In portable speakers we Trust

You may think that by packing your keys, Passport and MP3 player that you're all set for your holiday. Stop. Don't board that plane. What about a port

You may think that by packing your keys, Passport and MP3 player that you're all set for your holiday. Stop. Don't board that plane. What about a portable speaker for the hotel room? The little blighters are multiplying faster than Viagra-spiked rabbits right now, and this latest one may be cheap enough to tempt you. The Trust SP-2900p costs the same price as a special edition DVD - £20 - for which you get 4 AAs, an unspecified amount of wattage and a look that vaguely brings to mind the front end of an ex-production continental car (we can't quite finger it - can you help our addled minds?). Trust describes it as "the ideal alternative to headphones". Yes, definitely, Trust. Except when you're surrounded by people on public transport, in which case it's the ideal way to get lynched by ratty commuter execs. What we do quite like is that it has a 3.5mm cable that coils into the unit for tidiness. Most porta' speakers require you to lug around a separate cable that invariably gets lost. Trust's website. Incidentally... To pick the best travel speaker for you hols, read our comprehensive grouptest in Stuff's August issue, out 4th July.