It looks good, no doubt. Rugged, handsome. Perforated steel grille. Metal handle. With a remote. Yes, it is the new Yamaha PDX-11 portable speaker/dock, designed for iPod/iPhone, with a 3.5mm stereo input that you could use to harness, well, some other audio devices. It is octagonal for toughness and style, weighs 3.3 lbs, and eats 6xAA batteries. Two product claims we like: “strong bass, stunning mid-range, crystal clear highs” and “created and tuned by Yamaha professional audio experts”! In black, blue, white and green.