Gadget of the Day – Grundig GUPSW5000

We can't decide whether it looks more like a Dyson vacuum cleaner or some sort of long lost Thunderbird. But whatever it is, Grundig's unconventionall

We can't decide whether it looks more like a Dyson vacuum cleaner or some sort of long lost Thunderbird. But whatever it is, Grundig's unconventionally styled GUPSW5000 has landed for your wireless listening pleasure.Thanks to its scaled down separate silver transmitter and an on-board compartment for eight chunky D-size batteries, it'll pipe your tunes over 50m to wherever your barbecue, outdoor soiree or pool party requires it.So your iPod, hi-fi or other audio source can stay safe indoors at one end, while your music emerges in 20 watts of RMS sound at the other.It's splash proof to make it pool and British weather-friendly and it'll run off mains power if the batteries start to sag – assuming you have a plug socket by the petunias.We're also rather taken by the soothing blue glow, for that 'aliens landing' evening ambiance.Essentials Grundig GUPSW500 Price: £100 On sale: Now Contact: Grundig Related stories: Gadget of the Day – Wireless Outdoor Solar Speaker The hi-tech garden Gnome