TEMBO TRUNKS: The Collapsible iPod Speakers

Tembo Trunks are a pair of non-powered, collapsible, almost indestructible iPod speakers, invented by a pair of outdoorsy Australians, Mike and Scott Norrie. They came up with the idea after traveling through Africa and being frustrated at not being able to kick back with some tunes during night in the veldt. The Tembo Trunks are collapsible silicone rubber cones, and they work as horn-speakers, stretching the sound from the little white earbuds and amplifying it to 80dB. In other words, enough volume to drift out across the African plains as you enjoy a beer and watch the sun go down. Because they are made from rubber, they can be collapsed and stuffed into a bag, and are almost impossible to break. The rear hole has a couple of lugs to secure the ‘buds, and then you just let the speakers lie on the table, ground or a convenient nearby rock. They come now in five colors (blue, green, gray, red and white).