Way back in the dark days of the 1990s, when smartphones had styluses and mobile apps were made from Java, I yearned for a way to stream music from my Sony Ericsson P900 to my stereo via Bluetooth. At the time, it was impossible.
Fast forward to the present day (by drilling down through several hard-to-navigate menus and hitting the tiny “skip” button with the tip of the stylus) and there is an embarrassment of choice. These days I’d rather pick up my JamBox and carry it into the living room rather than fire up the proper stereo that’s already in there.
Joining this wealth of wirelessness is the Audio Cube from Satechi, an inexpensive, pocket-sized Bluetooth speaker with all of the features you’d expect.
The [Audio Cube][satechi] is a cute little box with a pair of 2-watt speakers inside, powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery (with up to six hours of playback time). It’ll connect to just about everything, and you can control playback with buttons mounted on the top of the speaker (take *that*, JamBox!).
Should your stereo equipment be lacking wireless transmission, you can use an old-fashioned 3.5mm jack instead. Either way, you get a decently loud speaker in a truly pocket-sized package. The price? A mere $45.