Sony Ericsson’s been obsessed with making your life through the advent of unique accessories, lately. After introducing LiveView – a Bluetooth-enabled watch that does way more than just tell time – they’re introducing the Media Speaker Stand (MS430). It’s an external speaker that plugs into your phone and it doubles as a dock as its base will prop it up against the surface of your desk or table.
It’s not the craziest idea in the world: in fact, I’m surprised something like this doesn’t already exist. (If it does, feel free to point me in the right direction.) The device is made from aluminum and reportedly has a nice weight and feel. (And it certainly does have a nice look, but I did mistake it for a gun silencer, at first.) Unfortunately, you;’ll need 3 AAA batteries to power the speakers, but there’s no word on how often you’ll need to swap or charge batteries.
It works with the Xpera X10 line, as you’d expect, and should work with most other smartphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack. (Most devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack should work, in fact.) He also shows off how you can use a Bluetooth connector to beam music to the device wirelessly. It’s too bad that this functionality wasn’t built in. You’re out of luck if you have a phone where the headphone jack is on the left or right side opposed to the bottom, though, otherwise you just got this awkward “seesaw” effect. Look ahead for the video of this thing in action. (Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any pricing or availability details, but we’re working on it. [via Xperia X10]