If you're equal parts design nerd and audiophile, I've found the perfect gift for your Christmas list: the Boom Case, a creation from a Mr. SiMo that synthesizes quality design and geeky music technology.
SiMo repurposes vintage suitcases, transforming them into unique portable speakers for your iPhone/Ipod or any device with a headphone plug. SiMo is by no means the first person to make suitcase stereos - these have been around for decades -- but SiMo's tweaked the technology to make them sound better and more convenient. His are battery powered, working up to 8 hours on a single charge, but can also be plugged in if portability isn't your main concern.
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Each suitcase stereo system is custom made, built with wood and leather to produce the best sound, with options including Ipod/USB charger, extra batteries, custom paint, and more. Prices start at $300. Email SiMo to purchase.