They're a far cry from a classic boombox, but Sony Ericsson's new Bluetooth speakers will certainly turn heads and broadcast your music wherever you go.
The Sony Ericsson Outdoor Wireless Speaker MS500 is the company's first outdoor Bluetooth speaker system. It's powered by two AA batteries, so you can take it with you anywhere and stream music for up to five hours.
Using Bluetooth, you can wirelessly stream music from most of Sony Ericsson's Bluetooth-enabled phones, as well as those of other manufacturers. There's a list of compatible phones on Sony Ericsson's Web site. In addition, you can use your handset as a remote control to change tracks and adjust the volume.
The egg-shaped MS500 weighs a lightweight 153g (with batteries) and features a splashproof shell and a strap for attaching it to your bag or wrist. The speaker will be offered in two colour combinations: orange and black or white and pink. Sony Ericsson said the MS500 will ship in the next three months, although pricing has not yet been revealed.