How about this for a talking book? No, not one of those boring Jackanory-style tapes read by an old crusty, but a pair of NXT-powered flat panel speakers disguised as a hard back.
The Targus Portable Speaker Book is pretty much a Ronseal affair – it does exactly what it says on the tin. Unfold the skinny speakers, plug a laptop or PMP into the 3.5mm jack and Robert's your father's brother.
Power comes from a quartet of AAA batteries or a handy USB port. When you're done just fold them up and slot them back onto the bookshelf. There'll be libraries stocking the things before you know it.
Targus Portable Speaker Book
On sale: Early Summer