This British-designed innovation is about the size of a computer mouse and turns any hard surface into a speaker. Plug it into your music device, stick the sucker to a door, window or desk, hit play and prepare to be amazed when your surface of choice starts singing back at you. If you stick it to a window or door and then go outside the sound is equally as good on the other side. Its not going to burst your eardrums or throw out a dirty pumping bass but considering its diminutive size its certainly enough to keep you entertained if your on the move. Ideal for the nomad who likes to travel light - stick it to your hotel room mirror, window, wardrobe to enjoy your tunes.
Now for the science bit - the main component of the Soundbug is a tiny piece of a material called Terfenol-D, which was originally used by the US Navy for sonar work. The Terfenol is placed within an aluminium case and a coil wrapped round it. When electricity is passed through the coil the Terfenol expands slightly creating a massive force of 400 pounds - when its attached to a flat surface it transmits electronic signals into mechanical energy causing the flat surface to vibrate and broadcasts the sound.
If that's not enough to whet your appetite its even got a cool energy saving feature which turns it off whenever the music stops so it won't chew up your batteries.
Can be used with any sound device that uses a 3.5mm jack (MP3 player, CD player, Walkman, PC, Laptop etc.
75-db output (depending on surface)
Connect 2 Soundbugs together for stereo sound and double the impact
This device is truly amazing, I've stuck it to my granite kitchen top and it works perfectly. If you want to beat those hoodies on the train, then bring this out and play some slayer etc. Paul, Bracknell - 1st November 2007
I tried it on a friends bedroom door early in the morning...
...lets say they got a rude awakening! Erik, Durham - 20th October 2007
Well I thought it was absolutely splendifferously excellent. Inga, Scotland - 18th October 2007
This is one of the most used products I have ever bought. Goodbye, old shower radio... As I now have my own play lists on my MP3/4 player... and am using the Soundbug to play the music through the wall into my bathroom. A highly recommended product, the only thing is... the suction cup isn't that good... so use a clamp to clamp it to the thing you want to turn into a speaker. Chris, Scotland - 18th October 2007
I ordered these, and holy hell, I'm happy with them. Excellent quality! I can go anywhere in my house and still hear the music. I dont think you could buy anything better. Once you go SoundBug, you wont want anything else. Great buy. Liam Williams, Middlesbrough - 11th April 2007
Just want to thank Firebox for a speedy service!!! placed the order yesterday afternoon and arrived first thing. Is a xmas present so hopefully satisfaction all around. Thanks again. Alison, Manchester - 18th November 2006