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Denon DSD300 Cocoon Portable iPod Speaker / Internet RadioCocoon

This pleasant looking egg from Denon from offers high fidelity and long battery life. The design is the product of Fiez Studios and is available in two sizes for home or portable use.

The Cocoon features a variety of connectivity- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB and the ubiquitous dock for iStuff. That means you can listen from a variety of devices- unlike many of these speakers that rely on proprietary Apple hardware or protocols. An included remote means you can admire the sculptural design from afar. And 100 watts of stereo output means you can hear from way over there too!

Available online from B & H Photo

Solar-Powered Boombox

Even in a world without wires we still have to plug into the grid. Bummer.

Rujus Solar Bluetooth Sound SystemBut now you can get the party started without the hassle of wires or power cords! This clever device is the Eton Rukus Solar, a Bluetooth speaker system with a built-in solar panel charger.

According to Eton the batteries run for about 8 hours and a full recharge takes about 6. To make the info panel easy to read in sunlight (and suck less juice) the display uses rugged E Ink technology- like a Kindle. A mesh pocket on the side nestles your MP3 player or mobile device while a nearby USB port can even provide it a recharge. There’s also a non-solar model if you can’t afford the extra bucks required to get off the grid.

So all you need to do now is decide whether you want it in green, black or white!

Um… I’d like green, please.

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