Gadget of the Day – IXOS XMM238 Cube Travel Speaker

IXOS has been churning out some tempting stocking filler treats in its budget 'First' range. Latest to roll off the production line is this boxy littl

IXOS has been churning out some tempting stocking filler treats in its budget 'First' range. Latest to roll off the production line is this boxy little number, the XMM238.Packed with a pair of stereo cones it'll blast out up to 2W. Battery power means it's travel-friendly or you can keep it juiced from a laptop using a USB cable.IXOS has cunningly arranged the speakers to fire out in opposite directions to deliver what we're told is surprisingly spacious sound.You can bag them in pink, white or black from HMV – and Halfords for some reason – complete with a 3.5mm audio jack cable for hooking up to any audio source.Try one with a spot of Huey Lewis & The News's Hip To Be Square or that, er, little known, Mike Oldfield recording, Cubular Bells.EssentialsFirst by IXOS XMM238 Cube Travel SpeakerPrice: £15On sale: Now Contact: IXOSRelated stories:Sony unleashes PC speaker fivesomeBose SoundDock and PC speakers returnGadget of the Day – IXOS XMI308