Tech tools: Tunebug
Mobile music doesn’t have to be poor quality. Imagine if you could make any surface into a speaker big and powerful enough to blast out your iPod’s music at a level that kept you happy, while still remaining portable. Tunebug Vibe does exactly that.
The compact device can be used in conjunction with your mobile phone, digital music player and laptop – in fact, anything with a 3.5mm jack – cranking up the volume by using the flat surface the Tunebug is resting on. The official explanation is that sound waves pass through the surfaces that the Tunebug rests on. The resulting sound quality is pretty decent, much better than expected. It even looks good too, with laser-etched logos and brushed metal casing.
It weighs in at 150g and charges over USB. Time to ditch the tinny speakers for something with a little more power.