While some people want to make their technology as big and as noticeable as possible, people without complexes that demand that they get validation every five minutes would rather make their personal technology more subtle. That's why strange devices such as this BooM China Vase/iPod speaker are just going to get more and more common as time goes on.
Yes, it might look like a sort-of-classy Chinese vase, but it has a secret: a 25-watt subwoofer. Yes, on the outside it makes you look like an old lady who collects "Chinese" pottery at flea markets, on the inside it shows that you're just another tech aficionado with bad taste. Seems like a win-win to me!