Cheap, but also cheaply made, Cyanics’ IPS46 ($27) combines a rechargeable battery-powered speaker system with an iPod touch case, interestingly using speakers that can spin to operate when the device is vertical or horizontal. In horizontal mode, they pop out to become a video stand — all good ideas. Unfortunately, the unit feels cheaply made; a piece of plastic popped out within seconds of opening the case, and an odd set of stickers is included, presumably to help keep your iPod touch’s back from rubbing against the case’s unpadded plastic interior. A USB recharging cable is included for the battery, which powers the speakers but not the iPod touch inside; audio quality is louder and somewhat better than the second-generation model’s integrated speaker.
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Compatible: iPod touch 1G/2G