The announcement of yet another iPod speaker at this point elicits more eye-rolls than stampedes to the latest store to buy. I’m definitely guilty of the eye-roll. But this handy system called George has one crucial feature lacking from all the rest - a remote control that is basically a duplicate of your iPod playlists. This means you can scroll through your library and pick a song, via remote. No more hitting fast forward until you hit a song you like. No more getting up off your cozy sofa to manually change playlists. And no more searching blindly for the podcast of my DoD (as in Dialogue on Design) interview with Jamie Drake. It’s all there, at your fingertips.
$499 at www.chillsound.com