A speaker that doesn’t need anything to produce sound?  Well, sort of.  Bose has recently announced the release of their SoundLink speaker system. This new system uses a USB dongle to transmit your computer’s music (or compatible device) wirelessly to the speaker setup.

It has a built-in Lithium ion battery that can play at full volume for a maximum of 3 hours and you can crank up the speaker using the included remote control or just use the buttons on the speaker itself.

But here comes the bad part! On its official release date on August 27, the SoundLink will cost at around $550! Yeah I know, a lot of dreams have been shattered, including mine.  I sure hope that’s not going to be the final price tag because with that kind of sticker shock, I’d rather hang on to my cheaper WiFi speakers.