Phone becomes boombox with 'music jacket'

JBL speakers for modular mobile

Could this be a mobile that actually sounds good?

Kids who play music through their mobile phone speakers are frequently subjected to MusicRadar's ire - especially if they happen to be on a train - but a new device might actually make their tunes listenable.

modu is a new type of modular mobile phone - the idea is that you can customise it for certain applications by fitting it with different 'jackets'. One of these contains a pair of JBL speakers - rather than plugging them into the handset, they actually become part of it.

The resulting 'mini-boombox' looks a little on the chubby side - we're not sure how well it'd fit into your pocket - but it should certainly sound better than the average phone.

You can find out more about the modu system on the product website - the music jacket should be available later this year.

(Via Engadget)