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SimpleSpeaker and iPodSaver Art Edition Released

picHigoto, manufacturer of specialized accessories for mobile computing based in Germany has announced the SimpleSpeaker and iPodSaver Art Edition (neoprene case) for iPod. The SimpleSpeaker ($10) is a small stereo speaker system that requires no batteries and draws its power from the iPod’s headphone port. The iPodSaver ($25) is a grey and black neoprene sleeve case with artwork by Thomas Schostok {ths} on the front of the case. Both products are available in the U.S. at Madisonline.com and in Europe at Higoto.de.

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1

Great idea, but for ten bucks I question the quality, the material used, and especially the sound.  I’d like to see the audio specs.  I question if the reproduced sound might be as annoying as listening to an internal computer speaker.

Posted by Obadiah on December 4, 2003 at 12:42 PM (CST)

2

ugly too.  the only good use I can think of for that would be camping/backpacking - it looks small (& therefore hopefully light) and crappy sound is better than no sound in that situation…

Posted by yup on December 4, 2003 at 1:02 PM (CST)

3

I think it looks like a good idea. For only $10, I’d buy it regardless of sound quality as long as it’s loud. I could use to play music for friends or as an alarm clock.

Posted by wolfman200 on December 4, 2003 at 2:26 PM (CST)

4

I’ve had passive speaker systems for portable audio before. Like yup said, “crappy sound is better than no sound” in certain situations. Most passive speaker systems i’ve had don’t get very loud. If you try to overdrive them they distort big time.

Sound quality aside, i see some trouble with the design. Something that big, no matter how light it might be, could damage the headphone jack in the long run if you aren’t carefull. It’s a neat and conveniant “wireless” design, however, i wouldn’t use that speaker system while moving around, adding the risk of bumping, bending, or breaking the headphone jack.

Posted by ILoveMusic on December 5, 2003 at 3:38 AM (CST)

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