The speaker for your iPod is certainly a unique looking speaker. Shaped like an old school record player, uh we’re talking really really old school here, it’s made of a shiny white ceramic. The Phonofone takes advantage of it’s horn shaped acoustical design to amplify your music without the use of any power- just like they did it in the old days (except without the whole iPod thing). It can achieve volume levels comparable to your laptop speakers. And for $450, it better.