UFO speakers land in U.K.

Portable models are as small as they are fashionable.

Miidio

As they continue to morph into music devices, phone makers have made significant strides in portable speakers over the last year. But all too often they're still too big to carry around easily, with even the most compact models often larger than the phone itself . At the other end of the scale, some of the smallest versions look like some kind of makeshift project from a 7th grade electronics class.

Miidio tries to address both issues on the U.K. market with its line of ultra-compact speakers, which have a standard 3.5-millimeter plug so they can be used for media players and laptops as well as phones, according to Pocket-lint. While claiming to provide 360-degree audio despite their dimunitive form, they also come in some interesting designs such as the "Keg," "Piggy," and our personal favorite, the "UFO" pictured here at just 3.3 inches in diameter and 1.4 inches tall. All that's needed are some tiny crop circles left behind.

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