NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $119 Cube

NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker

For better or worse, your options are plentiful when it comes to palm-sized speakers aimed at improving the audio of your gizmos. While many simply tout Bluetooth or USB connectivity, NuForce is hoping to shake things up a bit with its new Cube. This micro-speaker isn’t wireless, but it’s got the unique ability to also function as a headphone amp and USB DAC — all in a footprint of 38.5 x 58.5 x 60.0mm (2.30 x 2.30 x 2.36 inches). Aside from giving you multiple ways to add more kick to your tunes, the Cube packs a rechargeable battery that’ll last for up to eight hours. Sadly, however, it doesn’t appear like you’ll be able to daisy chain units together for a tiny stereo rig. On brighter notes, you’ll have a choice of silver, red, blue or black, and an iPod Nano adapter is available to make it pretty much the smallest dock we’ve seen. It’ll cost you a spendy $119 to get the Cube within your ears’ vicinity.

Source: engadget