I am in love with the Orbit, which is a portable speaker by Altec Lansing! I love that this connects to my iPod, laptop, etc and that it's so handy! Once connected, you can turn on the system and then adjust the volume through the item that you are using to play your audio! This is perfect to take with you on the beach (it uses 4 AAA batteries), use it in study groups at Starbucks, if you're at home and are cleaning your closets - this is perfect! I have been using this since Nov/Dec as it was included within the holiday guide and it is one of my "musts" to take with me. It allows you to enjoy your music while being able to include others or to at least not shut yourself off from those that may be in and out of the room! I strongly suggest getting this and if you do, this will be one of the items that you will find yourself taking wherever you go! If you have the Orbit or are looking for something else, take a peek on the site and I am confident that you will find other items of interest as well!