Have you noticed the alarming trend of the shrinking speakers and growing handbags? Is there some sort of bizarre karmic balancing occurring between the world of music and fashion?
In the ‘80’s when our woofers and tweeters were so huge they housed in cabinets – they were part of the furniture! While our handbags existed as tiny little frivolous accessories that barely fitted our purse and a lippy.
Fast forward to 2008 and bigger is most certainly better in the world of arm candy – oversized clutches, enormous shoulder bags, hell! you can carry an extra pair of shoes and your full make-up kit in your handbag these days. But while bags get bigger, speakers are shrinking! Check out the latest high tech high spec Scandyna Minipod or Micropod SE speakers, space saving little gadgets that look less like furniture and more like trendy home accessories. But don’t be fooled! – these adorable little moulded shapes may look like an attack of super cute aliens – but just pop your Ipod in the dock and they certainly pack a sound punch.
We love the cute red speaker that looks like it’s totally shocked – probably by the level of noise exuding from its cute little face! The makers really did miss a trick not making a pink version…. but for girlie girls – there is a lush pearlised silvery white version that will add a hint of lux to any princess style bedroom as well as a super sleek living room.
These little pieces of kit aren’t cheap. The Minipod and Micropod SE ranges from £199 to £579, depending on what spec you choose. But it is worth noting that they were given 5 stars by gadget mag Stuff magazine and tipped as their Hot Buy amongst a plethora of other MP3 dock speakers available on the market.
Available exclusively in Northern Ireland from Hanna and Browne Bangor 02891 475 030 and Lisnasure Interiors Dromore 02838 881 628 www.hannabrowne.com .