Not your average $20 iPod speakers. Travel versions of gadgets such as hair dryers and irons often fall short compared to their standard, full-size counterparts. We were happy to discover that this wasn’t the case—at least not overall—with the Cube Travel Speakers from Pacific Rim Technologies.
This iPod speaker stand may be pricey, but it's worth it. By combining cool features with great sound, Logitech's AudioStation is set to compete with the likes of Apple's iPod Hi-Fi and Bose's SoundDock. We found it to be a worthy competitor.
Call colorful attention to your 'Pod's clickwheel. The disko elicits two distinct reactions: You either think that the LEDs within the polycarbonate case that encircle the iPod clickwheel are cute, or you giggle at them and squeal, "How cheesy!" Give the disko a good tilt to start the light show - the LEDs are motion activated, and there's no connection between their behavior and the rhythm of your music.
You'd better be somewhat beefy. This easy-to-put-on armband fits both generations of the iPod nano (a bigger version that fits all 5G iPods is available for $34.95), and it works with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit - it even includes a handy shoelace pouch for the sensor half of the Kit. With the armband's sewn-in soft-plastic screen protector, your nano won't get scratched; more importantly, you'll be able to see your nano's display, a boon for Sport Kit users. The pocket behind the nano pouch holds a key or some cash.