We travel a lot of traveling and having something to play our Ipods and CD players through for a roomfull of music is a necessity to me. I used to use a computer speaker system from my step-son's house in Texas, but it's too bulky to fit into a suitcase.

I've liked the concept of the Isongbook since it first hit the market, and I've heard it and it does sound quite good considering the size, but I've always balked at the $400 asking price. It's good, but not $400 worth of good.

But, for $100, guess what I bought myself for Christmas?