Say hello to the iPig

Will the iPig bring home the bacon for Speakal?
Will the iPig bring home the bacon for Speakal?

The market is now flooded with iPod speaker systems, so how do you make yours stand out? Speakal's solution is to create a product that looks like a farmyard animal.

Yep, the iPig is here: this is a docking station that uses four speakers and a 4-inch subwoofer to deliver 25 watts of sound. The porky product also offers a bass control and enables you to adjust volume by touching the left and right ears (we're not making this up, honestly).

Turn the iPig on and its smiley mouth lights up, while this blinks when it receives commands from the supplied remote. The dock is compatible with several iPod models, though the presence of a 3.5mm input jack means that you can plug anything into the hoggish hardware.

Available in a range of colours, the iPig costs $140 and is snout now in North America (sorry).

Ben Rogerson

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.