Phone becomes boombox with 'music jacket'

Could this be a mobile that actually sounds good?
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)

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.