The GoodThe Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere offers an understated, travel-friendly design that's compatible with both iPods and other MP3 players (via auxiliary line-in). The speaker sounds great; has a built-in, rechargeable battery; and comes with a travel case and an innovative wall charger. The included remote lets you navigate the iPod's menus.
The BadThe remote's range isn't very good, and the Pure-Fi Anywhere isn't as compact as many portable speaker options.
The Bottom LineIt may not be the most compact portable speaker on the block, but the Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere offers useful extras and great sound for an affordable price.
Editors' Note: The product reviewed here has been replaced by the Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere 2. Except for the addition of GSM shielding (which allows you to use an iPhone without swtiching it into airplane mode), the new model is otherwise identical to the previous one.
In a market brimming with iPod speaker systems, it can be hard to compete. However, combine a well-known company with a well-designed, good-sounding, relatively inexpensive product and you've got the Logitech mm50, a wildly popular portable iPod speaker unit. In the spirit of improving on a good thing, Logitech has finally come out with a follow-up nearly two years later. The new unit, called the Pure-Fi Anywhere, offers improved sound and a more advanced remote for the same affordable ($150) price.