If you’re going to get your speakers out in public, make sure they look good. And for me, the Philips SBA1500 portable speaker system certainly looks the part.
The SBA1500 also offers an impressive stereo sound for its size, thanks to an integrated amplifier, powerful speaker drivers and bass pipe (an acoustically-tuned air channel apparently) – combining to make a much more "realistic" sound than you would normally expect from a portable system. And once you’re done playing your tunes, the component parts and cables all clip together around the amplifier for ease of storage (and portability).
The SBA1500 is plug and play with all portable players via a 3.5mm plug and works with or without batteries – you get the option of whether you power it with your player’s power or with external batteries.
It’s available later this month, priced around £25.