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PodGear PocketParty Shuffle

At a Glance
  • PodGear PocketParty Shuffle

    Macworld Rating

The PocketParty Shuffle isn't the best sounding small speaker system we've reviewed--Pacific Rim Technologies' Cube Travel Speakers sound significantly better for less money, and the same is true for PodGear's own standard PocketParty, MacAlly's PodWave, and Mythix's iChant. In addition, the PocketParty Shuffle has several quirks that prevent us from giving it a higher rating. But it's still one of the coolest iPod shuffle accessories we've seen, and wins lots of points for its design alone. If you don't need great sound quality, it's a handy way to listen out loud that won't take much room in your pocket or bag. And even if you're a stickler for sound quality, it's still adequate for listening to speech. Load your iPod shuffle up with your favorite podcasts and then throw the whole shebang in your bag--you've got a perfect portable podcast listening station.

--Dan Frakes

At a Glance
  • PodGear PocketParty Shuffle

    Macworld Rating
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