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iBoo docking station cute, but not so spooky

Speakal launches iBoo iPod docking station that features quality components and a spooky design at a sub-$100 price point.

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I don't know about you, but this thing won't scare me.

Speakal, maker of the unbearably cute iPanda, on Wednesday once again got (most of) us charmed with its new cute iPod docking station called iBoo.

The audio system comes in the shape of a friendly ghost with design elements that work in most settings: from the bedroom to the office to the kitchen. In addition, the iBoo's small footprint and light weight make it suitable for toting along on the go.

Made to be both an audio player and a decorative piece, the iBoo incorporates design elements as functional components. The smiley mouth, for example, acts as the sensor that receives remote control commands. The eyes, on the other hand, are two mid- and high-range speakers, while the sub woofer is hidden below in the "belly" of the ghost.


The unit features rubberized feet to prevent rattling while the subwoofer is fired up high. Other than the remote, you can also control the volume by touching the iBoo itself.

The iBoo works as an iPod dock with numerous included cradles. It also has a standard auxiliary 3.5mm input jack for connectivity to an external player.

The iBoo is available now in red, white, and blue versions, with a price tag of $90 that includes a one-year manufacturer's warranty.