I received a Bass Egg vibration speaker of my own yesterday, and although it looks more like an egg that has been cut in half with both pieces inverted and then fused back together than an egg freshly ejected by a hen (it also has a density of about 1,000,000 times that of an egg) I'll still call myself a proud Bass Egg possessor because the thing can rock out and, more importantly, is great fun to test on the multitudinous surfaces it will turn into veritable blasters of sound. Plus, the only iPod speaker I've ever had is about 7 years old and its remote broke and the built-in volume and power buttons have decayed in their down positions so it can now emit sound at only one level, and that level is definitely not turned up to 11.
As if by fate, when I turned on my Pandora to test drive the Bass Egg, the first song out of the gates was "What You Need", and I thought, Touche, Pandora. Touche, INXS, a Bass Egg is exactly what I need. Unfortunately the next song to play was "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls so I had to switch it back off and shut down the whole operation immediately.
In addition to their ability to designate any object a speaker, Bass Eggs pride themselves on their portability, rechargeability, and wireless-ability. They can connect to music and smartphone devices via Bluetooth (though a cord is also included in the package for direct connection and charging) and carry between 4 and 10 hours of playback time per charge. They conform to the standard Bluetooth range of 30 feet.
To see the Bass Egg in action, check out the video above of two crazy cats holding it against a sliding glass door.