CES 2008: EGO Icebar2 waterproof iPod Nano case bubbles up

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iceBar2_strap.jpgAccessories manufacturer Atlantic was showing off its new EGO Icebar2 at CES Unveiled today. It’s a waterproof case for iPod Nanos that includes stereo speakers, and is apparently made from “bullet proof polycarbonate materal”. Which is good news if people regularly shoot at your iPod Nano during pool parties.

It fits all three generations of the iPod Nano, and runs off four AAA batteries, which provide 16 hours of playtime through the speakers. There’s a headphone socket if you want some privacy, and the case can either be propped up on your desk, or dangled from a wriststrap.

I like the idea of a casing that doubles as speakers, and I like the idea of that being waterproof and rugged even more. The Icebar2 will cost $69 when it goes on sale in the US in April, so fingers crossed it comes to Europe shortly afterwards.

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Stuart Dredge