Zooka: Glow-in-the-dark iPad speaker for tablet raves

The Zooka iPad speaker Kickstarter project offers a limited-edition glow-in-the-dark version for early adopters.

Zooka glow-in-the-dark iPad speaker
Now you can locate your iPad in a cave. Zooka

I see lots of iPad speakers out there. With several options currently being promoted on Kickstarter alone, it can be hard to get noticed among all the competition. That's probably why the Zooka speaker now glows.

Zooka stack
These Zookas don't glow. (Click to enlarge.) Zooka

The wireless Zooka has a tough silicone sound bar design that slips onto the edge of your iPad, or connects via Bluetooth or audio jack to other devices.

Regular Zookas are available in a small rainbow of colors for $89. Pitch in at the $149 level on Kickstarter and you'll get an iPad speaker that will match your Tron costume .

I'm not sure why adding a bit of glow-in-the-dark makes everything so much better. Kittens? They're OK. Glow-in-the-dark kittens ? Awesome! iPad speaker? Meh. Glow-in-the-dark iPad speaker? Cool!

So far, 40 backers have jumped on the glowing speaker bandwagon. It's a limited edition of 500, but there are enough left to buy one for every person at your next rave.

Zooka has nearly doubled its funding goal, so the speakers will be going into production with delivery scheduled for this summer.

About the author

Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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