The Creative TravelSound i80 speaker is a solid option for third-generation iPod Nano owners who value portability and integration over top-notch sound quality.
The backside is wrapped in a brushed silver speaker grille made from anodized aluminum. Considering the size of the unit, it gets surprisingly loud, though music suffers from distortion at the highest levels.
Clearly, the standout is the TravelSound i80's design. The bulk of the unit is composed of high-gloss white plastic. The front features an integrated iPod dock, and two clear, plastic rails serve to cradle the Nano in place.
Creative Labs' TravelSound i80 for iPod Nano is an ultracompact speaker that sells for $80 and gets surprisingly loud. It's only compatible with the third-generation iPod Nanos and it doesn't sound great. But it's cute and travel-friendly, so it's still a solid choice for frequent-fliers with an eye for design.