After some frighteningly ugly false starts, it's a relief to see that electronics manufacturers are starting to come up with plug-in speakers that don't look like laboratory mistakes. The latest success, at least from an aesthetic perspective, tries to mimic the acoustic principles of full-blown speakers on a diminutive scale.
Like the "PodXtreme" featured awhile back, the "X-Mini Pocket Accordion" from XMI literally compresses a built-in bass into a Lilliputian form that Mobile Magazine describes as a little bigger than a golf ball. But unlike its predecessor, the X-Mini actually looks like a finished product, including a choice of several colors. And no matter what it sounds like, at least it won't look like this.