If you've ever searched for a portable speaker for your MP3 player, you know that most are big, ugly affairs. The Music Balloon is a colorful alternative — that is, if you like describing your gear as expensive and underpowered. Nevertheless the Balloon has an elegant way to charge it up via the USB port of your computer. Charge it up, plug it into your player, and you're bouncing down the road.
The single, mono speaker is just over 2 inches around and plays for about two hours on a full charge. The price isn't for the faint of heart — it will set you back $76.16. Cute, but pretty pricey for a single, low-powered (0.7-watt) speaker. But if image is everything, having this adorable speaker match your iPod nano could be just what the fashionista ordered.