Retro junkies rejoice. Speck Products has a top-loading iPod stereo speaker system called the SpeckTone Retro. Sure, there are hundreds of iPod speaker systems on the market. What makes this system unique is the design.

The designers of the SpeckTone Retro have succeeded in making a product that looks modern and retro at the same time. The way they’ve paired clean modern styled lines with the nostalgic elegance of the 1950′s is very impressive. The end result is an iPod speaker system that doesn’t replicate or compete with the modern, sleek look of the iPod itself. These speakers almost feel like they could be in Lucy & Ricky’s living room.

The SpeckTone Retro sells for under $150 and has the following features:

  • 28 watt output
  • 4 inch subwoofer
  • two 3 inch drivers
  • 1/8″ mini plug auxiliary input
  • Sleek & Stylish Retro design
  • Analog Circuitry for rich, deep tone
  • High-gloss lacquered wood cabinet
  • Includes 2 free iPod skins (video & nano)
  • Backlit ‘green glow’ volume knob
  • compatible with the following iPods: 4G, 5G, nano and mini

The SpeckTone Retro comes in 3 high-gloss lacquered color finishes, black, white and green, and is available from Thanks to the guys at iPastudio for turning us on to this.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."