What do you call a big group of iPod accessories? An iHerd? A Podmob? In any case, there's a really long playlist of iPod speaker docks out there, but the Ion iPa03 PA system doesn't quite belong in that crowd. Going beyond just giving you background music on your desk, the Ion is a party station that lets you broadcast your tunes to a huge area. A microphone is included for when you need to give your speech or take over lead vocals, making it ideal for buskers, protesters, and karaoke aficionados who want to get their iPod in on their public performances. It's truly portable, too, with its rechargeable battery keeping the party going for 6 hours on a full charge. The beats my own party charge by at least 90 minutes.