Computer speakers and iPod docks are a dime a dozen these days.  The Focal XS however merges the two and brings what is NOT the most innovative of products to the desktop, but at the very least a slick and aesthetically pleasing format.  Contained in the base of one of the two speakers is an iPod dock with a set of buttons for controlling power and volume and some sort of USB sound card.  The 6.5-inch powered sub kicks out the lows and the credit card sized remote enables long distance control of play/pause and track forward/back.

For $600, though, it’s one expensive way to crank your computer’s (or iPod’s) tunes and sync your contact info.  You can get them at Amazon.


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."