Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
The Vestalife Ladybug is a suitable choice for iPod owners who want a stylish and reasonably compact portable speaker that can also be used in a dorm room or office.
The TomTom One 140 S benefits greatly from feature trickle-down, bringing high-end features to an entry-level model without much price bloat.
The Memorex iFlip effectively enlarges your puny iPod screen, but videophiles won't be too impressed with overall image quality.
The Logitech mm50 Portable Speakers for iPod are useful and affordable--and they sound good, too.
The Livespeakr is a good option for iPod Touch and iPhone owners who want a travel-friendly entertainment system, but the speakers don't have much use beyond that.
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The long list of features on the Philips DCP851--including the ability to play DVDs, digital media files, and iPod videos--is overshadowed by its mediocre picture quality and short battery life.
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The Bose SoundDock Portable is a really good iPod speaker, but it should cost less than $400.
The Powermat isn't entirely free of wires, but it succeeds at being different and at powering your phone. On the other hand, we don't see it fulfilling a need.
The Logitech Portable Lapdesk N315 is great for couch-surfing if you need to use an external mouse, so long as your laptop isn't too big.