iMainGo

A Stereo Superhero

It may resemble a retro cassette tape, but the iMainGo portable speaker is anything but old school. All the sound systems in your house will be jealous of this lightweight powerhouse from Portable Sound Laboratories. IMainGo Founders Tim Jacobus (on left) and Jorge Ragde seen here with rapper Akon are making a big impact with iMainGo. It’s designed for use with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and other MP3 players, and it doubles as a protective case (you don’t even have to open it to control the music). You can take it to the park, the beach, the backyard or wherever you want to share your music -- iMainGo delivers the boom, without the box.
iMainGo
iMainGo
A Stereo Superhero

It may resemble a retro cassette tape, but the iMainGo portable speaker is anything but old school. All the sound systems in your house will be jealous of this lightweight powerhouse from Portable Sound Laboratories. IMainGo Founders Tim Jacobus (on left) and Jorge Ragde seen here with rapper Akon are making a big impact with iMainGo. It’s designed for use with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and other MP3 players, and it doubles as a protective case (you don’t even have to open it to control the music). You can take it to the park, the beach, the backyard or wherever you want to share your music -- iMainGo delivers the boom, without the box.

The big sound comes from iMainGo’s high-output titanium speakers, paired with tuned porting for bass reproduction and a digital music amplifier. The iMainGo 2 model runs on four AA batteries, while the iMainGo X uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The iMainGo X also has a few more whistles and bells, including two headphone jacks so you can listen with a friend, plus a microphone jack so you can sing along with your music, karaoke style. There’s also an auxiliary jack that lets you use the iMainGo X as an external stereo speaker system for any device with a 3.5 mm connection -- laptop, cell phone, electric guitar, you name it. The iMainGo XP is designed for use with an iPad and includes a stand perfect for gaming, theater, and presentations. The iMainGo XP comes with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for up to 8 hours at full volume.

The best part of iMainGo is that it’s high tech but not high priced. It’s easy to use and a total crowd pleaser – even among finicky (and notoriously hard to buy for) teens.