UK-based iPod accessory maker PodGear has announced three new speaker systems designed to work with Apple’s iPod and iPod shuffle music players. The
PocketParty is designed to work with the iPod, iPod photo and iPod mini, while the PocketParty Shuffle and
Shuffle Station work specifically with the iPod shuffle.
The PocketParty is a micro speaker system that weighs 38 grams (1.34 ounces) and draws power from a single AA battery good for about 10 hours of output at about 1 watt. It plugs into the headphone jack atop third and fourth-generation iPods, iPod photos and iPod minis. It’s available now for £24.99 including VAT (US$48.21). The PocketParty Shuffle is adapted from the PocketParty’s design, except it’s designed to suit the smaller flash-based iPod shuffle, and it can also be work around the neck. The PocketParty Shuffle is coming in late April, also for £24.99.
The Shuffle Station is a portable speaker system for the iPod shuffle that is powered from an AC wall current or through 4 AAA batteries. It charges the iPod shuffle through its USB connector as well. It’s rated for three watts output and sports a line in and line out connectors. PodGear expects to release the Shuffle Station in mid-March for £34.99 ($67.50).
PodGear’s accessories are available through a network of resellers in the U.K. and Europe; visit their Web site for links.