Gyanze Kata Mali 01 Aluminum Speaker Set: Gorgeous

And now for the mother of all iPod speakers, and no, this isn't just a design concept. Japan's Gyanze Corporation announced its Kata Mali 01 Aluminum speaker set, more than just a pretty design with 15 watts per channel emanating from its built-in digital amplifier and auto-on when it detects input from an audio source. It's built like a truck, too, weighing in at a hefty 12.5 pounds.

Don't worry about it getting too scuffed up, either, because it has a special wax coating to keep it scratch-free. Why didn't Apple think of that with its iPods? Beautiful design. The only bad news is its price: $1300.

Kata Mali 01 Aluminium speaker set [Newlaunches]