Digital Lifestyles Outfitters iBoom
The accessories market for the iPod has exploded, as evidenced by the legions of white devices made by third-party manufacturers to add functionality to Apple's market-leading iPod. But Digital Lifestyle Outfitters' $150 iBoom is the first we've seen that turns the any dockable iPod (white or Mini) into a boombox.
The concept of sliding your iPod into this boombox is an easy one to grasp, so let's get right down to the particulars. DLO includes a plastic holder for the iPod Mini that makes it fit as snugly as a full-grown iPod, so no matter which model you have, compatibility won't be a problem. However, the older, top-connecting iPods won't work with this device.
Once the iPod is safely ensconced in the iBoom, it'll either start charging (if you're using the included AC adapter) or not (if you're running on the six not-included D batteries). Turn it on, start the music, and you are jamming. You can control the volume using the iBoom or the iPod scrollwheel, but EQ and most other functions are wisely left for the iPod to handle. The iBoom makes the iPod think it's at home in its docking cradle, so the screen is fully functional; just navigate to EQ, playlists, settings, and other functions as you normally would.