What’s not to love about Quirky? An online community that designs objects and then manufactures them once a certain number of orders has been reached. 1600, in the case of the Perch, an all-in-one speaker and charger for your smartphone.
Made up of two parts – a dock and a Bluetooth speaker. The speaker is small, good-looking, and extremely portable. It charges when placed on the dock, and it can be taken along for the ride when you leave home. And it goes from compact to deployed in seconds, thanks to a deployable mini-kickstand. When docked, it attaches painlessly by way of magnets.
The dock plugs into AC power and gets universal compatibility with smartphones through USB cable connection. And it even has clock readout and alarm capabilities. Pitch in early and get it for $180, otherwise it’ll be $200.