT, including MrZebra, who might use it on his bike.

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