JBL On Stage iPod Speakers
Though it's a portable player, the iPod can make a wonderful source for headphone-free music. What's the point of owning an iPod full of great music and personalized playlists if you can't share it every once in a while? Of course, you can hook up your iPod to any old set of multimedia speakers, but they won't complement the player's high style. Out of the slew of systems made specifically with the iPod in mind, none put it on display quite like JBL's On Stage iPod speakers ($159.95).
As the name suggests, the On Stage is shaped like a small circular stage with a diameter of 7 inches and a height of 2 inches; the white plastic casing features a donut-esque hole in the center and a gray mesh screen wrapped around the outer edge. Behind the mesh, situated on the front end, are four 1-inch speakers. These flank the iPod docking station, on which there are also touch-sensitive volume controls. These override the iPod's own volume control when it's plugged in.
The On Stage comes with four plastic modular adapters that snap onto the docking station to provide seamless integration for any iPod, with the exception of the Shuffle. However, since the speaker set includes an audio-in port and a cable, you can really hook up any audio device, though it won't look as chic as a compatible iPod. Disappointingly, there is no wireless remote option.and, of course, the