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.