It’s about time Sony started making accessories for its own products. The company’s upcoming 3.6-watt SRS-U10 speaker system is slated to make a very belated debut in a market already dominated by companies like Nyko, GEAR4, and Logitech later this month.
Measuring 10.6 x 4.3 x 4.1 inches and weighing 1.5 pounds, the unit will easily fit into the pocket of a giant or sit nicely on an average-sized person’s desk. If you’re one of the latter, you should know that the speakers run on and require AC power. So hold off on the leg-lengthening surgery (giants are nondiscriminating folk, anyway).
The SRS-U10 is bundled with a removable acrylic stand for PSP propping and features a volume wheel on its incredibly spacious top, which is actually designed to keep whatever gadget you plug into the audio input off the table. According to these pictures, the wide surface can double as a makeshift jewelry box as well.
Unlike most of the third-party PSP speaker systems out there, the SRS-U10 doesn’t have true docking/charging capabilities. Well, it doesn’t look like it from the pictures anyway. It’s obviously designed to leave room for the PSP’s power cord, but that’s about it.
Conversely, you can see that the 3.5mm stereo cable on the opposite side is coming out of the system. (I stress this point only because a few other sites are claiming that the SRS-U10 is a docking station.)
No word on price at the moment, but since most of Sony’s travel speakers hover between $100 and $150, I’m guessing that this will be around the same mark.