Sony’s New iPod Dock Features Detachable 360-Degree Speaker

Sony’s New iPod Dock Features Detachable 360-Degree Speaker

Sony’s attractive new line of speakers might look like some strange hybrid between a thermos and an iPod dock, but there’s no madness behind the weird engineering of the Sony SRS-V500IP… just smart, practical design.

You see, the thermos or travel-mug-like pod you see above is actually a removable speaker, inside of which is Sony’s Circle Sound Stage System, which blasts 16 watts of stereo in a 360 degree bubble. Use it at home and that sound pod sits in a bundled iPod cradle, but if you want to beef up your car’s stereo, you can remove it, hook it up to your in-car power adapter and position it in your vehicle’s drink tray. Cute.

The Sony SRS-V500IP is available now for just $239.99

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