Gear4 throws a new HouseParty for your ‘Pod

In days gone by, any self-respecting house party wouldn’t be complete without your mate’s knackered old decks pumping out dodgy house tune

In days gone by, any self-respecting house party wouldn’t be complete without your mate’s knackered old decks pumping out dodgy house tunes from the mid-nineties. These days it’s all about how beefy your iPod dock is.With 30W inside its two cones Gear4’s HouseParty III won't be perforating any eardrums but it might just get you a noise abatement order from the neighbours – if the walls are thin, and the wind's blowing in the right direction. It is though, compact enough to squeeze snugly on the shelf between a few paperbacks and that vase you never use. And it comes with a remote control for extra sofa enjoyment.An FM radio's onboard for when iPod's away, and should any other MP3 players come over to party you can slide the little dock section back into its hidey hole and just use the line-in cable.Oh, and in case you were wondering where the display is, it glows red from beneath the mesh covering. Suddenly those wheels of steel seem a bit old fashioned.

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Gear4 HouseParty III Price: £80 On sale: TBA Contact: Gear4 Related stories: All round GEAR4’s for a HouseParty