Thodio iBox

Tired of all the same-looking iPod speakers out there? Grab yourself a Thodio iBox (€359 and up; roughly $490). This unique portable speaker solution features two front-mounted, uncovered speakers with a central bass port that creates a "mouth" of sorts, a body made from MDF, oak, teak, mahogany, or a host of other types of wood, your choice of amplification up to 2 x 70 watts RMS, a rechargeable battery good for 15 hours of playback, an 3.5mm auxiliary input and output, and an optional top-mounted iPod dock — pretty much a necessity, unless you like lower resale value.