The GoodThe Memorex Travel Speaker features a compact, folding design with an understated style. It can run off of batteries and will charge the iPod when plugged in to wall power. There's a digital clock and an auxiliary line input option.
The BadThe Memorex Travel Speaker has a cheap-feeling plastic body and offers thin sound with no bass. Volume adjustment is limited, and the clock doesn't have an alarm function.
The Bottom LineThe Memorex Travel Speaker offers a compact, foldable design and some handy extras, but the so-so sound quality and cheap plastic construction will likely be a turnoff for some potential buyers.
In a market overflowing with iPod accessories, manufacturers have to rise to the challenge of making their products stand out from the crowd. This is particularly true for portable speakers, which can be found in abundance across the Web. The latest from Memorex, dubbed simply a Foldable Travel Speaker, isn't much of a standout offering. But its affordable price tag ($59.99), relatively compact size, and simple aesthetic will certainly appeal to some. Sound quality, however, fails to impress.