I'm a music junkie. I had my own phonograph by the time I started walking, and before I started school my record collection (you know, those old things that came before tape and CDs) had everything from Spike Jones to Caruso to Stan Kenton. I've never been without multiple music systems. Recent years, I've been hooked on iPods and have amassed a fair collection. I've also managed to pick up a few iPod speakers along the way, but none were really very good. Volume has always been an issue. If it's just me sitting at a desk, it's okay, but I wanted something that could be used at a backyard party. Rechargeable battery pack — even better.
In my travels around, I spotted the Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere 2 at the local Target. It's exactly what I was looking for. It has a 10-hour rechargeable battery, remote control, carrying case, and even in the case it only measures 14" x 4" x 2". Oh, and I can pop it into the case with my little 3rd generation iPod nano still in the dock. Normally, the power adapter fits in that slot. Now, this is not the latest and greatest speaker dock from Logitech, but I don't care. The sound is good at the standard settings, and even better with the power boost setting. So far, I'm very pleased with it. It works with all iPods and iPhones with the dock connector and comes with five dock adapter trays. And for the record, it was $99. Even with sales tax it was cheaper than Amazon. Still testing the battery to see how long it will really last, but so far it looks good.