Mix: Gourds, PortalPlayer, iPod prototype, 5.11 shirt

Japanese company Bird Electron is offering limited edition iPod speakers that are handmade from actual gourds.

PortalPlayer, which makes components for Apple’s iPod, plans to go public this week, selling 6.25 million shares at $11 to $13 a share.

Wired’s Leander Kahney found the fIRSt evEr prOTotyPe dDArwIng Of tHe IPOd.

One music fan shows that the 5.11 Tactical Shirt is perfect for storing an iPod.

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