Yes, it’s an old-fashioned valve amp for your portable player, which promises to give the music from your iPod "a luscious warm analogue sound". While old-school technology might be at work for the music output, the iTube is still a very modern piece of kit. It’s essentially a docking station for all iPods (except the shuffle), which comes with a remote control so you can sit back and enjoy the music – or if you hook it up to the TV, you can enjoy your pictures and video clips, again controlled by the remote.
Will it really improve your music that much? You can find out in July, when it goes on sale for £300.