Klipsch's Portable AirPlay Speaker Looks Like It's Ready To Blow Some EardrumsS

Portable wireless speakers are usually a pretty tame affair. While the Jambox is lovely to look at, it doesn't give you the impression that your ears are in for an audio assault. At least not like Klipsch's Stadium speaker.

I mean look at this thing! Dual 1-inch tweeters, a pair of 3-inch mid-range woofers, and a couple of 5.25-inch subwoofers—all left exposed so it seems like you'll first hear it with your eyes. Since it's a portable affair it eschews an unsightly device dock in favor of AirPlay connectivity, giving you access to music from your iOS devices and iTunes across your wireless network. But when you're away from the comfort of your wifi, a USB port provides a tethered connection with enough juice to charge most of your Apple devices. In other words, probably not the iPad. Update: Klipsch representative's assured us that yes, the Stadium will charge your iPad.

Available sometime this fall, with details on pricing still to be determined given that's still many months away. [Klipsch]